The ‘Membership Kit’ contains announcements concerning Annual General Meetings,  Report of the Directors and Financial Statements and Articles of the Association

Announcements:




Minutes of the BIIA Annual General Meeting for Full Members of BIIA November 11, 2021 at 13:00 UK Time

The meeting was opened by Joachim C Bartels at 13:00 hrs. who informed the attendees that in the absence of a chair person, the first order of the meeting was to elect a chair.

Joachim C Bartels, as a co-founder and managing director proposed to nominate co-founder and director David Worlock to be the chair for the meeting.  With 12 proxies at hand and 6 members present the membership approved to appoint David Worlock as Chair for the meeting.

David Worlock accepted the position of the chair for this meeting.  He instructed Joachim C Bartels to proceed with the voting part of the meeting as per the agenda.

Bartels informed the chair that proper notice was given to the membership according to the articles of association and that a quorum was present.

Bartels reminded the audience that BIIA has a two-tier membership:  Full members (39) are active members who take part in association governance.  Each of these members are entitled to vote: One vote per member. 

Under the full member tier is a subgroup of two members who have paid for a group membership for an additional 7 members.  They enjoy full membership status but have no voting status as the vote is due to the member who paid the group membership fee. Associate members are passive members by choice. They do not take part in association governance and are not able to vote.

  • The membership adopted the BIIA Audited Financial Financial Statements for the year ended 31. December 2020.
  • The membership re-elected the following Directors:
    • Nandi Anthony
    • Joachim C Bartels
    • Shahid Charania
    • William Lim
    • David Worlock
  • The Membership elected the following directors:
    • Dev Dhiman
    • Gary Friedlander
  • The membership voted to appoint Kathy Wong & Co. as auditor and authorized the Directors to fix their remuneration

Background information on Directors can be viewed here

The Chair invitted the members of the executive committee and the chair of the marketing committee to report on the current status of BIIA.  Comments are contained in the minutes of the AGM.  See link below.

The minutes of the meetings can be downloaded by clicking on this link: MINUTES OF THE BIIA Annual General Meeting 2021-11-11

The Chair, David Worlock closed the meeting at 14:30 




Notice to attend the BIIA Annual General Meeting for Full Members of BIIA

Date: November 11, 2021 at 13:00am UK GMT; Old Cottage, Hall Place Lane, Burchetts Green, Berks SL6 6QY, United Kingdom
Attendance can be either in person or by Zoom conference facility.
The Zoom registration link is:
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIvd-yqqDwoHtzmxxwo3HQQHRyPUHul4hj9

AGENDA

  1. To adopt the Audited Financial Statements for the year ended 31 December 2020.
    1. Chair proposes that the Audited Financial Statements for the year ended 31 December 2020 be adopted as shared with the members prior to the meeting.

BIIA’s auditor Kathy Wong & Co submitted the Draft REPORT OF THE DIRECTORS AND FINANCIAL STATEMENTS for review by BIIA’s Board of Directors.
The BIIA board of directors approved its content on October 15th 2021 recommending its adoption by the membership

  1. Election of Officers :
    1. To re-elect the following Directors:
      1. Nandi Anthony
      2. Joachim C Bartels
      3. Shahid Charania
      4. William Lim
      5. David Worlock
    2. To elect the following Directors:
      1. Dev Dhiman
      2. Gary Friedlander
  2. Auditors
    1. To re-appoint Kathy Wong & Co. as Auditor
    2. Authorize the Directors to fix the remuneration of Kathy Wong & Co.
  3. AOB
    1. Executive Committee Members and Chair of the Marketing Committee to report on current BIIA activities and plans for 2022
    2. Discussion – “The Future of Data: Bringing In the Science and taking out the Bias” BIIA director David Worlock interview with Anthony Scriffignano, Senior Vice President and Chief Data Scientist at Dun & Bradstreet

If you cannot attend the AGM, please request a proxy by contacting bartelsjc@biia.com   

To download the REPORT OF THE DIRECTORS AND FINANCIAL STATEMENTS click here: 2020.12.31 Annual Report

To download the MEMORANDUM AND ARTICLES OF ASSOCIATION OF BUSINESS INFORMATION INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION ASIA PACIFIC – MIDDLE EAST LIMITED  click here;  Memorandum and Articles of Association adopted on 2010.08.31


 “The Future of Data: Bringing In the Science and taking out the Bias“

BIIA director David Worlock will be interviewing Anthony Scriffignano, Senior Vice President and Chief Data Scientist at Dun & Bradstreet on this highly relevant subject. We have just experienced government interventions on company filings and insolvencies, which heightened the need to search for and use of alternative data, plus a push for faster deployment of machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI). Last, but not least, in the new age of ESG,  will science help us to develop new standards in managing risk and to determine the accuracy and reliability of its core input: data?

We thank our panelists for their contribution to the BIIA Annual General Meeting.

