The first MAATFA Leadership Series #1 premiered on the 27th of August 2013, and was hosted by KidZania Kuala Lumpur of Themed Attractions and Resorts Sdn. Bhd.
The event kicked off with a warm welcome speech by the President of MAATFA, Tunku Dato’ Ahmad Burhanuddin. The talk featured Mr Jeff Jouett, General Manager of Desaru Attractions, Themed Attractions Malaysia, who has 35 years of experience in leadership positions at zoos and marine life parks.
Mr Jouett’s topics on “The Value of Marine Parks and Operational Issues” and “Current Affairs in the Marine Life Parks and Animal Attractions Industry”, as well as his first hand experiences running a marine park in the States had provided interesting and invaluable insight to the attending participants.
The audience was engrossed til the end of the talk, all the way til the Q&A session, where Mr Jouett was happy to discuss the questions raised by the interested participants. The first MAATFA Leadership Series was an eye-opener to many and had received positive feedback overall.
All participants were invited to join the Raya Open House 2013 hosted by Themed Attractions and Resorts Sdn Bhd, held on the Ground Floor of The Curve NX right after the talk.
The MAATFA Leadership Series aims to benefit both members and non-members of the MAATFA with opportunities to learn and benefit from industry wide leaders through a series of educational talk events, in addition to providing networking opportunities within members and extended members of the association, among others.