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Horasis will convene the 2018 Horasis Asia Meeting in Binh Duong New City – a high-tech development zone close to Binh Duong province, Southern Key Economic Zone, Vietnam – over 25-26 November. The event is co-hosted by Binh Duong Province and Becamex IDC Corp.



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25-26 November 2018

BD-Convention-CenterBinh Duong New City - Binh Duong Provinece, Southern Key Economic Zone, Vietnam

25-26 November
Binh Duong Province (Hosting Government)
Becamex IDC Corp
VSIP Group


25-26 November

The Horasis Asia Meeting 2018 will bring together over 400 of the foremost leaders from across Asia along with 200 CEOs of top FDI companies in Vietnam and governors. The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and the rest of Asia are increasingly interconnected, creating a host of new opportunities by fostering innovation and entrepreneurship. Having just celebrated 50 years of deepening unity and rising wealth, the 10 nations of ASEAN are poised to craft a compelling vision for its future generations in a connected age. Vietnam – the Horasis Asia Meeting’s host country – is ASEAN’s rising star, approaching 7% economic growth in 2018 and the years to come.


Programme

November 25, 2018


Registration

Time: 12.30 - 25 November 2018

Location: Binh Duong Convention Center.


Upholding Diversity and Inclusiveness

Content: Language helps define a culture, and across Asia there is a rich diversity. With that come strong cultural norms, especially concerning our minorities’ place in society. How may we raise our tolerance towards differences increasing inclusiveness?

Time: 14.00-15.30 - 25 November 2018

Location: Room G1, Binh Duong Convention Center.

Chaired by Lou Marinoff, Professor of Philosophy, The City College of New York, USA

Participant:

- Julius Amrit, Co-founder, Team Indus, India

- Tyas Dwisunu, Founder, TD Travelindo, Indonesia

- Ho Jia Jian, Co-founder, Viddsee, Singapore

- Amir Jahangir, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, DBTV.Live, Pakistan

- Tatsuya Masubuchi, Chief Executive Officer, HighNetWorthLab, Japan

- Kasemsit Pathomsak, Chief Executive Officer, Merchant Partners Securities, Thailand

- Roopendra Narayan Roy, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Sumantrana, India

- Karl Satinitigan, Director, Office and Senator Bam Aquino, The Philippines


Envisioning Asia’s Digital Economy

Content: The ways in which Asian citizens connect with others is being transformed through digital technologies. How to embrace technological disruption? And how to shape systems to permit a wide-spread open navigation of digitized Asian economies?

Time: 14.00-15.30 - 25 November 2018

Location: Room G2, Binh Duong Convention Center.

Chaired by Jesper Koll, Chief Executive Officer, WisdomTree Japan, Japan

Participant:

- Akash Bhavsar, Chief Architect, SDG Accelerator, USA

- Ira Kiener, Founder and Chairman, Knottical Power Energy Corporation, The Philippines

- Kouhei Kurihara, Co-Founder, CollaboGate, Japan

- Rick Lowe, Chairman, R Lowe Services, Philippines

- Jed Marcaida, Founder and Chairman, Jump Digital Asia, The Philippines

- Mallesh Reddy, Chief Executive Officer, iTrans Technologies, India

- Jeffrey Roden, Chairman, World Cybervision Network (WCN), The Philippines

- Anirudh Suri, Founding Partner, India Internet Fund, India

- Philip Teo, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Traderwave, Singapore


Investing in Asia

Content: Stability leads to investor confidence but Asia is characterized by varying volatility that may puzzle investors. How best to stimulate the investment climate? Where are the regional hot-spots? What are the trends?

Time: 14.00-15.30 - 25 November 2018

Location: Room G3, Binh Duong Convention Center.

Chaired by Cod Satrusayang, Managing Editor, Asia News Network, Thailand

Participant:

- Berly D.Alvarez, Chairman, Kaunlad Lending Investors, The Philippines

- Vinita Bajoria, Executive Director, Titagarh Wagons, India

- Benedict Co, Co-founder, Buensuceso Sondia Construction Corp, The Philippines

- Nitin Datta, Managing Partner, Chanks Business Services, United Kingdom

- Karine Hirn, Partner, East Capital, Hong Kong SAR

- Chanthan Ken, Chairman, Ken Group of Companies, Cambodia

- Toshihiro Toyoshima, Chief Executive Officer, Mercuria Investment Co., Japan

- Pakpoom Vallisuta, Chairman, The Quant Group, Thailand


Weighing Asian Models of Governance

Content: Political and economic developments in the West are causing politicians to question established models of governance. Beneath Asia’s abundant diversity, there are also common patterns that underpin political and economic development. What blended models of governance are emerging in Asia?

Time: 14.00-15.30 - 25 November 2018

Location: Room G4, Binh Duong Convention Center.

Chaired by John West, Executive Director, Asian Century Institute, Australia

Participant:

- Tunku Abdul Aziz, Co-Chairman, Caux Round Table for Moral Capitalism, Malaysia

- Steve Cheah, President, Global Entrepreneurship Thailand, Thailand

- Greg Crichton, Managing Director, Greater Asian Advisors Limited, Hong Kong SAR

- Ko Fujii, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Makaira, Japan

- Boye Hartmann, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Y Digital Group Asia, Indonesia

- Samrendra Kumar, Co-Founder and Managing Director, Mitkat Services, India

- Charles Tang, Chairman, Brazil-China Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Brazil

- Punyapon Tepprasit, Chief Executive Officer, MVP Group, Thailand


Ensuring Inclusive Growth

Content: Economic growth has to go along with an equally high rate of poverty reduction. Poverty reduction varies across Asian nations compared with their stellar performance. Which economic development model best allows inclusive growth? Which mixed models might be better? What might the future contain?

