Programme

The UIA Associations Round Table is an opportunity to learn through networking and through practice; meet representatives of other international associations and share experience and knowledge; gain practical skills and tools to help you do your work better. Read more about UIA here.

Malaysia Association neXt or MyNext, is an annual congregation of Malaysian association leaders and professionals. Initiated by Malaysia Convention & Exhibition Bureau, this premier conference presents a niche nexus to access cutting-edge insights, exchange ideas, network, express thoughts and debate issues that impact the future growth sustainability of associations in Malaysia.

  • Date: 26-27 September 2018
  • Venue: Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre
Wed, 26 September UIA Associations Round Table Asia-Pacific 2018
12.30 – 14.00

Networking Lunch

Site inspection at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (optional)

14.00

UIA Round Table session 1

Opening keynote by UIA President Cyril Ritchie on the role of international organizations today

Panel of speakers:
What impact/influence does your association have on society/environment?
What external factors impact/influence your association’s work?

followed by round table discussions

15.30

Networking Break

16.00 – 17.30

UIA Round Table session 2

Case studies: Associations share their experience in meeting challenges

Creating a community
presented by Steve Tunstall, General Secretary, Pan Asia Risk and Insurance Management Association (PARIMA)

What is a CVB and why you need to know
presented by Clara Fernández López, External Relations Manager, Union of International Associations (UIA)

Funding: How to find partners for your association
presented by Jeffers Miruka, President, African Society of Association Executives (AfSAE)

17:45

Meet at the main entrance lobby of Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre and depart to welcome dinner

21:00

End of Dinner

 

Thu, 27 September UIA Associations Round Table Asia-Pacific 2018
9.00

UIA Round Table session 3

Case studies: Associations share their experience in meeting challenges

The Accreditation Challenge
presented by Stacey Huang, Executive Director, Pan Asia Risk and Insurance Management Association (PARIMA)

Association Governance
presented by Dr Teo Soo Hwang, Chief Executive, Cancer Research Malaysia (CRM)

Beware the Academic Cannibalism – Predatory Conferences
presented by Noor Ahmad Hamid, Regional Director for Asia-Pacific, International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA)

10.30

Networking Break

11.00

UIA Round Table session 4

Panel of speakers:
What external factors impact/influence your association’s work? (reprise)
How do you respond to these factors, and in turn, influence them?

followed by round table discussions

12.30

Networking Lunch

Site inspection at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (optional)

14.00 – 17.00

MyNEXT 2018

 

Thu, 27 September Malaysia Association neXt – MyNext 2018
14:00

Welcome Remarks

14:05

Keynote “A Journey to Abolish Nuclear Weapons”

Datuk Dr. Ronald McCoy, Founding Member, International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN)

ICAN won the Nobel Peace Prize 2017 for its work to draw attention to the catastrophic humanitarian consequences of any use of nuclear weapons and for its ground-breaking efforts to achieve a treaty-based prohibition of such weapons.

14:50

Sustainability, Growth and Relevancy

Panels:
Steve Tunstall, General Secretary, Pan-Asia Risk and Insurance Management Association (PARIMA)
Jeffers Miruka, President, African Society of Association Executives (AfSAE)
Prof. Dr. Teo Soo Hwang, Chief Executive, Cancer Research Malaysia (CRM)
Khoo Hock Aun, Honorary Secretary, Malaysian Society for Waste Management and Environment (MSWME)

Facilitator:
Clara Fernandez Lopez, External Relations Manager, Union of International Associations (UIA)

15:35

Networking Break

16:05

Group Discussion

Based on topic presented by panels on “sustainability, growth and relevancy” of your association.

16:50

Closing Remarks

17:00

Programme Ends