Kuala Lumpur. The 14th World Route Development Forum has recently taken place at Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre. The first of its kind in Asia, it was attended by 2,500 delegates from nearly 500 airlines and 1,000 airports. Dato' Seri Bashir Ahmad, Managing Director of Malaysia Airports commented: "I am pleased that this first Routes in Asia has been a very successful event for us as the host, and we are confident that the 2,500 delegates have had successful meetings throughout the three days." Mike Howarth, CEO and Founder of Routes says, "Kuala Lumpur has clearly been a good decision. While supporting and consolidating current route development activity, we still need to look forward to the next upturn and develop strategies and plans for the future."
To ensure that the exhibitions and meetings were held on a single level, a two-tier temporary structure of 2,000 sqm was designed at the adjacent carpark. Executive Chef Richmond Lim worked closely with the exhibitors to understand their catering requirements, including Andersson Food & Akvavit, to prepare Scandinavian gourmet canapés for its guests. www.klccconventioncentre.com, www.routesonline.com