Throughout 2019 the Board will maintain its commitment to providing briefing sessions and meetings focused on relevant and topical issues for ACESA members. Attendance at briefing sessions is monitored closely and each event is evaluated. Evaluation reports show a high level of satisfaction with the events, and specific comments are used in determining the format and content of subsequent events. ACESA meetings present an ideal opportunity to raise matters for discussion and to engage with colleagues who face similar challenges and opportunities that may be able to provide guidance and assistance. It is considered important for members to have input to the planning of the meetings by suggesting what should be discussed and how the meetings should be organised. To this end we regularly run an online consultation survey with members. We are delighted to maintain an excellent working partnership with the Chester Beatty Library where most of our events are held.