Malaysian Deputy Prime Minister is Guest of Honour at WOWComm 2019


Dato’ Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail to deliver opening keynote at the premier conference of professionals, communication and sustainable businesses

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 16 (Bernama) —WOWComm or Workshops of the World Communicate 2019 continues to receive profound recognition and this time from Deputy Prime Minister Dato’ Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismailherself.

The Deputy Premier who is also Women, Family and Community Development Minister, is set to take the stage and present her opening keynote at the one-day conference on December 5, 2019, at Putrajaya Marriott.

Her address comes in the light of the conference’s commitment to harnessing communication and connection in the business world whilst establishing sustainable pathways to development.

Anne Edwards – WOWComm 2019 Organising Chairman. Picture courtesy of Sunway Project for Asian and International Relations (Sunway-PAIR, in affiliation with Harvard-PAIR).

“Dr Wan Azizah’s presence at WOWComm 2019 reinstates the government’s effort to embrace environmental protection practices among families and communities, thus enhancing environmental sustainability,” says Anne Edwards, WOWComm 2019 Organising Chairman.

The communication and sustainability conference has also received the royal nod from IDEAS Founding President YAM Tunku Zain Al-‘Abidin Ibni Tuanku Muhriz who will present the special keynote.

Representing the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) is Resident Representative for Malaysia, Singapore and Brunei Niloy Banerjee who will be giving his welcoming remarks at the conference.

“WOWComm’s objectives are also very much in line with UNDP’s aim to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and eradicate poverty and inequality, tackling the dual threats of climate change and disasters,” added Edwards.

Throughout the day, a myriad of topics explicitly designed towards WOWComm’s theme to “communicate with a cause” will be deliberated by speakers and panellists, all captains of industries.

They include Greenman Matthias Gelber, Malay Mail Editor-in-chief Datuk Wong Sai Wan, Astro Awani Deputy Editor-in-chief Kamarul Bahrin Haron, BFM 89.9 Producer and Presenter Freda Liu, Rootwommers Chief Executive Officer Camelia Tan Sri Yaacob and Federation President for Asia and the Pacific of Soroptimist International Dato’ Anusha Santhirasthipam. 

Highlight of the conference, in the afternoon, is a special address by Guest of Honour YB Dato’ Seri Anwar Ibrahim, President Parti Keadilan Rakyat.

“As we strive to achieve our ambition to become a developed nation, it is important for us to address the challenges that come along with it especially in the areas of environment and energy for sustainable development,” says Anwar. 

More than 500 trailblazers are touted to be at the conference where tickets are priced at RM250 per person, RM220 for more than 10 sign-ups and RM200 for more than 20 sign-ups. Go to: and register now.

WOWComm 2019 is organized by Anne Edwards & Company, co-organized by Fine Concept & Creation and managed by MyEvents Turnkey International.

The conference is partnered by BERNAMA and Malay Mail, endorsed by Soroptimist International of the South-West Pacific and sponsored by the Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA), Menteri Besar Incorporated and Perbadanan Nasional Berhad.


WOWComm 2019 is organized by Anne Edwards & Company Sdn. Bhd. with collaborating partner, Fine Concept & Creation Sdn. Bhd. The one-day event on December 5, 2019, at Putrajaya Marriott will focus on the role of corporate communication for today’s evolving market. Attendees will learn to master the art of communicating with various stakeholders, such as the media as well as handling public relations using modern platforms and tools. At the forefront of the conference, communication and sustainability will merge together, so as to educate businesses on how to steer towards a more sustainable approach in their daily operations.

Source: Bernama




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