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U.S double-header to kick-off at Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre

Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre exterior
Two major US-based financial services organisations are set to ‘double bill’ at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre when the award-winning facility welcomes the Million Dollar Round Table (MDRT) Experience (2014 MDRT Experience) from 13 to 15 February followed by the GAMA International LAMP Asia 2014 (GAMA LAMP Asia 2014) on 16 and 17 February.

The MDRT is the premier association of financial professionals with nearly 36,000 of the world's leading life insurance and financial services professionals from more than 430 companies in 78 countries on its membership roll. The 2014 MDRT Experience (www.mdrt.org) will bring together some of the best and brightest MDRT members and industry experts from around the globe. GAMA International, on the other hand, is the only association dedicated to supporting the professional development of field leaders in the insurance and financial services industry and LAMP Asia (www.gamaweb.com/lampasia) is seen as the industry’s most dynamic international conference.

According to the Centre’s Director of Sales and Marketing, Angeline Lue, the venue is observing increased awareness in North America of Malaysia as a premier business events location in the Asia Pacific region and “this in part, can be attributed to our continuous engagement and creative marketing campaigns since we started reaching out to the North American meetings market three plus years ago.

“We are now seeing the results of our efforts with the hosting last year, of major international gatherings such as the 3rd Global Women Deliver Conference (Women Deliver 2013) and 4th edition of the Barack Obama-initiative, Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) where US Secretary of State, John Kerry gave the keynote address.”

In addition to the 2014 MDRT Experience and GAMA LAMP Asia 2014, a third prestigious US-based organisation which has picked the Centre for their annual conference this year is Toastmasters International, a world leader in communication and leadership development. The Toastmasters International 82nd Annual International Convention 2014 from 20 to 23 August will be the first time in the organisation’s 89-year history its international convention is being held outside North America.

Lue shared that the three events alone are expected to bring together 9,500 delegates and generate over RM100 million (USD31 million) in economic impact to the country.

Another upcoming US-based event will be Offshore Technology Conference 2014 taking place in March. Other major events at the Centre in 2014 include the 12th International Congress on Obesity, XXV FIG (International Federation of Surveyors) Congress 2014, 20th ASEAN Federation of Cardiology Congress, 16th Asian Congress of Architects 2014, 14th Western Pacific Congress on Chemotherapy and Infectious Diseases 2014 and Asia Water Expo 2014.

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