"We are very happy to have DTI | Epiq as a signatory along with our other corporate members who recognize the importance of inclusion of women and minorities," says Joy Casey and Yolanda Coly, ACTAC co-chairs.
Established in 2009, ACTAC (www.acalltoactioncanada.com) has been encouraging and supporting in-house counsel and corporate leaders in taking a leadership role in advancing diversity and inclusion in the legal profession in Canada.
One of the highlights of the meeting was the re-structuring of the ACTAC
board that included a range of changes along with the creation of several new roles in an attempt to strengthen the organisation.
Set up to ensure the unity of the automobile movement in the region, Actac aims to regulate and improve the range of services provided to motoring tourists and travellers.
Hasan Alaeddin, CEO of the Royal Automobile Club of Jordan, has been nominated as Actac's first chairman.
Shaikh Abdulla Bin Essa Al Khalifa, president of Bahrain Motorsport Federation, and Kotb Soliman, vice-chairman & chief executive officer of the Automobile and Touring Club of Egypt, has been nominated as Actac vice chairmen.
The group is receiving strong support and guidance from Dogwiller who attended last week's meeting in Bahrain as well as the group's first meeting in Cairo last month when Actac's major objectives were set out.
Planned in late 2008 at the behest of FIA Vice-President and President of the Automobile and Touring Club of the UAE (ATCUAE) Mohammmad Bin Sulayem and formalised at a meeting of all regional clubs early last year, the Actac aims to unite Arabic-speaking FIA clubs of the region to shape the future of motoring throughout the Arab world.
The discussion relating to a permanent administrative office occurred yesterday during a meeting of Actac delegates at the International Club Conference Dubai 2010.
Walid Sha'ban, President of the Syrian Automobile Club and FIA Region I Vice President, introduced the members to Actac's activities noting that it was of paramount importance "to get clubs working together" to ensure progress is made on issues such as safety, environment, tourism and member services.