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AFECA Awards Winners Crowned on Magical Night


KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 11 – Celebrating the 10th year of AFECA, the first ever AFECA Awards was held under the bright lights of Kuala Lumpur during a reception ceremony, recognizing the seven best performers in Asia’s MICE industry. In addition, AFECA recognized important members and individuals for its contributions over its first decade. On hand to present the awards include AFECA Board members and Advisory Council members, including President Walter Yeh, Immediate Past President Edward Liu, Rosalind Ng, Assistant Secretary General of AFECA/ Member of Organizing Committee of AFECA Award, Dilys Yong, Honorary President of AFECA, Yoshichika Terasawa, Immediate Past 3rd Vice President of AFECA / Member of Organizing Committee of AFECA Award, and Marisa D. Nallana, Secretary General of AFECA / Chairperson of AFECA Award Committee

“The AFECA Awards are recognition of the development of MICE in Asia over the past years. We received very many outstanding and well-qualified nominees for the awards, and while only one winner is announced, this is a victory for all of Asia,” stated Yeh. Awards handed out include the Outstanding Trade Exhibition, Outstanding Consumer Exhibition, Outstanding Convention Award, Outstanding Service Award, Event of the Year, as well as the Young Professional Award. In addition, Appreciation Awards were also given to members and individuals whom have contributed greatly in AFECA’s first decade, including current AFECA Advisory Council members, AFECA Board members that have served at least 5 years, and previous AFECA Annual General Meeting hosts.

Most notable, the Young Professional Award is the first ever of its kind in Asia, given to the best under-40 MICE personality within Asia. Yeh says that for Asia to be better, “it takes a total effort to continue development within the industry. The Young Professional Award showcases the young talent that Asia currently holds, and with the nominees we got, there will be continued growth right here.”

In addition to the winners, all other finalists were awarded a participation certificate, acknowledging their hard work and efforts in contributing to further development in the industry.

We received numbers submissions for each award category and from 7 different countries, such as China, Malaysia, Singapore, Philippines, Hong Kong, Thailand and Taiwan.
The complete AFECA AWARD 2015 winning list is as show in the news photos gallery.

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