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Global Association Hubs Newsletter – Nov/Dec 2020

Food for Thought: Will associations stand up in the post-pandemic era as a force for progress? As this utterly strange and terrible year draws towards its conclusion, with many uncertainties and dangers still hovering out of sight, we are heartened by the tantalising prospect of effective vaccines being rolled out worldwide during the first half of 2021. … Continued


How APACMed went hybrid with great success in 2020

Singapore-based Asia Pacific Medical Technology Association (APACMed) represents manufacturers and suppliers of medical equipment, devices and in-vitro diagnostics, industry associations and other key stakeholders associated with the medical technology industry in Asia Pacific. The association’s mission is to improve the standards of care for patients through innovative collaborations among stakeholders to jointly shape the future … Continued


International Trademark Association (INTA) Regional Office case study: Singapore

In this wide-ranging interview with Seth Hayes, INTA’s Chief Representative for Asia Pacific (based in Singapore), he outlines the vital importance of intellectual property and trademarks to a healthy international trading and business relations environment, discusses how INTA has dealt with the challenges raised by Covid-19, and also explains how Singapore’s excellence in business law and … Continued


Still going global?

Global Association Hubs’ Martin Sirk was joined by four international association leaders for an online education session during #PlanetIMEX in October 2020. The panel members discussed the immediate impact of COVID-19 on their global development plans and priorities, changes to their association’s strategic thinking, and their personal views on the future of international association meetings. … Continued


“Still Going Global?”

Make a Date for #PlanetIMEX Community Day – 16 Oct! 0945-1115 EST (Washington, NYC, etc); 1545 – 1715 CET (Brussels, Amsterdam, etc) Global Association Hubs ask the question: “Still Going Global?” We’ve designed an innovative, interactive education session for the international association community on the big strategic issues in global development. What does “global” look like for associations in the “new normal”?How are international associations … Continued


Asia-Pac association leaders explain: “why Singapore”

Two great interviews with Edmund Wee, recent Chairman of APFinSA (Asia-Pacific Financial Services Association) and Dr Ronald Yeoh, Immediate Past President of APACRS (Asia-Pacific Association of Cataract & Refractive Surgeons), demonstrating the wide breadth of reasons why Singapore is such a logical choice for regional HQs, including: inter-regional communication, world-class expertise in digitisation, ability to … Continued





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