Time: 14.00-15.30 - 25 November 2018

Location: Room G5, Binh Duong Convention Center.

Chaired by Venkat Matoory, Member, Statwick Ventures, India

Participant:

- Nikhil Agarwal, Fellow, IC2 Institute, University of Texas, USA

- Shivaji Bagchi, Editor, BRINK Asia, Singapore

- Adrien Chazottes, Managing Partner, Private Aviation Consultancy, Hong Kong

- Stephen Hunt, Chief Executive Officer, Team Rubicon Global, USA

- Sai Prakash, Founder and President, Erin Foundation, India

- Manoj Prasad, Chief Executive Officer, Que Capital, UAE

- Sanjay Sethi, Director, Phoenix Global, UAE

- Wei Chuan Beng, Executive Chairman, Digital Way Ventures, Malaysia


Contact Break

Time: 15.30-16.00 25 November 2018

Location: Binh Duong Convention Center.


The Future of Asian Geopolitics

Content: This populous region involves potential antagonisms. How can these be faced, understood and acknowledged so derive a better future for all? What are the major issues? How can business influences overcome geopolitical tensions?

Time: 16.00-17.30 - 25 November 2018

Location: Room G1, Binh Duong Convention Center.

Chaired by Siddharth Poddar, Founder and Managing Editor, StoneBench, Singapore

Participant:

- Asanga Abeyagoonasekera, Director General, Institute of National Security Studies, Sri Lanka

- Mayra Andrea, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, CIpta Graha Holding, Indonesia

- Kobsak Chutikul, Secretary-General, Asian Peace and Reconciliation Council, Thailand

- Nitin Mantri, Chief Executive Officer, Avian Media, India

- A N M Muniruzzaman, President, Bangladesh Institute of Peace and Security Studies, Bangladesh

- Francis Schortgen, Professor, University of Mount Union, USA

- Fui Soong, Chief Executive Officer, CENSE, Malaysia

- Harukata Takenaka, Professor, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies, Japan

- Ton Nu Thi Ninh, President, Ho Chi Minh City Peace and Development Foundation, Vietnam


Asia’s Leadership Agenda

Content: Economic prosperity and social cohesion are not one and the same any more. What can leaders do to bridge the growing political, economic, social and technological divides? And what does it take to be a responsible and effective leader in both business and society?

Time: 16.00-17.30 - 25 November 2018

Location: Room G2, Binh Duong Convention Center.

Chaired by Richard Hames, Founder and Chairman, Centre for the Future, Australia

Participant:

- Abha M. Banerjee, Leadership author, motivational speaker and growth activist, Indonesia

- Huynh Thang, Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer, Vicgo, Vietnam

- Anit Pandey, Co-founder, Wishfry.com, India

- Grace Sabandar, Chief Executive Officer, Global Business Services, Indonesia

- Hidetoshi Uchiyama, Chief Executive Officer, Unerry, Japan

- Kanesan Veluppillai, Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Scomi Group Berhad, Malaysia

- Frank Veyder, Chief Operating Officer, Slightly Mad Studios, Singapore


Repositioning Regional Trade

Content: In 2017 the US administration announced its withdrawal from the ambitious Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). What are the Asian nations’ strategic modes for regional trade accords? How to build an integrated Asian region where goods, services, and ideas can freely cross borders to the benefit of all?

Time: 16.00-17.30 - 25 November 2018

Location: Room G3, Binh Duong Convention Center.

Chaired by Kenji Yokoyama, Vice-President, Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University, Japan

Participant:

- Matlub Ahmad, Chairman, Nitol Niloy Group, Bangladesh

- Bonnie Factor, Co-founder, eCFulfill, The Philippines

- Nick Jonow, Partner, Pacific Consulting Group, Hong Kong

- Vinod Juneja, Vice President, SAARC Chamber of Commerce & Industry, India

- Bjorn Pardo, Chief Executive Officer, Xend Group of Companies, The Philippines

- Diana Sabrain, Co-founder, OneAgriX, Singapore

- Niraj Sharan, Chief Executive Officer, Aura Inc., India


Impact Investing: The Asian Approach

Content: There is a spectrum of opportunities for investors in Asia with varying levels of risk, magnitude of financial return and potential for impact. How to generate sustained and blended value? And how can traditional philanthropy, governments and returns-based funds work together to build a pipeline of opportunity?

Time: 16.00-17.30 - 25 November 2018

Location: Room G4, Binh Duong Convention Center.

Chaired by Akinori Niimi, Chief Executive Officer, ACA Investments India, Japan

Participant:

- Avi Basu, Chief Executive Officer and Founder, Argolis, USA

- Ed Bullecer, Chief Executive Officer, Paglas Group, Philippines

- Jannie Chan, Co-Founder, The Hour Glass, Singapore

- Youree Lee, Co-Founder, W Green Pay, Korea

- Yit Ming Liaw, Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer, Smarter Health, Singapore

- Shuying Tang, Partner, Patamar Capital, Vietnam

- Daisuke Takatsuki, Principal, CVC Capital Partners, Japan


Asian Industry: Towards Smart Manufacturing

Content: With newly emerging technological, regulatory and economic realities, Asia’s manufacturing systems are transforming. How can smart manufacturig help boost productivity growth and living standards over the long term? How to shape national policies to spur economic growth? And in what sectors?

