|June 22, 2011|
New Conference Wins Out Of North America For Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre
|The Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (the Centre), Malaysia's premier conference facility, will be the host venue for the Women Deliver Conference 2013 which will be held for the first time in Malaysia.|
The Women Deliver Conference 2013 will see government representatives, policy makers, funders and programmers from every region in the world come together in a combined effort to strengthen and sustain political commitment and investment for Millennium Development Goal #5 which is, to reduce maternal mortality and improve women's health and to ensure universal access to reproductive health.
To be held from 21 -- 23 October 2013, the conference is under the purview of Women Deliver, a global advocacy organisation whose primary aim is to act against maternal death. Women Deliver places importance on the health of girls, women and mothers and works globally to serve as a source of information and to develop and disseminate messages, tools and solutions related to maternal health.
With around 3,000 delegates expected, the conference will not only create a positive economic impact to Kuala Lumpur and Malaysia but will be the largest event organised at the Centre by a US-based association.
Between 2011 and 2012, other US-based association-organised events at the Centre are the Institute of Internal Auditors International Conference 2011, Students in Free Enterprise Inc (SIFE) World Cup and the Society for the Advancement of Material and Process Engineering (SAMPE) 2012.
Celebrating its sixth anniversary in June 2011, the Centre has played host to over 4,100 events to date including notable ones such as the 13th Asean Regional Forum (2006), XVIII FIGO World Congress of Gynecology & Obstetrics (2006), 16th World Congress on Information Technology (2008), 13th International Congress on Infectious Diseases (2008), 24th International Air Cargo Forum and Exposition (2008), Microsoft Malaysia's Microsoft Tech-Ed 2008 and SAP Malaysia's SAP Summit 2008 -- both of which were on their third outing at the Centre - and 18th World Congress of Accountants (2010).
And as far as high profiled personalities go, the Centre was honoured to host the then US Secretary of State, Condoleezza Rice for the 2006 13thAsean Regional Forum and former US President, Bill Clinton who delivered the inaugural BC Sekhar Memorial Lecture in 2008.
For its bidding activities, the Centre works closely with "Team Malaysia" partners, comprising Tourism Malaysia, Malaysia Convention and Exhibition Bureau, Malaysia Airlines, Malaysia Airports, Kuala Lumpur City Hall and relevant associations and PCOs (professional conference organisers) to ensure that all bids showcase Malaysian hospitality and quality and efficient service delivery; from travel arrangements and point-of-arrival to event execution, business opportunities and cultural exposure.
The Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre
The Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (the Centre) is a component of the Kuala Lumpur City Centre (KLCC) and is managed and operated by Convex Malaysia SdnBhd, a joint-venture company between KLCC (Holdings) SdnBhd and AEG Ogden Pty Ltd, Australia.
A winner of numerous awards including the TravelWeekly (Asia) Industry Awards 2007 and 2008 and CEI Industry Award 2009 for best convention and exhibition centre in Asia, the Centre is a wholly-owned facility of Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre SdnBhd which in turn, is owned by KLCC (Holdings) SdnBhd, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Petroliam NasionalBerhad (PETRONAS).
The Centre has ISO 9001, ISO 22000, ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 certifications, EarthCheck Bronze status (environment) and Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points Certification (HACCP) recognition, the international food safety system for international convention facilities and five-star hotels. It is also the first in Asia; and one of only 12 AIPC centres worldwide, to receive the 'Gold' AIPC Quality Standards certification.
The Centre, comprising of two auditoria (seating 3,000 and 500 respectively), 9,710 sqmetres of Exhibition Halls, a Grand Ballroom which seats 2,000 diners, a Banquet Hall for 500, a Conference Hall for 1,800 and 20 other meeting rooms, provides 20,059 sqmetres of function space in the heart of Kuala Lumpur.