Irmohizam Ibrahim, group managing director of the World Trade Centre Kuala Lumpur, was recently appointed the inaugural chairman of Convention and Exhibition (C&E) Member Advisory Council (MAC), World Trade Centers Association (WTCA), headquartered in New York.
On his appointment, Irmohizam commented: “It is a great honour not just to be the first Malaysian, but also the first Bumiputera to hold this position in chairing the global Convention and Exhibition industry, I sincerely hope that our country’s image can be enhanced and viewed positively by the whole world through more cooperation and collaboration amongst WTCA members which now comprises of 326 WTCs worldwide. In order to revive this industry, an open and inclusive approach by every member is necessary.”
Irmohizam expressed his sincere gratitude and thanks to all WTCA Board Members and the leadership of the World Trade Centers in all 86 countries who gave him confidence in leading a world organisation in the business events industry.
During his two-year term, Irmohizam aims to collaborate and make as many connections as possible to generate sharing of experiences between the association’s global members.
Previously, WTCA divided the C&E MAC into several regions, namely the Asia Pacific, America and Europe, Middle East, and Africa. Recently, all WTCA Board members have agreed to merge all MACs into one global group. This amalgamation will increase participation in business events, exhibitions, and conventions from all WTCA members. It is hoped that it will also benefit the rest of the world to collaborate and diversify services such as the business events industry.