The First APSN President Meeting in 2023 was held virtually on April 12, 2023. 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; Mr. Fei Weijun, APSN Senior Consultant; Dr. Jia Dashan, Secretary-General of APSN and the Secretariat were in attendance. The Port Authority of Thailand (PAT) delegation led by Mr. Jiravich Klomperee, Council Member of Thailand, 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 planning and preparatory work of the APSN events 2023, including the APSN Forum 2023, the 15th Meeting of the APSN Council and the 12th Meeting of the Advisory Board. The 1st President Meeting also discussed other key actions of the APSN Action Plan for 2023, including the APSN Five-Year Strategic Plan (2024-2028), Update on GPAS 2023, Update on APEC Port Study Center, Update on APSN Port Database, as well as planning for the 2nd President Meeting in 2023.
The meeting decided to hold the APSN Events 2023 on October 24-27, 2023 in Bangkok, Thailand. The 12th Meeting of the APSN Advisory Board and the 15th Meeting of the APSN Council will be held as in-person meetings. The APSN Forum 2023 will be held in the hybrid format, which will be co-hosted by the Port Authority of Thailand. All APSN Members and APEC port and port-related stakeholders are welcome to join the APSN Forum 2023.
The APSN President Team expressed their heartfelt gratitude to Thailand for hosing the APSN events 2023 and to the Secretariat for its excellent preparation for organizing the President Meeting. The 2nd President Meeting in 2023 is planned to be held virtually in August.