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 May 15, 2012
More Function Space At The Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre

 To meet the demands for larger space, the country's leading convention centre, the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (the Centre) has acquired 2,600 sqm of additional space to add to its facility. Built as a semi-permanent marquee adjacent to the Centre, the new marquee structure, known as Hall 6 will allow the Centre to accommodate larger exhibitions, conferences and other events.

Hall 6 has been built by the Centre's owners, KLCC (Holdings) Sdn Bhd for the 25th World Gas Conference (WGC2012) which Kuala Lumpur will be hosting from 4 to 8 June this year (2012). Located adjacent to the Centre and connected via Exhibition Hall 5 and the Centre's West Wing entrance, Hall 6 will provide additional multipurpose function space for the Centre to meet the demand for larger space in the short to medium term.

"Hall 6," says Datuk Peter Brokenshire, General Manager, Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, "will allow the Centre to address and alleviate our space constraints especially where exhibitions are concerned."

"This space will be available for use for the next 12 -- 24 months with the possibility of extension for a further limited period," Datuk Brokenshire added.

In addition to exhibitions, Hall 6 will also be able to host cocktail receptions, hi-teas, buffet style catering, presentations, town hall meetings and concerts. Currently open for bookings, Hall 6 will be available for use after 15 June 2012 onwards.

The new Hall 6 adds to the Centre's existing space of 20,059 sqm of flexible function space that includes Exhibition Halls, Plenary Hall, Plenary Theatre, a Grand Ballroom, Banquet Hall, Conference Hall, 20 meeting rooms and ancillary facilities, and the latest in wireless, 3G telecommunications and digital audio-visual services. The Centre also prides itself on having a professional team to deliver world-class services and top-notch Halal culinary offerings; the latter served up by a 51-strong culinary brigade.

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 Sdn Bhd, a joint-venture company between KLCC (Holdings) Sdn Bhd and AEG Ogden Pty Ltd, Australia.

A winner of numerous awards including the MICE Report Awards 2012 for 'Best Convention Centre in Asia'; Business Destinations Travel Awards 2011 for 'Best Congress & Convention Centre, Asia'; TTG Travel Awards 2011 for 'Best Convention & Exhibition Centre'; Meeting Industry Marketing Awards (MIMA) 2011 for 'Best Use of Budget (Bronze)'; CEI Industry Award 2009; and Travel Weekly (Asia) Industry Awards 2007 and 2008 for 'Best Convention & Exhibition Centre in Asia'; the Centre is a wholly-owned facility of Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre Sdn Bhd which in turn, is owned by KLCC (Holdings) Sdn Bhd, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Petroliam Nasional Berhad (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.

Comprising two auditoria (seating 3,000 and 500 respectively), 12,310 sqm 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, the Centre provides 22,659 sqm of function space in the heart of Kuala Lumpur.