Time: 16.00-17.30 - 25 November 2018

Location: Room G5, Binh Duong Convention Center.

Chaired by tbc

Participant:

- Swan Htet Aung, Chief Executive Officer, Swan Arr Electronic & Industries, Myanmar

- Binod Bawri, Chairman, Bawri Group, India

- Pravin Chandrasekaran, Chief Executive Officer, OpalCrest, USA

- Rajiv Kochhar, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Avista Advisory Group, Singapore

- Takao Sakai, President, Global Lean Solutions, Japan

- Viboon Sithimolada, Chief Executive Officer, XangLao Engineering, Laos


Welcome Reception

Content: Horasis welcomes participants to celebrate the third Horasis Asia Meeting. Participants will enjoy a prodigious reception at the Binh Duong Convention Center.

Time: 17.30-18.00 - 25 November 2018

Location: Foyer, Binh Duong Convention Center.

Chaired by Frank-Jürgen Richter, Chairman, Horasis, Switzerland


Opening Plenary: Asia’s Dynamism

Content: Nations across Asia are joining together politically and through trade. A new dynamism is yielding increasing prosperity and stability. What might its future be? Can diversity and cultural identities be maintained whilst aspiring to unity?

Time: 18.30-19.30 - 25 November 2018

Location: Auditorium, Binh Duong Convention Center.

Chaired by Pranjal Sharma, Contributing Editor, BusinessWorld, India

Participant:

- Harshavardhan Neotia, Chairman , Ambuja Neotia Group; President, AIMA, India

- Supachai Panitchpakdi, Former Secretary-General, UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), Thailand


Walk to the Becamex Hotel

Time: 19.30 - 25 November 2018

Location: the Becamex Hotel is located opposite the Convention Center


Welcome Dinner: Resurgent Vietnam

Content: Vietnam has opened its economy to bolster its position within ASEAN to compete further in the digital economy. Its strong economic indicators suggest it can hold a key position in Asian resurgence. What is its future roadmap?

Time: 19.30-22.00 - 25 November 2018

Location: Becamex Hotel

Chaired by Frank-Jürgen Richter, Chairman, Horasis, Switzerland

Participant:

- Tran Thanh Liem, Chairman, Provincial People's Committee, Binh Duong New City, Vietnam, Vietnam

November 26, 2018


Registration

Time: from 7.00 - 26 November 2018

Location: Binh Duong Convention Center.


Empowering Youthquake

Content: Many Asian nations have a youthful demographic profile, which promises a robust embrace of digitisation, political and social change. How can we ensure all contribute fully, creating personal and business success? What are the enablers of their Dream? What pitfalls are to be avoided?

Time: 7.30-8.45 - 26 November 2018

Location: Room G1, Binh Duong Convention Center.

Chaired by Preeti Dubey, Founder and Director, Strive High, Singapore

Participant:

- Gaurav Chopra, Founder, Indialends, India

- Dirk Höpfl, Director South East Asia, IE Business School, Singapore

- Ananda Setiyo Ivannanto, President, PT Awina Sinergi Indonesia, Indonesia

- Ericson Mendoza, Professor, University of Batagas, The Philippines

- Subarna Mukherjee, Co-Founder, Coachyogi Foundation, India

- Reeti Roy, Founder, Aglet Ink, India

- Jonathan Christian Susanto, Founder, InspiratorFreak.com, Indonesia

- Markey Tan, Co-Founder, Le Wagon Shenzhen, China


Action on Climate Change is Crucial

Content: Low-lying lands are flood prone: island people and those in populous nations are at risk when the sea level rises. What are Asia’s plans? Who will offer homes for at-risk people? What impedes humanitarian decision making?

Time: 7.30-8.45 - 26 November 2018

Location: Room G2, Binh Duong Convention Center.

Chaired by Lee Wook, Chairman, W-Foundation, Korea

Participant:

- Hang Dao, Co-Founder, Conventions on Vietnam Development, Vietnam

- Vinayagan Dharmarajah, Regional Director, BirdLife, Singapore

- Richmond Mayo-Smith, Chairman, Climate Finance Partners, Singapore

- Leornard Ng, Co-founder, Carbon Grid, Singapore

- Shin Wei Ng, Founder, Global Policy Asia, Malaysia

- Ken Pyi, Chief Executive Officer, Parami Energy, Myanmar

- Oliver Tamis, Founder, Lurnspace, The Philippines

- Nhat Vuong, Founder, Water Inception, Switzerland

- Stephen Watts, Chief Executive Officer, Defugo Bioceuticals, Singapore


Re-igniting Micro-entrepreneurship

Content: Microfinance organisations and community development banks created a new wave of entrepreneurship across Asia. How effective is microfinance in reducing poverty? And how can microfinance build bridges to economic growth? Will new AI developments help its progress?

Time: 7.30-8.45 - 26 November 2018

Location: Room G3, Binh Duong Convention Center.

Chaired by Soe Myint, Editor In-Chief and Managing Director, Mizzima Media Group, Myanmar

Participant:

- Peter Brimble, Senior Technical Advisor, Dana Facility, Myanmar

- David Darmawan, Chief Executive Officer, PT. Socentix, Indonesia

- Dalip Dua, Managing Director, Krishna Hydro Projects, India

- J S Juneja, Chairman, Global Projects and Services Ltd, India

- Stephanie Lau, Young Advisor & Emerging Markets Specialist, Future City summit, Hong Kong SAR

- James Mendoza, President and Chief Executive Officer, MaroonStudios, The Philippines/p>

- Masato Wada, Chief Executive Officer, J Platform, Japan


Asia’s Future of Work

Content: Automation and changing business models based on virtual and networked employment across Asia will potentially lead to larger income disparities and social division. How to cope with the disruption of traditional employment models?

