Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre Continues to Drive the Business Events Agenda!

To build more competitive advantage for Kuala Lumpur and Malaysia, the Centre has been focusing its efforts on strengthening collaboration with industry players. 
On the local front, the venue has been working closely with the Kuala Lumpur Tourism Bureau (KLTB), InvestKL and Malaysian Association of Convention and Exhibition Organisers and Suppliers (MACEOS), to boost the growth and professional development of Malaysia’s business events industry and align initiatives to national key economic areas and the Economic Transformation Programme.
This has involved increasing cooperation to enhance the destination proposition in order to attract more international associations’ conferences and conventions to Kuala Lumpur and to drive professional development and training for the industry supply chain. The Centre has also being actively building awareness of the impact of business events and its benefits beyond tourism.
The Centre was recently awarded ‘Certified Training Provider’ accreditation from the Malaysian Ministry of Human Resources’ Human Resource Development Fund (HRDF). This has enabled the Centre to initiate its Training Academy framework and it will run its first public Food Handlers Certification Course for the local hospitality industry in October this year.
On the regional and international front, the Centre has been collaborating with the International Association of Professional Congress Organisers (IAPCO) and the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA)
Its partnership with IAPCO the Centre aims to create greater awareness of Malaysia’s multi-cultural diversity and compelling business events proposition amongst their 114 members across 40 countries. In line with this, the Centre will be hosting the IAPCO Council Meeting in September 2017, which will bring top professional conference organisers to Malaysia and expose them to the facility as well as showcase what Kuala Lumpur has to offer.
The Centre’s partnership with ICCA, especially the Asia-Pacific chapter which is headquartered in Malaysia have included supporting Team Malaysia with the successful bidding process to host the 55th ICCA Congress, which will be held in Kuching, Sarawak, in November 2016. 
This annual industry conference rotates around the world and is a convergence of the top experts and professionals involved in the world of Business Events. Attracting such a prestigious event not only benefits Malaysia, but also elevates the growing recognition of the value of the meetings industry and this knowledge exchange platform will benefit the industry supply chain immensely. In addition many delegates will take up pre and post tours and social progammes for accompanying persons. 
To further support the ICCA Congress, the Centre has created a Professional Development Grant for three young local association executives, which will provide them with an all-expenses paid opportunity to attend the Congress and interact directly with industry experts and stakeholders. This experience is aimed at growing the next generation of local business events industry leaders into ‘Malaysian Ambassadors’. 
The Centre will also be hosting pre- and post- ICCA Congress site visits for Trade Media, Meeting Planners and ICCA members. Participants will enjoy an interactive experiential tour of Asia’s only AIPC (International Association of Congress Centres) Gold Standard venue, as well as an immersion into Malaysia’s multi-cultural diversity and the Kuala Lumpur City Centre (KLCC) precinct and its iconic attractions.