by Meetings and Conventions Asia | November 15, 2019
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The Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre team celebrating their 10 bid wins.

KUALA LUMPUR - The Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre is finishing the year strongly after it announced it clinched 10 significant deals.

In a media release, the centre said it has successfully attracted 10 high-profile international events which are due to be held in Malaysia between 2020 and 2025.

The prestigious events - from the oil and gas, medical and education sectors - are expected to be attended by over 17,300 participants and deliver an estimated RM87.6 million (US$21 million) in economic impact to the country.

These large-scale events include the Asia Turbomachinery & Pump Symposium (ATPS 2020, Asia Pacific Science and Technology Conference for Disaster Risk Reduction 2020 10th International Conference on Isotopes (10ICI) 2020 and the 17th Conference of International Society of Travel Medicine (CISTM) 2021.

Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre's general manager Alan Pryor said the recent 11,000sqm expansion of the facility has contributed to its capability to secure these 10 bid wins as the new space has been designed in a very flexible and customisable fashion.

"We are delighted to be adding these 10 prominent international association meetings to our calendar of events. This success is due to the hard work of all our team and investment in our global industry engagement programme, which is paying dividends," said Mr Pryor.

"These bid wins demonstrate continued international confidence in Malaysia as a destination where experts and professionals can come together to collaborate, engage and exchange ideas."

He added: "Events contribute massively to the development of a country, not only from the financial perspective, but also in terms of the expertise and knowledge transfer that benefit local participants. That's why this is great news not only for the Centre but for Malaysia as a whole."

Event planners said Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre is their "venue of choice" because of the strategic location providing ease of connectivity and accessibility, and world-class infrastructure combined with a very competitive value proposition.

"They won us over," said Martha Barton, Exhibitor Services Director of Asia Turbomachinery & Pump Symposium (ATPS) 2020. "We are excited and looking forward to returning to Malaysia."