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Mice Asia Net : October 2008
convention centres LEFT: Bangkok Convention Centre at CentralWorld. BELOW: Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre is strategically located in the heart of Malaysia’s capital. The five-star Centara Grand provides a fresh perspective on Thai hospitality and service, and is beautifully complemented by the convenient connected and contemporary facilities of the convention centre itself. The hotel features 505 luxury rooms including 36 suites, 469 rooms and nine World Executive Club floors. The exclusive facilities of World Executive Club covers the entire 51st floor and provides a spacious lounge serving breakfast, afternoon tea and evening canapes and drinks. Internet services and private meeting rooms are available with butler service. For details visit www.bangkokconventioncentre.net. KLCC Kuala Lumpur continues to lead the way in convention centre design and functionality with the impressive Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre performing strongly since it opened. Situated at the centre of Kuala Lumpur’s central business district, the KLCC is the city’s most technologically–advanced, purpose-built facility for international, regional and local conventions, tradeshows, public exhibitions, entertainment and private functions. The centre’s total function space is 20,059 square metres, and inclusive of support areas and circulation space, the facility’s gross built-up area is 120,000 square metres on a 7.3 acre site. The convention centre represents the latest project within PETRONAS’ distinctive Kuala Lumpur City Centre development. Designed as a 24 miceAsia.net “city within a city”, this 100-acre development offers a stimulating environment where one can work, live, shop, visit and enjoy life. Other components include a 50-acre park, the signature PETRONAS Twin Towers, the Asy’Syakirin Mosque, six-storey Suria KLCC shopping centre, PETROSAINS interactive science discovery centre, Galeri PETRONAS and the Dewan Filharmonik PETRONAS, home of the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra. The KLCC is managed and operated by Convex Malaysia Sdn Bhd, a joint venture company between KLCC (Holdings) Sdn Bhd and AEG Ogden Pty Ltd, Australia. Boasting the latest in wireless, 3G telecommunications and digital audio-visual facilities, the venue comprises: • A plenary hall on two levels with tiered seating for 3000, built-in rear projection facilities and screen, plus a fixed stage with fly tower, backstage support facilities and direct lift, escalator and staircase access. • A plenary theatre with tiered seating for 500 participants, screen and front projection facilities built-in, plus a fixed stage. Both the plenary hall and the plenary theatre are equipped with full stage lighting and sound systems. • Four exhibition halls at ground level in two blocks, joined by a link hall totalling 9710 square metres in column-free space. The halls have direct freight access, mobile and static rigging grids, full catering services within each hall, exhibitor storage rooms,