Surekha Ragavan
Nov 5, 2018

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.

Kek Lok Si Temple. Photo: Penang Global Tourism

If Kuala Lumpur heaves with skyscrapers, Penang is its northern cousin with a nostalgic heritage feel and bonus coastal setting. As leisure and medical tourism pick up, the state is also working hard to have its business event industry follow suit. 

“The collaborative spirit of Team Penang, made up of the different business events industry players, is definitely something that we take pride in,” says Ashwin Gunasekeran, CEO for Penang Convention Exhibition Bureau PCEB...

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