Malaysia has won the right to host the prestigious World Union of Wound Healing Society (WUWHS) Congress 2026 which will be held in Kuala Lumpur, the capital city of Malaysia. This bid win was announced at the WUWHS General Assembly held in Abu Dhabi, UAE on Friday, 4 March 2022.
The Malaysian bid was presented by Dato’ Sri Abdul Khani Daud, Chief Executive Officer of Malaysia Convention & Exhibition Bureau (MyCEB) and Prof Dr. Harikrishna K.R. Nair, President of Malaysian Society of Wound Care Professionals (MSWCP), with an 11-member delegation.
YB Dato Sri Hajah Nancy Shukri, the Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture Malaysia congratulated the Malaysian bid team for their achievement and said, “I would like to congratulate MyCEB and MSWCP for bringing home a big win for Malaysia to host the prestigious World Union of Wound Healing Societies Congress in 2026. I received this good news from MyCEB’s CEO, Dato’ Sri Abdul Khani who contacted me from Abu Dhabi. The Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture (MOTAC) Malaysia has been very supportive of MyCEB’s work as the main agency in leading Malaysia’s bid for international business events activities. We acknowledge that business events are an important economic activity that can help the country’s economic recovery. More importantly, we believe that business events activities such as WUWHSC 2026, will bring profound benefits to our nation, especially to those in the wound healing profession and the patients as well.”
The MSWCP is aiming to bring in around 5,000 delegates with an estimated economic impact of RM108.7 million and estimated visitors expenditure of RM46.4 million to the Malaysian economy. The proposed theme for WUWHSC 2026 which is “Global Paradigm Shift: Wound Management Specialty and Recognition” has been well accepted by the delegates.