Published on : Thursday, February 19, 2015
The Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (the Centre) celebrates its 10th year in operation on the back of a milestone 2014 with 1,759 events hosted, an 11% increase over the previous record of 1,565 in 2013.
The Entertainment and TenOnCall segments saw business grow 40% and 14% respectively while Banqueting & Functions and Exhibitions both registered a 9% growth. Delegate numbers were up accordingly, to over 1.97 million against 1.96 million in 2013.
And as it approaches its 10th year, the Centre can take pride in having served more than 17.6 million delegates and visitors from 9,969 events and contributed RM5.5 billion in economic impact since opening in June 2005.
General Manager, Alan Pryor attributed the Centre’s success to date and the year’s (2014) excellent performance to a flexible and innovative outlook that supports the generation of value-add solutions to meet the different needs of a range of local and international clients and in turn, ensures the continuing delivery of quality products and services.
Looking at the year ahead, Pryor says the Centre will look to build on the momentum achieved in 2014 by “leveraging the knowledge and experience we have gained from a decade in the industry. This valuable knowhow has moulded us into the savvy and resilient team of professionals we are today.”
The Centre’s 10th anniversary tagline of ‘Focusing on perfection, always, celebrating ten enriching years’ with the accompanying message ‘Leaving you with memorable impressions is what drives us. Our motto will always be to passionately deliver excellence to make you happy’, aptly describe how the experience, knowledge and commitment to quality will hold the facility in good stead going forward.
In tandem with the (Centre’s) 10th anniversary is a host of marketing and promotional packages to thank clients and stakeholders who have contributed to the venue’s growth and success to date. These range from discounts on ancillary charges for Day Conference Packages (DCPs) and complimentary mocktails for Banquets to Exhibition Loyalty Value-Add Programme tier upgrades, and much more.
Among the many high-profile events on the Centre’s 2015 roster are the ASEAN Finance Ministers Meeting 2015, Global Food Safety Conference 2015, 18th Human Genome Meeting 2015, Global Round World Scholar Cup 2015, International Meeting on Advanced Spine Techniques (IMAST) 2015, Annual Meeting of the Asia Pacific Association of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons (APACRS) 2015, Congress of the International Society for Hemodialysis (ISHD) 2015, Congress of the Asian Pacific Society of Respirology 2015; and Asean Federation of Endocrine Society (AFES) 2015.