Message from the Chairperson and Vice Chair
Professor Bradley R. Barnes
AIB Asia Pacific Chapter
It is my great pleasure to take on the role as Chair for the AIB Asia Pacific Chapter for the next three years 2022-2024. I have been attending this conference for over 12 years and I have served on the organisation committee for around 6 years. During this time, I have very much enjoyed networking with many people at the annual conference and until recently in some great locations. What always struck me most about this conference was the friendly welcome given to all participants. My appreciation goes to Prof T. S Chan and Vanessa for their warmth and affection and more recently Prof Cui Geng, Professor Yingyot Chiaravutthi and Dr Wenting Zhu who continued to serve with the same enthusiasm and spirit. Long may it continue!!
I am delighted to inform you that the Research Institute for Business, in my School at The Hang Seng University of Hong Kong will continue to act as sponsor and serve as Secretariat, in organising the annual conference, plus working with our Country Directors in Singapore, Mainland China, Japan and South Korea to stage a series of additional events for the AIB members each year. Both Wenting and I are looking forward to working with you all in the future and if we can be of any assistance, then please feel free to contact us. We wish you all the very best of health and hope to meet up again soon!
Henry F. L. Chung
AIB Asia Pacific Chapter
School of Communication, Journalism and Marketing
Massey Business School, Massey University Auckland
I am delighted to take on the Vice Chair role for the AIB Asia Pacific Chapter. I have been attending this conference since 2010 and I have served on the organisation committee for a number of years now. I have thoroughly enjoyed networking and working with so many scholars at the annual conferences which are always held in brilliant and interesting locations. The atmosphere of the conference is just so cosy and everyone has felt that they are all well connected with the AIB Asia Pacific Chapter family. This reputation does not always occur in all international conferences and it is an outcome of many hard works of the past and present conference organizers. On behalf of all conference attendees, a sincere appreciation and thanks to the whole AIB Asia Pacific Chapter team. The thanks should first go to Prof T. S Chan (the founding chair) and Vanessa for their warmth and affection in organizing so many wonderful conferences in the past many years. The same thanks to Prof Cui Geng, Professor Yingyot Chiaravutthi and Dr Wenting Zhu for their excellent services with the same enthusiasm and soul. Without them, the AIB Asia Pacific Chapter tradition and legacy will not be possible to continue. Thank you again for your great support to the Chapter. I will work closely with Professor Barnes, Dr Zhu and you all in the near future and, to echo the Chair’s statement, please let us know if we can be of any assistance. Wishing you all a fruitful and safe 2022. Look forward to meeting everyone in the upcoming annual conferences!