Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre the Venue of Choice for Corporate Events in 2018

October 8, 2018

Out of 901 events held in the first eight month of the year, 237 or 26 percent were new events choosing the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (the Centre) for the first time.

From Jan. 1-Aug. 31, corporate meetings and banqueting events (corporate sales segment) recorded the biggest growth of the Centre’s business segments, with a jump of 161 events which was a 22% increase in comparison to the same period last year.

Elaborating on this, the Centre’s General Manager, Alan Pryor, shared, “We are pleased with our performance so far this year, especially in the corporate sales segment. This growth reinforces the significance of our strategic location in the heart of the world-class Kuala Lumpur City Centre (KLCC) integrated precinct that provides exceptional connectivity and accessibility for corporate delegates, especially participants with limited time and those who want convenience at their doorstep. Our location gives guests access to a varied and exciting range of recreational, entertainment, food & beverage and accommodation options, all within walking distance.”

With a flexible partnership approach, the Centre takes pride in its customisable solutions and services that are tailormade to suit a client’s specific event requirements in order to meet their demands and deliver a seamless and rewarding customer journey from beginning to end.

“As a purpose-built facility, with a highly experienced team, we have amazing flexibility in our offering. This allows us to tailor make our solutions to match the client’s needs - providing excellent value and surprising affordability within the marketplace. We pride ourselves on our efficient and flexible internal processes which allows our team to work extremely closely with clients to find space on their preferred dates. Basically, we are affordable and available!” continued Pryor.

He added, “Our world-class facility also enables us to cater for both large and small events. Whether it’s an intimate gathering for 10 or a major conference for thousands, we have the capability to do any kind of event. This flexibility along with our focus on investment in technology, culinary distinction, service excellence and international quality standards, delivered by a knowledgeable and experienced team, is something that our current clients enjoy and is why so many of them come back to us again and again. It has also played an important role in helping us attract new business, especially in the corporate sales segment.”

Some of the new events hosted this year included Malaysia Fintech Expo & Business Award 2018, Della Live in Malaysia, Sapura Secured Technologies – Forum, Mercedes S Class Launch and Anugerah Telenovela 2018, to name few.

“The Anugerah Telenovela 2018 was a great success. We are honoured to have had our event at this prestigious venue that is very well located in the golden triangle of Kuala Lumpur. We received excellent service from the team who were very cooperative and helpful in making sure the event went as planned. We are definitely looking forward to doing our next event at the Centre again!” said Hasan Hamzah, Chairman of Yayasan Pembangunan Buku Negara.

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