Creating a sustainable meetings destination in Malaysia
Malaysia’s premier purpose-built venue, the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (the Centre) has recently invested in a food composter machine to expand its waste management efforts. This latest initiative aims to develop a circular economy model for the Kuala Lumpur City Centre (KLCC) precinct, to help transform it into a Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) hub and create a sustainable meetings destination in Malaysia.
According to the World Resources Institute, out of 100 billion tons of resources that enter the economy every year, only 8.6% get recycled and used again. Since 1970, the use of resources has tripled and could double again by 2050 if business continues as usual.
The iconic integrated KLCC precinct is a 100-acre city-within-a-city development comprising of the world’s tallest twin towers, a world-class purpose-built venue, numerous 4- to 5-star hotels, a shopping mall and a lush recreational park all nestled together.
Aligning its business priorities to the Twelfth Malaysia Plan, the Centre’s goal is to make these business events a sustainable meetings destination where organisers and delegates can meet, eat, sleep, and play responsibly, and have the opportunities to leave long-lasting positive impacts on the country and its people.
Acknowledging the venue’s commitment to sustainability, the Centre was recently invited to participate in the Malaysia Urban Forum 2022 to share its sustainable goals and the efforts undertaken by the private sector and a myriad of stakeholders involved in the sustainable transformation of urban cities.