The WCDP 2015 conference themes reflect the challenges of reducing the burden of drowning in the communities, nations, regions of the world.

The themes are:
  • Prevention
  • Data
  • Rescue
  • Disaster
  • Treatment
  • Partnerships

The conference organizers encourage consideration of cross cutting issues across these themes and provide the following guidance:
  • Papers and posters are expected to reflect current understanding of at least two of the following: research, policy and/or practice. 
  • Papers and posters are expected to identify the demographic at risk of drowning i.e. Children (0-9), adolescence (10-19) Men, Older People
  • Papers are expected to focus on communities, nations or regions at-risk .
  • Papers that address the opportunities/challenges of reducing drowning in low and middle income countries, particularly those consistent with the ILS Policy on Development Aid Effectiveness

The conference organizers encourage papers and posters that explore the challenges and opportunities of reducing drowning in all parts of the world. Given the geographic location and recognition that more than 96% of drowning occurs in low and middle income countries, it is expected that a substantial component of the WCDP 2015 will further agenda. 

Further explanation of the WCDP 2015 themes is outlined below:

The Prevention Theme will cover research, policy and case studies that detail strategies, interventions or evidenced based programs to reduce drowning. 

Examples of topics within this theme might include:
  • Evidence based interventions across the life stages, particularly in high risk demographics including children under five, people over 55 years, men and youth
  • Evidence based interventions targeting communities at risk, particularly indigenous populations, culturally and linguistically diverse communities, refugees and economically disadvantaged groups
  • Communication, education and advocacy initiatives, where evaluation is able to measure impacts
  • Swimming and water safety skills and education
  • Activity based drowning prevention examples include occupational, fishing, scuba industry
  • Research and policy making, particularly where it addresses any of the above

The Drowning Epidemiology Theme will cover research, policy and case studies that seek to measure outline or improve understandings of drowning epidemiology in communities, nations and regions of the world. 

Examples of topics within this Theme might include:
  • Studies that estimate the burden of drowning in a specific population
  • Advancing the challenges of data collection including availability, quality and confidence
  • Studies that outline and advance our understanding of burden, patterns of drowning
  • Studies that advance our understanding of the burden of non-fatal drowning
  • Studies that advance our understanding of intentional drowning

The Rescue Theme covers research, policy and case studies in lifesaving, lifeguarding and rescue services, including flood and maritime rescue. The advancements in of standards, techniques, across the full range of rescue contexts, surf, open water, inland waters and swimming pools.

Examples of topics within the Rescue theme might include:
  • Innovation and advances in lifesaving and lifeguarding practice, equipment and technologies
  • Risk management and assessment across all aquatic environments
  • Leadership challenges in flood and maritime rescue
  • RIP Currents, from science to prevention
  • Lifeguard service and workforce, and volunteer development
  • Lifesaving Sport, and its advancement in the service and humanitarian context

The Disaster Theme covers research, policy and case studies that seek to further understanding and action in reducing drowning and the impacts arising from disaster. Contexts can include maritime, storm surge, flooding and tsunami.

Examples of topics within the Disaster Theme might include:
  • Drowning prevention in the context of disaster risk reduction efforts
  • Attempts to map the burden of drowning in disaster
  • Impacts of climate change on drowning risk in communities
  • Case studies involving community based disaster reduction
  • Case studies outlining the role of lifesaver and rescue services in disaster

The Medical Theme will cover research, policy and case studies focusing on the drowning process, first response and medical treatments following drowning and other aquatic first aid areas.
Examples of topics within the Medical Theme might include:
  • Medical research
  • Advances in the medical aspects of rescue, first aid and resuscitation
  • Optimal drowning resuscitation guidelines
  • Neurological damage after drowning resuscitation
  • Drowning resuscitation challenges in low and middle income countries

The above outline is far from exhaustive, newly emerging topics are encouraged provided that seek to advance the audiences understanding of the challenges of reducing drowning.
Note: All themes will have provision for Malaysian specific papers, and those from developing nations across the region and world.


