Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre continues its international bid wins momentum
The Centre started the year well with an additional 637 events in the first six months of the year which saw over 1.2 million delegates and visitors through the doors. This is an increase of 90 events (17 per cent) and an additional 530,000 delegates and visitors, a 79 per cent increase compared to the corresponding period last year.
“Fifty per cent of our events in the first six months were repeat business and played a significant role in the 17 per cent jump in number of events hosted this year compared to 2017,” said the Centre’s general manager, Alan Pryor.
“We are delighted by the strong performance thus far and are focused on maintaining momentum as we prepare for the opening of our expansion in July 2019 which will provide an additional 11,000sqm enabling our clients to grow their existing and new events and for us to accommodate more concurrent events. This will provide an opportunity for even more growth in the future.”
Upcoming events in the second half of 2018 include; the World Engineering, Science & Technology Congress (ESTCON) 2018; International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) World Library and Information Congress 2018; International Society for Quality in Healthcare (ISQua) International Conference 2018; International Solid Waste Association (ISWA) World Congress 2018; World Cancer Congress 2018; Endoscopic and Laparoscopic Surgeons of Asia (ELSA) Congress 2018, and many more.
“There are many reasons for our success in the first half of 2018, but two to highlight are the contribution of our team and our ongoing focus on strengthening industry partnerships,” said Pryor.
“Industry collaboration underway include the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre Business Events Alliance; Maritz Global Educational; PCMA-ICESAP Knowledge Exchange and the Union of International Associations Round Table Asia-Pacific.”