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APTLD Board Meeting Communiqué (23 August 2018)

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On 23 August 2018, the APTLD Board held its regular
teleconference meeting and considered a range of matters. A summary
of the meeting is published in this Communiqué.

Consideration
of
GM’s Update on Progress in Preparations for APTLD74

The Board noted with satisfaction a strong turnout for the Meeting and
the level of readiness of all the logistical preparations, as well as the
general completeness of the agenda.

Consideration
of the Agenda, and Timeline of the Annual Executive Call with Members’ Leadership

The Board decided to hold an annual Call with Members’ CEOs on 1
November 2018 on condition the
agenda items have been complete well in advance.

Draft
APTLD75 Agenda Bashing

The Board considered the updated draft APTLD75 Agenda and expressed gratitude
to RIPE NCC and ICANN for meaningful contributions to it. The Board also took
notice of the GM’s update that a beta-version of the Meeting website is
complete

Consideration of GM’s Update on
Progress in Preparations for APTLD76

The Board took a
notice of GM’s update on his visit to Macau and inspection of local venues to
host APTLD76, and agreed that the price level there is too high to hold a
Members Meeting. The Board suggested GM engage with Members to seek volunteers
to host APTLD76 in September 2019.

Consideration of the GM’s Update
on the State and Execution of the 2017 APTLD Budget and Update on the 2018
Membership Fee Collection Campaign

The Board received
GM’s update on the matter and noted with satisfaction that according to
preliminary projections, the 2018 budget should post a surplus by end-year. The
Board expressed its thanks to the community, with all the members but one
having paid their membership fee. The Board suggested GM should clarify that
member’s intent to retain its membership in APTLD.

Consideration
of Establishment of the Board Working Group on Development of the Communication
Policy

Pursuant to the decision made at the
telecom of 19 July 2018, the Board made a decision to establish a Board Working
Group on External Communication Policy and thanked Board Directors Ai-chin Lu
and Erhan Karabardak  for having
volunteered to serve on the WG.

The Board also considered a number of other
administrative and financial matters.