The World Trade Center Association (WTCA), a leading international trade association consisted of 322 trade centers worldwide, today named Datuk Seri Dr. Irmohizam bin Ibrahim as the new Chair of the Asia Pacific Member Advisory Council (MAC) for conference and exhibitions.He is the first Malaysian to be elected for the position.
MAC Chairman will serve a one-year term with the possibility of re-appointment to serve additional terms. Chairman plays an important role in setting the direction and leading discussions and projects relevant to the Asia Pacific Member Advisory Council and also encouraging participation from other world trade centresto join the World Trade Centre Association (WTCA).
This MAC’s current project is to work with Scott Ferguson – the Chief Executive Officer of the World Trade Centre Association on an Access Asia program to promote World Trade Centres and businesses in the APAC region.
Datuk Seri Dr. Irmohizam was quoted as saying that he was pleased with the appointment and hoped that with this appointment he would be able to contribute to new ideas in enhancing industry viability and drive the country’s economic growth through re-entry of international conferences and exhibitions to Malaysia post COVID-19.
“I look forward to strengthening cooperation from all members of the association to continue to be open and inclusive with all members to contribute towards better management of the association and to make Malaysia a hub for international conferences and exhibitions,” said Datuk Seri Dr. Irmohizam.
In addition to undertaking initiatives set by the World Trade Center Association (WTCA), the Chairman of the Asia Pacific Member Advisory Council will also work with other existing council members in the world including APAC, EU, ASEAN to determine appropriate additional projects.
For the record, there are 93 world trade centres in the Asia Pacific registered under the World Trade Centre Association (WTCA) including World Trade Center Sydney, World Trade CenterBeijing, World Trade Center Taipei, World Trade Centre Metro Manila, and World Trade Centre Tokyo.