NETWORKING FOR STRONGER PORT INDUSTRY AND BETTER COMMUNITY
The Second President Meeting of APSN in 2022 was held virtually on September 27, 2022. Mr. Marc-Yves Bertin, President of the APSN Council, Mr. Tan Cheng Peng, First Vice President of the APSN Council, Capt. Mohamad Halim Ahmed, Second Vice President of the APSN Council, Dr. Geraldine Knatz, Mr. Fei Weijun, the APSN Senior Consultant Team, Dr. Jia Dashan, Secretary-General and the Secretariat were in attendance. The Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) delegation led by Mr. Carlito M. Castillo, Assistant General Manager for Engineering, also attended the meeting.
The President Meeting was chaired by Mr. Marc-Yves Bertin, President of the APSN Council. The meeting had extensive discussions on the updated preparatory work of the APSN events 2022, including the APSN Forum on Safe and Inclusive Pandemic Recovery of APEC Port Industry and the 14th Meeting of the APSN Council. Both the Secretariat and PPA reported to the meeting on the progress of preparations for hosting the APSN Forum 2022, including the update program, invited speakers and logistics arrangement at the meeting venue. The President thanked PPA and the Secretariat for all the work that has been done to prepare for hosting the APSN Forum 2022 this October.
The Second President Meeting also discussed the key agenda items for the upcoming 14th Meeting of the APSN Council, including Provisional Agenda for the 14th Meeting of the APSN Council, Progress Report on the APEC Port Study Center, Report on Green Port Award System (GPAS), APSN Action Plan for 2023, and APSN Budget for 2023 and Financial Statement for 2021. The President Team thanked the Secretariat for its great work and high efficiency in organizing this President Meeting. The Second President Meeting has paved the way well for the APSN Forum 2022 on October 18-19, 2022 and the 14th Meeting of the APSN Council on November 22, 2022.