The expansion is viewed as a long-term investment to equip Impact with the latest facilities needed to attract major conferences and exhibitions in the future.
New features include four 100-seat meeting rooms, a business centre and an interpreters' room. In addition, the foyer of halls one to four will be expanded by 6,000 sq m and this work is scheduled for completion by September.
Further expansion is also earmarked for completion by the end of 2003. The exhibition hall area will be increased by 30,000 sq m to give a total floorspace of 80,000 sq m.