2023 Asia-Pacific Advancement Conference
APAC 2023: Global Exchange
The 2023 CASE Asia-Pacific Advancement Conference (APAC) is back to an in-person format after two years of online convening. An annual four-day conference for all advancement professionals in the Asia-Pacific region, APAC equips delegates with the vital skills to succeed in the areas of advancement services, alumni relations, community engagement, fundraising, marketing, communications, and related functions.
APAC aims to bring together our advancement community from the Asia-Pacific region and beyond, and across advancement disciplines, for a global exchange of economic, cultural, political, and organisational insights that impact the work we do as leaders and practitioners in our profession.
Recognising we are operating in an ever-changing and global environment, we are keen to incorporate differing viewpoints and generate discussions that support more diverse and equitable workplace practices and ethical standards.
As you prepare to gather in Melbourne for APAC 2023, ask yourself what change you would like to experience as an individual, a team, an institution, and a community, and bring your voice to the conversation!
Meet the Chair
Jimmy Buck is the Chief Advancement Officer at Deakin University, leading a team of advancement practitioners at one of Australia’s youngest and most progressive universities. A lifelong fundraiser, Jimmy started his career in advancement as a university student, co-chairing Boston University’s class gift campaign that raised $100,000 from graduating students.
During his nine years at The University of Sydney, Jimmy worked across all areas of advancement, leading advancement services, alumni relations, and development teams in both higher education and medical philanthropy. He played a leadership role in the university’s INSPIRED campaign, the first philanthropic campaign in Australian higher education to raise $1 billion.
Jimmy is a CASE volunteer and speaker, serves on the editorial board of Journal of Education Advancement and Marketing, the Community Bank at Deakin University Advisory Board, and the Board of Anam Cara House Geelong.
Meet the Co-Chair
Antonia Yeung is an engagement professional certified in environmental, social and governance planning, behavioural analysis, NLP, career coaching, and mediation, and a trainer for programmes in personal growth and team collaboration.
With over 20 years of experience in higher education and non-profit sector, Antonia is passionate about driving student growth, institutional advancement, and stakeholder engagement. She was Director of Alumni Relations at The Chinese University of Hong Kong and City University of Hong Kong. Her current role promotes user experience through campus development and service design, with a specific focus on environmental and operational sustainability.
Yeung has served CASE in various roles including Chair of the inaugural APAC Alumni Relations Institute (2011), Commissioner for Alumni Relations (2011-14), and Co-Chair of the alumni relations track at CASE Asia-Pacific Advancement Conference (2018). She is currently a member of the CASE Council for Asia-Pacific.