Why Kuala Lumpur? 
Ho Yoke Ping, General Manager, Business Events at the Malaysia Convention & Exhibition Bureau (MyCEB)
Did you know that...?
+ Kuala Lumpur is the home to the world’s tallest twin towers. The PETRONAS Twin Towers stand at 88 floors (452m) and have 78 elevators and a Philharmonic Concert Hall.
+ In Kuala Lumpur, there is a helicopter landing pad that is transformed into a rooftop bar at night. The helipad – one of only five in the city – is still in use during the day but at night turns into a rooftop bar with a portable drink station and some simple lounge chairs and tables.
+ Located some 16km northwest of the city of Kuala Lumpur, lies a magnificent venue ideal for off-site events and informal gala parties within. The Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM) offers a back-to-nature experience against the backdrop of lush tropical rainforest 182 years old, all the vicinity of the modern city of Kuala Lumpur.
+ Kuala Lumpur was voted as the 4th Most Ideal Shopping Destination in the World (Source: CNN World Travel 2012
Why Kuala Lumpur?
There are many reasons as to why the capital city Kuala Lumpur is an ideal destination to host meetings and incentive group events. Among them are: sound infrastructure with world class convention and meeting facilities, excellent value-for-money, strong track record, 18th friendliest place to do business in the world (World Bank 2015), easy communication – English, the business language is widely spoken
Where to meet?
There are 11 major purpose-built convention and exhibition centres around the country that cater to a wide range of budgets and requirements as well as within close proximity to a wide choice of accommodation options. In Kuala Lumpur you will find among others the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, the Matrade Exhibition & Convention Centre and the Putra World Trade Centre.
Where to stay?
The city of Kuala Lumpur offers a diverse range of accommodation choices to facilitate events of any magnitude. There are 87 hotels in the capital city with a breakdown of 28 3-star hotels, 19 4-star hotels and 30 5-star hotels in the city centre.
The following are some hotels in the city centre: 4 Stars: Kuala Lumpur city centre Concorde Hotel ( 581 rooms), Kuala Lumpur city centre Renaissance Hotel (921 rooms). 5 stars: Kuala Lumpur city centre Mandarin Oriental (643 rooms), Kuala Lumpur city centre Grand Hyatt Hotel (412 rooms) and the Kuala Lumpur city centre Sheraton Imperial Hotel (385 rooms).
How to get there?
Kuala Lumpur is easily accessible via the international airport the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA), which serves as the gateway to the region. The airport is connected to 113 destinations around the globe through the 60 international airlines and low cost carriers that fly into the country.
There are several options to get to the Kuala Lumpur city form the airport. There is the KL ERL Express train that takes only 28 minutes to the city. Taxis and limousines are abundant. Public transport means are popular for Intra-city travel: these include the light-rail transit rail, monorail, public buses and taxis.
Do you offer any special services/assistance for associations?
Yes indeed. Malaysia Convention and Exhibition Bureau (MyCEB) provides both financial and non-financial support (subvention) to all qualified international event organisers. The subvention support programme is based on the estimated attendance number and duration of the event. It is designed to support areas towards the successful outcomes of the conference.
Whom to contact?
Malaysia Convention & Exhibition Bureau, Email: sales@myceb.com.my, Tel: +603 2034 2090
Established by the Malaysian Ministry of Tourism, the role of the Malaysia Convention & Exhibition Bureau (MyCEB) is to further promote and position Malaysia internationally as the preferred destination for meetings, incentives, conventions, exhibitions including major events. We are here to assist local and international meeting and event planners bid for, secure and stage their international events successfully in Malaysia. w w w. myceb. com. my