Florida Space Authority
Contact: Margo F. Witcher
Malaysian Ambassador Leads Delegation Visiting Space Authority
Opportunities for business and education partnerships discussed
CAPE CANAVERAL - A delegation of trade and education officials lead by Malaysian Ambassador Dato' Ghazzali Sheikh Abdul Khalid visited the Florida Space Authority today. The officials met with Authority Executive Director CAPT Winston Scott and key staff to discuss opportunities for business and education partnerships.
The visit was facilitated by Fort Lauderdale businessman Bernhard Schutte, CEO of Digital Media Network, Inc. CAPT Scott, Mr. Schutte, and Space Authority Board of Supervisor Vice Chair Ken Haiko are scheduled to visit Malaysia next month to further discuss business options.
Following the meeting at the Authority, the delegation toured the Kennedy Space Center and met with Center Director James Kennedy. The delegation included Director of Malaysian Industrial Development Authority Dato' Mr. Phang Ah Tong, Director of Malaysian Students Department Dr. Zahratul Kamar Mahmud, and Malaysian Trade Attache' to the U.S. Mr. Wong Seng Foo.
Photo caption: From left Mr. Schutte, CAPT Scott and Ambassador Ghazzali shake
hands at the Authority signifying the beginning of a partnership relationship.
Florida Space Authority provides economic development for Florida through space. Established in 1989 by Florida's governor and legislature to support the retention, expansion and diversification of the state's space-related industry; Florida Space Authority has generated more than $1 billion for Florida's space-related businesses through technology, research, education, finance, tourism and launch. The Authority advances the state of space by helping space-related businesses, large and small, succeed in Florida.