Nominations Open for Executive Committee Elections
Dear British Chamber Shanghai Member,
The British Chamber of Commerce Shanghai formally announces that the 2023 Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be held in the afternoon of Thursday, 12 January 2023 (exact time will be announced later); please reserve this date in your diary. All motions for consideration must be submitted to James Dunn before Monday, 28 November 2022, by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Executive Committee (ExCo) Elections
This notice also signifies the start of the Executive Committee election process. We are seeking nominations for candidates to stand for election for the 2023-2025 Executive Committee. This is when we encourage members to consider taking an active role in helping steer the Chamber by joining the Executive Committee. The duties are not onerous; one ExCo meeting each month; each ExCo member supports one of the Committees and acts as its spokesperson on the committee – the main requirement is enthusiasm and desire to improve the Chamber.
This year, four (4) Executive Committee at-large member positions are up for election. Nominations for these positions must be submitted on the nomination form (download here), and both the proposer and the nominated person must sign the nomination form.
To stand for election, the candidate must be the Authorised Representative (known as Primary Member in the GlueUp system) for their respective membership. In the case of Platinum, Company and Corporate Members, the Authorised Representative may nominate a substitute from their staff to stand in their place, and if elected, the person will be a full voting member of the Executive Committee. In accordance with the Constitution, nominations will be vetted and approved by a majority vote of the existing Executive Committee prior to issuing the ballot papers.
2023 Election Timable
The election process includes a four (4)-week canvassing period for the candidates prior to the opening of the voting period.
In accordance with the Constitution, the timetable for the 2023 elections is hereby advised as follows:
All voting shall be by secret ballot, and votes shall be cast via an online voting system. The result of the election will be announced at the AGM. In the event that the number of candidates is equal to or less than the number of elected ExCo member positions to be filled, the returning officer may declare the result without a vote.
Members of the Chamber with a registered and active British Chamber Shanghai Glue Up account are entitled to attend the AGM*; voting Members may nominate a substitute, which must be done formally in writing.