2014 Chapter Elections: Ramy Inocencio statement for President

Ramy Inocencio, Hong Kong

Candidate for AAJA-Asia president


Dear fellow AAJA-Asia members –


We’ve had a terrific 2014 with record-setting attendance at our annual New.Now.Next International Media Conference and have won Chapter of the Year twice in a row in both 2012 and 2013 – something no other chapter has done before. I’m humbled at having been nominated and having won President of the Year for 2014 and am proud to know that our membership makes up nearly 20% of the entire membership of the Asian-American Journalists Association around the world.


After all this though, it’s not over. And never will be.


I ask for your support as I seek re-election as your chapter president.


In 2015 and 2016, the upcoming two-year term, we’ll continue to grow this community across Asia. We’ve already seen great growth in Japan under the leadership of VP Yuri Nagano.  Sean Lim, our VP in South Korea, has held the ship steady up from Seoul over the past year. And Wendy Tang, Hong Kong VP, continues to organize great events.  Singapore is up and coming – this time last year we only had a few people but it now warrants a VP position in 2015 as well.  Along with the rest of the board, we’ll continue to work for you.


The AAJA-Asia board is already discussing next year’s New.Now.Next Media Conference and this November we’ll be experimenting with a new conference concept – an online tri-city mini conference — between Tokyo, Seoul and Hong Kong – into which all members can dial in via Google Voice. More details on that later.


Suffice to say, a lot of big things are in the works. That’s along with regular events in your city – from socials to professional development events to networking opportunities and to those all-important exclusive job opportunities you get in the mail that don’t go out to non-members.

I would be honored to have your support to continue to grow AAJA in Asia.


Thank you for your vote. As always, together we rise.


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