APTLD Board Meeting Communiqué (18 July 2019)

On 18 July 2019, the APTLD Board held its regular teleconference and considered a range of matters. A summary of the meeting is published in this Communiqué.

Consideration of a GM’s Update on Progress in Preparations for APTLD76 and Agenda Bashing

The Board received an update from GM on possible changes to the APTLD76 Agenda and approved them. The Board also recommended GM and the Secretariat unveil them in a timely fashion for participants’ convenience.

Progress in Preparations for APTLD77, APTLD78, ad APTLD79

The Board received a GM’s update on the matter and noted with satisfaction that the preparations for the three Meetings are on the right track.

Progress in Preparations for APTLD77 and Selection of the APTLD77 Venue

The Board received a GM’s update on the matter and noted with satisfaction that the preparations are on the right track, thanks in large part to the auDA team’s enthusiastic support. The Board considered venue options and shortlisted Intercontinental Melbourne and Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Center (mcec.com.au) as the APTLD77 venue.

The Board suggested GM should promptly engage with auDA as the host of APTLD77 and the venues to promptly conclude a respective contract.

Progress in Preparations for APTLD78 and APTLD79

The Board received a GM’s update on the matter and noted with satisfaction that the preparations are on the right track.

The State and Execution of the 2019 APTLD Budget

The Board received a GM’s update on the matter and noted with satisfaction that the budget is executed in line with the original projections and the projection to the end of the 2019 fiscal year  indicates Association’s healthy financial standing.

Consideration of Options for Drafting the APTLD Accountability and Transparency Framework

The Board considered a GM’s Memorandum on the matter and ruled that in accordance of the Strategic Plan for 2019-2021 GM should initiate the work on the APTLD Accountability and Transparency Framework, which should be done by the community. In pursuit of this task the Board suggested the Secretariat should produce a Call to APTLD members for volunteers to a respective Working Group.

Consideration of an APTLD Website Upgrade

The Board considered a GM’s Memorandum on the matter and agreed with the need for an upgrade of the corporate website. The Board suggested that GM with assistance of a Board member should issue an RFP on the matter to the Membership. The Board expressed its gratitude to Mr. Alireza Saleh of .IR who has volunteered for the job.

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