Venue in Penang Collects 2015 Bookings
The refurbished sPICE venue in Penang has been operating as an exhibition hall despite the fact that construction continues on some of the facilities. Formerly known as the Penang International Sports Arena (PISA), it is now known as the Penang International Convention and Exhibition Centre (sPICE).
The SPICE venue is managed by S P Setia Berhap Group and it currently offers 3,100 m2 of exhibition space. The completed complex will offer convention space, retail shops, restaurants and hotels.
The retail facilities are expected to be operational in the second quarter of 2015, while the convention space will come online in the second half of 2016. The venue’s management is aiming to attract 80% local players and 20% from overseas.
Kheng Ho Yeoh, senior manager of sPICE, commented, “sPICE Convention Centre is the main convention and exhibition hall, spanning 4,500 m2 and able to accommodate 450 banquet tables, 260 exhibition booths and 8,000 people for theatre style seating… The completion of the main Spice Convention Centre is estimated to be in the third quarter of 2016, followed by the business-class hotel a year later.”