More than 650 people attended a grand dinner in celebration of Penang Chinese Chamber of Commerce’s (PCCC) 110th anniversary.
Among those present were Chinese Chamber of Commerce representatives from Singapore, the Philippines, Hong Kong and Indonesia.
Chamber affiliates members from other states also joined the three-day celebrations.
PCCC president Datuk Seri Choot Ewe Seng said that the anniversary celebration, which started on Saturday, had been well received.
Choot said the chamber would ensure that the products made in the region were in demand despite the economic downturn.
”We can also play a role in disseminating and exchanging informations on the use of green technology to protect the environment.
“PCCC is ready to work with the other chambers of commerce to achieve this goal,” he added.
A forum was also held after the opening ceremony where renowned shoe designer Datuk Jimmy Choo, Value Partners Group Limited chairman Datuk Cheah Cheng Hye and Penang Institute economics research Dr Lim Kim-Hwa shared their experience with the delegates.
Penangite Jimmy said that although he was currently based in London, he was willing to travel back to Penang to share his experience in shoemaking with the youths.
“I want to interact with the youths and even bring in some international renowned designers to Penang to inspire them,” he said.
Later in the afternoon, the delegates also toured the George Town heritage enclave and visited the Pinang Peranakan Mansion as part of their sightseeing trip.
Some 150 delegates also visited the state’s iconic Penang Hill.
“We have provided the delegates from near and far an insight of Penang.
“The delegates visited tourists attraction sites and tried local Penang delicacies,” said Choot at a dinner in Penang on Sunday.
Also present were Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng, state executive councillors Chow Kon Yeow, Lim Hock Seng, Phee Boon Poh, state legislative assembly speaker Datuk Law Choo Kiang and Tanjong MP Ng Wei Aik.