HONG KONG, CHINA: (April 30, 2015) – At a ceremony in Hong Kong, long-time WTCA Board member Annie Wu was honored for her more than 20 years of service to the Association. WTCA Chairman Ghazi Abu Nahl presented a plaque to Ms. Wu commemorating her contributions to the WTCA as well as a letter naming her a lifetime honorary member of the Board. Excerpts of the letter appear below:
It is with profound happiness to be able to extend, on behalf of the World Trade Centers Association’s Board of Directors and the WTCA’s Membership, our sincere gratitude and appreciation for your decades of contributions to the growth of the Association’s network, particularly in greater China.
As a highly-valued Director of our Board since 1994, you have made a major impact in shaping the strategies and direction of the WTCA. Your legacy extends across continents, from helping forge relationships between World Trade Centers in the East and West, to planting the seeds for the phenomenal growth and success of our network in China.
Your commitment of time and personal resources to erect the WTCA Pavilion at the Expo 2010 Shanghai China helped introduce our brand to the more than 73 million people from 240 countries who attended the Expo. Your introduction of the WTCA and its Directors to the highest echelons of China’s leadership helped elevate the Association’s status in China. . . .
In recognition of this outstanding support and achievement, the WTCA Board of Directors has voted unanimously to appoint you as a lifetime honorary member of our Board.
Again, we are proud and honored to have served with you on behalf of the Association, and look forward to your continuing relationship with the WTCA as an honorary Board member.
Kind personal regards,
Ghazi Abu Nahl