Friday, May 29, 2015

KLCC breaks ground on expansion project

News this week: Coinciding with the venue’s 10th anniversary, expansion work on Malaysia’s Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (KLCC) is officially underway. The expansion plans were first approved in February 2011.

The designated lot for expansion will comprise of mixed commercial use including an office tower, convention centre and retail podium. KLCC is located in the heart of the city’s business district. The extension will provide an additional 10,000 m2 of flexible indoor space in addition to KLCC’s existing 22,659 m2.

In 2014, a total of 1,759 events were held at the venue attracting more than 1.97 million delegates, an 11% increase over the 1,565 events recorded in 2013. The number of events increased from 1,565 in 2013, while delegates were up from the 1.96 million recorded in 2013.

KLCC’s general manager, Alan Pryor, commented at this year’s IMEX Frankfurt, “We are thrilled to reveal that groundwork began in late April and we expect the expansion to be completed in 2018. For many current clients the expansion will enable them to grow their activities and/or events significantly. This development will also play an important part in the future of the Centre and the events that it hosts, as such we are very happy that the announcement of the expansion coincides with our 10th anniversary.”

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