ICCA Ranking. Malaysia improved her position in the ICCA (International Convention & Conference Association) Global Ranking 2014 (ICCA Report 2014), jumping five places to 30th out of 115 countries. The country also reaffirmed her credentials in the Asia-Pacific and Middle East region with a seventh placing, up two positions from the previous year.
Applauding Malaysia and Kuala Lumpur’s improved performance, Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre’s General Manager, Alan Pryor said this showed that Malaysia’s hard work in attracting high-level international meetings is gaining traction and “we commend Tourism Malaysia and the Malaysia Convention and Exhibition Bureau (MyCEB) for their efforts.”
Pryor was also delighted that, of the 79 meetings held in the city, the 14 held at the Centre accounted for 51%, or 24,484, of the 48,341 delegate turnout. “This is a testament to the Centre’s capability to successfully host large-scale, high-profile events and reinforces our reputation as Malaysia’s premier convention facility and a leading meetings venue in Asia-Pacific.”
The ICCA Report 2014 ranked Kuala Lumpur (KL) the 28th (up two places from 2013) most popular city, out of 400, for international meetings.