Penang to host regional Rotaract conference

  • Metro News
  • Saturday, 29 Feb 2020

(From fourth left) Yeoh and Penang Convention and Exhibition Bureau chief executive officer Ashwin Gunasekeran with organising committee members of the Asia Pacific Regional Rotaract Conference 2020 after the press conference in Komtar.

SOME 600 delegates are expected to attend the Asia Pacific Regional Rotaract Conference 2020 (APRRC) at The Wembley – A St Giles Hotel Penang from Sept 3 to 6 this year.

Hosted by the Rotaract District 3300 (Malaysia), the annually held conference will focus on creating more meaningful international projects between the regional clubs and districts; grooming aspiring young leaders of the future; and cultivating greater awareness of the different cultures among Asia Pacific countries.

Penang tourism development, arts, culture and heritage committee chairman Yeoh Soon Hin said Penang could offer amazing food and world-class hospitality to the delegates from various countries in the Asia Pacific region.

“As cultures and traditions vary in different countries where these delegates come from, we hope to amaze them with the exquisite experience that we have to offer.

“From the time they land at Penang International Airport, we will ensure that they gather unforgettable memories throughout their stay here.

“After the conference is over, we welcome these delegates to stay in Penang for another couple of days and allow our friendly Penangites to pamper them with the best local experiences,” he said during a press conference at Komtar recently.

Yeoh said Malaysia first hosted the APRRC in 2007 in Melaka.

He said the Rotaract District 3300 (Malaysia) won the bid in 2018 to host the conference again, this time in Penang.

Rotaract is a global youth movement established by Rotary International as a platform for youths to develop themselves professionally, serve their community, and at the same time, experience the benefits that the fellowship has to offer.

Holding to their motto ‘Fellowship Through Service’, this movement has empowered youths around the world to become leaders in their respective communities.

The Rotaract District 3300 (Malaysia) comprises more than 35 clubs, with almost 1,000 members aged between 18 and 35.

For more information on APRRC 2020, visit

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