The Asian Federation of Exhibition and Convention Associations (AFECA) held its 10th Annual General Meeting (AGM) in Seoul, Korea on April 29, attracting over 50 delegates from 12 Asian nations/regions.
“With members covering 17 Asian nations/regions, and new Asian markets emerging, the future of Asian MICE is very bright,” stated Walter Yeh. Yeh, the president of Taiwan Exhibition and Convention Association (TECA), officially takes over as president of AFECA. Detailed discussions at the AFECA Board meeting have mapped out three new events, the AEC Plus MICE Expo, AFECA Awards and AFECA Summit that will take place this November in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, in conjunction with the ASEAN Summit meetings.
During the AGM, Yeh joined Jonathan Skip Cox, the Immediate Past Chairman of the International Association of Events and Exhibitions (IAEE) to co-host the AFECA-IAEE Joint Meeting. Both hosts emphasized the large untapped potential of the North American market that waits for Asia.
The endeavors of AFECA strive to open new business for members, particularly with MICE-related corporations, as well as provide a networking platform for participants. In addition, this year’s first ever AFECA Awards will aim to inspire membership to provide the best possible service while heightening Asia’s profile to the global market.
There are 4 delegates from Taiwan Exhibition and Convention Association (TECA) joined the AFECA AGM, Board Meeting and Advisory Council Meeting. Mr. Yeh participated in this meeting as president of TECA. TECA plays an important role in AFECA. Kitty Wong, the vice president, is the Board Member. Marina Yuan, the honorary board member, is Assistant Honorary Treasurer. Also, the honorary president of TECA, Tiger Lin, is former Vice President of AFECA.
AFECA member AKEI also hosted the first ever “C-Festival 2015 Asiamania!” held at the COEX Convention & Exhibition Center in Seoul. At the invitation of AKEI, Yeh, who joined its opening ceremony, thanked AKEI fir setting up the Taiwan Pavilion to showcase Taiwan’s MICE developments in Korea.