2018 was an exceptional year for the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (the Centre) as it achieved its highest ever economic impact delivered to Malaysia of RM888 million (an 80% or RM395 million increase from 2017) and number of participants welcomed, with 2.18 million (more than 700,000 guests or an increase of 49% from 2017), in a calendar year. The Centre also hosted 1,485 events, a 17% increase in number of events compared to 2017.

2018 also saw the Centre record growth across the majority of its business segments, with the association meetings segment registering the largest increase of 22% compared to the corresponding period in 2017. This was followed by corporate meetings and banqueting events (corporate sales segment) with a 20% increase and exhibitions segment with 12% growth.

The Centre’s General Manager, Alan Pryor, shared, “We are delighted with our performance last year and I am happy to witness the hard work of our dedicated and highly experienced team is bearing fruit. It is especially pleasing to see an increase across most of our business segments. Our clients are clearly enjoying our customisable solutions and services that deliver a seamless and rewarding customer journey from beginning to end.”

He continued, “2018 was also a busy year for us on the industry engagement front. We delivered our first major North American client educational programme with Maritz Global Events, hosted by the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre Business Events Alliance (KLCCBEA).”

“We also played a pivotal role in the development and formalisation of the Business Events Council Malaysia (BECM), a national council representing the official voice of Malaysia’s business events industry and partnered to host the PCMA-ICESAP Knowledge Exchange Kuala Lumpur 2018 and UIA (Union of International Associations) Associations Round Table Asia-Pacific 2018, to promote engagement, advance professional development and provide a knowledge exchange platform,” concluded Pryor.

Looking forward, 2019 is shaping up to be another exciting year for the Centre, with its expansion opening later in the year, which will add an additional 11,000 sqm of flexible and multi-purpose space for its clients to grow their events and enable the venue to accommodate more concurrent events.

For all the latest news and information on the Centre, visit www.klccconventioncentre.com.

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 For further information, please contact:

Nalinie A/P Rajah

Marcom and PR Executive

Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre

Tel: +603 2333 2888

Fax: +603 2333 2882

Email: info@klccconventioncentre.com

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 About the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre

The Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (the Centre) is a component of the Kuala Lumpur City Centre (KLCC). The Centre is owned by Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre Sdn Bhd (“Owner”) and managed and operated by Convex Malaysia Sdn Bhd (“Manager”), a joint-venture company between KLCC (Holdings) Sdn Bhd and AEG Ogden.

A winner of numerous awards, this world-class facility is wholly-owned by Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre Sdn Bhd which in turn, is owned by KLCC (Holdings) Sdn Bhd, a subsidiary of Petroliam Nasional Berhad (PETRONAS).

The Centre is an AIPC (International Association of Congress Centres) Gold Standard venue and is ISO 9001, ISO 22000, ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001, EarthCheck Bronze (11 consecutive years) and Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP) certified. The venue also actively participates in AEG 1EARTH, AEG’s industry-leading corporate sustainability programme to reduce environmental impact and drive business value.

Comprising two auditoria (seating close to 3,000 and 500 respectively), 12,310 sqm of Exhibition Halls including a 2,600 sqm standalone marquee, a Grand Ballroom which seats 2,000 diners, a Banquet Hall for 500, a Conference Hall for 1,800 and 23 other meeting rooms, the Centre provides 22,659 sqm of function space in the heart of Kuala Lumpur.

With its expansion underway and due for completion in 2019, the Centre will add an additional 11,000 sqm of flexible and multi-purpose space that enables the venue to comfortably accommodate larger exhibitions and international association meetings, as well as concurrent events.