Corporate sector a growing market for Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre
From 1 January to August 31 this year, corporate meetings and banqueting events recorded the biggest growth of the Centre’s business segments, with a jump of 161 events, a 22 per cent increase in comparison to the same period last year.
“We are pleased with our performance so far this year, especially in the corporate sales segment,” said Alan Pryor, the Centre’s general manager. “This growth reinforces the significance of our strategic location in the heart of the world-class Kuala Lumpur City Centre integrated precinct that provides exceptional connectivity and accessibility for corporate delegates, especially participants with limited time and those who want convenience at their doorstep.
“Our location gives guests access to a varied and exciting range of recreational, entertainment, food and beverage and accommodation options, all within walking distance.”
Some of the new events hosted this year included Malaysia Fintech Expo & Business Award 2018, Della Live in Malaysia, Sapura Secured Technologies – Forum, Mercedes S Class Launch and Anugerah Telenovela 2018.
“Looking ahead, our corporate bookings remain strong for the rest of the year with 37 per cent of our fourth quarter bookings locked in and our team is working hard carry this momentum into 2019,” Pryor said.
“We are also looking forward to the completion of our expansion in July next year, which provides over 11,000sqm of additional flexible space for our clients to grow their events and for us to house more events concurrently.”