Published on : Friday, January 25, 2019
Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre welcomed record 2.18 million guests having an economic impact of RM888 million to Malaysia. The economic impact rose by RM395 as against 2017. It was a rise of 80 per cent. The number of guests rose by about 700,000 guests – an increase of 49 per cent from 2017. The Centre also hosted 1,485 events, a 17% increase in number of events compared to 2017.
The association meetings segment registered the largest increase of 22 per cent as compared to the corresponding period in 2017. The corporate meetings and banqueting events (corporate sales segment) rose by 20 per cent and the exhibitions segment grew by 12 per cent.
They delivered their first major North American client educational programme with Maritz Global Events, hosted by the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre Business Events Alliance (KLCCBEA).
The Centre’s General Manager, Alan Pryor, ssid, “It is especially pleasing to see an increase across most of our business segments. Our clients are clearly enjoying our customisable solutions and services that deliver a seamless and rewarding customer journey from beginning to end.”
Looking forward, 2019 is shaping up to be another exciting year for the Centre, with its expansion opening later in the year, which will add an additional 11,000 sqm of flexible and multi-purpose space for its clients to grow their events and enable the venue to accommodate more concurrent events.