Dear Conference Delegates and Honored Guests
It is with great honor and pleasure that I welcome you to Ulanbataar, Mongolia, the venue of the 2017 JCI Asia-Pacific Conference!
Mongolia is known as the Land of the Blue Sky, where at night, one can gaze upon the heavens and see five billion stars. It is a country gifted with an inimitable culture, a rich heritage, and a history thousands of years old.
Mongolia indeed is a unique destination for this year’s Asia-Pacific Conference. Our conference theme for this year is Hurai, Hurai!, which translates to a gathering for something good. This perfectly epitomizes our purpose of being at this year’s ASPAC – to ensure that we keep providing young people around the world the development opportunities for them to create positive change and impact.
Let me take this opportunity to thank and congratulate JCI Mongolia and the Conference Organizing Committee, the JCI Officers, the JCI Headquarters, the JCI Advisers, and all JCI Members for contributing immensely to the organization and success of this year’s Asia Pacific Conference. The credit rightfully belongs to all of you.
In closing, let me state that we are gathered in Mongolia not only to learn, but also to be inspired to act, to realize that we may come from different countries and cultures but share a common thread – that I am JCI, you are JCI, we are JCI – and together we can build a better future.
I sincerely thank you once again for your support and wish you all a wonderful conference!
MARC BRIAN LIM
2017 Asia and the Pacific Conference Chairperson, 2017 JCI Executive Vice President