The Ipoh City Council (Majlis Bandaraya Ipoh, MBI), represented by its Secretary Puan Zuraina Binti Kamarul Ariff, participated in a seminar by Tourism Promotion Organization for Asia Pacific Cities (TPO) via online, also known as a webinar. It was conducted this morning at 9am, and involved all TPO member cities.
Before the webinar began, Puan Zuraina had a discussion with Prof. Dr Kim Soo-il, Secretary-General of TPO. Subsequently, during the webinar, she spoke on the topic, “Inter City Cooperation To Help Recover The Tourism Sector.”
Representatives from seven TPO member cities, namely Busan, Bhimdatta, Foshan, Ho Chi Minh, Kuala Kangsar, Vietnam and Jogjakarta, each presented a working paper titled, “Rebuilding Tourism Industry, Post COVID-19 In Busan”, “Corona Virus (COVID-19) Response”, “Updates on COVID-19 In Vietnam & Recovery Plan, Business Events and Festivals & Travelling Advice”, “COVID-19: Perak State Tourism Recovery Plan”, and “Response To COVID-19 Pandemic & Recovery Plan of Tourism Industry.”
Meanwhile four other member cities gave welcoming words. They were Busan, Pariaman (Indonesia), Ulsan Metropolitan City and Taiping.
TPO has a membership of 127 cities from 15 countries and is headquartered in Busan, South Korea.
According to Ipoh City Mayor YBhg. Dato’ Rumaizi Baharin, online meetings or seminars is the new normal for him personally, following the COVID-19 pandemic. In May, Dato’ Rumaizi chaired the Local Central Committee (OSC) Meeting meeting online, which brought together 13 external and 9 internal technical agencies.
It is hoped that this online seminar continues to propel the Ipoh City Council towards its goal of making Ipoh a city of world-class standard.
Event: Tourism Promotion Organization for Asia Pacific Cities (TPO) Webinar
Date: 7th July, 2020