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At the onset of the global pandemic, leaders worldwide were forced to transition to a virtual workplace quickly and shift their employees into fully remote teams. While this change has been more challenging for some than others, many leaders have successfully navigated their teams through these changes and are preparing to do it once again when the world slowly opens up again.

Join us for Glue Up's Thought Leadership Webinar: Association Leaders: Leading & Managing in 2021 on March 25 to hear association leaders discuss the future of the virtual office, effective virtual leadership, and how to stay connected during a crisis.

Some key takeaways:

  • Successful virtual leadership strategies for remote staff & hybrid teams
  • Tips for keeping team morale high in uncertain times
  • Transitioning a virtual office to a hybrid office plan
  • Ways to keep connected in a crisis & prevent email and meetings overload
  • How to guide their associations through the change management process

CEOs and Executive Directors will discuss virtual leadership strategies, how they are staying connected and their plans to transition from a virtual office to a hybrid office.


  • Onie Chu (Executive Director of The Association of Accredited Advertising Agencies of Hong Kong (HK4A))

    Onie Chu

    Executive Director of The Association of Accredited Advertising Agencies of Hong Kong (HK4A)

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  • Chiang Lim (Chief Executive Officer at Australian Childcare Alliance NSW)

    Chiang Lim

    Chief Executive Officer at Australian Childcare Alliance NSW


    Chiang joined the Australian Childcare Alliance NSW on the 29 August 2016. He brings over 20 years of senior executive experiences from government, not-for-profit, industry association, fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG), business insurance, defence, information technology and telecommunications sectors.

    His affinity with Australia’s childcare industry is primarily through his 13 years in local government as an elected councillor and Deputy Lord Mayor, extended family members who owned and operated a successful childcare centre, and a father-in-law architect who had designed several childcare centres.

    Chiang’s career highlights in legislative and commercial terms include negotiating the world’s highest remuneration arrangements for Australian lottery agents, successfully lobbying for the removal of over $1billion annually in futile labour-costs resulting from the globally controversial tobacco plain packaging legislation, project managing the then world’s fastest mobile number portability operation industry code and subordinate legislation across all Australian telecommunications carriers, installed engineering and US logistics databases as part of building our ANZAC-Class frigates and Collins-Class submarines, as well as producing Australia/New Zealand’s first national standard for IT security for businesses.

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  • Bobby Peralta (Founder & CEO of Philippine Council of Associations and Association Executives (PCAAE))

    Bobby Peralta

    Founder & CEO of Philippine Council of Associations and Association Executives (PCAAE)


    Affectionately called "The Association Man," Octavio (Bobby) Peralta is a mechanical engineer by education, development banker by training, and association executive 'by fate' (30 years and counting). He is currently Secretary General of the Association of Development Financing Institutions in Asia & the Pacific (ADFIAP), Member of the Board of Governors of the World Federation of Development Financing Association (WFDFI), Founder & CEO of the Philippine Council of Associations and Association Executives (PCAAE) and President of the Asia-Pacific Federation of Association Organizations (APFAO). Mr. Peralta is also a proud member and task force volunteer of the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE).

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  • Eric Schmidt (CEO of Glue Up)

    Eric Schmidt

    CEO of Glue Up

    CEO of Glue Up (formerly EventBank), an all-in-one cloud-based CRM engagement platform for event and membership management, is the leading platform in emerging and developing markets and North America.

    As CEO of Glue Up, Eric L. Schmidt is focused on delivering cloud solutions that transform the way professional communities enable and enrich relationships. Glue Up has offices in 11 countries and clients in over 50. Eric’s focus is to continue building the best product for Glue Up’s clients and expanding the company’s presence in emerging and developing markets around the world. Over the last 18 years, Eric has founded and incubated several companies from the ground up; including China Entrepreneurs which was the top community organization for more than 50,000 entrepreneurs, hosting more than 100 conferences

    Eric was an elected member of American Chamber of Commerce in China's Board of Governors for three years (2017, 2018 & 2019) and is recognized as an authority on digital transformation and business in emerging markets. He has been featured in media such as The Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, Baron’s, BBC, CCTV, China Daily, and numerous other outlets.

    Eric once traced Marco Polo’s route from Beijing, China to Venice, Italy, 100 days by bicycle – he was appreciatively sponsored by Nike and Philips. He also previously lived in China (17 years) and Guatemala.

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  • Ravi Sinha (Director of MSME Business Forum India)

    Ravi Sinha

    Director of MSME Business Forum India


    Mr Ravi has 25 years of corporate experience in diverse industries across Indian Geography. He has served as Ex-Vice President Kotak Life (Head Gujarat), Ex Associate Director Tata AIA. Current Mr Ravi is serving as a Board member and Director MSME Business forum India. He has been awarded awards in the Tata group for the top employee, received felicitation at Tata International Geneva(Switzerland). Working closely and promoting India Govt's "Make in India" initiative and this venture made him interact with many Heads of States of different Countries visiting India like the PM of Japan, President of Gabon, President of Kenya, President of Mozambique, President of Seychelles, President of Brazil in 2019.
    He was part of the delegation invited by the Govt for a study tour to see the working of Chinese Industries and their global strength in 2018. At MSME Business Forum India he is Committed to bringing the level of Indian MSME/SME/Startups to global competitiveness with the right support handholding, Intervention of Subject Matter Experts. Mr Ravi loves travelling and playing golf on weekends to relax.

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