WELCOME MESSAGE FROM THE CHAIRWOMAN

A warm welcome to George Town, capital of Penang and a UNESCO World Heritage Site!

We are delighted that the second International Health & Wealth Conference (IHW 2018) is being held in our beautiful city.

Penang is the ideal destination to host the IHW 2018 conference for many reasons.

Malaysia has been rated as one of the countries with the best healthcare in the world by International Living magazine. The fact that Penang generates approximately 60% of the medical tourism revenue for Malaysia is testament to the high quality treatment, facilities and equipment available. Our doctors and specialists are multi- lingual, with many trained in the Commonwealth. The broad range of accessible remedies has contributed to making Penang the top destination for retirees who wish to spend their golden years in a warm, sunny climate all year round, with proven therapy close by.

Penang is poised to be the next investment platform for aged care and retirement villages which have yet to take off in this part of the world. Investment in healthy living and wellness is an attractive and budding prospect. Furthermore, Penang is the Silicon Valley of the East, with many electrical and electronics manufacturing plants located in the state. It is also a thriving medical devices production hub which has great potential to be developed into a Medical City with the right investments.

Thus, the combination of health and retirement options, coupled with the available investment opportunities in the State, make Penang an idyllic venue for IHW 2018.

We look forward to welcoming you to our wonderful home and hope you enjoy it as much as we do!

Dr. Mary Ann Harris
Chairperson
Penang Centre of Medical Tourism (PMED)