With the recent re-opening of Malaysia’s international borders, the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (the Centre), is looking forward to hosting over 20 high-profile international events, 10 conventions and 13 exhibitions, from now until December 2022.
“We are delighted to welcome international clients and delegates back to the Centre after a long break. We have recently hosted a few site-visits for upcoming international conferences and are currently very focused on helping our clients, event organisers, visitors and guests safely and comfortably transition into organising and attending physical meetings and events. While the Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) are more relaxed now, our priority on safety and hygiene remains,” explained Alan Pryor, general manager of the Centre.
The upcoming international events include International Congress on Infectious Diseases (ICID) 2022; International Conference on Tropical Agriculture (ICTA) 2022; International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS) 2022; Asia Turbomachinery & Pump Symposium (ATPS) 2022; 3rd Asia Optometric Congress 2022; International Medical Exhibition & Conference (IMEC EXPO) 2022; International Café & Beverage Show 2022; Control World Expo, Oil & Gas Asia 2022; and International Invention, Innovation & Technology Exhibition (ITEX) 2022.
“International meetings and exhibitions are important to Malaysia and its business events and hospitality sectors. The business events industry is a vital social and economic driver that create thousands of jobs, supports talent development and knowledge exchange, generates millions in economic impact for the country and elevates Malaysia’s profile and market share globally. The re-opening of our international borders will accelerate the country’s economic rebound, but we (the Centre) are returning to a tough business events landscape. The overall business pie has shrunk making competition stiffer and price wars more aggressive. Malaysia needs strong, compelling policies and strategies to capitalise on the destination’s attractive proposition to set itself apart from neighbouring competitors and help entice more international events to come to our shores,” Pryor concluded.
Pictured: The International Congress on Infectious Diseases (ICID) 2022 organising team enjoy a drink with KLCC’s general manager, Alan Pryor (second right) and the team in the venue’s service lift as part of their recent site-visit.