/ Ashwin Gunasekeran New Chairman for the ICCA Asia Pacific EXCO

14 April 2020

In a latest development, Ashwin Gunasekeran has been elected as the new Chairman for the ICCA Asia Pacific Chapter Executive Committee (EXCO) for the term 2020 – 2022. He takes over from outgoing Chairman, Jason Yeh (Founder and CEO of GIS Group). The committee was elected through an electoral process that was carried out from 6 – 31 March 2020, as per Press release issued...


/ ICCA Asia Pacific Chapter announces new leadership for 2020-2022

9 April 2020

The International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) Asia Pacific Chapter has announced a new Executive Committee (EXCO) line up for the 2020-2022 term. The new team was elected through an electoral process carried out 6-31 March 2020.


/ Penang entices and excites

25 March 2020

Unlike other cities where cancellations have occurred due to the COVID-19 coronavirus, Penang has bucked the trend. According to Mr Ashwin Gunasekeran, CEO Penang Convention & Exhibition Bureau (PCEB), there have been no cancellations for conferences in Penang, Malaysia, and only a few were rescheduled to the third and fourth quarter of the year. As at end-February, the number...


/ Business Events Penang: We are in this together

19 March 2020

Read the message of the PCEB Staff and Management.


/ Busting viral threats

19 March 2020

Penang Convention and Exhibition Bureau chief executive officer Ashwin Gunasekaran said they would like to advise all business organisers to postpone their events in view of the global pandemic. “If organisers of smaller business events wish to continue with their programmes, we urge you to consider migrating your events online. “With 428 confirmed cases in Malaysia as of Sunday,...


/ Industry supports Malaysia lockdown to combat COVID-19

19 March 2020

Ashwin Gunasekeran, CEO of Penang Convention and Exhibition Bureau (PCEB) adds: “PCEB is continuously working with organisers — be it of events postponed or cancelled — to ensure that when they are ready to host the event again, Penang is ready to welcome them.”


/ We Are in This Together, Business Events Penang!

19 March 2020

Needless to say, the first quarter of 2020 has thrown us a curve ball like never before. To say that this is a trying time would be an understatement, but it is not impossible for us to endure this crisis if we are united.


/ Business Events Penang – We Are in This Together

18 March 2020

Needless to say, the first quarter of 2020 has thrown us a curve ball like never before. To say that this is a trying time would be an understatement, but it is not impossible for us to endure this crisis if we are united.


/ COVID-19 Advisory for Business Events Organisers

17 March 2020

In light of the COVID-19 declaration as a global pandemic by WHO, Penang Convention & Exhibition Bureau (PCEB) would like to advise all business events organisers to postpone their events until the situation is under control.


/ Malaysia suspends all international meetings till 30 April

17 March 2020

Penang Convention & Exhibition Bureau (PCEB) CEO, Mr Ashwin Gunasekeran, advised all business events organisers to postpone their events until the situation is under control. He added that the safety and wellbeing of the general public should be the top priority.