Board of Directors of the World Trade Centre’s Association (WTCA) at its most recent meeting in London, United Kingdom, voted World Trade Centre (WTC) Taipei, Taiwan, and WTC Accra, (Ghana), to host its 2020 and 2021 General Assemblies respectively.
In a highly competitive bidding process, both WTCs presented incredibly compelling and well-conceived bids to host the event, and were both selected and accepted as a result of their exemplary efforts.
The WTCA board selected both as hosts in successive years in a nod to their impressive bids and capabilities.
WTC Taipei, Taiwan, will cap off a year-long celebration of the Association’s 50th anniversary, which will begin at the 49th General Assembly in April 2019, to be hosted by WTC Querétaro (Mexico).
Chairman of WTC Accra, Togbe Afede XIV, who also doubles as the President of the National House of Chiefs said: “Ghana’s economy is a symbol of stability on the continent, accelerating at an ever-increasing pace, and is already looked upon as an economic powerhouse in Africa.”
“WTC Accra will follow in 2021, emphasising the country’s standing as an engine of growth and development in Africa.
“Consisting of two imposing towers, WTC Accra is home to more than 20 international companies and combines public-private businesses that range from conference facilities to a variety of retail.”
WTC Taipei is a four-in-one complex located in the city’s Xinyi District and consists of an Exhibition Hall, International Convention Centre, International Trade Building and Grand Hyatt Taipei.
“We are honoured by the board’s decision, and have already begun the planning process for our General Assembly in 2020,” said, WTC Taipei spokesperson.
“This selection grants us an unrivaled opportunity to showcase our city, country and region to the WTCA network and the business world, allowing us to contribute in the celebration of such a historic milestone, and illustrate how Taipei is ‘open for businesses.”
Chief Executive Officer of WTCA, Mr. Scott Ferguson, said: “We look forward to an outstanding event in 2021 and demonstrating all of the incredible opportunities in Africa.”
“I want to extend my warmest congratulations to both WTCs Taipei and Accra, two remarkable members.
“Located in two very diverse regions, they stand out for a variety of reasons, and we at the WTCA are confident that they will surpass expectations as the hosts of our next two General Assemblies.”
The World Trade Centre’s Association (WTCA) is a network of more than 300 highly-connected, mutually supporting businesses and organisations in nearly 100 countries.
…As the owner of the “World Trade Centre” and “WTC” trademarks, the WTCA licenses exclusive rights to these brands for members to use in conjunction with their independently-owned, iconic properties, facilities and trade services offerings.
Through a robust portfolio of events, programming and resources that it offers its members, the goal of the WTCA is to help local economies thrive by encouraging and facilitating trade and investment across the globe through member engagement.
Story: Kwamena ANANSE