TWTC chair­man elected to board of WTCA

The China Post - - TAIWAN BUSINESS -

Taipei World Trade Cen­ter (TWTC, ) Chair­man Fran­cis K.H. Liang ( ) was elected as a board mem­ber of the World Trade Cen­ters As­so­ci­a­tion ( WTCA) on Mon­day, a great op­por­tu­nity to pro­mote TWTC’s visibility in the 330- mem­ber or­ga­ni­za­tion and en­hance Tai­wan’s global im­age, ac­cord­ing to a press re­lease from the TWTC.

Liang, who also leads Tai­wan’s main trade pro­mo­tion body, Tai­wan Ex­ter­nal Trade Devel­op­ment Coun­cil, ex­pressed his grat­i­tude and honor af­ter the re­sult was an­nounced at the 46th WTCA Gen­eral As­sem­bly held in Manila April 26-29, TWTC stated.

“I would like to thank all of you for your sup­port and for giv­ing me this priv­i­lege to serve you,” said Liang. “I will de­vote my­self and my abil­i­ties to con­tin­u­ing WTCA’s ef­forts in sup­port­ing and build­ing closer re­la­tion­ships with all WTCA mem­bers, look­ing af­ter the growth of the WTCA fam­ily in the years ahead.”

Hop­ing to make WTCA even stronger, Liang vowed to do his ut­most to help pro­mote in­ter­na­tional trade and forge global busi­ness con­nec­tions. TWTC would also like to build up a co­op­er­a­tive plat­form be­tween Tai­wanese com­pa­nies and in­ter­na­tional com­pa­nies from other WTCA mem­bers, cre­at­ing more trade op­por­tu­ni­ties, said TWTC.

The TWTC is a de­voted mem­ber of the WTCA fam­ily and has been sup­port­ing the As­so­ci­a­tion’s ac­tiv­i­ties since 1981. It marked a mile­stone in WTCA his­tory by achiev­ing “Best Prac­tice” in all eight cat­e­gories of the WTCA cer­ti­fi­ca­tion pro­gram in 2012. It was the high­est num­ber of hon­ors WTCA had ever awarded to a sin­gle mem­ber, ac­cord­ing to TWTC.

Es­tab­lished in 1970, the WTCA is now a global trade pro­mo­tion or­ga­ni­za­tion that has 330 mem­bers from 92 economies world­wide. Dubbed “the United Na­tions for trade,” WTCA stim­u­lates trade and in­vest­ment op­por­tu­ni­ties for com­mer­cial prop­erty de­vel­op­ers, eco­nomic devel­op­ment agen­cies and in­ter­na­tional busi­nesses look­ing to connect glob­ally and pros­per lo­cally, TWTC stated.

Cour­tesy of World Trade Cen­ter Taipei

Fran­cis Kuo-Hsin Liang, cen­ter, poses with of­fi­cials af­ter his ap­point­ment as the new chair­man of World Trade Cen­ter Taipei, yes­ter­day. Liang served as deputy min­is­ter of eco­nomics and chair­man of Tai­wan’s ex­ter­nal trade body (TAITRA). Tai­wan be­came a full mem­ber of the World Trade Cen­ters As­so­ci­a­tion in 1981, which rep­re­sents 330 mem­bers from 92 coun­tries.

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