The 68th General Assembly of the WATA, took place in the marvelous setting of the city of Athens, in the shadow of the Parthenon, from Friday 24 to Sunday 26 November. 21 DMC members of the association attended.
WATA’s mission has always been to increase the professionalism and economic results of the DMC members of the association through the mutual cooperation of its members, in constant networking and cross-selling actions.
Following the merger with World of Incentives and Gondwana in 2016, whose DMCs merged under its umbrella, WATA has completed an important re-branding and consolidation process. Today it brings together 46 DMCs from the same number of countries spread over 5 continents, united by the sharing of same ethical values, search for the highest standard of services, passion for their work and by the love for the countries in which they operate, both in the tailor -made for FITs and leisure groups and MICE segments.
During the General Assembly of Athens, the 2018 Marketing Plan was discussed and approved, which involves participation in various international tourism fairs and the implementation of important marketing and sales call actions in a series of member countries. It was also decided to consolidate the common-shared database available to the members and cooperation agreement between CET (Creative Event Team) USA and WATA was signed again after 20 years of good cooperation.
The new board of Directors was voted as follows
• Moris K. Kasar, WATA President (Turkey)
• Maria Kavadia, Vice-President (Greece)
• Giancarlo Carrera, Vice-President Treasurer (Switzerland)
• Anna Khachaturova (Armenia)
• Marina Parra (Germany)
• Marinka Sanc George (Uganda)
• Gantemur Damba (Mongolia)
• Pawan Tuladhar (Nepal)
• Alex Fassio (Peru)
Many thanks and all our appreciation to Maria KAVADIA and her team at COSMORAMA Ltd Athens for the wonderful organization of the event !