The Asia Pacific Federation of Association Organizations (APFAO) held its second general assembly meeting during the 2017 ASAE Great Ideas Global Association Management Conference Asia-Pacific on March 22-24, 2017 in Seoul, Korea.
The meeting, which was hosted by the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE), was convened at the Grand Hyatt Seoul Hotel at 1:00 p.m. on March 22, 2017 and was attended by all four APFAO founding members namely, the Associations Forum, the Australasian Society of Association Executives (AuSAE), the Korean Society of Association Executives (KSAE) and the Philippine Council of Associations and Association Executives (PCAAE). They were joined by representatives from the ASAE, ICCA as well as tourism boards and convention and visitor bureaus from Hong Kong, Japan, Malaysia, Taiwan and Singapore.
The meeting attendees agreed to continue moving the APFAO forward, expand its membership to include emerging national societies of association executives as well as national federations whose members are associations, increase visibility through publications, and enhance partnerships with like-minded and supportive organizations. It was also agreed that the PCAAE will remain to be the APFAO ‘secretariat’ to coordinate its activities and to manage its initial programs such as the APFAO website and enewsletter.