Welcome to the attendee resource for the Global Startup Awards end of year gala in Kuala Lumpur!

On this page you'll find all the details leading up to the event on December 9th at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre. 

If you've got any questions, please don't hesitate to reach out via or directly through your personal liaison.


before you leave

jury forms

Please ensure that you have completed your jury submission forms. We appreciate you've done this once before in the regional process, but it's important we have up-to-date information when we present to the jury to get the most accurate result. 


As a nominee, we are offering your travel and accommodation for 3 nights in Kuala Lumpur during Dec 7th - Dec 10th.

There is a set travel budget that has been calculated per the your regional representation. (distance traveled etc) as discussed with your GSA representative.

Please send any reimbursement invoices to and complete your expenses form found here:

on arrival

at the airporT

Once you have cleared customs, and before you proceed to the arrivals hall simply grab an airport taxi to the hotel. Please get a copy of the receipt and it will be reimbursed to you.

The alternative is taking the KLIAExpress train direct into KL Central and taking an uber / taxi from there to the hotel. It's usually quicker and has stunning views of the city as you arrive (would recommend this for the view if it's the first time in KL!).

your time with us

We have a packed schedule for the days leading up to the gala night on December 9th.

As a nominee, you are invited to all of the activities shown here at no additional cost to you. 

The power panels in association with Maybank Innovation on the 9th will be starring you! If there is a certain topic or agenda that you would like to use, please share with your GSA representative. We would be happy to accommodate your needs. 

Please note, Malaysia is a fantastic place to visit and have a great time, but be aware of the local laws, customs and traditions of a predominately islamic country. We're here to help you as much as possible, but won't be able to bail you out of jail if you get into trouble! 





Whereas most nationalities are either available for visa on arrival into Malaysia, please check your status HERE 

You must also hold a passport that expires more than 6 months from the date of your departure. If it is under 6 months from your departure date, you must renew your passport before you travel.


The recommendations below are for most travellers going to Kuala Lumpur:

Hepatitis A

However, please consult your own personal physician directly for further advice on your immunisation history no later than 6 weeks before your travel commences.




The official hotel is the PNB Perdana on the Park.
10 Jalan Binjai,
50450 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Tel: (+603) 7490 3333

If you have booked somewhere else, please inform your GSA representative directly. We will always meet in the reception of the PNB Perdana before we travel as a group to the various locations around Kuala Lumpur.



Dec 7th - Alumni invitational dinner & networking
17:00 - 18:00 : Cocktail reception @Hide
18:00 - 23:00 : Dinner & drinks @Signature

Dec 8th - GECommunity Summit @KLCC
09:00 - 13:00 : GECommunity Panels & Keynotes
14:00 - 19:00 : GECommunity cluster lab discussions
20:00 - 22:00 : GECommunity VIP dinner

Dec 9th - GSAwards
10:00 - 15:00 : GSAwards power panels at KLCC
18:00 - 20:00 : VIP Dinner & GECommunity closing @KLCC
20:00 - 23:00 : GSAwards gala night @Plenary Hall, KLCC
23:00 : After party @Zouk