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Agenda and Presentations - WCC AISBL EGA 2021

The WCC AISBL (International) Extraordinary General Assembly (EGA) was held virtually via Zoom on December 14, 2021, for the purpose of the ratification of the Asia Pacific Region Candidate for the post of President of WCC AISBL (International) for the coming 3 years (2022, 2023, 2024), which was left vacant after the sad demise of the late President Dr. Ghada Hijjawi-Qaddumi.

There were 95 attendees consisting of the WCC AISBL Executive Board, Advisors, Honorary Members, National Entities, Proxies and other members, which made the meeting successful.

The meeting was opened with a welcoming speech by the WCC AISBL Interim President and Chair, Mr. Saad al-Qaddumi.  The Chair appointed Mr. Aziz Murtazaev, Representative of the WCC-Asia Pacific Region President, Dr. Adkham Ikramov, to be the Co-Chair, and the WCC AISBL Secretariat to be the Drafting Committee for this EGA.

The full agenda was covered, which can be viewed here: AGENDA

The Co-Chair, announced and reaffirmed to the WCC International Board and all members present that out of the 3 candidates from APR, Mr. Saad al-Qaddumi was elected by the APR Extra Ordinary General Assembly held on October 26, 2021, as APR Candidate for the post of WCC International President for the term 2022-2024. Since no other candidate from the other regions has applied for this post of WCC International Presidency, the Co-Chair requested the WCC Assembly to ratify Mr. Saad’s candidacy, being the ONLY Candidate. The Candidate (Mr. Saad Al-Qaddumi) was requested to leave the room during the ratification process. All National Entity Members were requested to raise their hands in agreement.

After the National Entity members had ratified Mr. Saad’s nomination, the Co-Chair officially announced that

Mr. Saad al-Qaddumi has been elected as the President of WCC AISBL.  The Co-Chair then requested the Interim President, Mr. Saad al-Qaddumi to join the meeting.

The Co-Chair welcomed Mr. Saad al-Qaddumi back to the meeting and announced that Mr. Saad is officially the New President of WCC AISBL (International) for the term 2022-2024.  The Co-Chair along with all attending members in the Assembly congratulated Mr. Saad al-Qaddumi on his new post as “President of WCC AISBL (International) for the term 2022-2024”.

The New President of WCC AISBL (International), Mr. Saad al-Qaddumi was requested to deliver his Acceptance Speech. To view the Acceptance Speech delivered by the New President, click here: ACCEPTANCE SPEECH

After the delivery of the New President’s Acceptance Speech, a professionally produced and directed presentation by WCC AISBL Secretariat Team was presented, which was a synopsis of WCC AISBL History, World Craftsperson in 5 Regions, WCC Craft Cities (52 accredited cities from 2014-2021), WCC Award of Excellence (447 awarded products from Asia Pacific Region, jurying cycle held on 2014, 2016 and 2018) during the late APR President’s term (2013-2020).  

Links of each presentation can be viewed below:






Photos of the event can be viewed here: PHOTOS

The General Assembly meeting ended with the closing remarks by the Chair.

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