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MITEC gets upsized

Malaysia International Trade & Exhibition Centre.
Malaysia International Trade & Exhibition Centre.

Malaysia International Trade & Exhibition Centre (MITEC) in Kuala Lumpur has good news for event planners. Come September 2019, there will be more options for spaces. Professional conference and meetings planners will be able to add more meeting rooms to their list as MITEC completes two additional rooms.

The rooms will be located on level 1A of the building, which can be reconfigured for theatre- and banquet-style seating. The theatre-style arrangement accommodates up to 1,200 people, while the banquet-style seating accommodates up to 650 people.

In a slightly smaller set-up, the other room can accommodate up to 400 people for theatre-style and 240 people for banquet arrangements. These rooms have the flexibility to be used as smaller exhibition spaces closer to the other conference rooms.

The confex and meeting segments are big contributors to the Malaysian business events economy, and MITEC has catered for over 180 business events since its opening in 2017.

"It makes perfect sense for us to leverage on our current capacity and abilities to further expand our meetings and conferences business," said Gunther Beissel, CEO of MITEC.

Speaking on its positioning in the market, Beissel elaborated, "As a premier venue business partner, MITEC's facilities are continuously upgraded to stay ahead of its market demand [by] offering higher-value customised client solutions and in-house expertise."

Upon completion of these meeting spaces, the business readiness of the centre will encompass 11 exhibitions halls, one ballroom, 13 meetings rooms, two outdoor amphitheatres and two new multipurpose rooms.