2015 APLAC/PAC Joint Annual Meetings

After much planning we held a successful second APLAC/PAC Joint Annual Meetings in Colombo, Sri Lanka from the 13th to 20th June 2015.

We would like to thank our hosts, SLAB, Sri Lanka for their hospitality and organisation of a very successful week of meetings.

Following on from the MRA Council meeting we are very pleased to announce the following recognition decisions.

Congratulations go to the following members:

  • BLQS DMSc (Thailand) on the continuation of their signatory status in the APLAC MRA for testing and ISO 15189 and on the extension of its signatory status to include RMP;
  • BLA DSS (Thailand) on the continuation of their signatory status in the APLAC MRA for testing and on the extension of its signatory status to include PTP and RMP;
  • IANZ (New Zealand) on the continuation of their signatory status in the APLAC MRA testing, calibration, inspection and ISO 15189 and on the extension of its signatory status to include PTP and RMP;
  • BAB (Bangladesh) on the extension of their signatory status in the APLAC MRA to include Calibration.

Mr Shaharul Sadri Alwi, Standards Malaysia and Mr Isao Fujita, IAJapan were elected to the Board of Management for a two year term commencing the 1st January 2016.

The terms of Mr Yoshinobu Uematsu of JAB and Mr Yannapat Uthongsap of NSC-ONSC finish on 31st December 2015. At the General Assembly meeting, the APLAC Secretary, Michael Fraser presented Yoshi and a representative from NSC-ONSC on behalf of Yannapat with a gift to thank them for their valuable contribution to the Board of Management.

Ms Jennifer Evans, NATA was elected to the Board of Management to fill the casual vacancy position created by the resignation prior to the annual meetings in Colombo of Mr Barry Ashcroft, IANZ. Jennifer’s term commenced immediately after the APLAC General Assembly and will continue until the 31st December 2016. Michael Fraser acknowledged Barry’s contribution and hard work on the Board of Management and presented Mr Philip Barnes with a gift to pass onto Barry as a token of appreciation.

The 22nd APLAC General Assembly and associated meetings will be hosted by TAF from 11th to 18th June 2016 in Taipei, Chinese Taipei. This will be the 3rd APLAC/PAC Joint Annual Meetings. TAF anticipates having the meeting registration website operational in January 2016.