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MRCA Celebrates Its 30 Years Anniversary In Style With A Grand Dinner

Petaling Jaya – MRCA celebrated its 30th Anniversary dinner at One World Hotel, Petaling Jaya on Friday (8th April). With a theme “A Rejoicing Celebration”, the dinner celebration was attended by about 800 guests comprising of entrepreneurs, chief executive officers and corporate senior management from various sectors including retail, shopping mall management, property development, financial institution and other related sectors. This grand and prestigious anniversary event was graced by the attendance of the Guest Of Honour, YB Datuk Seri Ir. Dr. Wee Ka Siong; alongside with 8th President of MRCA; Immediate Past President (“IPP”); Lifetime Honorary Presidents; Board of Advisors; Legal Advisors and Auditors; Excos and Council of MRCA; Members of MRCA; distinguished sponsors; guests, and media.

Established in 1992 by visionary chain retailer, Dato’ Eddie Choon of Poh Kong Holdings Berhad, MRCA has come a long way from with only 20 members initially. Today, MRCA has over 500 leading retail chain store operators, franchise businesses and other related businesses which represent more than 30,000 outlets throughout the nation. These members provide over 300,000 job opportunities for Malaysians across the country.

COVID-19 has had an indelible economic impact on majority of local businesses over the past two years. As the MRCA 8th President, Ms Shirley Tay reiterated one of her objectives “Assist members in Recoveries” that MRCA will always strive to assist its members where possible to recover from the difficulties caused by the pandemic.

“We are honoured and proud to be part of MRCA’s 30 years’ achievement. Our greatest appreciation goes to our President Council and Board of Advisors that have been great supporters of all our endeavours, and MRCA Members who have remained steadfast with us through thick and thin. Let us celebrate this outstanding milestone together and we look forward to a brighter future in the endemic phase transition,” says Ms. Shirley Tay.

On this special occasion, MRCA recorded its appreciation and recognition, in the presence of the President Council, to the MRCA Council line-up (2020/22 term) for all their commitment and contribution to the association activities. The esteemed members and guests had a memorable and enjoyable evening with orchestra plays, inspiring programme and exciting lucky draw prizes – one of the highlights was the Maurice Lacroix watch worth RM12,300 and Diamond Pendant masterpiece worth RM6,000 as the giveaways.

Pursuant to its 30th anniversary, MRCA will be organising Malaysia International Retail and Franchise Exhibition (MIRF) 2022 on 14-16 July 2022 at KL Convention Centre and hopes to resume other major physical events like MRCA Installation, MRCA CEO Night, Overseas Mission Trips and many more.

MRCA will continue to provide a supportive environment to share valuable knowledge and experiences amongst its members and indirectly, promote networking and industry growth. As of 31st March 2022, MRCA has pulled an impressive feat by organizing and participating in 328 activities throughout the pandemic period (of which 88 were engagements and meetings with government agencies). Other key MRCA activities include charity invitations for the White Flag campaign and donation to Sungai Buloh Hospital, MRCA Charity Golf and festive charity visitations to for the Not-for-Profit NGOs; CEO Get-Together and Monthly Members Meetings; Marketing and Media Initiative like quarterly MRCA Retailer Magazine and more.

The MRCA Anniversary is an annual banquet Anniversary event that started since 2006. In this special occasion, MRCA aims to celebrate this significant milestone together with Board of Advisors, President Council, Excos and Councils, Members, distinguished guests and media partners.

Special mention is given here to express our sincere appreciation to our Main Event Sponsors which include:

Diamond Cash Sponsor:

Platinum Cash Sponsor:
CapitaLand Retail Malaysia Sdn Bhd
Sunsuria Berhad
The Store Corporation Berhad
Triterra Metropolis Sdn Bhd
Wilstech Sdn Bhd

Gold Cash Sponsors:
Allianz General Insurance Company (Malaysia) Berhad
B&G Capital Resources Berhad
Bandar Utama City Centre Sdn Bhd
Hong Leong Assurance Berhad
Klinik Pakar Kulit Ko Sdn Bhd (Dr. Ko)
Mah Sing Properties Sdn Bhd
RHB Trustees Berhad (Sunway REIT)
Zurich General Insurance Malaysia Berhad
Silver Cash Sponsors:
ACCA Malaysia Sdn Bhd
AGAPE Superior Living Sdn Bhd
Coramax Mall Sdn Bhd (ViviCity)
Focus Point Vision Care Group Sdn Bhd
IOI City Mall Sdn Bhd
KK Supermart & Superstore Sdn Bhd
KL Wellness City Sdn Bhd
MSIG Insurance (Malaysia) Bhd
Media Sponsor:
Spectrum Outdoor Marketing Sdn Bhd
Lucky Draw Main Sponsors:
Valiram Group
Poh Kong Berhad