In 2007, Emma Chen Ping was elected IOV Treasurer at the General Assembly in Volos, Greece. After two years, she became Vice-President.
In 2007, Emma set a goal to organize the IOV national section of China. This was accomplished in 2012 and in 2014, she was re-elected Chair of the section at its annual membership meeting in Beijing.
Under Emma’s leadership, several large-scale, international projects and events have been organized. As a result, IOV China is growing rapidly. In her capacity as an IOV officer, Emma has promoted cultural exchanges between China and other nations. These include coordinating the participation of Chinese folk arts troupes in Dukat-Fest in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Festival des Cultures du Monde de Gannat, in France, Summerfest International in Bountiful, Utah, USA, and Springville World Folkfest in Springville, Utah, USA.
In 2010, Emma chaired the committee that organized the Second IOV World Youth Congress, the first ever, large-scale event to be jointly produced by an International NGO and a major Chinese municipal government. This partnership between the city of Nanjing, China and IOV brought together over 300 young participants from 50 countries.
Emma is chair of the Center for Protection and Development of Folk Art in Luodai, China. She also serves as an advisory expert and consultant at the Guanghua Science and Technology Foundation of China.
Emma Hoefler has represented IOV at many different international meetings, including the Delphic Games in Russia.