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Global Association Hubs Newsletter – October 2021

(Re)Open(ing) for Association Business! At long last, there’s a mood of cautious optimism in the air!  I recently spoke with representatives from our partner cities Brussels, Dubai, Singapore and Washington DC, sharing updates on their local COVID19 situation and their plans for future (live face-to-face!) activities with our international association friends. In Brussels, any size of association conference … Continued


Newsletter – May/June 2021

Food for Thought: Agility or Sociality? Let’s exploit associations’ natural advantages rather than mimicking corporate-world fads Global Association Hubs media partner Boardroom has just published our new article on the hot topic of “Agility”, a word whose meaning has morphed over the last decade from a general description of mental and operational nimbleness into a tech-world-originating business and project-development methodology, with its own … Continued


Roadmap2030 Chat Cafe

Everybody’s an Expert on Everything This was the title of an article appearing in Boardroom magazine in February 2021, written by Martin Sirk. As the first step in a partnership with Roadmap2030 and Boardroom, aiming to provide a platform for associations to hold deeper and longer conversations on the big issues affecting our sector’s future … Continued


Newsletter – Feb/March 2021

Food for Thought: Associations & the long war for truth It is frequently remarked that we have entered a post-truth era, a time when specialist expertise and scientific knowledge are increasingly under fire, whilst the ever-increasing complexity of every aspect of our society means that these attributes have become existentially necessary.  Global Association Hubs media partner Boardroom has just published our thoughts on … Continued


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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