IEEE Region 10 Annual General Meeting 2022

26th – 27th February 2022, Hybrid Meeting

Prepared by: Ewell Tan, Project Manager for IEEE Asia-Pacific Limited

For the first time, IEEE Region 10 has its Region 10 Annual General Meeting held in a hybrid mode in two physical venues; Hyderabad, India and Jeju Island, South Korea. A total of 134 IEEE volunteer leaders and staff had participated in this meeting (38 in-person attendees and 96 remote participants).

IEEE Region 10 Director, Deepak Mathur gave an opening remark to welcome all the delegates. In his welcome message, Mr. Deepak also shared the highlights of Region 10’s growth and milestones and concern topics. Region 10 was honored to have IEEE President, K J Ray Liu presented at the meeting to share his vision on creating an IEEE professional home for the engineering, science and technical communities. IEEE Executive Director, Stephen Welby, IEEE MGA VP, David Koehler and IEEE MGA Managing Director, Cecelia Jankowski, had also presented a wide horizon of IEEE initiatives, products and services to engage and empower IEEE members.

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Followed by the insightful presentation from the distinguished guests, the Vice Chair of R10 Membership Activities, Byung-Gook Park; Vice Chair of R10 Technical Activities, Zia Ahmed and Vice Chair of R10 Professional Activities, Nirmal Nair had presented their committee upcoming projects respectively and encourage all the IEEE volunteer officers to support their members to get involved in these exciting events and projects.

On the second day of the meeting, Region 10 meeting delegates had an opportunity to learn the organizational aspects and best practices shared by invited Regional Directors, Theresa Brunasso from Region 3; Bob Becnel from Region 5; Antonio Luque from Region 8 and Enrique Tejera from Region 9. On the other hand, the organizers of 2021 R10 flagship conferences had also presented their reports with a warm welcome to the participants to take part in the upcoming 2022 Region 10 flagship events (TENCON2022, TENSYMP2022, R10-HTC2022 and SYWL2022).

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The meeting was concluded with informational presentation and fruitful discussion. Region 10 had a pleasant and engaging hybrid meeting experience and foresee hybrid mode could be the future for work and to hold meetings.