The AIESEC Alumni Asia-Pacific region has been an informal group of several alumni in the region. Its first major event was the AAAP Conference in 2004 held in Singapore. This was followed by a regional participation in the 60th Anniversary celebrations of AIESEC in Tokyo in 2008. Then came the AIESEC Alumni Global Conference in 2009 held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia which was very well attended and which kickstarted the formalization of AIESEC Alumni International that we know today and the revival of AAAP.
The annual tradition of an AIESEC Alumni Asia-Pacific Conference (AAAPC) started with the 2011 conference in Manila, followed by the 2012 conference in Seoul. The Seoul AAAPC was also the beginning of an effort to establish an AAAP Regional Council but which has not materialized.
The recent 2013 AAAPC held in Hong Kong decided to formalize the AAAP and selecting Gavin Ng (NCP Singapore 1986) as its President for a term of 2 years. He will then form a Secretariat in Manila where he is presently based. An AAAP Senior Advisory Council (SAC) will then be formed consisting of senior (over 60) alumni from each member country. This is headed by Hiro Kinashi of Japan. Initial representatives are Rollie Gosiengfiao (Philippines NCP 1970) and Peter Tay (Singapore NCP 1972). It is still the intention, however, to build a working Regional Council or Regional Board (so as not confuse it with the SAC) consisting of the younger leaders of each of the National Alumni Associations or Chapters. This Regional Council will represent the leadership board of the region and formulate strategies to achieving the goals of AAAP.
The objective of AAAP is to establish a platform that would develop international and local programs for alumni chapters in the region and to help build strong chapters in each country. This was considered more effective as participation in global programs based in Europe or the Americas would be too remote. With the economies of the region continuing to thrive, it was felt that a more rapid pace of alumni activities development can be achieved in the region.