Second Call for Abstracts now open, closing date 30 April 2015.
Don’t miss your chance to join the world's leading experts in the areas of Drowning Research, Policy and Practice at the World Conference on Drowning Prevention 2015.
Organisers received over 300 abstracts from 170 speakers in the first round. The review process has commenced. Authors will be informed of the results in Mid-April.
The second round is now open for those who missed the first call, and wish to submit abstracts for papers and posters. Papers in all areas are welcome. Further guidance may be provided in early April.

Second all for abstracts now open. All abstracts must be submitted in English via the conference website by 30 April 2015. There will be no extension of this deadline.

Abstracts will be sorted into three categories:research, policy or practice.

An abstract guide has been prepared to assist authors. Click here

Note, the abstract template is a guide only and submissions don’t have to follow the exact framework outlined.

Abstract Details

  • Abstracts are limited to 600 words.
  • Abstracts from low-middle income countries are encouraged.
  • More than one abstract may be submitted.
  • Graphs, charts, tables or graphics cannot be included in your abstract.
  • Abstracts will be reviewed based upon criteria.
  • The Conference Organisers will not be held responsible for submission errors caused by internet service outages, hardware or software delays, power outages or unforeseen events.
  • It is the responsibility of the submitting author to ensure that the abstract is submitted correctly and includes the names of all authors.
  • Where there are co-authors, only one abstract is to be submitted. The submitting author is responsible for ensuring the co-authors agree with the content.
  • An abstract which does not adhere to these requirements is unlikely to be accepted.
  • The closing date for abstracts is 30 April 2015.
  • Note, for successful presenting authors they must register and pay for the Conference before the deadline; otherwise the Conference Organisers reserves the right to remove the presentation from the Conference program.

Abstract Process (including review)

Abstract submissions will go through the following review process: 
  • Receipt Email - Upon an abstract being submitted an email confirmation will be sent to the key contact / submitting author. This e-mail will include the required link for the Abstract Portal. 
  • Abstract Portal - The key contact / submitting author can view their Abstract online, submit draft abstracts and/or request to re-submit an abstract up to but no later than the submission deadline of 21 February 2015. 
  • Thematic Review - Abstract submissions will be reviewed by conference thematic committees. Thematic committees will review submissions based upon criteria to assess and select the most suitable presentations for the conference program.
  • Notification - First group of submitting authors will be notified by email of the results by 20 March 2015 and notification for second submission will be made by 15 May 2015. Accepted abstracts will receive presentation guidelines and briefing notes. 
  • Confirmed Submissions - Successful authors will be required to confirm their acceptance, confirm the name of the presenter/s and register to attend the Conference to ensure their presentation at the conference. 
  • Program and Proceedings - All confirmed abstracts will be published in the Conference Program and Proceedings. (Note - It is the authors responsibility to ensure accuracy of content, spelling and presentation, as abstracts will be published exactly as submitted).

Abstract Important Submission Notes / Reminders

Once submitted, your abstract will be confirmed within the system. You will not be able to edit this abstract unless you request special access/permission via the Conference Organisers/Abstract Management Liaison, Monique Sharp,   msharp@rlssa.org.au

If you know that you will need to make revisions / updates prior to the submission close date of 30 April 2015 you will be best to save your Abstract in DRAFT, return back to the Abstract Portal to EDITand then formally SUBMIT ABSTRACT. 
Please note, it will be the submitting authors responsibility to ensure that all DRAFT Abstracts are completed and formally submitted for consideration by the 30 April 2015.

Please click here to access to the Abstract Portal

Disclaimer- The invitation to submit an abstract does not constitute an offer to pay any costs associated with attending the conference or the production of your presentation or poster (be these travel, accommodation or registration costs). Similarly, no speakers' fee, travel, accommodation, registration or other associated costs will be paid to successful authors. By submitting this abstract you confirm if successful that the Conference Organisers may publish the abstract in the Draft Conference Program and may also be used within marketing material to promote the Conference


