Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre sees strong growth in first half of 2017
The events held between January and July delivered an economic impact of more than RM285 million (AUD 84 million) to Malaysia and represent a 37 per cent growth in events compared to the same period last year.
KLCC general manager Alan Pryor said the centre is fortunate to have a strong base of loyal clients across the board.
“In the first seven months of the year, the exhibitions segment was one of our strongest performers,” he said.
“We hosted 36 exhibitions, welcoming over 230,000 of delegates and visitors. Of this, 97 per cent were local exhibitions and 66 per cent were consumer focused, while 44 per cent were trade events.
“Long-standing exhibitions such as BookFest, HOMEDEC, ARCHIDEX and Star Education Fair also continue to be the pillar of our yearly business calendar. All of these have made consecutive appearances and/or hosted every edition with us since opening in June 2005 and is a testament to the quality of the venue, strategic location and the outstanding support provided by our professional team.”
The Centre also won six new bids in the first seven months of this year, including the International Forum on Quality and Safety in Healthcare Asia 2017; IWA-ASPIRE Conference & Exhibition 2017; World Congress of the International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations 2017; Asia Pacific Retailers Convention & Exhibition (APRCE) 2017; Congress of The Asia-Pacific Vitreo-Retina Society 2017; and World Tunnel Congress (WTC) 2020.