Network with hospitality industry companies via WHOLE PENANG 2020 virtual platform

THE World Hospitality, Lifestyle and Entertainment Exhibition and Conference (WHOLE PENANG 2020) virtual exhibition is still open until end of this month!


Alpine Group Services managing director Anita Jacobson said the virtual exhibition would enable visitors, exhibitors and key buyers to engage virtually via video calls, audio calls and chat.


“Visitors can also schedule for a meeting with the exhibitors through our virtual platform. They can interact virtually with the companies from the hospitality industry through our Live Chat feature, collect the exhibitor’s information such as e-brochures and adding them in their own virtual briefcase.


“The visitors can download the information they need after they have explored the entire virtual exhibition,” she told Buletin Mutiara today.


Jacobson said the WHOLE PENANG 2020 hybrid event (physical and virtual) was successfully held from Sept 10 to 12, attracting 1,357 visitors in total.


“Over 20 forums, talks, presentations, business-to-business sessions (B2B), networking sessions, cooking demonstrations and other activities were held to enhance the WHOLE PENANG 2020; making it not only an exhibition, but also a business summit.


“A total of 106 companies took up 92 physical booths and 80 virtual booths.


“The engagement with the international participants was not only via the virtual exhibition platform. We also had the dedicated B2B sessions where local companies networked with over 50 companies from Indonesia, the Philippines and 30 key buyers from the Middle East,” she said.


Jacobson said the WHOLE PENANG 2020 was the first hybrid trade event in Penang and the first trade exhibition to be held during the recovery movement control order (RMCO).


“The WHOLE PENANG 2020 gathered companies and trade visitors from the entire hospitality ecosystem including food and beverage, hotel, travel and tourism under one roof for business rejuvenation,” she added.


Those who are interested to tour the virtual exhibition can scan the QR code below:



Story by Christopher Tan