From all of us at APRN, to all of you, our members, readers, contributors, stakeholders, sponsors, clients and partners!

As we approach the end of the year, I think it is appropriate to look back on 2017 and to consider some of the major activities and programs that we had. The richness and diversity of APRN continues to amaze me and the entire APRN team, there has been so much to celebrate and remember. APRN’s 2017 has been very productive and fruitful to every one of us, with the many collaborations and partnerships, think-tank programs and activities, tipping point with our first ASEAN PR Conference in Bali last September 2017 and of course the milestone 50th Year Celebration of ASEAN which most of us took part to celebrate. The year also saw a number of changes, new appointments and remarkable success in and out ASEAN.

The year was not without its challenges that we faced hand and hand and together we strive to achieve what we had planned and executed it with our maximum capacity, as we continue to work closely with all our Board Members and Partners. APRN is humbled and proud of these relationships and accomplishments we had in 2017. It only clearly shows that we are living up to our slogan in Championing Connectivity. With One Vision, One Identity and One Community.

I am looking forward to working with our Board Members, Members, Team APRN and our other partners as we await the many upcoming events and collaborations in 2018 like the most diverse public relations and communications forum in the world, The World PR Forum (WPRF) on April 22-24, 2018 in Oslo, Norway and the launching of ASEAN Autism Network Secretariat at LSPR and the hosting of ASEAN Autism Games in September 2018 in Indonesia.

Thank you for 2017! Our Warmest Thoughts for a wonderful holiday and a very happy, healthy and prosperous 2018 from all of us at APRN!

Prita Kemal Gani, MBA, MCIPR, APR

President of APRN