This post is brought to you in part by the Malaysia Convention and Exhibition Bureau (MyCEB).
Malaysia is an appealing destination for exhibitions and business events. There are many venues to choose from around the country, all equipped with top technology and able to cater for large crowds as well as smaller meetings.
Malaysia is a melting pot of cultures and its cities are incredibly diverse and rich in cultural heritage, none more so than Kuala Lumpur. Malaysia is a compelling business event destination with a wide variety of venues, accommodation, and leisure experiences to offer any visitor.
1. Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, Kuala Lumpur
At the heart of the bustling Kuala Lumpur City Centre is the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (KL Convex), the epitome of meeting venues in Kuala Lumpur, with its breathtaking views of the Petronas Twin Towers and the KLCC Parks.
KL Convex is the city’s most technologically advanced, purpose-built facility for international, regional and local conventions, trade shows, public exhibitions and entertainment, as well as intimate private functions.
Maximum capacity for theatre seating: 9,700
2. Subterranean Penang International Conference & Exhibition Centre
Completed in the year 2015, the Subterranean Penang International Conference & Exhibition Centre (SPICE) in Penang is elegantly furnished and fully equipped to provide a setting for successful events and memorable moments.
The 6,503 sqm. SPICE events space consists of a ballroom and a pre-function hall with the capacity to accommodate 600 banquet tables. The venue also features facilities catered for all types of conferences, from health to culture, business and sports.
Maximum capacity of theatre seating: 9,000
3. Borneo Convention Centre Kuching, Sarawak
This first purpose-built convention centre in East Malaysia overlooks the forest and majestic Sarawak River. The Borneo Convention Centre Kuching (BCCK) has a gross floor area of 36,500 sqm and a flexible design with spaces that can be sub-divided into a variety of configurations, for plenary sessions, exhibitions and banquets.
The capacities include 1,500 delegates in plenary, a 2,000 capacity banquet hall and 14 breakout rooms. The largest pillar-free exhibition space is 2,500 sqm. BCCK also provides supporting service areas including VIP lounge, commercial kitchens capable of servicing 2,000 delegates and a restaurant, as well as interpretation facilities in four languages.
Maximum capacity of theatre seating: 4,000
4. Mahsuri International Exhibition Centre, Langkawi, Kedah
Named after a beautiful maiden – and Langkawi’s most enduring legend – the Mahsuri International Exhibition Centre (MIEC) is the island’s largest convention venue, offering approximately 3,716 sqm of convention and exhibition space.
Previously host to major international events, such as the famous biannual event Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace Exhibition (LIMA), the state-of-the-art facility is conveniently situated adjacent Langkawi International Airport.
Maximum capacity of theatre seating: 7,000
5. MINES International Exhibition & Convention Centre, Selangor
Since its inception in 1997, the MINES International Exhibition & Convention Centre (MIECC) has emerged as one of Malaysia’s premier exhibition venues, hosting both regional and international business and major events. Within it is a seminar area, meeting areas, elegant interiors and state-of-the-art facilities.
The total built-up area for this building is approximately 111,484 sqm and offers banquet seating capacity for more than 20,000 people. This makes it a natural choice for important and large events.
Maximum capacity for theatre seating: 4,000
A resource to help you host a meeting in Malaysia
If you’re interested in hosting your next business meeting in Malaysia, feel free to visit the Malaysia Convention and Exhibition Bureau website, MyCEB, for further information. MyCEB is a government agency tasked with promoting and supporting Malaysia as a destination to hold and organise business meetings and exhibitions.
The organization also offers event support, including financial and non-financial incentives to attract international business events. You can also read their latest factsheet about meetings in Malaysia here.
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