APTLD Board Meeting Communiqué (23 August 2018)

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.