|ISC3 & SCM||2017-10-25|
At the point of 8 months left towards the 19th IALA Conference 2018, the 3rd International Steering Committee (ISC3) and Stakeholders Consultation Meeting (SCM) were held in IALA HQ from October 18 to 20, 2017. 20 participants, including ISC Chair Mike CARD, ISC members, the 19th IALA Conference Secretariat, Incheon Metropolitan City and Korea Association of Aids to Navigation attended the meetings. Various agendas such as the selection of abstracts, names of session chairpersons and preparation progress of each event were discussed, and the meeting participants agreed on the overall Conference programme. Especially a paperless system using the latest information technology for the environmentally friendly Conference and e-Voting system for the 13th IALA General Assembly were demonstrated and adopted unanimously.
The Stakeholders Consultation Meeting concurrently held with ISC3 has very considerable values as an opportunity to evaluate the preparation works, to bring about detailed plans and schedules for the major events in the Conference, and to decide on a stakeholder which will practically lead each event. All results drawn from this meeting will be serving as the foundation of making the Conference preparation works more concrete and well-established for 8 months left.
Until the next ISC meeting scheduled in February next year in IALA HQ, the Conference Secretariat will put their utmost efforts in the Conference preparation.