Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre welcomes back international events in ‘tough business events landscape’

Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre
The ICID 2022 team on a uniquely curated site visit journey at the KLCC.

The Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre will host 117 events this year including over 20 international events after this month’s reopening of Malaysia’s international border.

The venue also has 10 conventions and 13 exhibitions on the books from now until December 2022.

“We are delighted to welcome international clients and delegates back to the Centre after a long break,” said Alan Pryor, the Centre’s general manager.

“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 are more relaxed now, our priority on safety and hygiene remains.”

The upcoming international events include International Congress on Infectious Diseases 2022; International Conference on Tropical Agriculture 2022; International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium 2022; Asia Turbomachinery & Pump Symposium 2022; 3rd Asia Optometric Congress 2022; International Medical Exhibition & Conference 2022; International Café & Beverage Show 2022; Control World Expo, Oil & Gas Asia 2022; and International Invention, Innovation & Technology Exhibition 2022.

“International meetings and exhibitions are important to Malaysia and its business events and hospitality sectors,” said Pryor.

“The re-opening of our international borders will accelerate the country’s economic rebound, but we 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.”