World Trade Centres Association picks Manila for 2015 general assembly

MANILA will for the first time host the World Trade Centres Association’s (WTCA) 46th General Assembly on April 25-29 next year.

The general assembly, a rotating annual gathering and the flagship event of New York-based WTCA, is a forum for World Trade Centre executives, board members and international business leaders to exchange ideas, share strategies and gain exposure.

Nearly 300 WTC leaders in 100 countries are expected to attend the event, said Pamela Pascual, senior vice president and general manager of host World Trade Centre Metro Manila (WTCMM).

Pascual said hosting the 46th General Assembly is “an opportunity to showcase our country” which is enjoying a robust economic growth and “to show international leaders how we do business”.

Hosting the event is also a feather in the cap of the Philippine MICE sector of which the WTCMM is one of the pioneers.

With the theme Better Together Through Global Unity and Cooperation, WTCMM is focusing the programme on, among other things, strengthening the WTCA network; identifying the best trade and investment opportunities in the Philippines; and the impact of politics, economics and culture on doing business in the country.

The Philippines won the bid for the 2015 edition at the second try. It lost to India the first time a few years ago.

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