Ashwin Gunasekeran

Chief Executive Officer, Penang Convention & Exhibition Bureau

T: +604-261 6161



The Northern Malaysian state of Penang is home to over 470 multinationals and is a vibrant, bustling and international economic powerhouse. With its capital George Town on Penang Island conferred the UNESCO World Heritage in 2008, Penang is a popular destination for leisure travelers and business events. 

With an amalgamation of historical influences from the Malay, Chinese, Indian and British colonial architecture styles, George Town is rich with culture and heritage that attracts business events worldwide and welcomes the delegates back for more. 

Blessed with tropical weather all-year round, Penang is also home to the world’s first hybrid solar-powered convention centre – Setia SPICE Convention Centre. Boasting a 4,500 square metre pillarless ballroom, Setia SPICE Convention Centre offers great flexibility for event organisers in terms of different potential meeting formats.

As we move towards 5G connectivity, the entire state of Penang is highly-connected with stable, high-speed internet. Our homegrown professional conference organisers have been at the forefront of Business Events Penang’s digital transformation. Be it virtual or hybrid conventions, exhibitions, meetings and congresses, we have hosted a plethora of national and international virtual and hybrid business events since 2020. 

We at Penang Convention & Exhibition Bureau (PCEB) are committed to making your next business event here an impactful and unforgettable one, and we offer personalised support packages to further boost the experiential elements for your delegates. 

See you in Penang!


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