The 5th APF Asian Packaging Federation's Strategic Planning Meeting was performed via Zoom Application on 4th June, 2020 at 13.00 – 16:00 (local time in Bangkok). There were 18 attendees in total from 11 countries in Asia continent, namely: Turkey, China, Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Korea and Japan.
During the meeting, the status of Covid-19 pandemic was reported by each representative from each country. Infection of the novel coronavirus has been detected and has some effects in all member countries. A lot of measures and precautionary practices were taken to respond the spread of the disease.
The Covid-19 pandemic would definitely affect this year APF activities e.g. AsiaStar Award competition, particularly in AsiaStar Judging and AsiaStar Award Night, as well as the APF Board of Administration (BOA) and General Assembly (GA) meeting in the Philippines.
ASD Secretary General Ms. Aslihan Arikan was elected and appointed as the President of APF for 2020 – 2022 in the general assembly of federation last year. The president had expressed her concerns on members' health, business and their association so the call for entry for 2020 AsiaStar would be postponed.
The online meeting via Zoom application will be arranged in August/September 2020 in order to update the Covid-19 situation and make the decision on this year's physical activities.
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