Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre Hosts Record Number of Events in 2013
The Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (KLCC) hosted 1,565 events in 2013, up 9% from 2012’s 1,442. This represents a new record for the venue.
According to KLCC, seven new exhibitions were held at KLCC covering a wide range of industries – rail, security, fire & security, skin care, glass manufacturing and baby products. In the same period, 33 conventions – all new to KLCC – were held at the venue. Of those, 29 were international conferences.
During the year, KLCC welcomed about two million visitors and they generated an economic impact of US$212 million to Malaysia, up from the 1.6 million visitors which generated an economic impact of US$179 million in 2012.
KLCC’s general manager, Datuk Peter Brokenshire, said, “Our team is our most valuable asset. Without them, our achievements would not have been possible. That said, we are not resting on our laurels. Moving forward, we will maintain our flexible mind-set to continue delivering value to repeat and new clients through innovative product offerings and quality service, an approach that has kept us at the forefront of people’s minds and continues to give us that competitive edge. And in the current economic climate, better yield management and efficient management of space to attract and schedule more quality events are two key strategies for 2014 and beyond.”