BE @ PENANG 2022 will be held at the landmark Setia SPICE Convention Centre – world's first and only hybrid solar-powered convention centre. This Eco Green GBI certified subterranean convention centre features an expansive 4,000 sqm pillarless ballroom and 14 function rooms that can support meetings of up to 10,000 delegates. Besides being partially powered by the solar panels installed at the SPICE campus, the convention centre was correspondingly built with smart architectural and design features aimed to reduce carbon footprint.
A grand skylight at the foyer fills the space with natural light during the day and despite being in a hot tropical island, the sloping green roof and tempered, laminate glass windows prevent direct UV penetration, cooling the convention centre naturally. Another unique feature of SPICE is its landscaped 7-acre roof garden and smaller accompanying spice and bamboo gardens, that have become a green lung and a communal space for convention centre’s neighbouring urban communities. The cutting-edge rainwater harvesting system waters the parks of SPICE, further enhancing its green standing.
Setia SPICE Convention Centre is wheelchair friendly.