Malaysia’s premier venue, the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (the Centre), is opening 2023 on a high note with over 200 confirmed events that will attract over 700,000 delegates and visitors to the venue throughout the year.
In addition to the millions in economic benefit for Malaysia annually, the business events industry is a vital social and economic driver that creates thousands of jobs, supports talent development, facilitates knowledge exchange, and more.
Alan Pryor, the Centre’s General Manager, shared, “We have an exciting year ahead of us and are delighted to commence 2023 on a positive note with 30% repeat business and 28 new conferences and exhibitions. We are also excited to have recently won seven new bids for high-profile association meetings between 2024 and 2030 that are expected to attract 16,000 international delegates to Malaysia.”
18 international and national conventions, 35 exhibitions, and about 160 corporate meetings and events are already on the Centre’s calendar for the year, with more to be added in the coming months. The venue will see a range of debutant trade shows including Intelligent Manufacturing, CyberDSA, E-Mobility Asia and many more. Key international conferences such as the 38th Asia Pacific Academy of Opthalmology Congress (APAO), Aesthetic Medicine & Surgery Conference (AMSC), Energy Asia, World Renewable Energy Congress (WREC), and World Women Leadership Summit, will also be taking place at the Centre between January and December.
“Adding value to our diverse customisable event spaces and supporting facilities, are a range of new services that are available to our clients. We now have a dedicated team to assist with event conceptualisation, content and experience design, production planning, event set-up and tear-down, supplier liaison, and everything through to the successful delivery of the event. Our aim is to offer end-to-end services and solutions so clients and event organisers have everything they need to seamlessly execute their events, all under one roof,” Pryor said.
More and more live entertainment event organisers are choosing the award-winning venue for concerts and comedy shows. International heart-throbs like Ne-Yo, Sting, Blue, Maksim, and One Republic are set to rock the Centre’s 3-000-seat Plenary Hall from January to March. Popular Indonesian artistes, Cakra Khan, Bunga Citra Lestari or famously known as BCL, and Melly Goeslow are also part of this year’s illustrious entertainment line-up.
The strategic location of the purpose-built venue in the heart of the city, its international standards in service delivery, long track-record of hosting successful high-profile international and government events and a dedicated and experienced team make the Centre an easy and the preferred choice of venue for clients.
“As an important infrastructure asset for the city of Kuala Lumpur, we take pride in being the People’s Centre. We have enhanced our food court offering with popular F&B retail brands like Tealive and refreshed the look and feel for better ambience, comfort and dining experience. On-site accommodation, premier shopping malls, iconic tourist sites offer delegates and visitors more value and a variety of experiences while attending events at the Centre. We are well-connected through the city’s comprehensive public transportation network and air-conditioned walkways to nearby attractions,” Pryor concluded.