MESSAGE FROM THE RIGHT HONOURABLE CHIEF MINISTER OF PENANG
Penang has not only been a state famous of its delicacies, but also for its efficient healthcare system. Holding our first Medical Expo at Setia SPICE is indeed appropriate for a state that attracted 60% of medical tourism revenue in Malaysia. I would like to welcome you to the 1st Penang Medical Expo & Malaysian Healthcare Policy Conference (PMEX 2017) organised by the State Government of Penang. This event will be held at Setia SPICE Convention Centre from 10th to 12th of November 2017.
This is the very first healthcare event in Penang which showcases the healthcare system in Penang. PMEX 2017 will help to establish Penang as one of the main players in reviewing and discussing healthcare policies with prominent medical professionals. Penang recorded a growth of 14.8% in medical tourists from 302,000 in 2015 to 347,000 in 2016, with revenue increasing by 17.3% from RM 390, 694, 625 in 2015 to RM 458, 262, 629 in 2016.
The 1st Penang Medical Expo & Malaysian Healthcare Policy Conference (PMEX 2017) organised by the State Government of Penang would like to invite you to our very first health event in Penang. The conference will be held from 10th to 12th November 2017 at the Setia SPICE Convention Centre.
One of the objectives of this event is to position Penang as the leading state for national health policy reviews and discussions, and as the Medical City of Malaysia. The event aims to put forth recommendations for necessary reform and review on the Malaysian healthcare system and to enhance the awareness of healthcare policies to the public. Through this event, we hope the public will be aware of the initiative of the government in developing good healthcare system and social welfare.
The theme of this inaugural event is “Healthcare in Malaysia: Time for Reform?” There are two major components in this event, namely the Penang Medical Expo and the Malaysian Healthcare Policy Conference.
The Penang Convention & Exhibition Bureau (PCEB), a Penang State Government bureau established to develop and strengthen the state’s Business Events industry, is proud to be organising the 1st Penang Medical Expo & Malaysian Healthcare Policy Conference (PMEX 2017) in collaboration with the Penang Centre for Medical Tourism, Penang Institute, Invest Penang and Malaysia Medical Association Penang Branch.
Malaysia is among the top medical destinations in the world, winning the “Destination of the Year” for the third time in a row at the International Medical Travel Journal (IMTJ) Awards in 2017. Among other recognitions Malaysia has received is the top spot in the global ranking by InternationalLiving.com for best healthcare in the world.
We are indeed proud of the medical and healthcare industry of Penang as our state contributes 60% of the Malaysian medical tourism revenue. With Penang boasting numerous world-class medical facilities, PMEX 2017 will showcase the best of the state’s healthcare offerings.
The World Class Integrated Convention Centre, SPICE Convention Centre comprises contiguous space of 48,000 square feet pillar-less ballroom providing unobstructed view of the stage, that can accommodate 400 round banquet tables or 8000 seats forany conference. The ballroom is a truly unique event space that offers great flexibility including modern retractable partition system to ensure space flexibility and can be divided into four smaller halls.
In the bigger events, the ballroom is fronted by a capacious of 20,000 square feet pre-function area outside that can be extend out to accommodate another 150 round banquet table, used as an overflow space for mingling and networking during events. With its gracious decor and natural ambient lighting, the pre-function area beautifies the transition by creating a stunning and friendly space for interaction.