Time: 7.30-8.45 - 26 November 2018

Location: Room G4, Binh Duong Convention Center.

Chaired by Tetyana Kretova, Regional Director for Asia Pacific, IE Business School, Spain

Participant:

- Vinay Bapna, Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer, Unomer, India

- Amarit Charoenphan, Chief Executive Officer, HUBBA, Thailand

- Kerry Kennedy, Chief Executive Officer & Executive Producer, Asia Media Partners, Vietnam

- Lee Zhihan, Chief Executive Officer, BagoSphere, Philippines

- Heislyc Loh, Founder & CEO, DevsAsia, Malaysia

- Hong Nguyen, Chief Executive Officer, Asia Capital Enterprises, Singapore

- Daniel Shen, Founder, Soqqle, Singapore

- Peter Yoong, Founder, Pulsifi, Malaysia


The Deep Benefits of Sport

Content: The social and inter-personal benefits of sport counteract nihilism: billions play for real as well as digitally, assisting local and international communications. How can Asian players benefit their own communities and the wider world to help business and governments reduce global ills?

Time: 7.30-8.45 - 26 November 2018

Location: Room G5, Binh Duong Convention Center.

Chaired by Chris Robb, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Mass Participation Asia, Singapore

Participant:

- Victor Cui, Co-Founder, One Championship, Vietnam

- Yoshitaka Hirano, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, 2nDream Corporation, Japan

- Marko Kasic, Founder, FundLife International, United Kingdom

- Ravi Krishman, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Stepathlon, India

- Bill Nguyen, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, ABS Institute, Vietnam

- Nimnual Piewthongngam, Founder, Gumpun Muaythai LTD,Thailand

- Francesco Suarez, Vice President, NBA Asia, The Philippines


Dynamic Vietnam - Its New Visions

Content: Since it reformed after 1986 Vietnam has surged forward with strong GDP growth, approaching 7% in 2018. What are the government’s priorities and policies, both at the national and state level? What does this imply for investors and trading partners?

Time: 9.00-09.45 - 26 November 2018

Location: Auditorium, Binh Duong Convention Center.

Participant:

- Representative, of the Vietnamese Government

- Representative, of the Government of Binh Duong


Ribbon Cutting Ceremony, with the co-hosts and co-organizers

Time: 9.00-09.45 - 26 November 2018

Location: Auditorium, Binh Duong Convention Center.

Participant:

- Deborah Biber, Chief Executive, PBEC, Hong Kong SAR

- Vinayagan Dharmarajah, Regional Director, BirdLife, Singapore

- Juan Jose Guemes, Chairman Entrepreneurship & Innovation Center, IE Business School, Spain

- Harshavardhan Neotia, Chairman , Ambuja Neotia Group; President, AIMA, India

- Sailesh Purswani, President, Thai Martin Group, Thailand, Regional Director, YPO

- Shefali Rekhi, Asia News Network Editor, The Straits Times & ST Asia Report, Singapore

- Tran Van Nam, Party Secretary of Binh Duong Provice, Vietnam

- Tran Thanh Liem, Chairman, Provincial People's Committee, Binh Duong New City, Vietnam

- Ravi Velloor, Associate Editor, The Straits Times, Singapore

- Nguyen Van Hung, Group Executive Chairman, Becamex IDC, Vietnam

- Huynh Quang Hai, Group Executive Director, VSIP Group, Vietnam

- Frank Jürgen Richter, Chairman, Horasis, Switzerland


The Economic Outlook

Content: The global economic outlook for 2019 is more certain given Asia's continued buoyancy. What is the current state of the regional and global economy? What does the changing nature of the global economy mean for Asian business? And, conversely, what is Asia’s impact on global growth?

Time: 09.45-10.45 - 26 November 2018

Location: Auditorium, Binh Duong Convention Center.

Chaired by Nisid Hajari, Asia Editor, Bloomberg View, Thailand

Participant:

- Juan Jose Guemes, Chairman Entrepreneurship & Innovation Center, IE Business School, Spain

- Rajive Kaul, Chairman, Nicco Group, India

- Don Lam, Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder, VinaCapital, Vietnam

- Wang Dong, Secretary General, The Pangoal Institution, China


Contact Break

Time: 10.45-11.00 - 26 November 2018

Location: Binh Duong Convention Center.


Repaving the Ancient Silk Route

Content: China is actively developing its new Silk Road – a beltway of roads and rail connecting development hubs. Some routes traverse fragile eco-systems, others interact with multi-ethic groups. How to maintain sustainability while developing growth potentials? How can potential resistance be overcome?

Time: 11.00-12.30 - 26 November 2018

Location: Room G1, Binh Duong Convention Center.

Chaired by Deborah Biber, Chief Executive, PBEC, Hong Kong SAR

Participant:

- Simon Hopkins, Chief Executive Officer, Milltrust International Group, Singapore

- Ron Somers, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, India First Group, USA

- Richard Teng, Chief Executive Officer, Financial Services Regulatory Authority, UAE

- Jacques Tourel, Chairman, World Trade Centre Warsaw, Poland

- Frans Yuwono, Chief Executive Officer and Founder, Asia Commerce Network, Indonesia


Accelerating Entrepreneurship in Asia

Content: Asian entrepreneurs can rebuild the vitality of businesses and institutions to sustain national life-forces and economic growth. How to spur this renaissance of entrepreneurs and innovators? And how to create an environment that makes entrepreneurship inclusive, maximizing its benefits to society?

