by Danial Siah
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Graced by YB Datuk Seri Ir. Dr. Wee Ka Siong as the Guest Of Honour of the event, MRCA celebrated its 30th Anniversary by inviting 800 guests from various industries to a dinner party at One World Hotel with a theme of “A Rejoicing Celebration”. Being established in 1992 by Dato’ Eddie Choon and 20 other members, MRCA has expanded to 500 leading retail chain stores and franchise businesses while representing 30,000 outlets throughout the country, which creates 300,000 job opportunities for Malaysians, all across the country. 

During the two years pandemic due to the COVID-19, The eighth President of MRCA, Ms. Shirley Tay, took on many initiatives for the MRCA members as her main objective was to “Assist members in Recoveries”. Up until 31 March 2022, MRCA successfully organized 328 activities throughout the pandemic period, where money and resources were provided to the affected groups. These activities include the White Flag campaign; MRCA Charity Golf, and festive charity visitations to the Not-for-Profit NGOs; CEO Get-Together and Monthly Members Meetings; Marketing and Media Initiative like quarterly MRCA Retailer Magazine, and many more.

Ms. Shirley Tay awarded for her leadership on being the eighth MRCA president

“We are honored and proud to be part of MRCA’s 30 years’ achievement. Our greatest appreciation goes to our President Council and Board of Advisors, that have been great supporters of all our endeavors, and MRCA Members who have remained steadfast with us through thick and thin. Let us celebrate this outstanding milestone together, and we look forward to a brighter future in the endemic phase transition,” Says Ms. Shirley Tay.

In concurrent with the 30th Anniversary, Malaysia International Retail and Franchise Exhibition (MIRF) by MRCA will be held at KL Convention Centre from 14 to 16 July 2022 with the hopes to recommence other physical events by MRCA such as MRCA Installation, MRCA CEO Night, Overseas Mission Trips and many more. While the country’s economic status is bouncing back up, MRCA does not have any intention of slowing down in terms of providing a supportive environment, valuable knowledge, and assisting in the industry’s growth for the members of MRCA. 

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