The 21st Soroptimist International Convention
Soroptimists Enable a Sustainable World: Global Connections, Empowered Women
19 - 21 July 2019 | Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre

Welcome to the Convention

Message from Mariet Verhoef-Cohen
Soroptimist International President


It is my honour and privilege to represent Soroptimist International as President at the 21st  Soroptimist International Convention, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, with the theme Soroptimists Enable A Sustainable World.

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Message from Siew Yong Gnanalingam
International Convention Chair SI Convention KL 2019

The 21st Soroptimist International Convention will take place in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia from 19th to 21st July 2019. The staging of the 21st SI Convention in Malaysia is historic as it will be held for the first time in Asia.

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Message from Yvonne Simpson
Immediate Past President


Tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou katoa
Greetings, greetings, greetings to you all.

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Malaysia Welcomes You to The 21st Soroptimist International Convention Kuala Lumpur

Why attend Soroptimist International Convention 2019?


The Kuala Lumpur Convention will attract delegates from all over the world. Visit the SI website to find out more.

Information Learn & Share

Discover new perspectives.


Read ‘The Review’ – a wonderful round-up of the speakers, workshops and messages from the SI 2016 Convention, held in Istanbul.

Kuala Lumpur

A destination with diverse appeal – culture, culinary experiences, nature, nightlife and shopping too!

Friendship Nite & Gala Dinner

Find out more about the wonderful events and experience fascinating cultures, delicious cuisines and create memories to cherish for a lifetime.


The perfect location for the 2019 Convention with great meeting spaces and easy connection to hotels.


The 21st Soroptimist International Convention will be held at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (KLCC). The Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, winner of numerous awards including but not limited to the “Purpose Built Convention & Exhibition Centre Award for Excellence” by rAWr (Recognising Award Winning Results) Awards 2013, is located in the heart of the Kuala Lumpur City Centre and nestled between the awe-inspiring PETRONAS Twin Towers and a beautiful 50-acre landscaped recreational KLCC park, home to various species of flora and fauna.

The ‘2015 AIPC (International Association of Convention Centres) Innovation Award’ was made to the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, which is also a centre with ISO 9001, ISO 22000, ISO14001 and OHSAS 18001 certifications, EarthCheck Bronze status (environment) and Hazards Analysis and Critical Control Points Certification (HACCP) recognition, the international food safety system for international convention facilities and five-star hotels.

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