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Published on : Thursday, December 17, 2015
Datuk Hashim bin Wahir, Chairman, Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (the Centre); (4th from r) Alan Pryor, the Centre’s General Manager and team members celebrate with (4th from l) Datuk Zulkefli bin Haji Sharif, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Malaysia Convention & Exhibition Bureau (MyCEB) and the inaugural Professional Development Grant winners – (2nd from l) Hannah Lim Shuk Ling, Convention & Events Manager Malaysian Dental Association; (5th from r) Hidayat Fathi, PR & Marketing Officer Malaysian Society for Quality in Health; and (2nd from r) Lim Ee Huang,
Managing Director DoReMi Services & Rental Sdn Bhd, after the recent award presentation. Launched at the Centre’s 10th annual Association Seminar to commemorate her decade of operation, the Professional Development Grant provides the three winners with full sponsorship including travel expenses, accommodation and the registration fee to attend the ICCA (International Congress and Convention Association) Congress 2016. ICCA 2016 will be held in Kuching, Sarawak from 13 to 16 November.
Speaking at the award presentation, Pryor expressed his confidence that the winners would take full advantage of the grant to reach out to and interact directly with industry experts and stakeholders. Commenting further, “this grant will provide the opportunity for the young association executives to equip themselves with the knowledge and tools to become ‘Malaysian Ambassadors’ for their own associations and the country.”
“I would also like to thank our judges; Datuk Hashim, our Chairman; Datuk Zulkefli, CEO of MyCEB and Noor Ahmad Hamid, Regional Director Asia Pacific of ICCA, for their participation and taking time out of their busy schedules to adjudicate the grant.” “Last but not least, my thanks and appreciation to my team at the Centre for their commitment and hard work in bringing this grant to life and thereby contributing to the development of the local business tourism industry,” concluded Pryor.