APTLD Board Meeting Communiqué (3 March 2017)

On 3 March 2017, the APTLD Board held its face-to-face meeting at the sidelines of APTLD71 and considered a range of matters. A summary of the meeting is published in this Communiqué.

Election of Office Bearers for the New Board

The Board expressed its thanks to the outgoing Members Ms. Cherie Chen and Mr. Joon Lim for their service on the Board and elected Mr. Choon Sai Lim as its Chair, Mr. Gihan Dias as Vice-Chair, Mr. Alireza Saleh as Treasurer and Ms. Minjung Park as Secretary.

Preliminary Discussion on Going Forward Activities

The Board discussed preparations for APTLD72 and AGM and noted with satisfaction the good progress to date and the record-breaking number of registrations for the meeting. The Board also suggested GM should further specify the title and substance of the concluding general session on policy issues.

Assessment of the APTLD71 Outcomes

The Board discussed APTLD71 and AGM and noted with satisfaction the record-breaking turnout and its well-designed agenda. The Board specifically noticed the usefulness of the two-track structure of the Meeting and suggested GM and staff follow this arrangement in the future. The Board also suggested GM encourage Members to send their technical experts to participate in a dedicated rack for them at the Meeting.

GM’s Update on the Progress in the Website Revamp Project Implementation

The Board received the GM’s update on the progress in development of the APTLD’s new website and the respective deadlines and agreed to them.

GM’s Update on the State of the 2017 Budget and its Execution, Including the Membership Fee Collection Campaign

The Board received the GM’s update on the matter and on the progress in membership fee collection and noted with satisfaction a good dynamic of the process. The Board also suggested GM put a greater effort to contact members with outstanding fee payments and encourage them to complete those at their earliest convenience.

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