World Fujian Convention (WFC) was originally a platform for Fujians around the world to network and to re-establish ties. Over the years, the triennial Convention has held steadfast to its original intention and expanded to include economic, academic, arts and cultural objectives. It has established itself as a convention of importance for the world’s most prominent and established ethnic Fujians to meet and exchange views.
Fujians have travelled where the sea carries them. In the new territories, they raised their families and carry on the values, culture and heritage. They have persevered, worked hard and took risks, and as a result, made significant contributions to the social, economic and cultural developments around the world.
This year, the 7th WFC, organised by Singapore Hokkien Huay Kuan (SHHK), will be held jointly with the 4th Singapore Hokkien Festival. It will be a joyous occasion for Fujians globally to congregate and unite in one accord, renewing ties and fulfilling its corporate responsibility in economic, social and cultural advancement like before. Although the programmes planned focused on multi-cultural traditions and heritage, the venues in which they will be held, from the latest cosmopolitan and iconic landmark, the Marina Bay Sands, to one of the earliest historical sites, Telok Ayer Street, allow each participant to experience the force of dynamism that is present in the host country.
We strive to bring to our overseas and local Fujian friends the most exciting and memorable convention ever, and we hope that each one of them will bring home with him a heart-warming experience.