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Infectious disease experts return to ‘fantastic’ Kuala Lumpur

More than 3,000 experts on infectious diseases will be converging on Kuala Lumpur next year.

The four-day International Congress on Infectious Diseases (ICID) 2020 will be held at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (the Centre), 20-23 February, following a successful joint bid for the meeting by the Centre and the Malaysia Convention & Exhibition Bureau (MyCEB).

The meeting was last held in Kuala Lumpur 12 years ago.

The Centre’s general manager, Alan Pryor, said: “Our successful track record in attracting and hosting large-scale medical events demonstrates that clients value our partnership approach, expertise and service delivery. ICID returning to the Centre is testament to Malaysia’s compelling business events proposition and highlights Kuala Lumpur’s reputation as a medical meetings hub.”

ICID 2020 conference manager, Doris Steinbach, said: “We held our event at the Centre in 2008 and had a really great experience so we’re back. The layout of the Centre is fantastic, with all the space we need on one floor, providing excellent accessibility for participants. Our conference is very international, we have participants from over 102 countries, so destination accessibility is important and Kuala Lumpur has that connectivity, along with a world-class airport, which really helps.”