APACD is looking forward to establishing the following event formats to connect communication professionals from across the Asia-Pacific region.
Asia-Pacific Communication Summit (APCS)
In November 2015, APACD is planning to host the first Asia-Pacific Communication Summit, a two-day conference for in-house communication and public affairs professionals where more than 60 expert speakers from various disciplines will present and discuss the latest trends and developments relevant for the communications industry. The conference will provide numerous networking opportunities such as the Asian Communication Award gala. The APCS will take place in Hong Kong.
The APACD General Meeting represents the main decision-making body of the association. Taking place once a year, it provides members with an opportunity to review past developments and discuss further activities of APACD. Every two years, the General Meeting is where members will elect the exceutive committee.
APACD offers coaching days, whereby qualified speakers offer an intensive two- or three-hour training session, in the form workshops, for APACD members interested in learning more about a particular aspect of communications. The workshops have a strong interactive element, which includes practical knowledge that participants can take away. Attendees are exposed to concrete strategies and ideas to implement in their own professional lives. Coaching Days are limited to a modest number of participants to ensure that a serious working atmosphere is generated. Participants can expect to gain practical advice that can be implemented directly, involvement in the session and a concentrated group interaction that goes beyond a simple Q&A session.
Bringing together expert peers, opinion-leaders and leading academics from across the region, APACD will provide a platform to encourage debate and knowledge exchange, where a particular concern is not only debated from the practitioner's perspective, but our expert will provide insights from the academic world presenting the latest theories, concepts and scenariois, resulting in thorough assessment.
Focus on Management and Leadership
APACD will launch a series of seminars focusing on management and leadership to strengthen the role of communication professionals inside and outside their organisations and to foster and deepen their strategic skills.