Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre Scores Two U.S.-based Financial Services Events

February 10, 2014

Two major U.S.-based financial services organisations have chosen to have their events in the first quarter of 2014 at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (the Centre).

The Million Dollar Round Table Experience will be at the Centre Feb. 13-15, followed by the GAMA International LAMP Asia 2014 Feb. 16-17.  

The MDRT is the premier association of financial professionals, with nearly 36,000 of the world's leading life insurance and financial services professionals from more than 430 companies in 78 countries as part of its membership.

The 2014 MDRT Experience will bring together some of the best and brightest MDRT members and industry experts from around the globe.

GAMA International, on the other hand, is the only association dedicated to supporting the professional development of field leaders in the insurance and financial services industry and LAMP Asia is seen as the industry’s most dynamic international conference. 

The two U.S.-based events are major wins for Malaysia, and, according to the Centre’s director of sales and marketing, Angeline Lue, “this in part, can be attributed to our continuous engagement and creative marketing campaigns since we started reaching out to the North American meetings market three plus years ago.”

She added, “We are now seeing the results of our efforts with the hosting last year, of major international gatherings such as the 3rd Global Women Deliver Conference (Women Deliver 2013) and 4th edition of the Barack Obama-initiative, Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) where U.S. Secretary of State, John Kerry gave the keynote address.”

In addition to the 2014 MDRT Experience and GAMA LAMP Asia 2014, a third prestigious US-based organisation has picked the Centre for their annual conference this year, Toastmasters International, a world leader in communication and leadership development.

The Toastmasters International 82nd Annual International Convention 2014, on tap Aug. 20-23,will be the first time in the organisation’s 89-year history its international convention is being held outside North America.

The three events alone are expected to bring together 9,500 delegates and generate more than RM100 million (USD31 million) in economic impact to the country.

Another upcoming U.S.-based event will be Offshore Technology Conference 2014 taking place in March. Other major events at the Centre in 2014 include the 12th International Congress on Obesity, XXV FIG (International Federation of Surveyors) Congress 2014, 20th ASEAN Federation of Cardiology Congress, 16th Asian Congress of Architects 2014, 14th Western Pacific Congress on Chemotherapy and Infectious Diseases 2014 and Asia Water Expo 2014.

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