Asian Federation of Exhibition and Convention Associations (AFECA) Elects its new Board Members for 2020-2022
Singapore, 17 November 2020 – The Asian Federation of Exhibition and Convention Associations (AFECA), a world federation representing the exhibition & convention industry in Asia, has elected Dato’ Vincent Lim of Malaysian Association of Convention and Exhibition Organisers and Suppliers (MACEOS), as its new President.
With near 3 decade-long in the MICE sector, Dato’ Lim brings rich industry experience to the leadership of AFECA. In an opening address to the new Board, he commented, “As a past Board Member at AFECA for the last 6 six years, I have valued the many friendships, experiences and the opportunity AFECA has given me, to spend time with a purpose and much learning along the way. Today, I am humbled to be able to serve AFECA as the elected President (2020-2022). My heartfelt thanks extend to the Board for their trust bestowed upon me.”
He added: “To be serving a large organisation such as AFECA is not an easy task. My predecessor Mr. Walter Yeh (Immediate Past President) together with his Board members has achieved immense accomplishments, but I am determined to demonstrate initiatives to maintain the good results.”
Dato’ Lim was elected for a two-year term of office together with AFECA’s new Board at the 15th AFECA Annual General Meeting held virtual for the first time on 17 November. He takes over from Immediate Past President Mr. Walter Yeh, ex-President of Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) and Taiwan Exhibition and Conference Association (TECA).
“It is my great honor to have taken the role as the President for the past 3 terms, and I am delighted to pass over the reins to the new Board. I look forward to the new leadership and vision to bring AFECA and Asia MICE to the next level, especially during the hard time of COVID-19. I believe the whole AFECA family will be supporting you wholeheartedly. Let’s make AFECA the truly Asian MICE platform together!” said Mr Yeh, congratulating the new President.
About Asian Federation of Exhibition and Convention Associations (AFECA)
AFECA is one of the four global conference and exhibition umbrella bodies, alongside UFI, IAEE and ICCA. Starting with six founding member organizations in 2005, AFECA has grown to over 150 member-organizations from 17 countries/regions across the entire Asia-Pacific region in just a decade. Participating countries/regions include Australia, Bahrain, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Macau, Malaysia, Myanmar, Pakistan, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam.
AFECA is the only international umbrella association in Asia and serves 37 national MICE associations including the Singapore Association of Convention and Exhibition Organizers and Suppliers (SACEOS), the Indian Exhibition Industry Association (IEIA), the Indonesian Congress and Convention Association (INCCA), the Malaysian Association of Convention and Exhibition Organizers and Suppliers (MACEOS). Inc. (PACEOS), Taiwan Convention and Exhibition Association (TCEA), Taiwan Exhibition & Convention Association (TECA), Japan Exhibition Association (JEXA), Japan Management Association (JMA), Nippon Display Federation (NDF), Shanghai Convention & Exhibition Industries Association (SCEIA), Thailand Exhibition Association (TEA) as well as others, which together cover more than 11,000 MICE companies.
Over the years, AFECA has organized various events such as:
AFECA AEC (ASEAN Economic Cooperation) + Expo 2015 held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia;
AFECA Asian MICE Awards, an annual regional event to celebrate and acknowledge excellence in the exhibition industry. This is also to recognize the contributions of AFECA members in the exhibition and convention industry in the global marketplace;
AFECA MICE Forum, where MICE leaders from Asia, US and Europe share trends, industry updates and latest technologies in the industry are discussed;
AFECA Asia MICE Youth Challenge, a yearly competition among universities in Asia where students of MICE and tourism present business plans on promoting their countries or key cities, as major destinations.
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For more information, please contact:
Ms. Joanne Tan, AFECA Secretariat
Tel : +65 6377 6619
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
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