The World Trade Center Association (WTCA), a leading international trade association, with 322 trade centers worldwide, elected Datuk Seri Dr. Irmohizam bin Ibrahim as the new Chair of the Asia Pacific Member Advisory Council (MAC) for conference and exhibitions.
Dr Irmohizam will serve a one-year term with the possibility of re-appointment to serve additional terms. His role is to set the direction and lead discussions and projects relevant to the Asia Pacific Member Advisory Council and also encourage participation from other world trade centres to 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.
“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 Dr Irmohizam.
He also added that he in his role as chairman, 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.
Furthermore, the chairman’s role is also to work with other existing council members in the world including APAC, EU, ASEAN to determine appropriate additional projects.
Currently, 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 Center Beijing, World Trade Center Taipei, World Trade Centre Metro Manila, and World Trade Centre Tokyo.