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Press Statement

ILS announces WHO co-sponsorship of World Conferences Drowning Prevention 2015


International Life Saving Federation (ILS) President Mr Graham Ford is pleased to announce that the World Conference on Drowning Prevention 2015 is to be co-sponsored by the World Health Organization (WHO).
WCDP2015 is to be held in Penang, Malaysia from 4-6 November 2015. This will be the first time that the global drowning prevention community will meet since the publication by WHO of the Global report on drowning: preventing a leading killer in November 2014.
The Global report on drowning, which was the first report by WHO dedicated exclusively to drowning, revealed that drowning claims the lives of 372,000 people each year and is among the ten leading causes of death for children and young people in every region. Globally, over half of all drowning deaths are among those aged under 25 years.
“More than 90% of drowning occurs in low‐ and middle‐income countries, with nations in the African, South‐East Asia and Western Pacific regions having the highest rates. Children 1‐4 years of age are particularly vulnerable to drowning,” said Dr David Meddings of the WHO Department for Management of NCDs, Disability, Violence and Injury Prevention. “This loss of life is largely preventable through actions described in the Global report on drowning.”
WCDP2015 will bring together the world's foremost experts, researchers and policy makers in drowning prevention, rescue, lifesaving and water safety for exchange, debate and review of the latest progress on preventing drowning. The conferencewill energize the field, and contribute to further development and advancements to reduce death and injury in all aquatic environments worldwide.

“The co‐sponsorship of this conference by WHO marks a signifcant step in the joint efforts by ILS and WHO to raise global, regional and national awareness of drowning and its prevention,”  said Justin Scarr, ILS Drowning Prevention Commission Chair.
It is expected that key themes arising from the Global report on drowning will be explored during plenary sessions, symposia and parallel session papers delivered by over 200 presenters from 50 nations. Symposia investigating the use of lifejackets, child drowning prevention measures, identifying and responding to drowning data gaps, and CPR protocols will all feature atthe event.
Inspired by the key recommendations of the Global report on drowning, the Life Saving Society Malaysia is using the event to reinforce their call for establishment of a Malaysian Water Safety Council in response to growing national recognition of drowning and how it impacts upon Malaysian communities.
“It is a great honour to welcome the international drowning prevention community to Malaysia, and it is vitally important that we capture the energy of the event to increase drowning prevention actions across the nation,” noted Mr Lim Chien Cheng, President Life Saving Society Malaysia.
The call for papers has now closed, but can be opened under exceptional circumstances for high priority drowning prevention research and policy. Early Bird registration closes on 31 July 2015 for those wishing to present and attend. Registrations will be accepted until 30 September 2015.

Global report on drowning: preventing a leading killer

World Conference on Drowning Prevention 2015


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Contact details

WCDP 2015 Conference Secretariat
Address: C/O 123J, Jalan Utama, 10450 Penang, Malaysia
Fax: +604 3137004
E-mail: secretariat@wcdp2015.org
Conference Website: www.wcdp2015.org

Organised by:

The Life Saving Society Malaysia


Click here to download the "WCDP 2015 Sponsership Prospectus"

Please contact the secretariat if you wish to exhibit at the WCDP 2015 Penang or you may refer to the sponsorship prospectus for sponsorship details

Visit Penang!

