The Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (the Centre) hosted 1,565 events in 2013, a 9% increase on the 1,442 in 2012 and the highest number ever held in a calendar year since opening in June 2005. Of this, the Conventions and TenOnCall segments were the biggest movers recording a 32% and 16% increase respectively on the previous year’s figures.
For Exhibitions segment, seven new clients from the rail, security, fire & safety, skin care, glass manufacturing and baby products industries joined an existing portfolio of recurrent shows while Conventions added 33 new clients to its list, 29 of which were international conferences.
In total, the Centre welcomed 2.0 million delegates contributing RM700 million in economic impact to the Malaysian economy (in 2013) compared with 1.6 million delegates and RM590 million in 2012.
A steady growth of an average 10% year-on-year between 1 January 2010 and 31 December 2013 for events held at the facility means that since opening nine years ago, the venue has hosted over 15.6 million delegates and visitors and made a total economic impact contribution of around RM4.9 billion.