The General Body of the Asian Federation of Advertising Associations (AFAA) at its 19th General Body meeting held recently in Taipei elected Mr. Raymond So, representing the Taipei Association of Advertising Agencies (TAAA) as the Chairman of its Executive Committee for a period of four years.
Raymond said “I am delighted to be elected the new Chairman of AFAA. AFAA has taken many successful new initiatives in the past four years with the support of our members. I’ll work to further unify our member associations to address key issues and opportunities in advertising in the new digital world. We will work together to use our professional knowledge and skills to bring meaningful contributions to both regional and national socio-economic development.”
Mr. Srinivasan K Swamy representing the Advertising Council of India was elected (ACI) Vice Chairman.
The new four-person Executive Committee consists of
Chief Strategy Officer: Ramesh Narayan (Advertising Council of India)
Chief Revenue Officer: Lee Soon Dong (Korea Federation of Advertising Associations)
Chief Knowledge Officer: Bharat Avalani (Malaysian Advertisers Association)
Chief Marketing Officer: Harris Thajeb (Komisi Periklanan Indonesia)
AFAA is well known in the Asian region for the biennial AFAA AdAsia Congress its members
organize. AdAsia 2017 will be held in the magical island of Bali in November. AFAA has also helped incubate the DigiAsia (14-17 November, 2016 in Taipei) and the AFAA FastTrack, a professional training programme which will be held early next year in Kuala Lumpur.
Asian Federation of Advertising Associations (AFAA)
Founded in 1978, AFAA has representations in 14 Asian nations (Japan, Korea, Taipei, Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia, Philippines, Indonesia, Bangladesh, India, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Pakistan and UAE). Its primary objectives are to unify all Asian associations involved in the various aspects of advertising and upgrade the standards, ethics, and practices of advertising and to bring about a meaningful contribution from advertising activities to both regional and national socio-economic development. Under its auspices, AdAsia (biennially), DigiAsia (biennially), and the AFAA FASTTRACK, a professional training programme (annually) are held.