INVITATIONAL ADDRESS

 

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.

Furthermore, Penang’s position as a leading second tier destination for Business Events makes the state attractive to medical conference, congress and exhibition owners. PMEX 2017 will have two major components – the Penang Medical Expo and the Malaysian Healthcare Policy Conference.

Over the years, Penang has played host to prominent medical Business Events, both national and international events. In 2016, the medical Business Events accounted for 10.6% % of the national and international congresses in Penang with an estimated economic impact of RM 31 million, and 5.15% of the national and international corporate meetings with an estimated economic impact of RM 25 million.

PCEB is committed in branding and marketing Penang as a top destination for the convergence of thinkers, leaders, innovators and reformers of the medical and healthcare industry.

We look forward to collaborating with the national and global medical and healthcare community in creating internationally-recognised homegrown medical events and hosting international medical events here in Penang.

PCEB welcomes all our Team Penang partners to join the first ever PMEX, and together we shall towards realising Penang’s aspiration of becoming a leading Global Medical City.

See you at PMEX!

ASHWIN GUNASEKERAN
Vice Chairperson, PMEX 2017
CEO, Penang Convention & Exhibition Bureau