I wish to extend a warm invitation to all archivists and information professionals to the 16th ICA Congress in Kuala Lumpur from 21- 27 July 2008. I am proud that the National Archives of Malaysia has been chosen to be the host of this prestigious event which also coincides with the 40th Anniversary of SARBICA and 60th Anniversary of ICA. We are indeed very honoured to host this historic and meaningful event.
Archives have always been neglected in many countries, however, this field has far reaching impact in almost every aspect of life. The theme for this congress “Archives, Governance and Development: Mapping Future Society” is timely and suitable for all economies. We must work together and strive to make our presence felt in our society.
This congress will attempt to bring together many distinguished speakers from all over the world and Malaysia. It will be an effective and relevant platform for discussion on issues, trends and development in the field of archives and records management. It will also help to enhance global networking and sharing of resources and knowledge for the common good. May our discussions at this congress lead to the global betterment of human kind.
Do not miss this opportunity. I also encourage you to plan your trip early and enjoy the multicultural and multilingual offerings in beautiful and colorful Malaysia. Interesting “Visit Malaysia Year” tour packages within Malaysia are also available for your selection.
ICA Senior Vice President
National Archives of Malaysia