MRCA Re-elect Datuk Seri Garry Chua as President and Targets Positive Growth of 30% for Retail Industry by 2020

Published by Amirul Sanusi @ 28/06/2018

Malaysia Retail Chain Association (MRCA) has officially organized a press conference to announce the installation night for the president and new line-up of council members, at One World Hotel.

 Datuk Seri Garry Chua was re-elected as MRCA’s President for second term based on his tremendous achievement and contributions for the industry. The elected members will step in to serve for the term of 2018 to 2020 in the council, which targets a 30% growth of retail franchise industry by 2020.

The main focus for this term is to highlight the promising future in digitalization of retail and franchise industry. MRCA will also be expanding its reach by engaging with its members via the creation of chapters in States such as Penang, Johor and East Malaysia (Sarawak).

“The last three years have been an enormous journey for all the members and the Council. The Exco and Council have worked very hard to set high standards and benchmarks to ensure that MRCA will always add value for our members,” expressed Datuk Seri Garry Chua, the President of MRCA. The new line up in the Council will also see new faces such as Datuk Vincent Choo of Subway who assumes the mantle of Deputy President of the Association.

Datuk Garry Chua during Press Conference of MRCA

“MRCA has established close collaboration with many associations such as PIKOM, MDCC, Association of Chain Franchise Promotion Taiwan, Malaysia Business Council of Cambodia, Malaysia Business Chamber Vietnam, Hong Kong Malaysia Business Association as the affiliate members. These organisations are related to MRCA in a way and in case if any member wishes to explore business opportunities in these countries, this will help them in terms of connectivity,” he added.

Themed ‘An Evening at the Musicals’, the council installation night which will be held on 20th July 2018 at Imperial Ballroom of One World Hotel, aims to celebrate the contribution and support of patrons, Advisors, President Council and members in the previous term. For 2016 to 2018, the Association has achieved a solid growth in terms of membership benefits with membership increasing from 290 to 450, to date.

The new economy of traditional and digital retail brings with it many opportunities in the future and MRCA is dedicated to expanding their horizon by exploring limitless potential for the benefit of its members.

From L-R: Dato Dr Edmund Lee (Council Member), Mr William Tang (Co-Organising Chairperson), Dato Bruce Lim (Co-Organising Chairperson), Datuk Seri Garry Chua (President),Dato Vincent Choo (Deputy President), Mr Ken Phua (Secretary General), MsValerie Choo (Vice President)