Malaysia, First Asian Host For Toastmasters International World Convention
With sheer determination and strong commitment, Malaysia has successfully secured the Toastmasters International World Convention, due to be held in 2014. First to be conducted out of North America, the winning bid is a combined effort of Dr. John Lau, (who is also one of MyCEB’s appointed “Kesatria”), Toastmasters Club Malaysia and supported by MyCEB.
After an extensive selection process, Toastmasters International has decided to hold its World Convention 2014 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia which marks the first time that such event will be held outside North America.
With more than 30 percent of its global members now residing outside North America and the strongest membership growth in Southeast Asia, the selection of Kuala Lumpur as the Convention’s host truly reflects the global nature of the organisation as well as its evolving membership.
The Convention is scheduled to be held from 20th – 23rd August 2014 at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (the Centre) and is expected to bring together 2,000 delegates and RM32.5 million in economic impact to the country.
Malaysia’s success in the bidding process is due to various reasons which include the country’s reputation as an international travel destination that is rich in culture with a strong value for money proposition. The country also has a remarkable history in hosting international business events which scored record-breaking attendances.
Dr. John Lau Pang Heng, a member of the Kuching Connections Toastmasters Club, Kuching Mandarin Toastmasters Club and Oracle Advanced Toastmasters Club in Penang said, “For many of us, members of Toastmasters in Asia, this announcement is indeed a welcoming one. Malaysia is a multiracial country where English, Bahasa Malaysia and various other languages are widely spoken. In a way, the decision to bring the conference to Malaysia is a wise one considering that Toastmasters champions spoken words. I look forward to welcoming the delegates to Kuala Lumpur for the 2014 conference and we promise you that we will do everything that we can to ensure its success”. Dr. John has also been installed as International President of Toastmasters International, the first Malaysian to hold the highest elected post in the global network.
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