Effective September 14, 2009, AAPG engaged Ms. Adrienne Pereira to work with the Association in the Asia Pacific Region as an independent contractor. Adrienne will continue in this capacity while AAPG incorporates as a charitable organization in Singapore. Adrienne brings a wealth of experiences from conference marketing, logistics and management to government protocol and staff development.
Alan Wegener, AAPG Global Development & Conventions Director, views Adrienne’s position strategically. According to Wegener,
“With Asia’s robust growth and a diverse and motivated Region leadership, AAPG has incredible opportunities in Asia. Adrienne has the drive and expertise to help cultivate the contacts and relationships we’ll need to build membership and develop new programs. With more than 24 years experience building and planning events in Singapore, she’s traveled and worked with professionals from most countries. That’s extremely important because she understands the cultural nuances and how business gets done.”
Working closely with Asia Pacific Region officers, AAPG Regions management, AAPG affiliated societies and other interested parties, Adrienne will help develop and deliver new programs and services to members and other geosciences professionals of the Region. Plans are already underway for offering Geosciences Technology Workshops (GTWs), short courses, topical conferences and symposia in the coming year. Singapore based, Adrienne will also enable AAPG to build closer relationships with the key NOCs, IOCs and services companies in the area.
Asia Pacific Region President, Joe Lambiase, sees Adrienne as a welcome addition to the regional team. And on behalf of the Region Council, he said,
“AAPG membership has been expanding rapidly in our geographically and culturally diverse region, and we feel fortunate to have someone as capable as Adrienne to maintain effective communication, coordinate activities and organize events. The expertise and experience that Adrienne brings to the new Regional Office in Singapore will be a catalyst for accelerating AAPG’s already strong growth rate in Asia-Pacific.”