Time: 11.00-12.30 - 26 November 2018

Location: Room G2, Binh Duong Convention Center.

Chaired by Rajeev Singh, Director General, Indian Chamber of Commerce, India

Participant:

- David Chang, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Flambo, Taiwan

- Eddie Chau, Co-founder and Chairman, V-Key, Singapore

- Robby Ginanjar, Co-founder, Zonameda, Indonesia

- Ayu Hakim, Co-Founder, 2Creatives Media, Indonesia

- Joses Lo-Chang Hsiung, Founder, Winnoz Technology, Taiwan

- Hironori Ishizaki, Representative of Japan, Rebright Partners, Singapore

- Emil Kaburuan, Founder, Indonesian Digital Entertainment Arts and Sciences, Indonesia

- Sean Kwon, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Paw Paw Games, Korea


Advancing Asian Regional Integration

Content: Many of the region’s nations are inter-connecting their road, rail infrastructures to boost prosperity within the Asian Economic Community Blueprint. Will these changes overcome historical antipathies and distrust? Could a Schengen-like free movement of goods, capital, services and people follow? What are the critical factors?

Time: 11.00-12.30 - 26 November 2018

Location: Room G3, Binh Duong Convention Center.

Chaired by Manish Maheshwari, Chief Executive Officer, Network18 Digital, India

Participant:

- Yukiko Ito, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Zest Inc., Japan

- Stanley Loh, Chief Executive Officer, World Capactity Builders, Canada

- Phil O'Reilly, Managing Partner, Iron Duke Partners, New Zealand

- Torkel Patterson, Member of the Board, Central Japan Railway Company, Japan

- Hlaing Win, Managing Director, Summit Strategic, Myanmar

- Su-Ming Wong, Chief Executive Officer, Champ Ventures, Australia


Moving to Venture Capital, Corporate Investments and Crowdfunding

Content: Across Asia venture capitalists are developing a foothold as governments open up their banking sectors. How to ensure that innovative firms have easier access to finance at an early stage of development?

Time: 11.00-12.30 - 26 November 2018

Location: Room G4, Binh Duong Convention Center.

Chaired by Eddie Thai, Partner, 500 Startups, Vietnam

Participant:

- S.Arun, Chief Operating Officer, UL Cyber Park, India

- C. Jeffrey Char, Co-Founder and Chairman, TRENDE, Japan

- William Du, Chief Executive Officer, Ingenious Financial Group, Malaysia

- Martin Haemmig, Visting Professor, Renmin University, China

- Juliet Kasko, Founder, Real Advisors, Singapore

- Hiroaki Kuwajima, Managing Director, Conductive Ventures, Japan

- Vaibhav Singh, Chief Executive Officer, myCOL - Circle of Life Healthcare, India

- Virginia Tan, Founding Partner, Teja Ventures, China


Anchoring Local Brands within Global Commerce

Content: A brand promises more than just a quality local product - it expresses homeliness. What defines a strong brand? How do brands carry their image across national and cultural boundaries? What Asian brands are trending? Why, and how?

Time: 11.00-12.30 - 26 November 2018

Location: Room G5, Binh Duong Convention Center.

Chaired by Rachel Catanach, President Greater China, FleishmanHillard, Hong Kong SAR

Participant:

- Richard Anthony, Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer, Sewu Segar Primatama, Indonesia

- Bernardo Correa de Barros, Member of the Board, Cascais Dinamica, Portugal

- Jay Bernabe, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Mindfuse, The Philippines

- Harrace Lau, Co-founder, 28Mall.com, Hong Kong SAR

- Junie del Mundo, Chief Executive, EON The Stakeholder Relations Group, The Philippines

- Rakesh Murali, Co-founder, Stratonik, India

- Sinartus Sosrodjojo, Chief Executive Officer, Gilkor, Indonesia

- Kazuma Yamauchi, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, KZM & Company Limited, Japan


Re-developing the Agro-business

Content: As populations continue to increase and concentrate in cities new opportunities across Asia are opened up for changes in the agro-businesses. It is vital to enhance the food chains to reduce wastage and at point-of-sale to support ecological vending. What forms of regulation are needed to allow large-scale farming ie massive digitised machines instead of homesteads? What of the displaced labour?

Time: 11.00-12.30 - 26 November 2018

Location: Room G6, Binh Duong Convention Center.

Chaired by tbc

Participant:

- Keiji Hasegawa, TomTam Co, Vietnam

- Tomoko Hoshino, Founder and President, Choco-Revo International Japan

- Li Zi, Co-founder, i-village, China

- Susheel Kumar Saraff, Founder and Chairman, Saraff Group of Companies, Thailand

- James Song, Managing Principal, Faircap Partners, Myanmar


Investment Opportunities in Binh Duong

Content: Representatives of Binh Duong Province the corporate sectors will present investment opportunities in the area of smart city development, manufacturing, infrastructure and ITC.

Time: 11.00-12.30 - 26 November 2018

Location: Room G7, Binh Duong Convention Center.

Chaired by Binh Duong provincial People's Committee

Participant:

- Leader of the Department of Planning and Investment

- Leader of the Department of Industry and Trade

- Leader of the Management Board of Industrial Zones

- Nguyen Van Hung, Group Chief Executive Officer, Becamex, Vietnam

- Huynh Quang Hai, Group Executive Director, VSIP North and Central, Vietnam


Networking Lunch

Time: 12.30-14.00 - 26 November 2018

Location: Foyer, Binh Duong Convention Center.

