APTLD Board Meeting Communiqué (6 September 2019)

On 6 September 2019, the APTLD Board held its in-person meeting and considered a range of matters. A summary of the Meeting is published in this Communiqué.

Evaluation of APTLD76

The Board noted that the Meeting was a success and expressed its gratitude to MYNIC Berhad for hosting APTLD76.

Progress in Preparations for APTLD77

The Board noted with satisfaction that preparations for APTLD77 have gained momentum and suggested GM and Secretariat ensure they remain on a right track.

Selection of the APTLD78 Venue and the Connectivity Contractor

The Board considered competitive proposals collected by APTLD staff and approved the Caesar Park in Taipei, Taiwan as the APTLD78 venue and selected a local ISP to secure the required bandwidth for the Meeting, and suggested GM enter in respective contracts with the vendors on behalf of APTLD.

Consideration of the Draft RFP for the APTLD Website Revamp

The Board considered the document and agreed in principle that APTLD website is in need for upgrade and that a future vendor should be selected based on an RFP sent out across the Membership in a view of ensuring a mutually beneficial contractual arrangement.

The Board also suggested GM update the RFP with account of a number of comments suggested by Board members.

Consideration of GM’s Memorandum on Targeted Technical Assistance Projects in 2020

The Board considered Members’ initiatives and suggestions in regard to the conduct of targeted technical assistance projects and noted with satisfaction their keen interest and eagerness to participate in such projects.

The Board emphasized the imperative of promoting the relevance of such initiatives and suggested GM engage with the interested parties to update the proposals to enhance their quality, reflect their benefits for individual members and relevance to the APTLD.

The State and Execution of the 2019 APTLD Budget

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

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