APTLD Board Meeting Communiqué (22 March 2019)

On 22 March 2019, the APTLD Board held its regular teleconference and considered a range of matters. A summary of the meeting is published in this Communiqué.

Progress in Preparations for APTLD76

The Board received a GM’s update on the matter and noted that the Meeting Agenda has passed through the public comments period and is now available online. The Board suggested GM and Secretariat alert members and ensure early registrations for the Meeting and Members volunteering for its sessions as panellists and moderators.

Progress in Preparations for APTLD77

The Board received a GM’s update on the matter and thanked the .LK team for its commitment and assistance in logistics and administrative preparations for the Meeting.

Potential Host/Venue for APTLD78 and APTLD79

The Board considered a GM’s Memorandum on the matter and options there in and resolved to hold APTLD78 in Taiwan in September 2020 and APTLD79 in Fiji in February 2021.

Consideration of Outcomes of the Discussion on the Strategic Plan for 2019-2021

The Board received a GM’s update on the matter and noted with much satisfaction that the Working Group has been formed successfully and its members represent all the APTLD sub-regions. The Board looks forward to WG’s outputs.

The State and Execution of the 2019 APTLD Budget and Update on the 2019 Membership Fee Collection Campaign

The Board received GM’s update on the matter and noted with satisfaction that the budget is executed in line with the original projections

Creation of a Board Working Group on Amendment of the APTLD By-Laws

The Board recognizes the need to update the By-laws and ruled to create a Board Working Group to look into the matter, as follows: Gihan Dias (.LK), Hasnul B. Hasan (.MY), and Erhan Karabardak (.AU).

Establishment of an APTLD Repository for Good-Practice Papers and Publication of a Respective Collection of Papers

The Board discussed the possibility for the APTLD members to share their rich experience with the industry and suggested GM develop an action plan to promote the initiative across the APTLD community.

The Board also considered a number of other administrative matters.