Association Chiefs

Catalysing Cambodia’s new tourism future

The pandemic has brought Cambodia's tourism players together and highlighted the value of a single voice via the Cambodia Tourism Federation (CTF), allowing them to work better with the authorities towards travel and tourism recovery as well future developments, reveals Luu Meng, CTF president, master chef and Almond Group CEO.

A time for boldness and empathy

Suzanne Neufang is the new CEO of the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA), an organisation whose members are so battered by the pandemic and travel freeze. As one to see bright sparks even in the darkest depths, Neufang believes there are countless opportunities for GBTA to reinforce its support to members and relevance for the industry.

Tan Kok Liang: Travel matters

Elected into the presidency of the Federation of ASEAN Travel Associations when the future of travel and tourism was bright, Tan soon finds himself tackling the world’s biggest travel freeze and one that has brought his industry to its knees

Tan Maw Pin: It takes a spark

She wanted an Asian meeting on falls prevention but her passion led to her becoming chairperson to the inaugural World Congress On Falls and Postural Stability

Rod Cameron: Better together

Rod Cameron, executive director, Joint Meetings Industry Council (JMIC), calls for associations to make use of reserves to keep as many jobs as possible, as well as focus on knowledge sharing to tide through this period.

Mario Hardy: A precise juggle

The Pacific Asia Travel Association serves an exciting industry which is growing despite a challenging global landscape, but it has many key tasks to tackle, from driving tourism to lesser-known destinations and encouraging sustainable processes to engaging next-gen professionals, its CEO tells all.

Alain Khaiat: Stronger together

Please tell me about the core work of the Cosmetic, Toiletry and Fragrance Association of Singapore (CTFAS) and the ASEAN Cosmetics Associations (ACA). CTFAS was founded in 1991 to bring industry players together to harmonise...

Octavio B Peralta: The association man

A man with many hats in the associations space, Octavio B Peralta, tells about his true love for the profession of associations management and recounts his ongoing journey of raising the standards of associations and the job of managing one in Asia-Pacific