KLCC business up a third in 2007

Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre’s (KLCC) has announced that its business grew by a third in 2007 and is positioned to boom this year, with hundreds of events on the books. The total number of events held in 2007 at the two-year-old centre grew 32% on 2006, up to 628. More than 2.1 million people – up 26% on 2006 – attended these events. KLCC general manager Peter Brokenshire said among last year’s bookings included 22 conventions attended by 17,237 delegates, 293 meetings and events attended by 89,863 people and 219 banquets and functions attended by 111,755 guests. Among the events were the third Global Knowledge Conference attended by 1,766 delegates from 135 countries, Microsoft Tech Ed 2007 South East Asia, which drew 2,000 delegates, and the Offshore Asia Conference & Exhibition 2007, which was attended by 2,290 people. Both the Microsoft and Offshore Asia events are returning to the centre for the third time in 2008. “Looking ahead, the centre has won more than 15 international and regional conventions from 2008 through to 2011,” said Brokenshire. “These include 14th Conference on Thinking in 2009, 18th Asian Pacific Congress of Cardiology 2011 and Asia Pacific Digestive Week 2010 among others.” As of December 2007, the centre had secured more than 300 bookings for 2008.

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