2014 WTCA C.R.A.C & 2nd WTC M.T.P held in Kunming

Jul 23, 2014

BEIJING/KUNMING, CHINA (June 10, 2014) – Organized by the World Trade Centers Association (WTCA) and hosted by World Trade Center Kunming (WTC Kunming), WTCA held its first annual conference and second management training program in the Chinese-speaking region of Kunming, China from June 4 to 7, 2014. The event attracted more than 50 WTC delegates from 19 World Trade Centers from around the world. Mr. Eric Dahl, CEO of WTCA and Mr. Zhenyu Sun, Chairman of China Society for World Trade Organization Studies, former Vice Minister of Commerce of China; and China’s first ambassador to World Trade Organization, attended the event.   

Mr. Scott Wang, VP Asia Pacific for WTCA, presented the WTCA’s Beijing Regional Office (BRO) accomplishments in the past year, as well as their plans for 2015. WTCA, ClubCorp and WTC Kunming presented a pilot WTC Business Club program and case study. During small group discussion sessions, delegates provided valuable how to improve WTCA Services, building a stronger network, and WTC Operations. Featured WTC Operations also shared their best practices. The conference/training was followed by a WTCA global network showcase in the “China - South Asia Expo” (CSAE) – a major trade expo that took place from June 6-10. The WTCA also co-hosted 2014 Exposition Dialogue on Services Trade and International Cooperation during CASE. Mr. Zhenyu Sun delivered a keynote speech, along with Mr. Li Wenrong, Mayor of Kunming city, and other government and business leaders. 

Participating WTC Operations included: WTC Anyang, WTC Beijing, WTC Changzhou, WTC Chengdu, China WTC, WTC Chongqing, WTC Dandong, WTC Fuzhou, WTC Jiaxing, WTC Kunming, WTC Nanjing, WTC Suzhou, WTC Quanzhou, WTC Taipei, WTC Tianjin, WTC Xuzhou, WTC Yancheng, and WTC Zhengzhou. WTC Bangalore was invited to attend the CSAE events. ClubCorp, Yunnan International Expositions Bureau and other government departments also participated in the event.

For more information on this article, please contact Adele Zhang, Program Manager, WTCA Beijing Rep Office, at azhang@wtca.org.

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