Networking Lunch Sharing ideas and B2B insights in an informal setting.


Plenary: ASEAN and the New Asian Regional Groups

Content: ASEAN has been a calming influence for 50+ years; new groups are emerging – with a stronger business orientation. What are the broad consequences of these developments? What might this mean for Asia, Europe and global business?

Time: 14.00-15.00 - 26 November 2018

Location: Auditorium, Binh Duong Convention Center.

Chaired by Cod Satrusayang, Managing Editor, Asia News Network, Thailand

Participant:

- Huynh Quang Hai, Group Executive Director, VSIP North and Central, Vietnam

- Thiri Thant Mon, Managing Partner, Sandanila Investments, Myanmar

- Prinn Panitchpakdi, Governor, Stock Exchange of Thailand, Thailand

- Tan Yinglan, Founding Managing Partner, Insignia Ventures Partners, Singapore


Development of Inclusive Banking Services across Asia

Content: How is Asia managing its mix of religious and secular attitudes to banking in the age of FinTech? What are the propositions Asian banking systems bring to its massive population with its diverse beliefs? Will its model be exportable to the global system?

Time: 15.00-16.30 - 26 November 2018

Location: Room G1, Binh Duong Convention Center.

Chaired by Tom Ludescher, Chairman, SwissCham Singapore, Singapore

Participant:

- Kimball Andrews, Founder, Nova Finance Group, Australia

- Than Aung, Chief Executive Officer, MaximaxSolution, Myanmar

- Yat Chan, Director, RootAnt, China

- Adrian Chng, Co-Founder and Chairman, Fintonia Group, Singapore

- Siddarth Ganeriwala, Chief Executive Officer, Aura Integrated Solutions, India

- Mikko Perez, Chief Executive Officer, Ayannah, The Philippines

- Alexey Sidorov, Chief Executive Officer and Co-founder, Silkway Ventures, Singapore

- Ko-Yang Wang, Founder and Chairman, Fusions360, Taiwan


Enhancing Critical Education

Content: New education perspectives should support critical thinking and pride in local and national identity even while encouraging regional integration. What needs to be done to reorient Asia’s educational institutions towards greater innovation? And how can diversity pinch-points be eased to support stronger understanding of Maths, Science and Technology?

Time: 15.00-16.30 - 26 November 2018

Location: Room G2, Binh Duong Convention Center.

Chaired by Arnoud De Meyer, President, Singapore Management University, Singapore

Participant:

- Dilip Chenoy, Secretary General, FICCI, India

- Lim Ee Ling, Chief Executive Officer, Smarter Me, Singapore

- Praveen Roy, Advisor – Skills, Confederation of Indian Industry, India

- Cameron Sabo, Founder, Thalun International School, Myanmar

- Ajit Shah, Managing Director, Lotus Holdings, Nepal

- Atul Temurnikar, Executive Chairman, Global Schools Foundation, Singapore

- Janine Teo, Chief Executive Officer, Solve Education!, Singapore

- Balaji V., Founder, Grade1to6.com, India

- Irene R. de Villa, College Dean, University of Batangas, The Philippines

- Jim Yuan, Co-founder, Joyview Education, China


Reducing Asia's Gender Gap

Content: Globally the gender gap is closing but not in Asia: and large gender gaps imply slow economic growth. What can be done to promote greater female participation? What strategies may boost women in business, government and civil society to tap Asia’s female talent?

Time: 15.00-16.30 - 26 November 2018

Location: Room G3, Binh Duong Convention Center.

Chaired by Roslina Chai, Co-founder, Gnowbe, Singapore

Participant:

- Shriya Damani, Co-founder, Skyquest Technology Group, India

- Anna Vanessa Haotanto, Chief Executive Officer, The New Savvy, Singapore

- Elisa S.Nuada, Chairperson, Clarose Multi Purpose Cooperative, The Philippines

- Pham Thi My Le, Chairwomen, Le & Associates, Vietnam

- John Lee, Chief Executive Officer, Meritz Asset Management, Korea

- Diana Mao, President, NomiNetwork, USA

- Haruka Sakamoto, Senior Researcher, University of Tokyo, Japan

- Rekha Sethi, Director General, All India Management Association, India

- Rose Swe, Co-founder, Mango Group, Myanmar

- Fione Tan, Co-founder, 28Mall.com, Malaysia


Growth of Family Businesses across Asia

Content: Big family run businesses will double by 2025 and most will be in South-East Asia. What are the enduring characteristics of these family firms? How does a talented entrepreneur nurture heirs? What is needed to maintain the firm’s vigour while absorbing disruptive technologies?

Time: 15.00-16.30 - 26 November 2018

Location: Room G4, Binh Duong Convention Center.

Chaired by Philip Bowring, International Columnist, Hong Kong SAR

Participant:

- Sanjay Budhia, Managing Director, Patton Group of Companies, India

- Mark Daniell, Chairman, Raffles Family Wealth Trust, Singapore

- Sang Yeon Hwang, Co-Founder, Heartisans, Hong Kong SAR

- Rashad Kabir, Managing Director, Dream71 Bangladesh, Bangladesh

- Phong Nguyen, Chairman, OPV Pharmaceutical, Vietnam

- Tristram Norriss, Chairman, Timoran Capital, Hong Kong SAR

- Pat Porras, President, Southwestern Consulting Co, USA

- Huong Worlf, Founder, Quillingcard, USA


Deep Learning: A New framework for Asian Business

Content: Deep Learning (the combination of AI and machine learning) is reducing human intervention across many industrial, commercial, scientific and service sectors. How can we judge the results of these systems? And how can deep learning frameworks give Asian firms a starting advantage?