Background:

David Worlock is Co-Chair Outsell Leadership Community, (Outsell Inc.) a USA and UK based information consultancy and co-founder member of BIIA.  David Worlock has wide experience of print and electronic publishing in educational, academic and professional information fields. He has worked for the major international players in the information content industry, as well as many of the middle-ranking and smaller players across the UK, continental Europe and the USA. David Worlock is active in the information industry association world, serving currently as the Chairman of the UK based Digital Content Forum. He also is an advisor to the European Commission. He was founder and Chairman of EPS Limited, a founder member of BIIA until the company was sold to OUTSELL INC. in 2006.  David Worlock served as BIIA chairman from 2007 to 2017.  See full biography.

 

Anthony Scriffignano is Senior Vice President and Chief Data Scientist at Dun & Bradstreet.  Anthony is well known in the industry and he has presented at every BIIA conference since its inception.

Dr. Scriffignano has extensive background in anomaly detection, computational linguistics and advanced inferential algorithms, leveraging that background as primary inventor on multiple patents worldwide. Scriffignano was recently recognized as the U.S. Chief Data Officer of the Year 2018 by the CDO Club, the world’s largest community of C-suite digital and data leaders.

He is routinely invited to provide thought leadership for senior executives and high-level government officials globally. Recently, he briefed the US National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee and contributed to three separate reports to the President, on Big Data Analytics, Emerging Technologies Strategic Vision, and Internet and Communications Resilience. Additionally, Scriffignano provided expert advice on private sector data officers to a group of state Chief Data Officers and the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. He recently provided similar counsel to members of the Canadian Government. He also served as a forum panelist and keynote speaker at the World Internet Conference in China hosted by President Xi Jinping and the China Development Forum, as well as other major world events. He was recently published or quoted in various publications including CIO.com, Forbes Insights, Huffington Post, Business Insider, InformationWeek, China Daily, Xinhua, PCWeek Russia, Taiwan News, Bangkok Post, Mint (India), The Hill, and others.  Source: cxotalk




Minutes of the first virtual Annual General Meeting, which was held on October 29th, 2020 at 07:30 a.m. US Eastern Standard Time

To download the document, please click on this link: Minutes of the AGM 2020-10-29

Joachim C Bartels
Managing Director




Invitation to Full Members to attend the BIIA Annual General Meeting 2020

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT an Annual General Meeting will be held by VIRTUAL communication on 29th of OCTOBER 2020 at 07:30 a.m. US Eastern Daylight Time for the following purposes:

  • To adopt the audited financial statements for the year ended 31 December 2019;  

The Chair proposed that the audited financial statements for the year ended 31 December 2019 be adopted as shared with the members prior to the meeting. To access the document click here:  BIIA_ 2019AFS

  • To re-elect
    1. Mark COCHRANE
    2. Ruth Palmer STEVENS
    3. Adrian John ASHURST
    4. Andreas Peter Alexander VILLA
    5. Neil Thomas MUNROE
  • To elect
    1. Mohan JAYARAMAN
    2. Vincenzo RESTA
  • To re-appoint Kathy Wong & Co. as auditors and authorize the directors to fix their remuneration.
  • Other Business:  
    • The BIIA Executive Committee will provide a status report on BIIA’s 2020 activities and its primary event, the BIIA 2021 Biennial Conference.
    • The membership is invited to participate in a general discussion concerning the future plans for BIIA and to express their  needs concerning industry advocacy, networking and information resources expected from BIIA.

BY ORDER OF THE BOARD

Joachim C Bartels,
Managing Director
October 07 2020

To attend the Annual General Meeting, please register by clicking on this link:  https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUsd-qurTwrGd3Iq0hFJR_3TH6CjHPonyd_
Once you have registered you will be sent details on how to join the meeting.

To request a proxy please contact:  bartelsjc@biia.com  – Full members only!

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Details about BIIA directors are listed on: https://www.biia.com/about-biia/board-of-directors-2

To download the Annual Report and Financial Statements click here:  BIIA_ 2019AFS

Notes: 1. A member entitled to attend, speak and vote at the Meeting is entitled to appoint another person as his or her proxy to exercise all or any of his or her rights to attend, speak and vote instead of the member. A proxy need not be a member. A proxy need not be a member.

  1. A resolution put to the vote of the meeting shall be decided on a show of hands unless a poll is demanded: (a) by the Chairman (or any Chairman appointed in accordance with Article 6.5 or 6.6 (as appropriate));or (b) by at least 2 Members having the right to attend and vote at the meeting present in person by proxy, or by a representative duly appointed in accordance with Article 8.1.
  2. In order to be valid, the instrument appointing a proxy and the power of attorney or other authority (if any) under which it is signed, or a copy of such authority certified notarially or in some other way approved by the Board, must be deposited not less than 48 hours before the time of the holding of the Meeting (or any adjourned meeting) at: the office of Unit B, 8th Floor, Jonsim Place, 228 Queen’s Road East, Hong Kong  to approve the 2018 Annual Report, elect the BIIA Chairman and BIIA board members and discuss various topics concerning association governance and strategy.   A complete agenda will be posted here one month prior to the meeting.

