Penang, MICE Destination
Penang’s alluring charms and unique attributes together with its many-faceted cultures make it a favourite of many as a Meetings, Incentives, Conventions & Exhibitions (MICE) destination.
The easy going lifestyle on Penang is a result of the melting pot of cultures, religions and food. The UNESCO World Heritage Site of George Town in particular, is a total fusion of Chinese, Malay, Indian and other races, evidence of which is apparent everywhere, from cuisine to architecture.
The fascinating culture is complemented by golden beaches and tranquil seas. One would have to search far and wide to find an island blessed with so many natural attractions. It is truly a tropical paradise that offers something for everyone, from historical buffs and nature park enthusiasts to those just wanting to relax on a sun-drenched beach.
Meetings can be held in practically any hotel or resort. Whether it is at a 5-star beach resort or a city hotel, facilities are second to none with personalized service and meticulous attention to details.
Meeting planners can be assured of first-rate facilities that include state-of-the-art audio-visual equipment and spacious venues. Technical expertise, meal arrangements, entertainment and recreational activities can be bundled in the meeting packages.
Penang, with its diversity in both culture and character, has all the right mix to offer an unforgettable incentive trip. In the city or on the beach, our world renowned beaches and resorts have been tried and tested as excellent incentive venues.
The hotels offer popular theme dinner events that include Pirates, Chinatown, Malay Fishing Village, Jungle, Beach Party, Colonial and Street Hawkers. Incentive planners are only limited by imagination as experienced events managers are more than willing to custom-design any other theme to suit their clients’ fancies.
With successful conventions under their collective belts, Penang’s hotels and resorts can proudly claim to be of equal standing with other MICE destinations worldwide.
Whether it’s a product launch, a workshop, a public debate or an internation forum, the key to it is always their professional attitude and excellent organizing skills. Also critical during conventions is the kind of collateral assistance provided, which may range from public relations to the organizing of less serious pursuits like post-convention tours.
MICE facilities such as purpose-built centres and indoor stadium are available to accommodate a substantial number of people. One such venue is the Penang International Sports Arena (PISA), situated on 25.74 acre site in Bayan Baru. PISA’s multi-purpose buildings comprises the Arena, Aquatic Centre, food court and car park complex. It is a multi-purpose venue designed with sophisticated equipment and facilities to cater for events that include sports, entertainment, exhibitions, banquets, conventions and meetings. Major trade shows and exhibitions have been held successfully in the past, many of which are held annually.
To organize your MICE event in Penang, please contact the Sales & Marketing department at the respective hotels and resorts.