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