Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre to host over 20 international events this year

by BERNAMA / pic by TMR FILE

KUALA LUMPUR – The Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre is looking forward to host over 20 high-profile international events, 10 conventions and 13 exhibitions from now until December 2022.

Overall, around 117 business and entertainment events have been confirmed to be held at the Centre for 2022, said the country’s premier business events venue in a statement today.

General manager Alan Pryor said the centre has recently hosted a few site-visits for upcoming international conferences and focused on helping its clients, event organisers, visitors and guests safely and comfortably transition into organising and attending physical meetings and events.

“We are delighted to welcome international clients and delegates back to the centre after a long break. International meetings and exhibitions are important to Malaysia and its business events and hospitality sectors.

Pryor also noted that the re-opening of Malaysia’s international borders will accelerate the country’s economic rebound, but the centre is returning to a tough business events landscape as 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 Malaysia, said Pryor.

Meanwhile, 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 and Asia Turbomachinery and Pump Symposium (ATPS) 2022.