Asia Association Leaders Summit

09.00–17.00 IST, 29 September 2020 Online Summit


All times are IST. After the Keynote, each session includes 20 minute presentation followed by 15 minutes falicitated Question & Answers.

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Welcome & Introduction

  • Monimita Sarkar, President Asia, Association of Association Executives
  • Damian Hutt, Executive Director, Association of Association Executives

New era Thinking for Membership Organisations
Cary Adams, an Award-Winning CEO of a leading international membership organisation with a global presence will address how each of the core functions of associations are going to need to change to be successful. Reflecting on the UICC's change in approach, delegates will gain insights into how their own organisation can survive.

Cary Adams
Chief Executive Officer
Union for International Cancer Control


PANEL: Should we consider a new Business Model?


  • TP Ostwal, ChairmanIFA India
  • KVS Hari, VP Membership, IEEE Signal Processing Society
  • Cary Adams, Chief Executive Officer, Union for International Cancer Control

Association governance in times of crisis

Ben Hainsworth
Managing Director
European Association for the Study of the Liver

12:30 Networking Lunch Break

New Measures/Activities to undertake within an Association

Tarun Bhatia
President Elect
National Association of Realtors India


Online Member Engagement: How can it really work

Aileen Tan Shau-Hwai
Executive Director
Asia Pacific University Community Engagement Network


Creating a valuable experience with online conferences

Emily Blitz
Director of Conferences
International AIDS Society


Delivering hybrid events on a budget

Iain Bitran
Executive Director
International Society for Professional Innovation Management


PANEL: Best practices for online conferences
Learn the top tips for creating successful online conferences.

  • Monimita Sarkar, CEO, KW Conferences
  • Iain Bitran, ED, ISPIM
  • Emily Blitz, Conference Director, IAS