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ICCA’s new Malaysia chairs to push 2020 Roadmap

Ping and Ashwin promise to advocate for the country

Ms Ho Yoke Ping

The International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) Malaysia has elected Ms Ho Yoke Ping as the ICCA Malaysia Committee’s Chair and Mr Ashwin Gunasekeran as Deputy Chair.

Ping is the general manager, Business Events of Malaysia Convention & Exhibition Bureau (MyCEB) while Ashwin is the CEO of Penang Convention & Exhibition Bureau (PCEB).

“I’m honoured to be given this leadership position by my peers,” said Ping. “We will continue with our core objectives in the area of developing future leaders, associations and government advocacy. It’s important that the whole ICCA community and other industry players continue to communicate and promote the value of business events to support the goals of the Malaysia Business Events Roadmap 2020 and beyond.”

Among the activities organised by ICCA Malaysia include the BE Future Leaders Day during the Malaysia Business Events Week and various government advocacy programmes.

In line with ICCA Malaysia’s commitment for industry-wide advocacy, the committee has adopted the Global Meetings Industry Day campaign for 2017. The objective for this initiative is to create awareness on the Business Events industry in Malaysia and to share the power of meetings.

“ICCA Malaysia has always been a supportive community that has been working together to strengthen the Malaysian business events industry. Since 2016, Penang, through PCEB, has been a part of the ICCA Malaysia family. With my appointment as the Deputy Chair, I look forward to bridging a greater participation of Penang in growing the efforts of ICCA Malaysia,” said Ashwin.

Malaysia was the host of ICCA Congress 2016, which was held in Kuching, Sarawak.  ICCA’s Asia Pacific Regional Office and Global Research Centre is based in Malaysia.

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