The final day of the conference included the General Assembly — basically the formal meeting in which a range of administrative issues were resolved. The most notable outcome of the day was the election of a new Executive Council. The role of President was once again won by the experienced and capable Tuenjai Sinthuvnik, Deputy Director General of the Government Public Relations Department of Thailand. New members were also admitted to the Association from the Philippines, Canada, Vanuatu and Papua New Guinea.
Also discussed was SEAPAVAA’s responsibility for the Pacific region. The workshop that the organisation will be holding in Noumea later this month is the first to be held in the Pacific and there was extensive discussion about SEAPAVAA focusing its efforts on this region. It was discussed that the 2013 Conference may be held in Fiji (the 2012 conference will be held in Vietnam), and the Fijian representative was voted onto the Executive Council.