THE first World Hospitality, Lifestyle and Entertainment Exhibition and Conference (WHOLE PENANG 2020) will be held from Sept 10 to 12, 2020.
It will take place at SPICE Arena and Convention Centre.
State Tourism Development, Arts, Culture and Heritage (PETACH) Committee chairman Yeoh Soon Hin said WHOLE 2020 was expected to draw 350 exhibitors from 30 countries.
“As Penang ushers in ‘Experience Penang Year 2020,’ we are happy to welcome Alphine Group Services for deciding to host the first edition of WHOLE PENANG 2020.
“There are five key areas. They are food, beverage, food technology and equipment; lodging/accommodation; travel & tourism; lifestyle & entertainment and wellness,” Yeoh told a press conference at Mercure Penang Beach Hotel in Tanjung Bungah yesterday.
Also present were Alphine Integrated Solution chairman Datuk Abdul Malik Kassim, Tourism Malaysia Northern Region director Ahmad Husni Ahmad Basri and Ministry of Tourism, Art & Culture Malaysia, Penang’s Mohd Amir Azhar.
Yeoh added that WHOLE PENANG 2020 would also be a platform to draw foreign investors as the organiser would be targeting 30% of the exhibitors from international companies and 70% from the domestic market.
The international exhibitors are likely to be from countries like Australia, Austria, France, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, New Zealand and Taiwan.
“I am excited that some of the new products and technologies will be displayed,” he said.
Attendance at WHOLE PENANG 2020 is by invitation only.
For further information, call:
+60 12 293 1913 (Charles Mohan), +60 16 455 8713 (Zaiti Zubir), +60 13 339 4273 (Kazer Ibrahim).
Story by Danny Ooi
Pix by Nur Amirah Husna Roslan