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Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre 'Rocks' Australia Day Reception

KUALA LUMPUR, 25 February 2014 ­– The Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (the Centre) has once again pulled off a successful Australia Day reception, this time with the latest in digital lighting and an enhanced culinary presentation to ensure the over 1,000 guests had their ‘socks rocked off’!

“Themed ‘Australia Rocks!’ to celebrate the country’s stunning landscapes, excellence in arts, culture and entertainment, our Culinary brigade and operations team wanted to showcase Australia’s finest produce; meats, seafood, wine, cheese, fruits and desserts against a backdrop of Australian images and footage in an equally stunning and creative way,” shared General Manager Designate, Alan Pryor.

“Collaborating with one of our preferred suppliers*, we decided to hype up the ambience with a gigantic eye-catching 82ft (W) x 23ft (H) curved screen to which displayed various Australian images. This was complemented by a ‘live’ feed of the evening’s proceedings projected on a 36ft (D) x 18ft (H) cylindrical LED installation and an animated LED Australian flag along the entire wall to ensure a truly entrancing experience for all.

“This presentation allowed the venue ambiance and décor to match the spectacular culinary elements prepared by our Culinary team,” said Pryor. 

With food and beverage being the Centre’s pride, her Culinary team enhanced the presentation with State-of-the-Art Banqueting. Elaborating, Executive Chef Richmond Lim said, “this was the perfect occasion to show off our new culinary concept, an elevated buffet display on a four-feet high platform, conceived under our Culinaria** brand, together with our popular hanging pedestal food stands and Chef Showmanship Stations where chefs prepare the food a-la-minute.”

In addition, the Culinary team created a magnificent six-foot tall ice sculpture depicting some of Australia’s most iconic images i.e. the Sydney Harbour Bridge, a kangaroo and koala.

Praising the entire team for their efforts, Pryor cited the event as yet “another example of how our team goes above and beyond to deliver value to repeat and new clients through innovative product and service offerings.”

Hosted by the Australian High Commission Malaysia, this year’s Australia Day reception, the seventh in a row held at the Centre and by far the largest, was attended by distinguished Malaysian guests from various sectors including government, politics, business, education, arts, defence and security, as well as the diplomatic corps and members of the Australian community residing in Malaysia.

*The Centre’s Preferred Suppliers Programme ensures that all Malaysian companies providing complementary services such as AV, sound, lighting, booth construction, freight forwarding, interpretation systems, etc. are equipped with a full working knowledge of the facility so clients are assured of quality delivery in products and services at all times.

** The Centre’s Culinaria campaign aims to both define and differentiate her culinary services from the competition whilst offering a value-added food & beverage experience that goes beyond standard convention fare and presentation.


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For further information, please contact:

Kuzaimah Idris

Communications Manager                                                    

Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre                             

Tel: +603 2333 2888                                                  

Fax: +603 2333 2882                                                 



Charles Chaplin or Listiari Suyanto

TQPR (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd

Tel: +603 2092 4300

Fax: +603 2092 5972

Email: or



About the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre

The Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (the Centre) is a component of the Kuala Lumpur City Centre (KLCC) and is managed and operated by Convex Malaysia Sdn Bhd, a joint-venture company between KLCC (Holdings) Sdn Bhd and AEG Ogden Pty Ltd, Australia.

A winner of numerous awards including the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) Best PR Award, rAWr (Recognising Award Winning Results) Awards 2013 for ‘Purpose Built Convention & Exhibition Centre Award For Excellence’ in the Business Events category; Kuala Lumpur Mayor Universal Access Award 2013; Meeting Industry Marketing Awards (MIMA) 2012 for ‘Best Print Advertising Campaign (Gold)’ and the MICE Report Awards 2012 for ‘Best Convention Centre in Asia’; the Centre is a wholly-owned facility of Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre Sdn Bhd which in turn, is owned by KLCC (Holdings) Sdn Bhd, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Petroliam Nasional Berhad (PETRONAS).

The Centre has ISO 9001, ISO 22000, ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 certifications, EarthCheck Bronze status (environment) and Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points Certification (HACCP) recognition, the international food safety system for international convention facilities and five-star hotels. It is also the first in Asia to receive the ‘Gold’ AIPC Quality Standards certification. 

Comprising two auditoria (seating 3,000 and 500 respectively), 12,310 sqm of Exhibition Halls including a 2,600 sqm standalone marquee, a Grand Ballroom which seats 2,000 diners, a Banquet Hall for 500, a Conference Hall for 1,800 and 20 other meeting rooms, the Centre provides 22,659 sqm of function space in the heart of Kuala Lumpur.


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February 2014