The General Assembly is convened by the Chairperson of the Association or Executive Director and meets at least for one ordinary meeting per year.
An Industry Member can be represented at the General Assembly by one delegate. The Associate Members may participate in the General Assembly upon specific invitation by BIC Chairperson to give their opinion, but they do not have voting right.
The General Assembly has full power of decision in order to attain and implement the Objectives of BIC. The General Assembly is competent for:
- Decisions of a strategic nature;
- Decisions on the Association management, activities and structure of BIC.
At all meetings of the General Assembly, the Chairperson of the Board of Directors acts as chairperson of the General Assembly.
Quorum and Adoption of Decisions
The General Assembly is competent to discuss and to take decisions if at least half of the Industry Members are present or represented by a proxy. The General Assembly shall strive to adopt its decisions by consensus.