Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre Announces Re-Opening of Additional Multi-Purpose Space Available for Bookings From 1 April 2017
KUALA LUMPUR, 6 March 2017 – Malaysia’s award-winning purpose-built AIPC (International Association of Congress Centres) Gold Standard venue, the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (the Centre) has re-opened its semi-permanent marquee - Hall 6. Located adjacent to the Centre and connected via Exhibition Hall 5 and the Centre’s West Wing entrance, Hall 6 provides 2,600sqm of additional multi-purpose function space for the venue to provide more space and cater to its clients’ growing event size.
Elaborating on the re-opening of Hall 6, the Centre’s General Manager, Alan Pryor said, “The additional 2,600sqm allows us to address and alleviate our space constraints and accommodate larger events, especially in the exhibitions segment. Now open for bookings, Hall 6 will be available for use from 1 April 2017 until our expansion is completed. This is a welcome development for our recurrent and new clients looking to expand their events.”
Pryor continued, “There is often a perception, that as Malaysia’s premier venue, we are always fully booked, but with our flexible mindset and partnership approach, we are able to work closely with clients to find space on preferred dates and customise solutions to suit their specific needs. Similarly, there is also an assumption that we only cater to large events, however as a purpose-built facility we can accommodate events of all shapes and sizes. Whether it’s an intimate gathering for 10 or a large-scale event for thousands, we are affordable and available.”
Since sharing the news of Hall 6’s re-opening with clients, the Centre has received 10 confirmed bookings, including high-profile exhibitions such as the 14th Malaysia International Halal Showcase (MIHAS) 2017, Home Decor and Design Exhibition (HOMEDEC) 2017 and Active Lifestyle Expo 2017, to name a few. Aside from exhibitions, Hall 6 is also the perfect venue for cocktail receptions, hi-teas, buffet style catering, presentations, town hall meetings and concerts.
In addition to Hall 6’s re-opening Pryor also highlighted the Centre’s expansion, which continues to progress and is due to be completed in mid-2019. The extension will provide an extra 10,000sqm of space to comfortably accommodate larger exhibitions, international association meetings and concurrent events, providing the opportunity for many current clients to grow their activities and/or events significantly.
The mixed-use commercial development will enhance the Centre’s existing world-class infrastructure, grow Kuala Lumpur’s reputation as a premier business events destination and help attract more international events to Malaysia. It will include a 45-storey tower block and enlarged foyer areas on Levels 1 and 3 that will link directly to the existing facility. There will also be three levels of underground car parking with 1,500 spaces, two levels of retail and F&B outlets, a sky garden overlooking the KLCC park and a rooftop restaurant.
For all the latest news and information on the Centre, visit www.klccconventioncentre.com.