Time: 15.00-16.30 - 26 November 2018

Location: Room G5, Binh Duong Convention Center.

Chaired by Jayesh Parekh, Managing Partner, Jungle Ventures, Singapore

Participant:

- Parag Amin, Managing Partner, Radiqual, USA

- Dao Thu Phuong, Chief Operating Officer, CocCoc, Vietnam

- Erick Hadi, Chief Executive Officer, Electronic Science Indonesia, Indonesia

- Shin Ito, Chief Executive Officer, iKoyoo Inc., Japan

- Masayoshi Mitsui, Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer, CollaboGate, Japan

- Nguyen Hai Trieu, Chief Executive Officer, YouNet Media, Vietnam

- Yoshiki Sasaki, Chief Executive Officer, Japan Strategic Capital, Japan

- Michael Wu, Founder and Managing Partner, Viridisio, Taiwan


The 4th Industrial Revolution: Envisioning the Next Dimension

Content: With newly emerging technological, regulatory and economic realities, Asia’s manufacturing systems are transforming with AI and incorporating the IoT. How can smart manufacturig help boost productivity growth and living standards over the long term? How to shape national policies to spur economic growth? And in what sectors?

Time: 15.00-16.30 - 26 November 2018

Location: Room G6, Binh Duong Convention Center.

Chaired by Clas Neumann, Senior Vice President, SAP, Germany

Participant:

- Fayza Mohamed Amin, President, UMW Technology, Malaysia

- Chris Gutierrez, Founder, Stashtech Corp, The Philippines

- Pina Hirano, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Asteria, Singapore

- Rio Kakui, Chief Executive Officer, e-LogiT, Japan

- Joses Lo-Chang Hsiung, Founder, Winnoz Technology, Taiwan

- Mark Mueller-Eberstein, Chief Executive Officer and Founder, Adgetec Corporation, USA

- Stan Fung, Managing Director, FarSight Ventures, USA

- Hideaki Uchitomi, Chief Executive Officer, i-Ceramic Technology, Japan

- Eg Kah Yee, Chairman, Malaysia IC Design Association, Malaysia


Contact Break

Time: 16.30-17.30 - 26 November 2018

Location: Binh Duong Convention Center.


Technology as Disruptor and Aggregator

Content: A diverse range of breakthrough technologies could soon be playing a role in tackling Asia’s most pressing challenges. How can business leaders leverage technology to achieve shared goals? And what models of public and corporate collaborations are needed to allow innovation to build a shared future?

Time: 17.00-18.30 - 26 November 2018

Location: Room G1, Binh Duong Convention Center.

Chaired by Worsak Kanok-Nukulchai, President, Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand

Participant:

- Yusuf Adnan, Chief Executive Officer, BIOS, Indonesia

- Prasoon Agrawal, Co-founder, FirstRide Internet, Singapore

- Ivan Goh, Chief Executive Officer and Co-founder, Anos, Singapore

- Stacy Kenworthy, Chief Executive Officer, HellaStorm, USA

- Noritaka Kobayashi, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, LastRoots Co., Japan

- Basilio D. Jun Lasco, Jr., Founder, TopConnection.Asia Inc., The Philippines

- Debbie Lee, Chief Executive Officer, Tech Storm, Singapore

- Henrik Pålsson, Chief Visionary Officer, Previsions, The Philippines

- Thaung Su Nyein, Managing Director, Informationmatrix, Myanmar


Taking a Refined Focus on Growth

Content: Discussions about growth often overlook fine detail. Which development sectors are most important in Asia – agriculture, education, health, manufacturing or the service industries? What are the focal points that will raise Asian well-being?

Time: 17.00-18.30 - 26 November 2018

Location: Room G2, Binh Duong Convention Center.

Chaired by Shefali Rekhi, Editor, Asia News Network and The Straits Times Asia Report, Singapore

Participant:

- Mohit Anand, Professor, EMLYON Business School, France

- Kenneth M Atkinson, Executive Chairman, Grant Thornton Vietnam, Vietnam

- Dilip Cherian, Co-Founder, Perfect Relations, India

- Sunandan Dowerah, Executive Vice President, Danieli, Italy

- Norishige Hayakawa, Chief Executive Officer, Hagaminomori Design, Japan

- Motoya Kitamura, Managing Partner AB Value Capital, Japan

- Kyaw Thu Htet, Chief Executive Officer, Myanmar Innovative Life Sciences, Myanmar


Nurturing Asian Tourism Infrastructure

Content: New integrated transportation systems are being built to facilitate tourism: it’s one of the globe’s new middle-class growth industries. What new models can integrate related industries? How shall multi-centre and multi-country tourism be promoted which also protect fragile eco-systems?

Time: 17.00-18.30 - 26 November 2018

Location: Room G3, Binh Duong Convention Center.

Chaired by Lawrence Pratchett, Pro Vice-Chancellor, University of Canberra, Australia

Participant:

- Diana Chou, Founder and Chairman, L'VOYAGE, Hong Kong SAR

- Harold Goakey, Managing Director, Tula Resorts, USA

- Genri Goto, Chief Executive Officer, Kotozna Inc, Japan

- Tom Graham, Co-Founder, MAD Travel, The Philippines

- Kenneth Nealey, Chief Executive Officer, Laos Eco Ventures, Laos

- Sailesh Purswani, President, Thai Martin Group, Thailand

- Glecy Riomalos, Co-founder, Pentacommerce Enterprise, The Philippines

- Kei Shibata, Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer, Venture Republic Global, Japan


Reappraising Decision-making Styles

Content: Globalisation draws together managers from different nations having diverse management styles which may trigger conflicts and errors. How easy is it to understand the other person’s fundamental mind-set of achievement, affiliation and power? What solutions may increase Asia’s enduring performance?

