Penang outlook forum 2010

Time and Date: june 3, 2009, 9.00am – 6.00pm Venue: institute of southeast asian studies, singapore

THE PENANG OUTLOOK FORUM provides a platform for the assessment of Penang’s past achievements, present capabilities and future growth potential. This year’s focus will be on “Penang in Asia” and the forum will be held at the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS), Singapore. Sessions will include: Penang in the New Asian Economy, George Town as a Unesco World Heritage City; Specialised Industries and Services, and Green and Livable Cities. Chief Minister of Penang Lim Guan Eng will be giving the keynote address.

Among eminent speakers for the sessions will be Datuk Lee Kah Choon of InvestPenang, Datuk Boonler Somchit of Penang Skills Development Centre, Yoon Chon Leong of Bizwise Consultants, Salma Khoo Nasution of Penang Heritage Trust, Dr Goh Beng Lan and Dr Syed Khairudin Aljunied of the National University of Singapore, Dr Tan See Leng of Parkway Holdings, Jaseni Maidisa of Penang Water Authority and Dr Michael Quah of the Energy Studies Institute, Singapore.

The speakers will address questions such as: How will Penang and its primary city, George Town, take advantage of the rise of Asia as the new growth hub of the world economy? What investment opportunities and niche industries have Penang to offer the Asian region? What sort of opportunities and challenges come with George Town’s status as a Unesco World Heritage city? What special industries and services does Penang offer to the region and the world? How does Penang proffer to the world its unique economic features, while sustaining its natural environment and attributes?

All are welcome to attend this conference on a first come, first served basis. For further details please contact Betty Kwan (betty@iseas.edu.sg).



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