by Michael C. Lowe | January 08, 2014
The Philippine Council for the Advancement of Association Executives was recently launched during the first Association Executives Summit, held in the Philippine capital of Manila. The membership organization offers a network for association professionals and a marketplace for members to promote their expertise and services. AES, a joint effort by several of the area's tourism and economic development organizations, invited association professionals from around the country to gather, listen to speakers, network and exchange ideas. The conference was held Nov. 19-20 at the Philippine International Convention Center, just weeks after the country was hit by Typhoon Haiyan. Although recovery work continues in some of the hardest-hit areas, the Philippines Department of Tourism urges travelers to visit the country. According to a statement from the organization, many of the nation's top destinations remain safe and open for business, including Manila, Boracay, Cebu, Bohol and Bacolod.