The 1st President Meeting of APSN was held from March 28-30, 2017 in Hangzhou, China. Dato' Abdullah Yusuff Basiron, First Vice President of the Council, Mr. Tan Cheng Peng, Second Vice President of the Council, Mr. Fei Weijun, Secretary-General, Mr. Daniel Haché, Senior Consultant to the President and workshop and staff members from the Secretariat attended the meeting. Ms. Nguyen Thi Thanh Huyen, and Ms. Pham Thi Thuy Van from Viet Nan, the host economy of 2017 APSN Council participated the meeting as well. The president Ms. Joyce Henry cannot attend the meeting for the personal reason. Dato' Abdullah Yusuff Basiron, the first vice president, chaired the meeting on behalf of the president.
It was decided that the APSN council meeting will be hold in August 15-18, 2017 in Viet Nam in conjunction with the APSN workshop. The theme of the workshop is “The Restructuring of Port and Shipping: Trends and Challenges”. The agenda of APSN 10th Meeting of the Council, the programme of workshop, the Review of the APSN Mandate and Constitution, the GPAS implementation, the updates of APSN Study Center, the proposal of APSN 10th anniversary ceremony, special projects, and liaison network of APSN were intensively discussed in the meeting. The president team thanked the Viet Nam host for the preparatory work that has been done so far. The secretariat will prepare the council meeting and the workshop with the Viet Nam host together. The secretariat will notice the council members, the advisory board members, the regular members and other participants to attend the workshop.