News this week: Malaysian Association of Convention Exhibition Organisers and Suppliers (MACEOS) president Jonathan Kan was quoted in an article in The Star Online highlighting the need to have a purpose-built centre capable of hosting multiple events under one roof.
Kan noted the industry would welcome the new Matrade centre which will be built next to the existing exhibition and convention centre. The new centre will have a gross area of 100,000 m2 with three floors and 12 halls. It is expected to be completed by 2014 with a budget of just over US$300 million.
Management of the Malaysian International Furniture Fair (MIFF) have also voiced their concern when the upcoming March edition of the show is forced to co-locate at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (KLCC) and the Putra World Trade Centre (PWTC) due to limited spacing, citing extra resources spent in terms of cost and staff needed.