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/ Enticing planners and attracting events to your city
With more cities transforming into potential MICE destinations, the competition in the region is becoming increasingly fierce. At this month's BE @ Penang conference, organised by the Penang Convention & Exhibition Bureau (PCEB), panellists discussed how destinations could appeal to MICE planners.
/ New forms of collaboration needed for Asian CVBs: bureau heads
As competition for business events heats up among Asian CVBs, bureau chiefs say the traditional approach of CVB collaboration needs to make way for other forms. Speaking on the panel, The Big Picture: Alliance Asia – Are We Competing or Collaborating at BE@Penang 2018 on December 6, CVB heads agreed that bureaus have their own directions and objectives to prioritise.
/ PCEB ramps up longhaul market courtship on back of added airlift
Penang Convention & Exhibition Bureau (PCEB) is leveraging increased services by Qatar Airways from Doha to intensify its efforts in attracting more corporate and association meetings from the UK as well as the US. Qatar Airways started its three weekly services in February 2018, prompting strong hopes of business boost by business event players. The airline went on to raise frequencies...
/ Penang Convention & Exhibition Bureau (PCEB) continues to place Penang at the forefront of the international Business Events, says Tourism exco.
As we are almost at the end of year 2018, we recall the efforts and achievements that the Business Events industry has accomplished for the year. “Many organisers have started to pay attention to the destinations in the Asia Pacific countries, and we are excited that Penang is within the list,” Tourism Development, Heritage, Culture and Arts, Yeoh Soon Hin said when he officiated...
/ Savouring each passing moment in the state of freedom
THIS year’s George Town Literary Festival (GTLF 2018) delved in the theme of ‘The State of Freedom’ which resonates with the people of Malaysia as the nation achieved the impossible by removing a corrupt government in the true spirit of democracy without shedding a drop of blood.
/ Penang steps up its game in business events
The combination of a hybrid solar-powered convention centre, heritage shophouses, and a vast array of street food is positioning the popular northern Malaysian city as a unique destination.
/ Penang, the destination of choice for IFLA 2020 World Landscape Architects Summit
THE International Federation of Landscape Architects (IFLA) 2020 World Landscape Architects Summit will be held in Penang! The event, to be jointly organised by IFLA and the Institute of Landscape Architects Malaysia (ILAM), is scheduled to be held from Aug 13 to 15 in 2020.
/ MICE AFFAIRS Oct 2018 - Experiences Unfiltered for Indian Buyers
The Penang Convention & Exhibition Bureau (PCEB) successfully hosted a total of 113 Indian buyers from India's leading travel product, the Global Panorama Showcase (GPS) at the first Penang International Travel Exchange (PITE) from 4th to 8th September.
/ Penang Hosts GPS-EDWIN for PITE 2018
Penang: Penang International Travel Exchange (PITE), the homegrown B2B travel expo that aims to position Penang as the leading business events and leisure destination in Asia Pacific, this year hosted delegates including myself as part of Global Panorama Showcase (GPS) Educational Destination Workshop International (EDWIN) programme. Each year, PITE sees select buyers from around...