AIBD Director Yang Binyuan says the Institute is in good shape, having maintained its favorable financial health and completed 32 training activities that benefitted close to a thousand broadcasters in Asia Pacific during the past 12 months.
In his report to the AIBD’s Executive Board on 13 August 2014 in Phnom Penh during the General Conference, he said the two major conferences the Institute organised, the Asia Media Summit 2014 in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, and the International Conference in Broadcast Training in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, were successful.
He stressed that AIBD will continue to focus on building human resource competence and skills in broadcasting and emerging media and reminded members to continue supporting its secondment program to meet broadcasters’ needs in human resource development.
On quality management, he said efforts to improve AIBD’s efficiency and effectiveness in its operations remained on track following a successful surveillance audit of its management system, a requirement for continuous certification to ISO’s management system standards.
Another significant achievement the past year has been the increasing participation of members in the AIBD Awards to a record of 39 entries in 2014.
Binyuan said the Institute remained in good shape financially and requested members to pay their annual subscription fees early to ensure sustained implementation of training activities in the region.
Eight of the nine member countries of the Executive board attended the meeting chaired by Mr. Has Sam Ath, Deputy Director General of Administration & Finance of the Ministry of Information, Cambodia. These were Maldives, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Cambodia, France, Malaysia, Myanmar and Thailand. Pakistan was not represented in the meeting.
The Executive Board was also reminded that the AIBD General Conference would need to choose through elections its new president and vice president, concurrently occupied by representatives from Indonesia and Bangladesh, respectively, and four new members of the Executive Board. Elections are to take place during the GC session on 14 August 2014.
Also at the meeting, AIBD Director Yang Binyuan officially announced his resignation to the Executive Board following his report on AIBD’s accomplishments during the past 12 months.
The EXBO meeting commended Mr. Binyuan for his dedication and support to AIBD members and urged him to continue helping the Institute in the future.