Ms Maria Cavit
Honorary MemberMaria Cavit was Secretary General of the World Union of Wholesale Markets (WUWM) from July 2003 until March 2017. She was made a WUWM Honorary Member in May 2017.
From 1996 until 2003 she worked as the WUWM Executive Secretary within its then mother organisation - the International Union of Local Authorities (IULA).
On her arrival in Europe in 1995, immediately prior to beginning her WUWM role within IULA, she co-organised the World Mayoral Forum held during Habitat II (the second United Nations Conference on Human Settlements) in Istanbul.
Prior to that she worked for 4 years in the marketing department of the Horticulture and Food Research Institute of New Zealand (HortResearch). She also held various roles in the public relations and event management sectors in Australasia, and worked three years as a newspaper journalist