Penang CEB Launches Virtual Roadshow to India

18th Jan, 2021

The Penang Convention & Exhibition Bureau (PCEB) will be carrying out its 4 th annual Penang Roadshow to India. This year’s show will see the B2B sessions carried out fully virtually with a Penang Night special dinner hosted in selected cities in India. This hybrid format ensures maximum outreach of the roadshow to one of Penang, Malaysia’s largest travel markets. 

Beginning the roadshow in Kochi on 18th Jan, the roadshow will continue on to Chennai on 20 Jan, New Delhi on 22 Jan and Mumbai on 25 Jan to predominantly connect Penang and Malaysian sellers to qualified Indian buyers from different industry segments including business events, leisure travel, weddings, teambuilding events and filming. 

The virtual show has a total of 25 registered sellers from Penang and the larger Malaysia travel and business events industry, and will be welcoming more than 200 buyers in total. The virtual B2B sessions will be conducted in all 4 cities, with some informational forums in between. 

Addressing the Indian travel trade members at the invitation-only Penang Night dinners, the Chief Minister of Penang, the Penang State Minister for Tourism and Creative Economy, and the CEO of Penang Convention & Exhibition Bureau were present “virtually”. 

“I believe we can return the form of India being the top 5 market for Business Events Penang if we continue to work together to build the business. The partners and participants for the roadshow who are present shows our commitment in ensuring the sustainability of the India – Penang travel business,” said Ashwin Gunasekeran, CEOr of PCEB. 

In his message to the Indian travel trade members, Penang State Minister for Tourism and Creative Economy, the Hon. Mr Yeoh Soon Hin said, “Penang is ready to welcome you and all Indian travellers back to Penang. We look forward to the day that you could personally indulge yourselves in the best that Penang has to offer; from its amazing food to our world-class hospitality.” 

“The business events industry’s resilience is truly inspiring and I believe the industry will rebuild itself faster through a positive momentum set by the bureau and the Business Events Penang industry players. Understanding that, the Penang State Government has also taken a number of initiatives to help the industry recover, which also includes a 3-year long Business Events Penang Rejuvenation Plan 2021 – 2023,” shared The Rt. Hon. Chow Kon Yeow, Chief Minister of Penang. 

The list of sellers that are joining this year’s virtual roadshow include: 

1) ACE Conferences & Exhibitions; 2) Asian Overland Services Tours & Travel Sdn. Bhd; 3) Four Seasons Hotel Kuala Lumpur and Four Seasons Resort Langkawi (both exhibiting under Four Seasons brand); 4) DOREMi Services & Rental Sdn Bhd; 5) DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Penang; 6) Eco Coach & Tours (M) Sdn Bhd; 7) Entopia by Penang Butterfly Farm; 8) Hotel Equatorial Penang; 9) Hotel Royal Kuala Lumpur; 10) Lexis Suites Penang; 11) Lexis Hibiscus Port Dickson; 12) Lotus Desaru Beach Resort & Spa; 13) M Summit 191 Executive Hotel Suites; 14) Malaysia Airlines Berhad; 15) Mercure Penang Beach; 16) Pink Label Conferences & Events Sdn Bhd; 17) Setia SPICE Convention Centre; 18) Shangri-La's Rasa Sayang Resort & Spa; 19) Sunway Hotel Georgetown; 20) The Habitat Penang Hill; 21) The TOP Penang; 22) The Traveller Malaysia; 23) TIN Media & Digital; 24) Tour & Incentive Travel; 25) Tropical Spice Garden Penang.

The show is also open to interested trade visitors. Registration can be done here.

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