Summit for association professionals slated Nov. 19-20

AES-LOGO--FINALThe newly founded Philippine Council for the Advancement of Association Executives (PCAAE), the country’s first and only organization that caters to the needs of professional association managers, will mount its second annual summit on November 19 to 20, 2014 at the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC) in Manila.

The Association Executives Summit (AES) II is expected to be the biggest gathering of association professionals to connect with colleagues while obtaining practical tips to help their organizations succeed. Supporting the event are the Tourism Promotions Board Philippines (TPB), the PICC, and the Association of Development Financing Institutions in Asia and the Pacific (ADFIAP), the umbrella organization of development financing institutions in the region.

AES participants will learn best practices in association and membership organization governance, leadership and management from distinguished speakers in the field, including: Dr. Jesus P. Estanislao, Chairman of the Institute of Corporate Directors (ICD); John Callebaut, Regional Director for Asia of the Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE); John Peacock, general manager of the Associations Forum in Australia; Noor Ahmad, Regional Director for Asia and the Pacific of the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA); and Glynn Cho, Director, AM&C Division-MCI Korea Office.

Among the summit’s highlights are the launching of a certification process for association professionals that leads to earning the title Certified Association Executive (CAE).

“We look forward to the social and professional development opportunities available from networking in an intimate setting with fellow members of the association community,” said PCAAE Chairman Octavio B. Peralta.

For registration and other inquiries on AES II, please contact Enrique Florencio, ADFIAP Secretariat, at telephone number +632 844-9090 or e-mail [email protected] Also check out the website,, or on Facebook (

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