Malaysia at a Glance
The federation of Malaysia comprises Peninsular Malaysia, which is made up of  11 states, three Federal Territories as well as the states of Sabah and Sarawak situated in Borneo.
Kuala Lumpur
Lying 2o to 7o north of the Equator, Peninsular Malaysia is separated from Sabah and Sarawak by the South China Sea. The Peninsular shares a common border with Thailand in the north, while its southern neighbour is Singapore.  Sabah and Sarawak share a common border with Indonesia while Sarawak also shares a border with Brunei Darussalam. 
329,758 sq km
28 million
Malays make up about 57% of the population, with Chinese, Indians and other ethnic groups making up the rest. 
Bahasa Malaysia (Malay) is the national language but English is widely spoken.  Malaysians also speak various languages and dialects.
Islam is the official religion but all other religions are practised freely.
Malaysia practices parliamentary democracy and constitutional monarchy. The Head of State is the Yang di-Pertuan Agong and the Head of Government is the Prime Minister. The
country has a bicameral legislative system.
Malaysia has a tropical climate and the weather is warm all year round.  Temperatures range from 21oC to 32oC and the annual rainfall varies from 2,000mm to 2,500mm.
Manufacturing constitutes the largest component of Malaysia’s economy while tourism and primary commodities such as petroleum, palm oil, natural rubber and timber are major
contributors to its economy.
Visitors must be in possession of a valid passport or travel document with a minimum validity of six months beyond the intended visiting period.Citizens of most countries do not require
visas for social or business visits.  For further information, please visit or call the nearest Malaysian diplomatic mission or Tourism Malaysia office. 
The unit of currency is the Malaysian Ringgit, which is denoted as RM.  Foreign currencies can be converted at banks and money changers.
In most states, banks are open from Monday to Friday from 9.15 am to 4.30 pm. In Kelantan and Terengganu, banks are closed on Friday and Saturday. Check the websites of the relevant banks for details on operating hours and rest days. Online banking services are available.
Post offices are open from 8.30 am to 5.00 pm daily except on Sunday and public holidays. They are open for half-a-day on Saturday (until 1.00 pm).Post offices that are located in
shopping malls have extended operating hours. In the states of Johor, Kedah, Kelantan and Terengganu, post offices are closed on Friday and Saturday.
Most states observe Monday to Friday as working days while Saturday and Sunday are rest days. In the states of Johor, Kedah, Kelantan and Terengganu, working days are from Sunday
to Thursday. Friday and Saturday are observed as rest days. This applies to government offices and many private establishments.    
The standard Malaysian time is eight hours ahead of GMT and 16 hours ahead of the U.S. Pacific Standard Time.
The voltage used throughout Malaysia is 220 – 240 volts AC, at 50 cycles per second. Standard 3-pin square plugs and sockets are used.
Malaysia uses the metric system.
Malaysia is linked nationally and internationally by telephone, facsimile and via the Internet. Most hotels provide International Direct Dial (IDD) telephone services and Wi-fi Internet
The main gateway to Malaysia is through the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) in Sepang. It is located about 50 km south of Kuala Lumpur. Over 40 international airlines fly into
the country while the national carrier, Malaysia Airlines, has a global network that spans six continents. The airline is a full-fledged member of oneworld, one of the world¡¯s top three
airline alliances. The national carrier is complemented by its subsidiary, Firefly and the budget airline, AirAsia. The new KLIA 2, situated about 1.5 km away from the main terminal of
KLIA,is the world’s largest purpose-built terminal dedicated to low-cost carriers. Airlines that operate from KLIA 2 include AirAsia and AirAsia X. Other major international airports that
serve asentry points are situated in Penang, Johor Bahru, Kuching, Kota Kinabalu and the island of Langkawi. The main entry point to Malaysia by sea is Port Klang, about 50 km away
from KualaLumpur. Malaysia is also accessible by rail and road from Singapore and Thailand.  
Malaysia has excellent domestic air links serviced by Malaysia Airlines as well as carriers such as AirAsia and Firefly. The country has a well-developed and efficient public transportation system served by buses, taxis as well as trains.
Malaysia has a wide range of accommodation with competitive rates. International star-rated hotels, boutique hotels, beach resorts, chalets, youth hostels and timeshare apartments are among the types of accommodation available.

