March 7, 2017 Executive Committee Meeting

March 07, 2017 4:00PM   -   5:00PM

CAETS Executive Committee Telecom,

Tuesday, March 7, 2017, 4:00 PM (Madrid time)

Draft Agenda

Draft 5 February 2017

Expected Participants:

Members:  Elias Fereres, President; Lucio Caceres, President-elect (phone); Ruth David, Secretary, Treasurer (nominated); Ann Dowling, Past President (phone).

Guests: Shane McHugh, Samantha Frost, RAEng (phone); Javier Perez de Vargas, Jaime Dominguez, Manuel Marquez, RAIng; William C. Salmon (phone).

  1. Welcome and Approval of agenda
  2. Approval of ExCom Summary Minutes of 12 September 2016.  Comments on Board of Directors Summary Minutes of 12 September 2016 and Council Summary Minutes of 15 September 2016.
  3. Administrative Issues
  1. 2016 expenses within budget
  2. 2018 Board nominations expected: Pres-elect Sweden; Sec. Treas. NAE; Members NAE,, IAS, HAE.
  3. 2019 Dues increase 3% ($1030, $3090, $6180)
  1. 2017 CAETS Convocation: “Challenges of the Bio-Economy”

            a.  RAIng planning for 2017 CAETS meetings, Nov. 13-16 (Monday – Thurs), Madrid;

                 Mon.- ExCom, BoD, Reception; Tue.-Wed. Convo; Thur. Council; Tours (M-Th, F ?);

            b.  Discussion topics Nov.16 Council meeting: Engineering Ethics; Big Data; Diversity

            c.  CAETS Going Forward

            d.  CAETS 2017 Statement

  1. 2018 CAETS Annual Meeting, Montevideo, September 10-14, Sustainable Development of Agroforestry Systems
  2. 2019 CAETS Annual Meeting, IVA, Stockholm
  3. London 2016 Statement(s)
  4. CAETS/WFEO Cooperation
  5. CAETS Committee on Energy: status of report; planning for next phase.
  6. RAEng items: Progress on CAETS 2016; follow-up actions from CAETS 2016, including possible Bylaw changes; suggested change  2016 Council summary minutes.
  7. New Business
  8. Next ExCom meeting: 10:00 AM November 13, 2017,

Royal Academy of Engineering, Palace of Marques de Villafranca, Madrid

  1. Adjourn



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