Malaysia took part in London’s World Travel Market (WTM) 2017 from 6 to 8 November with a 130-strong delegation led by the Minister of Tourism and Culture Datuk Seri Mohamed Nazri Aziz. It marked the country’s 34th year of participation in the premier travel and tourism trade exhibition since 1983, a gesture of Malaysia’s dedication to strengthening the UK and Europe markets.
Datuk Seri Mohamed Nazri addressed the UK and Europe media saying, “This year’s WTM participation is particularly special as we are making early preparations for the Visit Malaysia Year 2020. The WTM platform provides us the opportunity to leverage on this campaign to gain the confidence and partnership from industry players here.”
Datuk Seri Ong Ka Chuan, the Second Minister of International Trade and Industry Malaysia and delegation from Malaysia participated in the 21st International Exhibition for Food, Drinks, Hospitality, Food Service, Bakery and Retail Industries (2017 FHC Shanghai) on 14 November 2017.
Overall, the 2017 FHC registered 2,350 participants from 73 countries and regions. Many participating countries including Malaysia set up their respective national pavilion at this exhibition. In addition, China’s major trading partners such as the United States of America, Italy, France, India, South Korea, Tunisia and Brazil had their promotional booths as well.
Dewan Bandaraya Kota Kinabalu (DBKK), Dewan Bandaraya Kuala Lumpur (DBKL), Petronas Carigali Sdn Bhd (PCSB) and a number of other organisations have been selected to receive a prestigious award for their use of geospatial technologies to support the country’s vision of Transformasi Nasional (TN50).
The GeoInnovation Award, which was presented by Deputy Minister for Natural Resources and Environment YB Datuk Ir. Dr. Haji Hamim Bin Samuri at the Esri Malaysia User Conference, recognises the creative use of location-based analytics technology in addressing social, economic, business and environmental challenges in their communities.