MONDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2018
6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Opening Reception Co-Hosted by Grand Hyatt Singapore
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2018
8:00 – 9:00 a.m.
Registration and Beverages
9:00 – 9:30 a.m.
Conversation and Collaboration
9:30 – 10:45 a.m.
Deep Dive and Discussion: Transformational Leadership in an Age of Disruption
Su-Yen Wong, founder and CEO, Bronze Phoenix
Gaining the support of others in your association can be key to driving business success. Yet without a combination of leadership and management strengths, achieving results and leading organizational change can be challenging. It’s crucial to have a concrete plan in place that aligns your leadership and management strengths to help you pursue goals that will move your association forward.
10:45 – 11:15 a.m.
11:15 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Secretary General Panel Conversation: Maximize Local, Regional, and National Opportunities for Your Association
John D. Clark, MBA, CAE, executive director and CEO, BICSI, Bronwyn Evans, PhD, chief executive officer, Standards Australia, and Bobby Peralta, secretary general, Association of Development Financing Institutions in Asia and the Pacific
Leading an association has never been more complex. Today, association leaders must remain informed, focused, and ahead of the game at all times. How can challenges be overcome? What questions are worth losing sleep over at night? How can leaders best use their capabilities to manage associations? Hear a panel of secretaries general from associations around the world share how they engage with their staff, members, and stakeholders to maximize local, regional, and national opportunities.
12:30 – 1:45 p.m.
1:45 – 3:00 p.m.
Deep Dive and Discussion: Apply Foresight to Your Association’s Future
Susan Robertson, CAE, EVP, ASAE/president, ASAE Foundation, ASAE: The Center for Association Leadership
Change is on the way, and by most accounts it will intensify and accelerate in the years ahead. You and your volunteers and staff will be able to lead—rather than react—if you see it coming. What will your organization be doing a decade from now? How can you anticipate the changes that will affect how you work, relate to members, create value, and plan for engagement in the future? With insights shared from the work of the ASAE Foundation, learn how to guide dynamic strategic conversations through the application of foresight and evaluate drivers of change, such as an aging world, emerging generations of professionals, and workforce changes – and the related impacts likely to shape your environment.
3:00 – 3:30 p.m.
3:30 – 5:00 p.m.
Conversation and Collaboration: Explore Practical Strategies for Immediate Application
Toni Brearley, chief executive officer, Australasian Society of Association Executives; Steven Basart, vice president, Beijing, China, Kellen; William Boivin, PMP, manager, society relations, Asia-Pacific, CFA Institute; Dorothy Deng, attorney, Whiteford, Taylor & Preston LLP; Noor Hamid, regional director, Asia Pacific, International Congress & Convention Association; Dom LaVigne, former director of government & public affairs-Asia Pacific/Middle East, Methanol Institute;
Francesco Leboffe, director, Meetings Advisory Division, Groups360; Peter O’Neil, FASAE, CAE, chief executive officer, ASIS International; John Peacock, chief executive officer, Associations Forum Ltd.; and Maria Tong, account director, ASAE China
Associations have an extraordinary capacity to generate a sense of belonging within professions and industries. To do so, you need practical strategies for managing membership, governance, meetings, products and services, and other association operations. Join association leaders to discuss current issues and identify practical strategies to support associations in the Asia-Pacific region.
6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Reception Hosted by Marina Bay Sands
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2018
8:30 – 9:00 a.m.
9:00 – 10:15 a.m.
Deep Dive and Discussion: Strengthen Partnerships and Collaborations to Build Your Association
Nikki Walker, VP, global association management & consulting, MCI Group
Strong relationships between individuals, groups, and organizations are cornerstones for achieving your association’s goals. Building and strengthening these relationships may lead to mutual problem solving, resource exchange, and coordination that can often reach beyond your organization’s individual capacity. How might you maximize your current relationships and begin to build additional capabilities and resources with partners at both the national and international levels?
10:15 – 10:45 a.m.
10:45 – 12:00 p.m.
Deep Dive and Conversation: Evaluate Growth Strategies for Associations
Herve Bosquet, managing director, Visitbrussels; Colleen Delaney Eubanks, CAE, chief operating officer, International Association for the Study of Pain; Paul Weintraub, RCDD, RTPM, ESS, CAE, vice president of global development and support, BICS; Sid Das, global director, digital engagement, WWF International Sven Bossu, director of innovation, ESTRO; and Alfons Westgeest, managing partner and group vice president, Kellen
In today's competitive landscape, providing value to members and the community is essential if you plan to grow your share of the market, both regionally and internationally. Like for-profit organizations, associations need to constantly adapt to meet the needs of an increasingly informed and ambitious market. But with limited human capital and financial resources, how can you manage the risks of transitioning into new markets?
12:00 – 1:15 p.m.
1:15 – 2:30 p.m.
Deep Dive and Conversation: Advance Your Association’s Public Policy and Global Relations Goals
Steven Basart, vice president - Beijing, China, Kellen, and Dom LaVigne, former director of government & public affairs-Asia Pacific/Middle East, Methanol Institute
Developing a successful global strategy can be a complex endeavor, regardless of your association’s size and scope. How can you serve your members while meeting your strategic goals around the world? Identify approaches that will resonate with both decision makers and members, and solidify their support by creating a strategy that will accomplish your public policy and global relations goals.
2:30 – 3:00 p.m.
3:00 – 4:15 p.m.
Deep Dive and Discussion: Embrace Digital Transformation to Move Your Association Forward
Technology continues to evolve at a rapid pace, requiring significant changes to the way associations operate and creating new opportunities and challenges along the way. To better serve members and remain relevant, associations need to develop a digital transformation mindset and competitive strategy. Evaluate both the current and future impact of digital transformation, and discover recommended strategies to build a robust association.
4:15 – 4:30 p.m.
Conversation and Collaboration