About Penang
Penang is a delightful fusion of nature, culture and history. Comprising the island of Penang and Seberang Perai on the mainland with one of the longest bridges in Asia running the
length between, the state is widely recognised as one of the world’s top holiday destinations. Home to a UNESCO World Heritage City, Penang leaves an indelible mark on each visitor,
leaving them wanting more with each visit.
Penang’s vibrant capital city, George Town, was awarded UNESCO World Heritage City in 2008. Full of character, this city is filled with heritage buildings, historical landmarks and a
colourful medley of different cultures. Many attractions are situated within walking distance of each other - in fact, walking the streets of George Town is a visual feast in itself. Alternatively, take a tour of the city on one of the cheerfully-decorated trishaws available at every corner.
Connecting the mainland and the island of Penang, Penang Bridge is the country¡¯s longest bridge at 13.5km. Modeled after San Francisco’s Golden Gates Bridge, this iconic bridge is
the venue of the annual Penang Bridge International Marathon. Magnificent coastal views greet you on both sides as you drive along the bridge.
Ayer Itam
Standing majestically on top of a hill overlooking the little town of Ayer Itam, Kek Lok Si is the finest and largest Buddhist temple complex in Southeast Asia.Founded more than a hundred years ago, its highlights include a striking seven-tiered pagoda called The Pagoda of Ten Thousand Buddhas and a 120-foot bronze statue of Kuan Yin, the Goddess of Mercy. “The Pagoda of Ten Thousand Buddhas took 20 years to complete and adopts the architectural styles of three different cultures: Chinese, Thai and Burmese.”
Teluk Bahang
Home to hundreds of flora and fauna species, Penang National Park is a wondrous journey into the heart of nature. Also contained within the park are a19th century lighthouse, a natural meromictic lake, nature trails, a turtle Conservation centre and a canopy walkway.Meromictic lake is a rare phenomenon where a lake consists of two separate layers of water with different consistencies.
Air Itam
One of Penang’s main icons, Penang Hill is a popular retreat for those who wish to escape the city’s blistering heat. Also known as Bukit Bendera or Flagstaff Hill, Penang Hill soars 833m (2,723 feet) above sea level. A brand-new funicular train service takes visitors to the summit in less than half an hour, where a spectacular panoramic view of George Town and its surroundings - all the way up to the mainland - awaits at the Viewing Deck. Penang Hill also has many nature trails for adventurous souls to explore. “Penang Hill is home to many exotic flora and fauna species. Some of the plants that can be found here have been around since the Jurassic period.”
George Town
• Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion

Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion

• Fort Cornwallis
• Acheen Street Malay Mosque
• Khoo Kongsi
• Pinang Peranakan Mansion
• Chinatown
• Chowrasta Bazaar
• City Hall
• Dhammikarama Burmese Temple
• Goddess of Mercy Temple
• Islamic Museum
• Kapitan Keling Mosque
• Little India
• P. Ramlee’s House
• Penang State Museum
• Sri Mariamman Temple
• St. George’s Church
• Masjid Negeri (State Mosque)
• Queen Victoria Clock Tower
• Wat Chaiya Mangkalaram
• The Clan Jetties

Batu Feringghi
Batu Feringgi
• Batu Feringghi Sidewalk Bazaar
• Tropical Spice Garden
Teluk Bahang
• Penang Butterfly Farm
• Teluk Bahang Recreational Park
• Tropical Fruit Farm
• Penang Batik Factory
• ESCAPE Adventureplay Theme Park Batu Maung
• War Museum
• Penang Aquarium Gurney
• Gurney Drive
• Juru Auto-City
• Dragon Fruit Farm Gelugor
• Tuanku Fauziah Museum and Gallery Jalan Kebun Bunga
• Penang Botanical Garden Tanjung Bungah
• Toy Museum
• Masjid Terapung (Floating Mosque)
Bayan Lepas
• Snake Temple
• Pulau Jerejak 
• Penang Bird Park
Bukit Mertajam
• St. Anne’s Church
• Bukit Mertajam Recreational Forest
Seberang Perai Selatan
• Pulau Aman
Nibong Tebal
• Sungai Krian Fireflies
There are a lot of exciting shopping spots around Penang. Chowrasta Market on Jalan Penang is the best place to obtain some local foodstuff such as nutmegs and dried fruits, while
Jalan Pintal Tali and Lorong Kulit are teeming with antique shops. Shops selling gold and Indian sarees can be found in George Town’s Little India.
Also not to be missed is the exciting Little Penang Street Market, a venue showcasing Penang’s culture and creativity where you can find all manners of arts and crafts - open on the last Sunday of every month along Upper Penang  Road.

The hundreds of stalls lining the sidewalk in Batu Feringghi every night from 7 p.m. is a hugely popular attraction where you can get a wide variety of souvenirs, decorative items and other goods at reasonable prices. Major shopping malls can also be found around Penang such as Gurney Plaza, Queensbay Mall, 1st Avenue, Straits Quay Mall and Sunway Carnival Mall.  

