A significant increase in demand for in-person events
Malaysia’s premier purpose-built venue, the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre has seen a significant increase in demand for in-person events, with up to 127 global meetings (51 conventions and 76 exhibitions) booked at the venue from 2022 to 2024.
The ease of doing business in Malaysia, its experienced supply chain and the widespread use and proficiency of English are among the primary factors attracting global events to the country. The Centre, a 40-minute drive from the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA), is strategically located in heart of the city, overlooking the iconic Petronas Twin Towers and a lush 50-acre park. Flanked by on-site hotels, the venue also provides quick access to nearby attractions and lifestyle establishments, making it a sustainable and preferred venue of choice for many high-profile international business and government meetings and events.
The Centre continues to win bids to host major international conventions with the most recent being an architectural convention in 2024 and a medical convention in 2026, with expected delegate counts of 6,000 and 5,000 respectively. Recently, the venue was also recognised with the EventseumTM Hall of Fame 2021 Global Innovation Award for Asia and the ‘Muslim-Friendly Convention and Exhibition Centre of the Year’ by Halal in Travel Awards 2022.
The award-winning venue is also seeing strong traction in the return of live entertainment events in its 3,000-seater Plenary Hall. Most recently, Nigel Ng a.k.a Uncle Roger, a global comedy sensation recently humoured his Malaysian fans. From now until the end of the year, the Centre will also be hosting at least six more concerts and stand-up comedians featuring prominent names like Jim Jeffries; Kim Jae-Joong, who is returning to Malaysia after 12 years; the global heartthrob, Calum Scott; the Southeast Asian sensations, Anuar and Ziana Zain; and more.
The Centre’s upcoming events calendar includes the International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium 2022 (IGARSS 2022); International Medical Exhibition & Conference (IMEC EXPO) 2022; 6th Asia-Pacific Glaucoma Congress (APGC) 2022; International Greentech & Eco Products Exhibition & Conference (IGEM) 2022; International Congress on Infectious Diseases 2022; IEEE International Instrumentation & Measurement Technology Conference (I2MTC) 2023; and more.
Find out more at https://www.klccconventioncentre.com/.