APCA or the Association of Political Consultants in Asia is a professional group of people working in the field of politics in Asia.
There are presently four regional associations of political consultants: American Association of Political Consultants (AAPC), European Association of Political Consultants (EAPC), Associacion Latinoamericana de Consultores Politicos, and the Centro InterAmericano de Gerencia Politica. All of the regional associations are linked with the International Association of Political Consultants or IAPC.
As the 1st Republic in Asia, the Philippines takes pride in establishing and convening APCA with the intention of establishing chapters in various countries. As the lead country in the formation, the Philippines shall serve as the permanent secretariat of APCA.
APCA is a group of individuals in Asia that actively promotes politics, political communication, public affairs, government relations, and other similar professions involved in the practice of political consulting, create a network of political consultants in Asia, conduct campaign seminars tapping local and international experts, introduce and use technologies in campaigns, and recognize the best practices of political consulting in Asia.
Prof. Ma. Lourdes N. Tiquia, an alumna of the Graduate School of Political Management, George Washington University, is the lead convenor of APCA.