Penang is widely known as Malaysia’s food capital. A huge variety of gastronomic delights can be found here, from thehumble yet delicious hawkers’ fare to6 lip-smackingly good Nyonya cuisine, ever-ready to tempt the tastebuds. Gurney Drive is a popular dining spot with a good mix of pubs, restaurants and food courts. Popular hawkers’ offerings include Char Koay Teow, Asam Laksa, Mee Udang (prawn noodles) and Rojak Pasembur. They can be found along the streets of George Town, particularly at night, which includes Jalan Tun SyedBarakbah (The Esplanade), Lebuh Chulia, Lebuh Kimberley, Jalan Macalister and Lebuh Pantai as well.as along Gurney Drive. Nasi Kandar is also a local favourite, an Indian-Muslim dish of steamed white rice served with a variety of accompanying dishes andthick, spicy curries.

Penang hosts a number of exciting events throughout the year. The Chinese New Year is a grand celebration at the Kek Lok Si Temple, where the whole temple complex is bathed in bright festive lights for a whole month. Other major events include the Penang International Food Festival, Nine Emperor GodsFestival, Penang International Dragon Boat Festival, National Chingay Competition and Penang Bridge International Marathon.

Nightlife in Penang is a lively and happening affair at George Town’s Upper Penang Road, Seberang Perai’s Juru Auto-City and along Gurney Drive as well as Jalan Batu Feringghi. Tanjung Bungah and Batu Feringghi are popular destinations for water sports, while those interested in eco-adventure can head to Teluk Bahang Forestry Recreational Park, Penang National Park, Bukit Mertajam Recreational Forest and Pulau Jerejak.

A game of golf can be enjoyed at the international standard golf courses available around the island such as Bukit Jambul Golf & Country Club, Bukit Jawi Golf Resort, Penang Golf Resort Bertam and Mountain View Golf Resort.

Chingay Dragon boat Marathon
nine emperor god

Whether you prefer to stay by the beach or in the city, Penang has a whole range of accommodation to suit every budget, from five-star hotels and serviced apartments to budget motels and backpackers’ inn. For a taste of history and luxury, spend the night at the Eastern & Oriental Hotel or the Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion. Homestays are also available around the state.

Getting Around in Penang
Penang is well connected by different modes of transport, such as bus, taxis, rail and car rental. Major highways are directly linked to main towns. Therefore, it is convenient for those interested in visiting different sites. Old rail routes are well maintained to provide additional privileges to visitors. Taxis are rigidly available as well one can rent a car in Penang to explore various sites by own convenience. Travelling in Penang is a bit inexpensive if you hire motorcycles, tricycles and bicycles. The state is served by a fleet of aeroplanes. The Penang International Airport stays busy because of thousands of travellers.
Buses are the most common form of pubic transport in Penang. After the launch of Rapid Penang, the latest bus service, it has totally transformed Penang public transportation system. Bus system is highly improved because of easy to read signboard, appropriate route maps and helpful drivers. Because of booming tourism, Rapid Penang has launched the Tourist Passport, which is billed at once, but stays active for a week and it provides access to all Rapid Penang buses. Penangites enjoy a bus service and a free shuttle bus also known as Rapid Penang CAT (Central Area Transport).
Taxis in Penang are fitted with metres, which provide accurate rending for the distance covered. Most drivers avoid using metres and charge fixed fares. Therefore, tourists should stay agile while handling taxi drivers. It is always better if you fix prices before boarding onto taxis. One can also board onto shared taxis, which charge low fares. The fare from the Penang International Airport to Penang road in George Town is around RM 40 (this may change).
The state is served by 34.9km of rail track within its border. The Butterworth railway station is serviced by the Keretapi Tanah Melayu. There are many daily trains from Hat Yai, Bangkok and Kuala Lumpur. Booking a ticket in the Oriental Express (from Bangkok to Butterworth) is the most luxurious travelling experience. Butterworth is a major station for trains coming from Singapore, Bangkok and Kuala Lumpur. The International Express runs daily between Butterworth and Bangkok.
Journey becomes more enjoyable when you rent a car in Penang. Car rental i0s relatively inexpensive in the city. Just hire a comfortable car sitting five people at affordable rates and get a total freedom and flexibility in the expedition. Before driving on your own, you must know basic traffic rules. Penang has the right hand side of driving. The speed limit varies from 60km on normal road to 110km on the highways and expressways. The city has well-managed parking areas.
Because of increasing popularity, Penang is growing as the most lovable holiday destination in the world. The state has full range of wireless mobile phone coverage. Maxis, Digi and Celcom provide both 3G and GSM services in Penang. There are internet cafes located at various localities. The Edge is an English-language financial newspaper. The Star, the New Straits Times and the Sun are the mainstream newspapers in Penang. Mutiara FM, Perak FM and Kedah FM are popular radio stations operating in Penang.




