With the recent reopening of Malaysia’s international borders, the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (the Centre), is preparing to host more than 20 high-profile international events, 10 conventions and 13 exhibitions, from now until December 2022.
These upcoming international events include International Congress on Infectious Diseases 2022; International Conference on Tropical Agriculture 2022; International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium 2022; Asia Turbomachinery & Pump Symposium 2022; 3rd Asia Optometric Congress 2022; International Medical Exhibition & Conference 2022; International Café & Beverage Show 2022; Control World Expo, Oil & Gas Asia 2022; and International Invention, Innovation & Technology Exhibition 2022.
In total, 117 business and entertainment events have been confirmed at the Centre for this year.
Alan Pryor, general manager of the Centre, recently hosted a few site-visits for the upcoming conferences and further stressed the importance of winning and welcoming international meetings and exhibitions, as these are important to the country’s business events and hospitality sectors.
“The re-opening of our international borders will accelerate the country’s economic rebound, but we (the Centre) are returning to a tough business events landscape. The overall business pie has shrunk making competition stiffer and price wars more aggressive.
“Malaysia needs strong, compelling policies and strategies to capitalise on the destination’s attractive proposition to set itself apart from neighbouring competitors and help entice more international events to come to our shores,” Pryor added.