10 things you didn’t know about the 27th ASEAN Summit


1. The Summit required all 22,659 sqm of the Centre’s function space to host the 24 separate welcome events, sessions and meetings.

2. It took over seven months of planning and coordination to ensure the Centre could successfully host the Summit.

3. It took over 120 hours of preparation and set-up to get the Centre ready to host the Summit.

4. More than 1,500 delegates attended the Summit. This included all Heads of State/Government of ASEAN member countries. Other high-profile participants included the President of the United States Barack Obama; Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe; Premier of the People's Republic of China Li Keqiang; Prime Minister of Australia Malcolm Turnbull; Prime Minister of New Zealand John Key; Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi; President of South Korea Park Geun-hye; Prime Minister of Russia Dmitry Medvedev; and United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.

5. At 3,157 sqm, the Centre has the largest commercial kitchen in Malaysia (including five halal-certified kitchens - Chinese, Western, Cold, Pastry and Malay). During the Summit, all five kitchens prepared 2,000 satay sticks, 15,500 pieces of kuih (Malay dessert), 1,348 homemade pastries and 7,784 loaves of bread.

"Congratulations to the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre on a job well done. It was a fantastic effort from everyone involved to ensure a successful 27th ASEAN Summit."

6. The Centre’s award-winning 51-strong culinary team served 49,693 delectable meals during the Summit. These meals required 57 tonnes of vegetables, 2.3 tonnes of red meat, 4.1 tonnes of chicken, 2.9 tonnes of fish, 7 tonnes of fresh fruits and 12,200 eggs.

7. Over 19,200 bottles of mineral water and 16,800 cups of coffee and tea were served during the Summit. The Centre also served over 6,500 glasses of Telantro. Telantro is a delicious combination of Earl Grey tea, cilantro, fresh lime and passion fruit, which was created by the Centre and served during the Gala Dinner.
      
8. 16 members of the Centre’s IT team received a ‘Certificate of Appreciation’ from the White House Communications Agency’s Presidential Communications Officer, Ryan Kenner, for the outstanding manner in which they provided support to the President of the United States during his visit to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, for the Summit.

9. The Centre received a nod of approval from the Prime Minister of Malaysia, YAB Dato' Sri Mohd Najib bin Tun Abdul Razak. In a thank you note he said “Congratulations to the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre on a job well done. It was a fantastic effort from everyone involved to ensure a successful 27th ASEAN Summit.“

10. The Kuala Lumpur Declaration on ASEAN 2025: Forging Ahead Together was signed by all 10 leaders of the ASEAN Member Countries at the Centre.