In conjunction with the 30th World Hemophilia Day (WHD) the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (the Centre) just announced it has been selected as the ‘venue of choice’ to host the World Federation of Hemophilia (WFH) 2020 World Congress.
The Centre also supported WHD by hosting a blood donation drive and highlighting the importance of the work WFH and national associations, including the Hemophilia Society of Malaysia (HSM), are doing for the bleeding disorders community via its social media and other communication channels.
The Centre’s General Manager, Alan Pryor, noted for the occasion: “We are honoured to have won this prestigious event and are excited to be partnering with WFH to make this important congress as successful as possible. We are delighted to support WHD and commend both WFH and HSM on their efforts to increase awareness of hemophilia and other inherited bleeding disorders, as this helps improve diagnosis and access to care for the millions who remain without treatment.”
Photo credit: Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre
Elaborating on the WFH 2020 World Congress destination choice, Jeremias Rodriguez CMP, Director, Congress & Meetings, World Federation of Hemophilia, emphasized that the city was selected for many reasons: “Including the fact that it is an exciting business centre and has a well-earned reputation as being a welcoming and friendly city. English is also widely spoken in Kuala Lumpur, which will make it easy for our delegates to get around and enjoy the local culture.”