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Edition 569, 1 September 2014

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In Focus

Monday, September 1 2014

Welcome to spring everyone.

  1. Rod Camm New CEO

    It has now been announced that the current Managing Director of NCVER has been recruited to the position of CEO of ACPET. For any of you who do not know Rod the press release announcing this appointment and outlining his background and achievements will be available on our website later today. The Board and staff at ACPET are very excited about the appointment and are looking forward to a very strong vision for the sector and its future development.

    The ACPET AGM was well attended but has been left open for three weeks to allow members adequate time to consider and ask questions about the organisation’s accounts and Auditor’s Report. There were a number of delays in preparing these important documents. They are available in the Member Only Section of the ACPET website. The AGM will be completed on 18 September and all members will receive information about how to join the meeting. Please take the time to read the accounts.

    Mel Koumides, Victoria, Jenny Field, Queensland, and Sean Mahoney, Northern Territory were all re-elected as Directors on the ACPET Board. Congratulations to all three and it was very pleasing to see the level of interest in our elections this year. Unsuccessful candidates and others with an interest in contributing to the work of ACPET are encouraged to express an interest in being part of the various State and Territory Committees. A call for expressions of interest will go out this week. Please be on the lookout for it.
  3. Conference Wrap Up
  • 341 people registered for the Conference and there was a terrific atmosphere. Participants seemed to be genuinely enjoying themselves. The venue worked very well and the official functions were terrific fun.
  • The Speakers – A huge thanks to the speakers who provided well targeted and stimulating input. The presentations will be available on the conference website.
  • Business Development Opportunities – The most important aspect of the Conference and a very pleasing one was the number of participants and sponsors who took the time to let me know of the new business opportunities and ideas that were developed during the Conference. It is a very important part of this sort of Conference.
  • The Next Conference – Next year the Conference will be held at the Pullman Hotel in Albert Park Melbourne.

A commentary on the Asia Pacific International Education Forum will be provided in the coming weeks as we assess the success and the most appropriate format and timing of future APIEF events. We will be looking for your input as we explore possibilities including input from some of the international delegates who attended the event and expressed a keen interest in working with us on future events.

I will be in India later this week and will provide an update from there next Monday.

PS   I am now very aware of how to spell MOOCs, not sure what was in my brain last week.

Best Regards

Larry Davies


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