To book a room at the conference official venue: The Equatorial Hotel Penang, you will be required to register with the conference and in order to enjoy a discounted room rate for room with breakfast from the Hotel. Kindly be informed that payment is to be made directly to the Hotel and further information is provided at the room booking page. The local organiser also included a list of supporting hotels at the same area of the conference venue. You may click the hotel web link for room booking directly with the hotel. We will b\e working closely with the supporting hotels to provide shuttle bus services to conference venue during the conference period at scheduled time. Should you require further assistance, please do not hesitate to contact us. Look forward to welcome you in Penang.
Official Hotel
Equatorial Penang
Hotel Equatorial Penang is traditionally the leading purpose built conference, meeting and banquet venue on the island. It has the largest column free ballroom in Penang and the most number of meeting rooms in one venue.

Rooms in Hotel Equatorial Penang are best described as luxurious and comfortable. These ample sized guest rooms, led by the flagship Premier Rooms, are all designed to create a welcoming and comfortable ambiance. All rooms are also complemented with an array of standard features that enhance the stay experience.
Recreational facilities include racquetball and tennis courts. Guests can relax in the hot tub or enjoy a body massage. Day trips and sightseeing arrangements can also be made at the tour desk.

Golden Phoenix Restaurant serves Szechuan and Cantonese dishes while Kampachi restaurant offers Japanese specialties.
Penang Equatorial Hotel is a 5 minute drive from the Bayan Lepas Industrial Zone and a 10 minute drive from Penang International Airport. 

Dear Attendees, 
for your accommodation needs, the Hotel is delighted to offer you the following room rates during the conference period from 1 - 7 November 2015.

Room Category Room Rate
Deluxe - Single RM 345.00nett
Deluxe - Twin RM 415.00nett
Premier - Single RM 455.00nett
Premier - Twin RM 525.00nett
Premier Deluxe - Single RM 490.00nett
Club Premier - Single   RM 585.00nett 

  • More room categories or to extend stay with the Hotel is available upon request. 
  • The rates inclusive of 10% Service Charge, Prevailing Government Tax and Local Government Fee of RM3.00nett per room per night.
Term & Conditions 
  • Room rates are inclusive of Buffet Breakfast at designated venue and Broadband 
  • Room allotment for this event is not applicable to 3rd party booking 
  • Confirmation - Full payment is required for the entire duration of stay as confirmation at the point of booking / reservation. 
  • Rates are applicable for stays from 1st November 2015 till 7th November 2015
  • Amendment - all changes / alteration to the booking must be before 4th October 2015
  • Cancellation - 30 days (4th October 2015) prior to the arrival date will result in an automatic cancellation fee based on the total number of room nights booked. 
  • No show - full amount of total number of room nights booked will be charged.


Supporting Hotels        
U Hotel

U Hotel Penang is a new hotel with stylish and comfortable accommodation at affordable rates.

Urban. Unpretentious. Utterly Unique. We built this hotel for budget business travellers, convention-goers, and holiday makers simply looking to get away. Each of our 128 rooms feature interiors designed in an industrial theme with a retro twist. Wake up to mornings cuddled up in our incredibly cozy beds, and begin your days inspired by artwork on the walls by local artists from our ‘Art at the U’ initiative.

The hotel is just 10 minutes away from the Penang International Airport.
Rooms :128 rooms 

Click here to visit official website

Room rate RM165.00 Nett includes : 
* Airport transfer Airport to U Hotel / U Hotel to Airport
** Free 2 way Shuttle from UHotl to Equatorial Hotel (Conference Venue on Conference days)

Please contact the sales person below do the booking.

