APTLD Board Meeting Communiqué (17 May 2018)

On 17 May 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 continuous growth in early registrations for the Meeting and took notice of GM’s update of the need for participants, particularly those from jurisdictions where there are no embassies of Uzbekistan, to apply for entry visas as early as possible.

Selection of APTLD74 Fellows

The Board considered nominations for APTLD74 Fellowships and selected Ms. Zainab Al-Farsi (.OM) and Ms. Dalsie Baniala (.VU) as APTLD74 Fellows. In addition, given that at APTLD74 the community is going to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Association, the Board awarded, as a one-off arrangement, extended sub-regional Fellowships to Messrs. Amgalan Ider (.MN), Saif Ahmed (.IQ), and Suraj Adhikari (.NP). The Board also suggested GM should take an extra effort to broaden the circle of applicants for APTLD Fellowships.

Approval of the Venue for APTLD75

The Board received an update from GM on the matter and selected Rotana Media Hotel in Dubai as the APTLD75 venue. The Board suggested GM conclude a contract with the hotel to secure the venue.

Draft APTLD75 Agenda Bashing

The Board considered the draft APTLD75 Agenda and committed to provide further recommendations to GM as to its items for a subsequent discussion by the community.

Consideration of the Draft APTLD Policy Guidelines for Appointment, Duties, and Funding of the Alternate APTLD Representative in International Fora

The Board considered a draft document on the matter and suggested that the strategic document should be discussed at the F2F Board meeting at APTLD74 in Tashkent.

Consideration of the Draft APTLD Policy Guidelines for Membership Fee Bands for Associate Members

The Board considered a draft document on the matter and suggested that the strategic document should be discussed at the F2F Board meeting at APTLD74 in Tashkent.

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 the budget is in line with the original projections. The Board took a special notice of a few APTLD members that have failed to pay their fees and suggested that GM should contact them to explore their interest in keeping membership in APTLD.

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