Malaysia's Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (KLCC) has celebrated its 12th consecutive year at AIME (Asia-Pacific Incentives and Meetings Expo) 2018, having attracted a good showing of events from Australian-based clients last year.
Last year, the Centre partnered with six Australian based clients on their events and aims to build on this momentum this year.
Key wins included the Australian High Commission's Australia Day Reception 2017, 5th International Secondary Lead Conference 2017, 17th Asian Battery Conference (ABC) 2017, Malaysia Australia Business Council (MABC) Networking Cocktail Reception, The University of Melbourne's Malaysia Regional Office pre-departure briefing and Esri Malaysia User Conference 2017.
Alan Pryor, general manager of KLCC explained, "As part of the AEG Ogden family we have a very special and longstanding relationship with Australia and our sister venues. We collaborate on knowledge exchange and best practice models which is invaluable when dealing with our clients and understanding cultural nuances."
Upcoming and new developments include the Centre's expansion, due for completion in mid-2019.
The extension will provide an additional 11,000sqm of flexible and multi-purpose space, which will be able to accommodate larger exhibitions and international association meetings, as well as host concurrent events.
The Centre has also established the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre Business Events Alliance (KLCC BEA), a collective of hotels, event planners, shopping, dining, entertainment and transportation partners.
The KLCC is Malaysia's purpose-built facility and Asia's only AIPC (International Association of Congress Centres) Gold Standard venue.