This is a meeting for Full Members who are entitled to vote.

If you cannot attend please complete the proxy, scan the document and send it to Joachim C Bartels at: biiainfoasia@gmail.com prior to October 28th 2019.

To download the MEMORANDUM AND ARTICLES OF ASSOCIATION OF BUSINESS INFORMATION INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION ASIA PACIFIC – MIDDLE EAST LIMITED  click here;  Memorandum and Articles of Association adopted on 2010.08.31




2019 Annual General Meeting

The 2019 Annual General Meeting was held on October 30th, 2019, at 11:00 am at the Okurua Prestige Hotel, Bangkok, Thailand 

The Minutes of the Meeting can be downloaded by clicking on this link:  Minutes of the Annual General Meeting 30 October Final

Business Information Industry Association Asia Pacific – Middle East Ltd.
Hong Kong




Invitation to Full Members to attend the BIIA Annual General Meeting 2019

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT an Annual General Meeting will be held at OKURA PRESTIGE HOTEL, BANGKOK on 30 OCTOBER 2019 at 11:00 a.m. for the following purposes:

1) To adopt the audited financial statements for the year ended 31 December 2018;  

2) To re-elect

(a) Joachim C. BARTELS;
(b) David WORLOCK;
(c) Surapol OPASATIEN
(d) Shahid CHARANIA as directors;

3) To elect  

(a) Conganige Noel Sirimevan Nandimithra ANTHONY;
(b) Chee Peng FOO;
(c) Wah Liang William LIM and
(d) Satish PILLAI as directors;

4) To re-appoint Kathy Wong & Co. as auditors and authorize the directors to fix their remuneration.

5) Other Business:  

  • The BIIA Executive Committee will provide a status report on BIIA’s 2019 activities and its primary event, the BIIA 2019 Biennial Conference.
  • The membership is invited to participate in a general discussion concerning the future plans for BIIA and to express their  needs concerning industry advocacy, networking and information resources expected from BIIA.

BY ORDER OF THE BOARD

 

 

Joachim C Bartels,
Managing Director
October 02, 2019

Details about BIIA directors are listed on: https://www.biia.com/about-biia/board-of-directors-2

To download the Annual Report and Financial Statements click here: BIIA – AFS 2018

Notes: 1. A member entitled to attend, speak and vote at the Meeting is entitled to appoint another person as his or her proxy to exercise all or any of his or her rights to attend, speak and vote instead of the member. A proxy need not be a member. A proxy need not be a member.

2. A resolution put to the vote of the meeting shall be decided on a show of hands unless a poll is demanded: (a) by the Chairman (or any Chairman appointed in accordance with Article 6.5 or 6.6 (as appropriate));or (b) by at least 2 Members having the right to attend and vote at the meeting present in person by proxy, or by a representative duly appointed in accordance with Article 8.1.

3. In order to be valid, the instrument appointing a proxy and the power of attorney or other authority (if any) under which it is signed, or a copy of such authority certified notarially or in some other way approved by the Board, must be deposited not less than 48 hours before the time of the holding of the Meeting (or any adjourned meeting) at: the office of Unit B, 8th Floor, Jonsim Place, 228 Queen’s Road East, Hong Kong  to approve the 2018 Annual Report, elect the BIIA Chairman and BIIA board members and discuss various topics concerning association governance and strategy.   A complete agenda will be posted here one month prior to the meeting.

This is a meeting for Full Members who are entitled to vote. 

If you cannot attend please complete the proxy, scan the document and send it to Joachim C Bartels at: biiainfoasia@gmail.com prior to October 28th 2019.

To download proxy, click on this link: BIIA – Proxy form AGM 2019 F

To download the MEMORANDUM AND ARTICLES OF ASSOCIATION OF BUSINESS INFORMATION INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION ASIA PACIFIC – MIDDLE EAST LIMITED  click here;  Memorandum and Articles of Association adopted on 2010.08.31




September 2018 Annual General Meeting

The 2018 Annual General Meeting was held on September 25th, 2018 at the TAJ Palace Hotel, Diplomatic Enclave, New Delhi India.

The Minutes of the Meeting can be downloaded by clicking on this link: Minutes of the Annual General Meeting 25 September 2018 Final

Business Information Industry Association Asia Pacific – Middle East Ltd.
Hong Kong




October 2017 Annual General Meeting

Minutes of the Annual General Meeting of the Association held at the Okura Prestige Hotel Bangkok Thailand at 17.00 hours on 18 October 2017.

Dear Full Members, Attached are the minutes of the Annual General Meeting.  We thank those who participated in the BIIA 2017 Biennial Conference and contributed in the discussions during the membership meeting. To download the minutes click on this link: Minutes of the Annual General Meeting October 2017 BIIA Secretariat