MONDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2018
6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Opening Reception 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: Transform Your Leadership Abilities to Increase Business Success
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
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: Connect with Members for Increased Engagement
Without members willing to support a common cause, goal, mission, trade, or profession, associations would not be able to play such a vital role in society. In addition to engaging your members with the many benefits you provide, how might you influence a member’s behavior to encourage continued engagement? With examples of the connections created through online and in-person membership engagement strategies, consider how to move beyond the traditional approaches.
3:00 – 3:30 p.m.
3:30 – 5:00 p.m.
Conversation and Collaboration: Explore Practical Strategies for Supporting Associations
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 Extend Your Reach
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
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 Public Policy and Global Relations Goals
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