The 2nd edition of PILCW 2018 once again saw an exhibition of luxury items including antiques, art, stones, vintage cars, properties, carpets, etc. Chairman of Penang State Tourism Development, Heritage, Culture and Art, The Honorable Yeoh Soon Hin in his opening speech acknowledged the fact that Penang is lacking in exclusive products and services in the luxury tourism sector. He applauded PILCW for being a very good initiative to provide this beautiful island with such a platform. Organiser and President of CHT Network, Ch’ng Huck Theng said that it was not easy to organise this event, especially when market sentiment is rather slow as the public is still very much in a wait and see mode to monitor how the economy will be reacting to the new government’s budget announcement. However Ch’ng stressed that life has to move on. “Rather than waiting in shops, such events do help in bringing in new potentials and reconnecting with existing clients” Ch’ng added.
The three day event started with a Grand Opening where Yeoh was the Guest of Honor and all guests sang Happy Birthday to celebrate his birthday after the opening. One of Penang’s top jewelry boutiques Venessa Diamonds presented an exclusive contemporary Nyonya jewelry show during the VIP preview evening. Two specialists from KL were invited to speak about investing in art, coins and notes. Winson Loh from Pinkguy Gallery talked about Collecting vs Investing in Malaysia Art, whereas Cho Chun Long gave an insight of Collecting Rare Coins & Notes. The last day of the event saw MNP Auctioneers hammering off arts, antiques and collectibles.
Sponsors for the PILCW 2018 were the Penang State Government, RHB Premier, Lamborghini Kuala Lumpur, Thai Airways International, Sunsuria Berhad, Royal East (Australia) and Gurney Paragon Mall.
今年堂堂迈入第二届的 2018 年槟城国际奢华周 (PILCW)，结合了古董、艺术品、珍石、古董汽车、房产和地毯等奢华臻品公开展出。槟城旅游、古迹及文化事务委员会主席杨顺兴在开幕致辞时表示，槟城在奢华旅游领域中，一直缺乏独特性的奢华产品与服务，
而 PILCW 恰好弥补了缺失的这一块，为此，他称赞 PILCW 为槟城这座美丽的岛屿，提供了一个绝佳的奢华旅游推动平台。活动主办者兼 CHT Network 创办者庄学腾表示，在这个市场笼罩着低迷氛围，民众普遍抱持观望心态，等待新政府颁布的财政预算案是否能够振兴经济的大环境下举办这场活动，实属不易。无论如何，庄学腾认为生活始终要回归正常。“与其守株待兔，不如主动出击，透过活动开发潜在新客户群，以及和原有客户保持良好联系。”庄学腾补
荣誉嘉宾尊敬的杨顺兴受邀主持开幕仪式，正式掀开这场为期三天的活动。仪式结束后，众出席贵宾也同时为尊敬的杨顺兴高唱了一曲生日歌以庆祝他的生日。在贵宾预展当晚，作为槟城最具知名度之一的珠宝精品店，Venessa Diamonds 呈现了一场独一无二的现代风格娘惹珠宝秀。两位来自吉隆坡的专家，受邀前来主讲艺术品、古币和古钞相关课题。来自 Pinkguy 画廊的卢詠申主讲马来西亚艺术品收藏与投资课题，而 Cho Chun Long 则深入探讨珍稀币钞之收藏课题。活动最后一天，MNP 拍卖行现场举办了一场拍卖会，拍卖品包括了艺术品、古董和其他珍稀收藏品。
是次 2018 年 PILCW 主要赞助单位为槟城州政府，RHB Premier，Lamborghini Kuala Lumpur，泰国国际航空，Sunsuria Berhad，Royal East (澳大利亚) 和葛尼百丽宫。