INVITATIONAL ADDRESS

 

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 Medical Expo serves as a platform for all interested parties from health-related sectors to communicate, exchange ideas, formulate solutions and create a healthcare network in Malaysia. As this is the first Penang Medical Expo, I would like to call upon generous sponsors to be part of this event. By participating as a sponsor or exhibitor, you will get the marketing platform to expand your business and create your brand awareness among the public. The Expo is targeting 100 organizations and is expected to attract thousands of visitors to join the Expo.

All public and private hospitals in or outside of Penang, medical educational and research institutions, medical devices companies, academics, federal and state agencies, health care/ wellness centres, non-governmental organisations, medical insurance firms or any other health-related organisations are cordially invited to join the forces. We would be honoured if health-related corporates are willing to be part of the main sponsors in ensuring this event to be a success.

A number of healthcare seminars will be addressed by futuristic and knowledgeable speakers to present their ideas on the medical and health industry which is essential as it would create the best platform for the public to engage in a discourse with prominent speakers.

The Malaysian Healthcare Policy Conference serves a major purpose on providing exposure to people on the importance of the local healthcare system. It is expected to gather at least 200 participants from Malaysia and around the region to review and to explore, thus to reform a better healthcare system for Malaysian.

It is also crucial for this event to get the response and buy-in from the public in order to integrate and promote more collaboration between health-related industries in Penang.

Once again, I would like to sincerely call upon and welcome all to join the 1st Penang Medical Expo & Malaysian Healthcare Policy Conference (PMEX 2017).

See you there!

DR. AFIF BAHARDIN
Chairperson, PMEX 2017
Penang State Executive Councillor (For Health)