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Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre expects large turnout for culinary events

Thousands of industry professionals gather for Culinaire Malaysia and FHM from Sept 24-27

KLCC’s culinary team gears up for the long-running Culinaire Malaysia 2019 from Sept 24-27. (KLCC)
KLCC’s culinary team gears up for the long-running Culinaire Malaysia 2019 from Sept 24-27. (KLCC)

KUALA LUMPUR - Thousands of culinary professionals are expected to gather in Kuala Lumpur next week for two long-running food industry events.

Held from Sept 24 to 27 at Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (KLCC), international culinary competition Culinaire Malaysia 2019 is expected to draw over 1,000 industry professionals to compete. The centre has continued its support as venue sponsor for the event.

"This competition will help us elevate our culinary offerings even further, and will benefit young talent and Malaysia's vibrant culinary scene," commented Alan Pryor, general manager of KLCC.

The centre will be fielding 40 team members to compete during the event, the sixth time it has entered a team into the competition.

"It's important that we continue to develop young talent not only for us, but for the local business events and hospitality industries as well," KLCC's executive chef Hisham Jaafar said.

Held concurrently is the food and hospitality trade show Food & Hotel Malaysia (FHM) 2019, which will feature 1,500 participating brands and companies from 50 countries. It is anticipating a turnout of over 28,000 visitors.

The event will be significantly expanded, spanning 22,000sqm, featuring conference programmes, technical seminars, educational talks, cooking demonstrations and displays of various types and ranges of produce and services.

This year will mark the 15th edition of FHM and 14th Culinaire Malaysia.