The 2019 Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) Asia-Pacific annual meeting provided a perfect backdrop for regional ACC chapter leaders to meet in person.
Representatives from the Hong Kong, Singapore and Australian chapter committees participated in a half-day Chapter Advancement Session in Hong Kong on 12 April, where they discussed common challenges and opportunities for collaboration.
As ACC Australia and Asia-Pacific vice president and managing director, Tanya Khan explained: “We’re constantly seeking opportunities to bring our chapter leaders together and the Asia-Pacific annual meeting provided the perfect opportunity for committee members to meet and discuss common challenges and opportunities.
“Our chapter leaders really do drive ACC’s growth and I’m incredibly grateful to those who firstly were able to make it to Hong Kong, and secondly who made the time to stay the extra day and participate in the session.”
Following an informal breakfast, the chapter advancement session was opened by Simon Fish, ACC’s global board chair. Fish outlined how he had come to volunteer with ACC, and how he had personally benefited through his extensive ACC participation.
The meeting also included discussions hosted by each chapter, where they outlined aspects of their operations, as well as an overview of the new ACC online environment. It concluded with an open forum discussion around opportunities for collaboration between the chapters, and in supporting the 6,500 ACC members across the Asia-Pacific region.
ACC will again invite ACC chapter representatives from all global chapters to a special Chapter Leadership Development Institute session at the global ACC annual meeting, being held in Phoenix, US, in October.