Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre Kicks Off Q4 With 10 New Bid Wins!

The world continues to choose Malaysia for major association meetings


KUALA LUMPUR, 13 November 2019 ­– During 2019, the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (the Centre) has successfully attracted 10 high-profile international events which are due to be held in Malaysia between 2020 and 2025. The prestigious events from the oil & gas, medical and education sectors are expected to be attended by over 17,300 participants and deliver an estimated RM87.6 million in economic impact to the country.

These large-scale events include the Asia Turbomachinery & Pump Symposium (ATPS) 2020, Asia Pacific Science and Technology Conference for Disaster Risk Reduction 2020, 10th International Conference on Isotopes (10ICI) 2020 and 17th Conference of International Society of Travel Medicine (CISTM) 2021, to name just some.

According to the Centre’s General Manager, Alan Pryor, “We are delighted to be adding these 10 prominent international association meetings to our calendar of events. This success is due to the hard work of all our team and investment in our global industry engagement programme, which is paying dividends. These bid wins demonstrate continued international confidence in Malaysia as a destination where experts and professionals can come together to collaborate, engage and exchange ideas.”

He continued, “Events contribute massively to the development of a country, not only from the financial perspective, but also in terms of the expertise and knowledge transfer that benefit local participants. That’s why this is great news not only for the Centre but for Malaysia as a whole.”

We look forward to continuing our efforts, in collaboration with Malaysia Convention & Exhibition Bureau (MyCEB) and other key industry players, to drive business opportunities and expand awareness internationally in order to bring more global events to our shores,” added Pryor.

“We selected the Centre as our ‘Venue of Choice’ because of the proactive engagement of the team throughout the bid process, we really connected with the warm personalities, culture and hospitality of the people of Malaysia. The strategic location providing ease of connectivity and accessibility, and world-class infrastructure combined with a very competitive value proposition, won us over. We are excited and looking forward to returning to Malaysia for ATPS 2020,” said Martha Barton, Exhibitor Services Director of Asia Turbomachinery & Pump Symposium (ATPS) 2020.

The recent 11,000 sqm expansion of the Centre has contributed to its capability to secure these 10 bid wins as the new space has been designed in a very flexible and customisable fashion. “The multi-purpose spaces can accommodate innovative and experiential delivery of events and allow our clients to explore new meeting design, networking hubs and customise their participant experience to suit any occasion,” Pryor concluded.

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