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APTLD Board Meeting Communiqué (17 November 2016)
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APTLD Board Meeting Communiqué (17 November 2016)

On 17 November 2016, the APTLD Board held its teleconference
and
considered a range of matters. A summary of the meeting is published in this
Communiqué.

An Update on Progress in Preparations
for APTLD71

The Board discussed preparations for APTLD71 and AGM
and suggested certain revisions to its agenda. The Board also suggested GM
should take a more pro-active approach towards the Meeting turnout.

Consideration of the GM’s
Proposal to Hold an Annual Call with APTLD Members CEOs

The Board was updated on progress in the matter and
suggested GM should explore a possibility for an annual subscription for Adobe
teleconferencing platform and work out a draft teleconference agenda, both of
them to be reviewed and tried during the next Board teleconference in December
2016. As to an annual call with CEOs, the Board suggested it should be arranged
in January 2017, pending the Adobe platform in operation and Agenda having
approved by the Board.

Update on
Progress in Concluding the APTLD Website Revamp Contract

The Board received an update on the matter and noted
with satisfaction that the Contract is poised to be signed in early December
2016. The Board suggested GM should follow up on the matter immediately after
the contract comes into effect.

Financial Statement – October
2016

The Board discussed
the October2016 Financial Statement and noted with satisfaction that execution
of the budget has been carried out in line with the initial projections, and
APTLD is poised to report a healthy balance at the end of the year. The Board
also noted that offers more possibilities for further increase in a number of
services to members and enhancement of their quality

Consideration and Approval of
the 2017 APTLD Budget

The Board considered
the draft 2017 APTLD Budget and suggested the Treasurer and GM jointly revise
it to ensure it incorporates the Board recommendations as to the services to
Members and their quality. As well, the Board suggested GM should consider a
possibility for creating and filling a vacancy of Communication and Policy
Analysis Officer for APTLD.

Consideration and Approval of
the GM’s Business Plan for 2017

The Board considered the 2017 Business Plan and
suggested it should be further updated in line with the Board’s recommendations
as to its substance and format of presentation and with account of
recommendations on the draft 2017 budget.

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