Time: 17.00-18.30 - 26 November 2018

Location: Room G4, Binh Duong Convention Center.

Chaired by Lawrence Abeln, Dean, AIT School of Management, Thailand

Participant:

- Naoaki Mashita, Chief Executive Officer, V-cube, Japan

- Phi Van Nguyen, Chairperson, Saigon Innovation Hub, Vietnam

- Rosauro Angelo Rodriguez, Country Head of Security, Home Credit, The Philippines

- Ritsu Saito, Director, Sigmaxyz Inc., Japan

- Mikhail Treyvish, President, Omnigrade Universal Crowdsourcing Agency, Russia


Smart Cities – Driving Asian Cities Sustainable Growth

Content: Despite a huge wave of people moving to its cities in the last decade, Asia’s urbanization may only be just the beginning of huge social, economic and environmental transformations. How can smart cities with different designs drive sustainable growth?

Time: 17.00-18.30 - 26 November 2018

Location: Room G5, Binh Duong Convention Center.

Chaired by Takashi Kawabata, Chief Asia Economist, Uzabase/NewsPicks, Japan

Participant:

- Anil Bhaskaran, Managing Director, Idea Centre Architects, India

- Takeshi Izuka, President, Kirirom Institute of Technology, Cambodia

- Shiv Siddhant Kaul, Managing Director, Nicco Engineering Services, India

- Tim Kobe, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Eight Inc, Singapore

- Simon Lovegrove, Director, M Health Limited, United Kingdom

- Lu Ying, Chief Executive Officer, Lumon-Create, China

- Nitin Tripathi, Professor, Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand


Envisioning New Business Models

Content: With Asia emerging as a dominant global force new business models need to be created embracing local cultures, but not rejecting global norms. Frome where will their architecture be drawn? Who will drive the change? How quickly can the business school alter their curricula?

Time: 17.00-18.30 - 26 November 2018

Location: Room G6, Binh Duong Convention Center.

Chaired by John B. Kidd, Research Fellow, Aston Business School, United Kingdom

Participant:

- David Do, Chief Executive Officer, Vietnam Investments Group, Vietnam

- Ivy Ruth Inogada, Founder, GrowthCrew, The Philippines

- Johnson Khoo, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Wowwwz Ventures, Malaysia

- Kazushige Kobayashi, Managing Director, CapitalDynamics, Japan

- Karndee Leopairote, Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder, ICORA, Thailand

- Arthur Lo, Managing Director, Bluepeak Group, Singapore

- Richard Rekhy, Partner, KPMG, India

- Ramon Jose Supersales, Chief Operating Officer, Synergestic Technologies, The Philippines


Closing Plenary: Realizing the Asian Century

Content: Asian nations are developing new strategies and partnerships to lift equitable growth. How will ASEAN and its North and South Asian partner countries support regional unity and global development – to make the Asian century happen?

Time: 18.30-19.30 - 26 November 2018

Location: Auditorium, Binh Duong Convention Center.

Chaired by Ravi Velloor, Associate Editor, The Straits Times, Singapore

Participant:

- Anson Chan, Chairman, Bonds Group of Companies, Hong Kong SAR

- Mohan Das Pai, Chairman, Manipal Global Education, India

- Ken Shibusawa, Chief Executive Officer, Shibusawa and company, Japan

- Kelvin Teo, Chief Executive Officer, Sembcorp Development Ltd, Singapore


Walk to the Becamex Hotel

Time: 19.30 - 26 November 2018

Location: The Becamex Hotel is located opposite the Convention Center


Closing Dinner: Raising an Asian Vision

Content: Asian nations are characterised by their developmental stages. Vietnam shows how a nation can grow – its cooperative models are proposed to others to support the growth of an Asian vision. How to advance a shared vision of prosperity and piece?

Time: 19.30-22.00 - 26 November 2018

Location: Becamex Hotel

Chaired by Frank-Jürgen Richter, Chairman, Horasis, Switzerland

Co-Chairs

Anson Chan, Chairman, Bonds Group of Companies, Hong Kong SAR
Yoshito Hori, Founder and Chairman, Globis, Japan
Nguyen Van Hung, Group Chief Executive Officer, Becamex, Vietnam
Kelvin Teo, chief Executive Officer, Sembcorp Development Ltd, Singapore
Huynh Quang Hai, Group Executive Director, VSIP North and Central, Vietnam
Rajive Kaul, Chairman, Nicco Group,India
Don Lam, Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder, VinaCapital, Vietnam
Thiri Thant Mon, Managing Partner, Sandanila Investments, Myanmar
Harshavardhan Neotia, Chairman, Ambuja Neotia Group, India
Prinn Panitchpakdi, Governor, Stock Exchange of Thailan, thailand
Tan Yinglan, Founding Managing Partner, Insignia Ventures Partners, Singapore
Wang Dong, Secretary General, The Pagoal Institution, China

Location


Binh Duong New City is conveniently located 45min from Ho Chi Minh City Airport and – as Vietnam’s emerging gateway for technology, trade and services – is well positioned to serve as commercial hub for the ASEAN economies.


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Hospital

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Tel: 84 274 3553 657


Taxi

Mai Linh Taxi

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Hotel

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