KUALA LUMPUR, 2 December 2016 – The Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre’s (the Centre) General Manager, Alan Pryor, is all smiles after the venue recently won the “Outstanding Venue Award” at the AFECA (Asian Federation of Exhibition & Convention Associations) Awards 2016 in Xiamen, China.
“We are honoured to receive our first AFECA award and very much appreciate the recognition from AFECA. This accolade recognises the efforts and commitment of our team and our philosophy to be the perfect business events partner for our clients. Of further significance is our constant commitment to investment in the maintenance and upgrade of our infrastructure in order to ensure we remain a market leader and Malaysia’s premier purpose-built convention centre,” shared a delighted Alan Pryor, the Centre’s General Manager.
“We have a huge passion for the business events industry which extends beyond our own venue. This is evidenced by our ongoing commitment to industry advocacy, professional development, environmental sustainability and product innovation, which elevates our contribution to the development of the industry supply chain,” Alan elaborated.
“This award and acknowledgement by our industry peers provides additional motivation for our team to continue to enhance our partnership philosophy to benefit our clients and the business events industry,” concluded Alan.
Organised by the Asian Federation of Exhibitions and Convention Associations (AFECA), the AFECA Awards is an annual regional event to promote business events industry best practices in Asia; maintain the high standards of exhibitions, conferences, events and related activities; and celebrate and acknowledge excellence in the exhibition and convention industry. It also recognises the contributions made by AFECA members in the global marketplace.
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For further information, please contact:
Assistant Manager- Marcom & PR
Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre
Tel: +603 2333 2888
Fax: +603 2333 2882
Charles Chaplin or Listiari Suyanto
TQPR (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd
Tel: +603 6203 4300
Fax: +603 6203 2972
NOTE TO EDITOR
About the Asian Federation of Exhibitions and Convention Associations (AFECA)
The Asian Federation of Exhibition and Convention Associations (AFECA) was established in 2005, with a mission to promote and enhance the MICE (Meetings, Incentives, Conferences and Exhibitions) or business events industry in Asia. AFECA has over 131 members, covering 17 nations/regions in Asia. AFECA is currently the leading business events association in Asia and with access to other global industry associations, AFECA is the gateway for Asia to reach out to the rest of the world. For more information, visit http://www.afeca-events.org/.
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, this world-class facility is wholly-owned by Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre Sdn Bhd which in turn, is owned by KLCC (Holdings) Sdn Bhd, a 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), 9,710 sqm of Exhibition Halls, 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 20,059 sqm of function space in the heart of Kuala Lumpur.