Asian Paralympic Committee Mark One Month To Go To Key General Assembly

The Asian Paralympic Committee (APC) today marked one month to go to the 4th APC General Assembly by announcing the Agenda and unveiling the GA logo.

The General Assembly will be held in Bangkok from 28-29 November and is the first under President Majid Rashed who was elected in December 2014 and marks the half way point in his Presidency.

At the meeting, the member nations will discuss the APC constitution, receive information on the APC’s finances and receive updates from various Organising Committees for future Games in the region. In addition, representatives from the IPC and other International Federations will attend as observers.

President Majid Rashed said: 

Following on from a successful Games for Asian nations at Rio 2016, the focus has firmly shifted to our region. We look forward to discussing with our membership how we can use the next editions of the Paralympic Games and the regional events to drive the progress of the Paralympic movement in Asia. We would like to thank the Paralympic Committee of Thailand for their support in organising this key meeting

The logo has been designed by Brand Oath, an Edinburgh based branding agency who specialise in sports. It represents Wat Arun, the Temple of Dawn, which is located in Bangkok and is commonly used as a symbol for the city. It features triangles in the design and these represent all the participants coming together at the General Assembly. This was inspired by the phrase ‘Together we are stronger’ which was used by President Majid Rashed at the APC Membership Gathering in 2014 where the membership discussed and debated the basis for the APC Strategic Plan 2015 – 2018.

More than 100 attendees including representatives from 31 of the 42 National Paralympic Committees from the region are expected at the Assembly. 150 people are expected to attend the APC Awards Gala Dinner which will take place during the Assembly. Here athletes and administrators who have contributed to the Paralympic Movement in Asia will be honoured.

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