About 600 members from Malaysia and abroad celebrated the 50th anniversary of Genting Group at the Grand Ballroom of the Genting Convention Centre on August 15, 2015. The black-tie gala dinner themed “Forging Ahead” treated the members to an excellent weekend of tasty food, drinks, great music and fine collections.
In his speech that evening, the chairman and chief executive at Genting, Tan Sri Lim Kok Thay attributed the achievements of the company to his late father Tan Sri Lim Goh Tong and his ideas and visions. “The Genting’s corporate DNA was personally shaped by him and he is the one responsible for the foundations of the Genting and Resorts World to gain recognition throughout the world,” said Kok Thay.
He also mentioned the modest beginnings of the group starting with its 200-room hotel in Genting Highlands and becoming a big player operating various businesses in over 10 countries across the world which employed more than 60,000 workers. In addition to the leisure and hospitality business, Genting is also present in other business such as oil and gas, property development, plantations and biotechnology.
Kok Thay also noted that the economic contribution of Genting is not only confined to Malaysia, but it is also present in the United Kingdom where UK’s first integrated Resorts World Birmingham will soon open its doors. In addition, in South Korea, the company is building Resorts World Jeju. He also mentioned the company’s up-coming Resorts World Las Vegas and plans to rejuvenate the tourism industry within the Integrated Tourism Plan.
Next year Resorts World Genting will open the first 20th Century Fox World Theme Park.