Librarians from around the world enjoy the KLCC Park

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The Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre offers its delegates a sophisticated venue set in the heart of an integrated precinct where you can eat, sleep, play, shop and live. A city within a city, it also boasts a 50-acre park rich with flora and fauna ideal for giving delegates a breath of fresh air.

International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) World Library and Information Congress 2018

“Due to its strategic location in the heart of Kuala Lumpur, the Centre provides a great delegate experience because of its proximity to hotels of all categories, shopping malls and numerous entertainment options,” says Roberta Odebrecht, Account Director at K.I.T Group and organiser of the recent International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) World Library and Information Congress 2018.

“I personally love the adjacent KLCC Park, where I can work out in the mornings before I start my meetings. We organised a wellbeing programme in the park during the congress - the delegates really enjoyed this experience!”

The International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) World Library and Information Congress 2018 was held at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (the Centre) from 24 – 30 August 2018. The international flagship professional and educational event for the library and information services sector, it sets the international agenda for the profession and offers opportunities for networking and professional development to all delegates. Themed ‘Transform Libraries, Transform Societies’, in recognition of the critical role played by libraries in the development of a nation particularly in their ability to transform societies, this year’s edition brought together over 3,500 participants from more than 120 countries.

A passionate and dedicated commitment to winning IFLA by the Librarians Association of Malaysia, Malaysia Convention & Exhibition Bureau (MyCEB) and the Centre helped win the event for the Malaysian capital. Says Odebrecht: “Together with our client IFLA and with my team, I have been working very closely with the Centre since our first site visit in 2016. Since then we had numerous site visits, where we experienced not only outstanding consultancy, but also vital industry knowledge exchange and great hospitality. We are most impressed by the team’s professionalism, enthusiasm and proactivity. The venue perfectly understood our client’s requirements and the importance of aligning each other’s business perspectives and objectives.”

Malaysia sits at the heart of Asia, the largest and fastest growing economic region in the world. A land rich in culture, nature, heritage and modernity, it makes for a compelling business events destination with first-class accommodation, an international purpose built convention centre and services at a very competitive price, explained Odebrecht.

“I really enjoyed the diversity of the city very much, especially the great street food options and the Malaysian hospitality. KL is a vibrant modern metropolis amidst colourful cultures and there’s so much to see and do, I can’t wait to come back again soon,” she added.

“Best conference in the history of IFLA conferences!” said Secretary-General of IFLA, Helen Mandel.

“The venue is very well designed and offers not only state-of-the-art meeting space but also other great features such as numerous options for digital signage and an amazing in-house culinary team,” Odebrecht added.


Conceived as a work of art, the KLCC Park was designed by world-renowned Brazilian landscape artist, the late Roberto Burle Marx. In its 50-acres, it showcases a heritage of tropical greenery. Offering a calm and harmonious environment in the midst of a busy and dynamic city, it is home to 42 species of Flame and Ficus aged between 70 and 100 years and 23 species of mature trees saved from the former site. With a varied selection of fruit trees, it is also attracts migratory birds.

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