IN THE NEWS
/ Where To Go When: Autumn by Ultratravel
November marks the end of monsoon season and the lull before the crowds appear in December. Take advantage by strolling through the quiet streets of the Penang capital and enjoy several festivals taking place then. The George Town Literary Festival (georgetownlitfest.com), set to run from November 25 to 27, is a celebration of world literature in poetry, prose and the spoken word.
/ ASEAN 50th Anniversary Special Edition > Feature
SPICE Convention Centre, Penang, one of the five key components of The Subterranean Penang International Convention and Exhibition Centre (SPICE), will open in 1Q2017.
/ Direct to second wave cities
Acknowledging the issue of air con nectivity, Ashwin Gunasekehran, CEO of Penang Convention & Exhibition Bureau, said: “The expansion of Pen- ang airport took place just last year but together with the government, we are relooking the model. We need a second expansion of the airport because arrivals are doubling.”
/ Reaching for top-tier segments
Over in the north, the state of Penang earned a major tourism boost by hosting the inaugural edition of WTM Connect Asia. The event was attended by 70 hosted buyers from 25 countries, including Lithuania, Mexico, Norway, the Czech Republic, Canada, Denmark and Slovakia – markets that have never been on Penang’s radar in the past.
/ Penang Convention & Exhibition Bureau Co-Organises the Acclaimed George Town Literary
Penang Convention & Exhibition Bureau (PCEB) is proud to announce that we are co-organising the George Town Literary Festival (GTLF) 2016. GTLF 2016 marks PCEB’s diversification into the major events sector, a short 11 months since the Bureau’s inception. As the festival continues to grow with each edition, GTLF 2017 will be produced and organised by PCEB, Penang’s State...
/ World Tourism Conference to be held for fourth time in Malaysia
THIS year’s World Tourism Conference will be held in George Town, Penang from October 17-19, the fourth time the international event has been hosted by Malaysia.
/ A market for festivals
Penang's George Town has undergone tremendous transformation from its 18th century beginnings as the first British Straits Settlement to become UNESCO listed in 2008 and globally recognised for its vibrant arts and culture scene.
/ Malaysia ups game in MICE Industry
Encouraging growth is seen in the meetings, incentives, conferences and exhibitions (MICE) industry here and outside the capital city, thanks to continuous promotional activities carried out over the years.
/ 46 Top Incentive Ideas
Celebrate your top achievers in a one of the most distinctive Chinese clan houses in Malaysia – the Khoo Kongsi in Penang – by throwing a dinner featuring delectable popular local street eats such as char koay teow, laksa and passembur and entertaining them with living heritage activities that showcase true Malaysian customs and traditions.
/ Penang: The REAL Deal
Any Penangite will give you a million reasons why Penang is the best destination for MICE in the region. Ashwin Gunasekeran, born and bred Penangite, who also happens to be the CEO of the Penand Convention & Exhibition Bureau is no different!