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World Congress 2018; and the 62nd
International Statistical Institute World
Statistics Congress (ISI WSC) 2019.
Centre general manager, Alan Pryor, said
as a purpose-built facility, the KLCC was able
to deliver to the customised needs of
association and corporate clients “and the
flexibility to adapt our venue to meet the
changing needs in meeting design,
technology and the diverse food and
beverage needs of multi-cultural attendees
with various dietary preferences.”
“Our engagement with clients is really
viewed as a partnership and we value an
opportunity to sit down with each client to
discuss their event objectives,” he said.
“We see ourselves as a partner in providing
in-depth feedback on event logistics,
operational support and program content
based on our local experience. This is
important for clients who bring events into an
unfamiliar destination and helps alleviate
concerns relating to logistics and services,
identifying local suppliers and the facilitation of
meetings, connecting them to the local
stakeholders and supply chain. These all form
part of the support we are willing to provide.”
The second half of this year for the centre
is filled with high-profile events including
Southeast Asian (SEA) Games 2017, Asia
Pacific Regional Volunteer Conference 2017,
Asia Pacific Retailers Convention & Exhibition
(APRCE) 2017, International Palm Oil
Congress (PIPOC) 2017, Asia Petroleum
Geoscience Conference & Exhibition
(APGCE) 2017, and the 11th Congress of The Asia-Pacific Vitreo-Retina Society 2017. These
events are expected to attract more than 500,000 delegates and visitors.
The centre’s expansion also continues to progress and is due to be completed in mid-2019.
The extension will provide an additional 10,000 square metres of flexible and multi-purpose
space, which means more room to comfortably accommodate larger exhibitions and
international association meetings, as well as concurrent events, allowing new and current
clients to grow their activities and/or events significantly.
The mixed-use commercial development will enhance the centre’s existing world-class
infrastructure, grow Kuala Lumpur’s reputation as a premier business events destination and
help attract more international events to Malaysia.
Recently at the IMEX exhibition in Frankfurt, the KLCC was announced as the joint winner of the
INCON Digital Infrastructure Award for 2017.
“The award is based on the principle that meetings are better when supported by a first-class
digital infrastructure that connects delegates efficiently to enhance the meeting productivity and
experience,” Mr Prior said.
“Information technology (IT) infrastructure is an essential component of meeting design and
delivery. Clients require greater technology integration into their events and even more
customisation. It is therefore imperative that we continue to invest in IT infrastructure and
upgrades, not only to secure our competitive advantage, but also to ensure our capabilities meet
the rapidly changing technology needs of clients. Of utmost importance is the team expertise and
knowledge behind the infrastructure and their capability to offer customised solutions that provide
peace of mind to our clients and great connectivity to delegates and visitors.”
The centre’s network infrastructure is designed to be as flexible as possible to allow it to cater
to any complex and demanding client requirements.
“As the most technologically-advanced venue in Malaysia we pride ourselves on the continuous
maintenance and investment in our IT infrastructure. In addition to becoming the first venue in
Malaysia to install a Cisco HDX Wi-Fi system to help manage our complimentary 250Mbps Wi-Fi
network (which is free from login pages and advertisements), recent investments undertaken
include the installation of LAN (Local Area Network) ports with a bandwidth of 1Gbps and a
20Gbps distribution backbone utilising single mode fibre optic,” Mr Prior added. m
To learn more about the KLCC visit www.klccconventioncentre.com.
Opening ceremony of IPBES.
The KLCC received the
INCON Digital Award at
IMEX earlier this year.
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