Kong Wooi Fong Tea Merchants Sdn Bhd
CHAIRMAN of Tea Trade Association of Malaysia
感谢卸任会长李健荣在过去的两年里，凭坚韧的精神领军我会平稳前进，马不停蹄地在国内外主持了、参与了数之不清的茶业活动，为2017年马来西亚国际茶与咖啡博览会 [MITCE 2017] 的顺利举办全力护航，让我会“茶缘天下”不间断。在极度忙碌之中，李会长甚至启动了一场空前的“茶业 · 岁月”梳理工程，将本会六十多年来的会务档案、会馆资料以及收藏品逐一挖掘和整顿，组织了由执行秘书黄宇琛统筹落实的编委会，为本会以“60周年甲子纪念特刊”为基础的创新参考书目编辑出版铺垫，让马来西亚茶业历史有所寻迹，让一众茶魂有所归于，让本会会员以及更多的茶友对茶叶和茶业的漫漫前路有所期待和展望。
TEA TRADE ASSOCIATION OF MALAYSIA
32ND TERM (2018-2020) NEW BOARD OF COMMITTEE MEMBERS
INAUGURATION CEREMONY SPEECH
BY 3-TERM CHAIRMAN, Ir. C K Liew
of KONG WOOI FONG TEA MERCHANTS SDN. BHD.
I am indeed greatly honoured to be elected chairman for the third time and I wish to express my sincere thanks and appreciation for the support shown by the committee and the members. I pledge to do my utmost to work together with the committee members to promote and boost the Association and the tea industry.
I am grateful to the outgoing chairman Lee Ken Eng, who has been leading the Association with determination and perseverance. The Association has been advancing steadily in the past two years, having hosted and participated in countless activities, both locally and overseas. Under his able leadership, our Association successfully hosted the Malaysia International Tea & Coffee Expo 2017 (MITCE2017). Despite his busy schedule, Lee Ken Eng passionately embarked on an unprecedented project, the "Cha Ye. Sui Yue." Through this project he managed to gather and reorganised all the historical archives of the Association and its collections. He also set up an editorial board for the publication of the book "60th Anniversary Special Edition of Tea Trade Association of Malaysia", which is led by the executive secretary, Wong Yee Chen. It is Lee Ken Eng's fervent hope that the book will serve as a resource and reference book for those interested in the history of the tea industry in Malaysia. The magazine will enable the members of the Association and tea lovers to have a better understanding of the tea industry, the expectations and its prospects in Malaysia.
The Association's bulletin known as "tea.time" is currently in its 19th issue. William Lee, the deputy treasurer, has been appointed to lead the Editorial committee. Wong Yee Chen shall continue to hold the fort as the editor-in-chief. Both Lee Ken Eng and Vivien Choong are to oversee and provide advice. It is hoped that our Association's members, Malaysian tea traders and tea lovers will continue to support this invaluable publication and share it with the world. Support in the form of advertisement, sponsorships, contents offer, articles with photography or translated content of articles, etc. are all welcome.
Come October 2018, our Association will be celebrating its 62nd Anniversary. We hope our younger members will be actively involved by contributing ideas and activities towards the theme of the celebration. Currently our Association is aggressively recruiting new members and getting them actively involved in our Association's activities. It is hoped that the new blood would be able to carve new trends to bring our Association and the tea industry to greater heights. Most importantly, the Association is prioritising the grooming of successors such that future board committee members and ordinary members can successfully run the Association and achieve sustainable development together with the tea industry.
Let this motto help to conclude my speech, " A man's reputation is determined by his good work." Let us be encouraged.
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