|February 22, 2013|
2012 -- A Ground-Breaking Year For The Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre
|2012 saw the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (the Centre) host 1,442 events; the highest number recorded since opening in mid-2005, a 7% increase from the 1,346 held the previous year, and served over 1.6 million delegates and visitors. In turn, this resulted in an economic impact contribution RM590 million.|
This brings the total number of events held at the Centre between June 2005 and 31 December 2012 to 6,645, with over 13.7 million delegates and visitors in attendance and the total economic impact contribution to Kuala Lumpur and Malaysia for the period to RM4.2 billion.
For the Centre, the past 12 months saw the launch of a revamped mobile friendly website, Wi-Fi network enhancement, a student training partnership with Taylor's University and continuing Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) work with several environmental and children's organisations. The facility also garnered kudos from its peers with receipt of several prestigious awards including the MICE Report Awards 2012 for 'Best Convention Centre in Asia', Gold Award at the Meetings Industry Marketing Awards 2012 for 'Best Print Advertising Campaign' for the Batik Sarong Tie-Up Campaign and the Chaîne des Rôtisseurs Malaysia Chapter's inaugural 'Dato Lau Foo Sun Excellence in Dining Award', amongst others.
Not resting on its laurels for the record-breaking performance in 2012, General Manager Datuk Peter Brokenshire said the Centre is all ready to kick-off the new year with an array of innovative product offerings to remain flexible and accommodative to meet the evolving needs of our local, regional and international clientele.
"As we mark our eighth year of operations, we have put a lot of thought into what we can do better to continue attracting new clients whilst retaining old ones. With all business segments meeting their targets in 2012, our plan going forward is to aim for better yield management, use of space and quality of events."
On the Centre's calendar of events for 2013, Datuk Brokenshire said the venue will have hosted and welcomed over 20,000 delegates by July through several prestigious events including the 35th Asia Pacific Dental Congress (APDC 2013), 7th IAS Conference on HIV Pathogenesis, Treatment and Prevention (IAS 2013) and Women Deliver Conference 2013. In the latter half (of 2013) will be events such as the International Fire Security Exhibition & Conference Asia 2013 (IFSEC Asia), Cybersec Asia 2013, Glasstech Asia 2013 and the first International College of Neuropsychopharmacology (CINP) Special Congress on Addiction and Mental Health 2013.
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 Meeting Industry Marketing Awards (MIMA) 2012 for 'Best Print Advertising Campaign (Gold)'; 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 including a 2,600 sqm standalone marquee, 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.