Contact Person: Marini
Email : sales@uhotelpenang.com

Contact no : +6016 474 3437 

  Vistana Penang Bukit Jambul

Vistana Penang Bukit Jambul enjoys a convenient location along Jalan Bukit Gambir, within a 10-minute drive from Penang International Airport. The newly refurbished hotel offers free Wi-Fi access in the entire property.

The hotel is just a 5-minute drive to the first Penang Bridge, and Georgetown is a 30-minute drive away. It is a 35-minute drive to Seberang Perai and a 40-minute drive to Butterworth. Shuttle services are available to Queensbay and Bayan Lepas Free Industrial Zone, approximately just over 1 mile away.

Comfortably furnished, the spacious air-conditioned rooms feature warm lighting, satellite TV and a modern marble bathroom. Guests may utilise the fitness equipment at the gym, relax with a massage or simply lounge by the outdoor pool. Other services offered include laundry and a business center. Meeting and banquet facilities are also available.

The hotel houses a restaurant serving a selection of Asian and Western dishes. A daily buffet breakfast is also available there.

419 rooms & 2.7km / 6mins

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  Krystal Suites 

In the heart of Bayan Lepas, Krystal Penang’s suites feature dining and lounge areas and free internet access. The property has an outdoor pool and a fitness center.

The Krystal Suites Penang is a 10-minute drive from Queensbay Mall and Penang International Airport.

Spacious air- conditioned suites at The Krystal Suites Penang feature comfortable sitting areas with cable TV and a sofa. They include a kitchenette and safe. Hairdryers and ironing facilities are provided upon request.

Regular workouts can be maintained at the large outdoor pool or well-equipped fitness room.

The staff at the 24-hour front desk can provide laundry service. Those who drive can enjoy free parking.

86 rooms & 3.8km / 7mins

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Alora Hotel

Alora Hotel Penang is a 3-minute walk from local dining options and just a 15-minute drive from the UNESCO World Heritage area. It has spacious air-conditioned suites with free internet access.

With hardwood floors, the modern suites feature neutral brown and cream tones. They come equipped with coffee/tea-making facilities and a TV with cable channels. Private bathrooms come with a rain shower and hairdryer.

Penang’s Alora Hotel is a 10-minute walk from Bukit Jambul Shopping Complex and a 5-minute drive from Queensbay Mall and Sungai Nibong Express Bus Terminal. It is within a 15-minute drive of Penang Bridge and Penang Airport.

Guests can use the business center or rent a car to explore the nearby cultural attractions. The 24-hour front desk also has laundry and dry-cleaning services.

294 rooms & 3.5km / 6mins

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   Eastin Hotel

Just 3 miles from the Penang International Airport, Eastin Hotel Penang is located next to Queensbay Mall.

It offers a spa and modern rooms with free Wi-Fi. Rooms offer a flat-screen TV, minibar and private bathroom.

A hairdryer and 24-hour room service are provided. Guests can enjoy a swim at the outdoor pool or exercise at Eastin Hotel Penang's fitness center.

Swez Brasserie at Eastin Hotel Penang offers international and local favorites, while the Lobby Lounge provides a variety of beverages, cake and pastries. Eastin Hotel is located in Bayan Lepas, close to the Penang Bridge.

Georgetown, the heart of Penang, is a 10-minute drive away.

328 rooms & 4.8km / 10mins

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  The Corum View Hotel

Built in 2013, The Corum View Hotel is a distinct addition to Penang and a smart choice for travelers. With its location just 23.9 km from the city center and 4.8 km from the airport, this 2-star hotel attracts numerous travelers each year.

With its convenient location, the hotel offers easy access to the city's must-see destinations. The Corum View Hotel offers impeccable service and all the essential amenities to invigorate travelers.

A selection of top-class facilities such as luggage storage, ATM/cash machine on site, restaurant, free Wi-Fi in all rooms, 24-hour front desk can be enjoyed at the hotel. The Corum View Hotel is home to 44 bedrooms. All are tastefully furnished and many even provide such comforts as ironing facilities, shower, internet access – LAN, seating area and telephone.

Besides, the hotel's host of recreational offerings ensures you have plenty to do during your stay. With an ideal location and facilities to match, The Corum View Hotel hits the spot in many ways.
44 rooms & 3.9km / 6mins
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