The Centre Charms Global Tribe of Industry Experts!

Over 30 business events industry professionals, including trade media, meeting planners, venues and convention bureaus from around the world, were treated to an interactive and experiential tour of the Centre, as well as an immersion into Malaysia’s multi-cultural heritage, during their visit to the country for the 55th ICCA (International Congress and Convention Association) Congress. Themed ‘Gathering of the ICCA Global Tribes’, the congress was held in Kuching, Sarawak, from 13 to 16 November 2016.

After an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour of the Centre, the attendees from South Africa, Zimbabwe, Australia, Japan, Switzerland, Tanzania, Germany, Abu Dhabi and United Kingdom enjoyed the soothing sounds of gamelan (traditional Malay orchestra) before trying their hand at some of Malaysia’s rich traditional arts and craft. Besides the gamelan, three other interactive activities – batik and henna painting, and Chinese calligraphy, were laid on for the visitors to experience.

Praising the Centre’s efforts in hosting the site visits, Stephen Lewis, Publisher, CAT Publications, said “You (the Centre) clearly have a highly-motivated team at KLCC and the smiling ‘can-do’ enthusiastic attitude will clearly impress international convention planners who make destination and venue choices for their events.”
Jonas Scharf, Managing Director Congress Center Basel, expressed “The visit was great, you couldn't have done better! Great team! The food was gorgeous! Thank you very much!” Echoing Jonas’ comments, Tesa Chikaponya, Executive Director Destination Marketing, Zimbabwe Tourism Authority, said “A very big thank you to the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre. It has been great, what an awesome facility and staff. I love how well-maintained the venue is. It’s as if it was built a year ago.” 

The Centre’s site visits were part of a series of initiatives undertaken by the venue to support Team Malaysia and the Local Organising Committee’s efforts in delivering a truly memorable Malaysian experience and contributing to the legacy of the ICCA Congress being held in Sarawak.