Welcome Message by The Rt. Hon. Chow Kon Yeow
Chief Minister of Penang

It is my great pleasure to welcome you to the 6th edition of Penang Convention & Exhibition Bureau’s homegrown conference - BE @ Penang 2021 - BE Connected, BE Inspired.

Penang has always been the preferred destination for both tourism and business events, and we always strive towards maintaining the same interest when we welcome back international tourists in the future. Through this hybrid conference, we in Penang takes advantage of our capability in leading and continues to push forward in welcoming back business groups to our shores.

The state of Penang, through the Penang2030 vision, is focusing on developing our digital economy. As we continue to improve and build our 5G infrastructure across the state to drive the Industrial Revolution 4.0, Penang can seamlessly cater to the fast-growing requests for both virtual and hybrid events, at the same time upgrade the offerings as more physical events are now starting to resume. 

I hope you will all feel very much at ease here like at home while we re-establish our lost connection of the past.

Thank you.