Organised by the Asian Strategy and Leadership Institute (ASLI), Malaysia’s independent, private and not for profit think tank, the purpose of the Summit was: to provide industry updates; expert insights; and practical knowledge on tourism. As well as, a platform for networking, sharing and forming strategic partnerships amongst thought leaders, business owners and senior executives of public and privates enterprises in tourism and supporting activities.
The one day event entitled ‘Towards Sustainable and Inclusive Growth in the Digital Era’ was held on Thursday, August 10 at the Sunway Lagoon Resort & Spa in Kuala Lumpur, and had a full turn-out of participants.
Among the speakers included Dato Chong Yoke Har, Deputy Director General (Planning) of Ministry of Tourism and Culture Malaysia, Professor Dr J.S. Perry Hobson , Pro Vice-Chancellor for Global Engagement at Taylor’s University in Malaysia, Professor Datuk Seri Dr Victor Wee, Professor at Taylor’s University in the School of Hospitality, Tourism and Culinary Arts, Dato Yean Yoke Heng, Deputy Secretary General (Management) of the Ministry of Tourism and Culture Malaysia, Edwin Raj, Senior Vice President Business Development of GOASEAN, Dr Tan Awang Besar the Undersecretary of Tourism Policy and International Affairs Division of Ministry of Tourism and Culture Malaysia, Datuk Irene Benggon Charuruks, Technical Adviser (Tourism), Ministry of Tourism and Culture and Environment Sabah, Anthony Wong, Group Managing Director of Malaysian Association of Hotel Owners, Phua Tai Neng, Chief Executive Officer of Malaysian Association of Tour and Travel Agents and Granda Anak Aing, Vice Chairman, Malaysian Tropical Environment Adventure and Fellowship Society.