|January 02, 2014|
Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre Announces New General Manager
|Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (the Centre) has announced the appointment of Alan Pryor as General Manager Designate of the technologically-advanced, purpose-built facility. |
Pryor takes over from Datuk Peter Brokenshire who retires at the end of March 2014 after 11 years with the Centre, which included spearheading the setting-up and opening of venue in 2005.
Joining the Centre in 2011 as Deputy General Manager, Pryor was responsible for the day-to-day operation including management of the audio-visual and technical services, catering, event co-ordination and exhibition services as well as international, regional and local promotional activities.
Pryor's experience before the Centre was as Director of Operations at the Durban International Convention Centre (Durban ICC) where he worked from pre-opening in 1997 for 10½ years. During his time at Durban ICC, he also oversaw the opening of the Arena extension. Shortly before moving to Malaysia, Pryor was lead consultant of the Architectural Department of the Municipality of Durban City on its Priority Zone development which included the Durban ICC and Arena, as well as consulting on several conference facility projects.
A respected industry professional, Pryor's introduction to the hospitality industry began in 1978, in London, England, which involved experience at numerous hotels before moving to the Exhibition and Conference sector at the Kensington Exhibition Centre and the Connaught Rooms between 1986 and 1993. He then moved to Durban's The Royal Hotel for four years before joining the pre-opening team of the city's International Convention Centre.
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 International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) Best PR Award, rAWr (Recognising Award Winning Results) Awards 2013 for 'Purpose Built Convention & Exhibition Centre Award For Excellence' in the Business Events category; Kuala Lumpur Mayor Universal Access Award 2013; Meeting Industry Marketing Awards (MIMA) 2012 for 'Best Print Advertising Campaign (Gold)' and the MICE Report Awards 2012 for 'Best Convention 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 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.