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7 REASONS MALAYSIA IS THE PERFECT STAGE FOR YOUR NEXT EVENTS MEET 7 REASONS MALAYSIA IS THE PERFECT STAGE FOR YOUR NEXT EVENTS MEET Bloomberg's 2018 Most Attractive Emerging Market list ranked Malaysia the top in Asia, and fifth on the global front, while the World Economic Forum's annual Inclusive Development Index ranked Malaysia 13th among emerging economies. Based on World Bank's four main criteria – people, environment, framework and relationships – US News also placed the country as the fourth out of 20 "Best Countries to Invest In" this year. Located at a strategic position, opening towards South-east Asia and between China and India, Malaysia offers unrivalled connectivity for business events (MICE). More than 60 international airlines reaching over 100 destinations link Malaysia directly to the world. RECOGNISED GLOBAL ECONOMY SEAMLESS & EFFICIENT WORLDWIDE LINKS Constantly building and improving infrastructure to meet the modern world's ever-evolving wants and needs, Malaysia boasts world-class convention centres in all major cities including Kuala Lumpur, Penang, Langkawi, Selangor, Melaka, Putrajaya, Johor, Sarawak and Sabah. Numerous international trade exhibitions and conventions have drawn diverse industries to the country, including the 9th World Urban Forum 2018 which hosted over 24,000 delegates, SEMICON Southeast Asia 2018 which saw over 6,000 attendees, Asia Pacific Conference on International Education (APAIE 2019) which welcomed more than 2,500 delegates, and POWERGen Asia 2019 which hosted more than 11,000 visitors. Home to a melting pot of cultures comprising of Malay, Chinese, Indian and 47 indigenous ethnicities, Malaysia is where you can experience Asia all at once. Cities may be modern but each still holds firm its heritage and natural charms – such as Penang's UNESCO World Heritage City George Town, Sarawak's traditional Iban Longhouses; and Langkawi, the country's only UNESCO-designated Global Geopark. WORLD–CLASS INFRASTRUCTURE & STRONG TRACK RECORD VIBRANT CULTURE, SOOTHING NATURE 2 | MALAYSIA PENANG • Penang International Airport • Setia SPICE Convention Centre • Straits Quay Convention Centre Peninsular Malaysia

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