GTPA is pleased to welcome the newest member of the International and Technical Advisory Committee (ITAC)

11.04.2018 Lisa McAuley

Francis Wong OAM is a leading South Australian entrepreneur who migrated from Brunei in 1988 to establish one of the more awarded national tourism companies in Australia. Since his arrival he has been actively developing positive relationships between Australia and global economies, especially Asia. His global tourism connections have enable him to open many doors for Australian and Asian businesses and establish successful relationships.

In 1988, he was awarded The Most Outstanding Contribution by an Individual in Tourism for South Australia and in 2014, was honoured by the Australian Tourism Export Council for Australia’s Most Outstanding Contribution by an Individual to the tourism industry.

Francis is active with his international trade promotion, because of his works, he was awarded the 2002, 2003 & 2004 International Business Ambassador of the Year by Council for International Trade and Commerce SA. In 2014, at Australia Day, he was recognised for his contribution to business and community and was honour with the Medal of Order of Australia- OAM.

He successful hosted both the 40th ASEAN-Australia 40th Year Diplomatic Relationship Business Forum in 2014 and 50th Year ASEAN Anniversary Business Forum in 2017 as Organising Chairman in Adelaide, Australia.

Francis sits on boards of Tourism Australia, Adelaide Festival Centre Foundation, Football Federation of SA and previously was Chair, Council for International Trade and Commerce SA, Director of South Australia Motor Sports Association, Adelaide United Football Club, Australian Tourism Export Council, Adelaide City Councillor, Women’s & Children’s Hospital Foundation and Australia-Brunei Business Council.