Kuala Lumpur, 31 January 2011 – The Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (the Centre) hosted some 300 clients, trade partners and members of the media at the recent Client Recognition Evening to show its appreciation of their role in the Centre’s success to date.

Online PR News – 31-January-2011 – – Since opening its doors in June 2005, the Centre has been the venue of choice to over 3,857 events with 10.4 million delegates and visitors. This achievement has contributed approximately RM3 billion in economic impact to Kuala Lumpur and Malaysia.

Speaking at the reception, Datuk Peter Brokenshire, General Manager, Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre said, “We look forward to this event every year as it gives us the opportunity to recognise our clients and to thank them in person for their support.

“It is this support and your confidence in us that will spur us to ensure we maintain our position as the country’s premier convention facility, attracting more world-class events to our venue and, the city.”

On another note, Brokenshire shared that the Centre’s improved position in the International Convention & Conference Association’s (ICCA) Global Rankings proved once again, that Malaysia is indeed a popular global meetings destination.

Malaysia has improved its global ranking by moving up a notch to 31st place on global ranking and 7th in the Asia Pacific & Middle East region.

With recognition being the underlying theme for the event, the Centre also recognised talented Malaysians with a performance by local gymnasts, aerial trapeze performers and a ‘beat-boxer’.

Brokenshire also shed light on the happenings within and around the Centre.

“In line with the Economic Transformation Programme (ETP) and in turn, the ‘Greater Kuala Lumpur Development and Economic Transformation Programme’ the two-kilometre overhead pedestrian walkway linking major places of interests and hotels around Kuala Lumpur city, including the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, is due for completion in February 2011.

When officially opened, this will offer an excellent and comfortable route to traverse to and from the Centre to the surrounding hotels and shopping and dining facilities.”

The proposed walkways totaling 42 kilometres in the long-term will provide convenience and flexibility for visitors to get to and from hotels or shopping destinations and other strategic locations.

With the Centre’s central location (within the city), this, combined with the upcoming 1,030-room Grand Hyatt Hotel and Impiana KLCC Hotel Phase 2 expansion project which includes adding 180 rooms to the existing 322 units and an overhead bridge (part of the two-kilometre walkway) linking Impiana Hotel directly to the Centre, will definitely enhance the Centre’s growing reputation as the venue of choice for business tourism in the region.

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