The MICE Industry Matures


Penang prepares to host Meetings, Incentives, Conventions and Exhibitions.

A Subterranean Showcase

By all accounts, its landmark opening was a relatively small and private affair. The Setia SPICE Convention Centre welcomed employees of a green energy-based multinational corporation through its front doors on the first weekend of March.

The company’s annual dinner was held in the complex’s massive 48,000 sq ft ballroom – by far the biggest in the state. “We received our CCC (Certificate of Completion and Compliance) at the end of February, on schedule for us to open in March. We are already booked every weekend until the end of the year and even have events confirmed as far as 2019. The reception has been positive, and hopefully it will continue that way,” says SP Setia general manager (Property North) Ng Han Seong.

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