Penang Convention & Exhibition Bureau (PCEB) introduced its business events support programme – Privilege Penang – at a Networking Dinner during IMEX Frankfurt recently as well as announcing it will host the inaugural ICCA (International Congress and Convention Association) Asia Pacific Summit 2019.
That summit will take place concurrently with the 4th edition of BE@Penang, 5–6 December at Setia SPICE Convention Centre, the world’s first hybrid solar-powered convention centre.
The ICCA Asia Pacific Summit is co-organised by the ICCA Asia Pacific Chapter, Penang Convention & Exhibition Bureau (PCEB), and Anderes Fourdy.
Jason Yeh, Chair, ICCA Asia Pacific Chapter Executive Committee said: “Being the largest Chapter in ICCA community, the APC Summit is a much-needed platform for Asia Pacific members to meet, network and discuss issues of common interest and it paves the way for member-to-member collaboration.”
“The dual conference will not only benefit Penang and Malaysia’s Business Events industry, but also build the bridge between our local industry members and ICCA Malaysia members and the Asia Pacific fraternity,” said Ashwin Gunasekeran, CEO of PCEB.
Noor Ahmad Hamid, ICCA Regional Director Asia Pacific added: “This is a grassroot initiative by the members and for the members, we hope the Asia-Pac members will join their industry peers and meet in Penang this December.”
There is a Call for Content for two ICCA Lab sessions and ICCA Asia Pacific Chapter members are encouraged to submit proposals for workshop-style programme, one focusing on technology and the other on elevating delegate experience.
The preliminary programme and registration can be accessed at www.iccaapsummit.com. The registration fee for ICCA Asia Pacific members is set at US$350, with $5 from each registration going to the Penang Turtle Cares programme.