Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre

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Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre
Pusat Konvensyen Kuala Lumpur
KLCC convention night.jpg
General information
TypeConference and Exhibition Centre
Architectural styleModernist, Postmodern
LocationKuala Lumpur City Centre,
Kuala Lumpur,
Coordinates3°09′14″N 101°42′48″E / 3.1538°N 101.7132°E / 3.1538; 101.7132Coordinates: 3°09′14″N 101°42′48″E / 3.1538°N 101.7132°E / 3.1538; 101.7132
Construction started17 February 2003
OpeningJune 2005
OwnerKuala Lumpur Convention Centre Sdn Bhd
ManagementConvex Malaysia Sdn Bhd
Other information
Seating capacity3,000 (Plenary Hall)

The Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (Malay: Pusat Konvensyen Kuala Lumpur) is a convention and exhibition centre located in the Kuala Lumpur City Centre (KLCC) development in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.


Exterior, viewed from KLCC Park.

The convention centre can host many conferences, exhibitions, seminars, meetings, and entertainment events. The building was designed with Modernist and Postmodern architectural elements.

The convention centre was Asia's first AIPC (International Association of Congress Centres) Gold Standard venue.

The facility has over 33,000sqm of function space, including two auditoria; a 3000-seat Plenary Hall and a 470-seat Plenary Theatre; a Grand Ballroom which seats 2,000 diners, a 500 person capacity Banquet Hall, three Conference Halls, six Exhibition Halls (12,310 sqm of column-free exhibition space on a single level including a 2,600 sqm standalone marquee) and 23 meeting rooms.

Major past events at the Convention Centre[edit]

  • 67th MDA/FDI International Dental Convention & Trade Exhibition 2010 (2200 delegates)
  • XVIII FIGO World Congress of Gynecology and Obstetrics (FIGO)(8,294 delegates), 2006
  • 12th APLAR Congress Of Rheumatology 2006 (2,026 delegates)
  • 6th Asian & Oceanian Epilepsy Congress 2006(1,000 delegates)
  • The 11th ASEAN Summit 2005
  • 3rd International Asia Pacific Society of Infection Control (APSIC) 2007
  • Scientific Excellence in Islamic Civilisation Exhibition 2007
  • 39th ASEAN Ministerial Meeting 2007
  • 16th World Congress on Information Technology 2008
  • 13th International Congress of Infectious Diseases 2008
  • My Fair Lady the Musical 2007
  • Chicago the Musical 2007
  • Beauty and the Beast the Musical 2008
  • Comic Fiesta (annually)
  • 68th MDA/FDI International Dental Convention & Trade Exhibition 2010 (2500 delegates)
  • 6th World Chambers Congress (3–5 June 2009, 1,000 delegates)
  • Stem Cells and Immunity Conference (1–3 October 2009, 700 delegates)
  • Asia Pacific Digestive Week (19–22 September 2010, 1,500 delegates)
  • International Greentech & Eco Products Exhibition & Conference Malaysia (14–17 October 2010)
  • 10th International Conference on Low Vision (VISION 2011) (21–24 February 2011, 3,000 delegates)
  • 18th Asian Pacific Congress of Cardiology (7–10 April 2011, 2,000 delegates)
  • 22nd Pacific Science Congress (13–17 June 2011)
  • The 2nd International Greentech & Eco Products Exhibition & Conference Malaysia (14–17 Oct 2010)
  • Asia's No.1 Water and Wastewater Industry Event (27–29 March 2012)
  • 102nd Rotary International Conference (3,000 Delegates)
  • 2013 Global Entrepreneurship Summit (11–12 October 2013)
  • EAGE/FESM Joint Regional Conference Petrophysics Meets Geoscience (17–18 February 2014)[1]
  • IECEX 2014 - February 2014[2]
  • 2015 Global Round of the World Scholar's Cup (3000 participants)
  • 2015, 128th IOC Session, where the IOC elected the host city of the 2022 Winter Olympics
  • Ed Sheeran - x Tour (16 March 2015)
  • 5 Seconds of Summer - Sounds Live Feels Live World Tour (2 March 2016)
  • 2018 Global Round of the World Scholar's Cup (4100 participants)
  • Mariah Carey - Number 1's Tour (16 October 2018)
  • Why Don't We - 8 Letters World Tour (14 November 2019)
  • The Kuala Lumpur Summit 2019 (18-21 December, 2019)


The convention centre has the following facilities:[3]

  • Plenary Hall
    • Multi tier lyric style theatre with lower stalls and an upper tier providing capacity for up to 3,000 persons
    • Primarily designed to be used for keynote sessions, opening ceremonies, concerts, product launches and graduation ceremonies
  • Plenary Theatre
    • Located on Level 3, the Plenary Theatre is a smaller auditorium-style venue with 470 seats and includes dedicated VIP seating
    • Primarily designed to be used for plenary sessions, townhalls, and smaller conferences or productions
  • Exhibition Halls
    • There are 8 exhibition halls all of which provide column-free exhibition space.
    • Five of the halls are located on the Ground level, and one hall on each of levels one, three and four.
    • The halls are mainly used for exhibitions, banqueting, and large cocktail receptions as well as sporting and entertainment events
  • Conference Halls
    • There are three conference halls which can be combined in multiple configurations to form larger rooms
    • Fitted with rear projection plus audio-visual equipment and stage lighting
    • Primarily designed to be used for plenary sessions, banquets, product launches and private functions
  • Ballrooms
    • There are two ballrooms which can be combined to form a single larger room
  • Banquet Hall
    • Designed for banquet functions of up to 740 people
  • Meeting Rooms
    • The 23 meeting rooms are located on levels 3 and 4
    • Many rooms can be combined to form larger meeting rooms

Additional facilities include prayer rooms, ATMs, cafes, parent rooms, and a car park.

Economic Impact[edit]

Since its opening in June 2005, through to 31 March 2017, the Centre has hosted over 12,276 events, bringing into Kuala Lumpur over 20.9 million delegates and visitors. Of these delegates and visitors, 7% were international/regional.[citation needed]


The convention centre is accessible within walking distance south of the  KJ10  KLCC LRT Station. The interchanges to AKLEH E12, Jalan Ampang Jkr-ft---.svgB31 and Jalan Tun Razak are nearby.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "EAGE FESM 2014". Eventegg.
  2. ^ "IECEX 2014". Eventegg.
  3. ^ http://www.klccconventioncentre.com/

External links[edit]