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UFI Asia-Pacific Week 2022 Jom Makan & Food Donation Drive

The Asia-Pacific Week 2022 is a series of member-led, local activities across Asia, which takes place in the week commencing 28 March 2022. The local activities panned out reflects the Global Exhibitions Day with fun and informal gatherings.

The launching of Food & Hotel Malaysia 2022 and UFI Asia-Pacific Week 2022 ‘Jom Makan & Food Donation Drive’ officiated by Dato’ Sri Hajah Nancy Shukri – Minister of Tourism Arts and Culture (MOTAC) accompanied by Dalphine Ong – CEO of Food Aid Foundation, Ian Roberts – Vice President of Informa Markets Asia, Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Panglima Mohd Azumi Bin Mohamed (Rtd) – Co-Chairman of Informa Markets Malaysia, Dato’ Sri Abdul Khani Daud – CEO of MyCEB, Dato’ N. Subramaniam – President of Malaysia. Association of Hotels and Mr Alan Pryor – General Manager of Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre

Jom Makan & Food Donation Drive is a networking event open to all UFI members in Malaysia and local exhibition industry players. There will be food tasting and most importantly a food donation drive with the Food Aid Foundation. With the blessing from the Government in June 2003, Food Aid Foundation (FAF) was born in 2013. 

The mission of this NGO is ZERO Dependency on Food Bank and its distribution in nourishing hope, eradicate hunger and poverty. The collaboration between UFI members and Food Aid Foundation has given the committee an opportunity to respond to the needs of our local communities.

“This informal gathering with a CSR activity allows Malaysia’s UFI members to network with the business community and strengthen our joint efforts in reviving the exhibition and trade industry. It is my fervent hope that today’s congregation not only ensures persistence in elevating the exhibition and trade portfolio while awaiting the borders reopening, but it also pushes the industry to position and stage Malaysia as a central hub for exhibition activities in staging the global show,” says Dato’ Sri Abdul Khani Daud, CEO of MyCEB.

Explaining further about the Jom Makan & Food Donation Drive, Mr. Noor Ahmad, UFI Ambassador explains, “The COVID-19 pandemic is causing hardship for communities across Malaysia, hence we are committed to providing help wherever we can. We hope our donation to the public will bring some immediate relief to the people in need,”.