Bringing back conventions and exhibitions to Penang.

V. Sivaji | July 27, 2020 | 0 | Hotels , Live , Travel , Travel Buzz

In an effort to bring back Penang as the preferred destination for conventions and exhibitions, the Penang Convention & Exhibition Bureau (PCEB) launched its first edition of the “Next Normal Guidelines” for Business Events Penang at Setia SPICE Convention Centre recently.

Among the guidelines include documents detailing the new standards of organising business events in the Next Normal and in a world where the world is still threatened by COVID-19 pandemic.

The document is the result done by a task force of 29 industry partners to ensure every aspect of organising business events was covered.

Penang Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow officiated the launch.
Also present was State Exco for Tourism, Arts, Culture & Heritage Yeoh Soon Hin and Ashwin Gunasekeran, chief executive officer of PCEB).

This launch was the first event held at Setia SPICE Convention Centre since MCO was enforced, and sets the benchmark for how business events should be held in the Next Normal.

“We are keeping at heart PEOPLE-FIRST and this transformation for new beginnings need to start with how we conduct our businesses. I believe that with these Guidelines, we are proving that Penang is taking the recovery phrase seriously and that we are ready to welcome back events into the destination,” said Ashwin.

While Setia SPICE set up the ballroom with a one-meter distance from each table and chair, pre-packed food was prepared accordingly in biodegradable bento boxes and markings were placed in the foyer to remind guests of maintaining 1-metre distance.

After the launch, there was also an immersive simulation by Transportation Partner Capital One Leisure for guests to experience the process of alighting delegate coaches and social distancing within official vehicles during the Next Normal. PCEB also unveiled new souvenirs for Business Events Penang, mainly Penang Turtle Cares signature batik turtles wearing N95 masks.

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