Speaker Spotlight: Magdalene Chew – WISTA

LOC recently spoke with AMCF 2019 Guest-of-honour Ms Magdalene Chew to understand WISTA’s long-standing support for the AMCF.

WISTA has supported AMCF from the outset. What prompts WISTA’s continued support?
WISTA is an international networking organisation whose mission is to attract and support women, at the management level, in the maritime, trading and logistics sectors with 3,000 executives in 46 National WISTA Associations. Likewise AMCF is undoubtedly a truly international event which is well attended by senior executives from around the world and thus presents an invaluable opportunity for WISTA members to gain knowledge, and establish or renew important connections.

Does AMCF’s “arranged for and by the industry” principle make it a truly industry event?
Yes, the energy of AMCF reflects this – there is a palpable sense that people need to be and want to be there.

Singapore is the best place to hold the forum. Do you agree?
Definitely – Singapore’s authorities are highly supportive of such industry events and the supporting infrastructure is well-established and world-renowned.