Sunday 18 September 2016
Chairman’s Welcome Reception at the Royal Selangor Club
Ben Dellaert, IEC Chairman invited delegates to join him for a Welcome Reception in the old colonial setting of the Royal Selangor Club. The reception offered delegates a great opportunity to forge new business relationships and catch up with old friends.
Monday 19 September 2016
Monday Spouse Tour – Cultural Heritage of Malaysia
The Monday morning tour provided an introduction to Kuala Lumpur’s heritage and cultural diversity. With an interesting past, and as part of the international spice route many hundreds of years ago, Malaysia has become a mosaic of cultures. Everything from its people to its architecture reflect a colourful heritage. Guides presented a history of the city and guided spouses around some of the city’s temples, including Thean Hou Chinese Temple, one of the oldest and largest temples in Southeast Asia.
The tour was followed by a lunch in one of the city’s best restaurants, NEO Tamarind. Located in the heart of KL city, yet surrounded by green foliage NEO Tamarind is a stylish lounge style restaurant offering global cuisine which draws inspiration from Asian flavours whilst using European techniques to transform the best ingredients into a real culinary treat.
IEC Annual Gala Dinner and Awards
The IEC Gala Dinner was held at the Shangri-La Hotel offering delegates a fantastic four course gala dinner and Malay entertainment. During the evening the best in the industry were honoured during the annual IEC Awards ceremony.
Tuesday 20 September 2016
Tuesday Spouse Tour – Modern Malaysia
The Tuesday tour focused on modern day Kuala Lumpur. In the morning spouses had a guided visit to the most well-known site in the city, the Petronas Towers. Soaring to a height of 1,483ft, the 88-storey twin towers were designed to mirror the country’s high-tech ambitions.
After the visit, a fine dining lunch was served at Cantaloupe in the Troika tower which also enjoys great views of the city.
Wednesday 21 September 2016
All Delegate Networking Tour
The networking day started with a relaxing, traditional Malaysian lunch in the beautiful setting of the sensational Tamarind Springs Restaurant. Following that, delegates were taken on guided visits to the Old Kings Palace and the Islamic Arts Centre.
Thursday 22 September 2016
Our last evening was spent at Saloma Restaurant which offers a great setting for a fun and informal evening. Located within the Golden Triangle, with the magnificent Petronas Twin Towers as its backdrop, the restaurant showcased the rich variety and flavours of Malaysian cuisine. It also presented the traditional and colourful customs of the 14 different Malaysian states in a cultural dance performance.
It was a great time for delegates to enjoy the fabulous city and unwind at the end of a busy and informative week.