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.
The new AFECA Board Members for 2020-2022 comprises the following:
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