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Mice Asia Net : January 2009
malaysia calling all Story by Johanna Mc Kinnon F CenTres convention looking for a venue for your next event in malaysia? We’ve found a few greats. inding a suitable convention centre that ticks all the boxes can be a challenging task. Often a company brief can include choosing a centre that is gentle on the environment, linked with accommodation or in a central location. These are some of the factors we’ve looked at in profiling a range of centres around Malaysia. Some are multi-award winning and others are one-stop-shops for event planners. Either way there’s something here for everyone. Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre As one of the most awarded and largest convention centres in Malaysia, the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre is highly regarded as a premium venue. The KLCC can accommodate more than 2000 delegates in a huge range of meeting spaces. Since opening in June 2005 it has hosted 1700 events and a total of 6.1 million delegates. This centre has Green Globe benchmark status, is ISO certified and is one of the most environmentally focused centres in Asia. Event planners can choose from two auditoriums, more than 9000 square metres of exhibition space, a grand ballroom, conference hall, 24 miceAsia.net banquet hall and 20 meeting rooms that are fitted with state-of-the- art technology. For more information about hosting your next large conference here go to www.klccconventioncentre.com. Putra World Trade Centre Situated in central Kuala Lumpur, the Putra World Trade Centre provides delegates with close proximity to the KTM Railway, KLIA Airport as well as business centres and entertainment. For conference organisers the centre provides a range of options and can cater for conventions, exhibitions, concerts and corporate functions. The facilities include four exhibition halls, a large outdoor area and foyer which can be used as break-out areas or cocktail receptions. The halls are equipped with everything a presenter could need including an in-house team of technicians. The centre is also home to an experienced food and beverage team who can tailor cuisine to your event. For more information about using the facilities at PWTC go to www.pwtc.com.my. ABOVE: Plenary Hall at Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre.