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ASEAN-Australia Entrepreneurs Business Forum

29.09.2017 Australia-ASEAN Business Council
ASEAN-Australia Entrepreneurs Business Forum

The Australia-ASEAN Business Council (AABC) is delighted to present the ASEAN-Australia Entrepreneurs Business Forum 2017, in conjunction with a delegation of influential entrepreneurs and representatives from the ASEAN Young Entrepreneurs Council (AYEC). The AYEC is a dynamic organisation endorsed by their respective governments to be the voice of thousands of young entrepreneurs across ASEAN.

This is the first visit of its kind by the AYEC to Australia.

The ASEAN-Australia Entrepreneurs Business Forum 2017 brings together entrepreneurs, CEOs and investors to strengthen the entrepreneur ecosystem and business opportunities between Australia and ASEAN.

SPEAKERS:

ASEAN

  • Rommel Gerodias, Chair, ASEAN Young Entrepreneurs Council
  • Sok Piseth, President, Young Entrepreneurs Association of Cambodia
  • Deborah Melissa Bottreau, President, Malaysian Association of ASEAN Young Entrepreneurs
  • Mark Rivera, Vice-President, Philippines Young Entrepreneurs Association
  • Rutt Pongsurapipat, Former President, Young Entrepreneurs of Chambers of Commerce, Thailand
  • John Tran, Director International Affairs, Vietnam Young Entrepreneurs Association 

AUSTRALIA

  • Richard Lovell, Head of Aust/NZ & Asia Pacific, Assistant Vice President, CP Foods Public Company (Thailand) (tbc)
  • Scott Gardiner, Partner and Leader Asia Practice, King & Wood Mallesons
  • Conrad Tracey, Chief Operations Officer, Inspire9
  • Eleanor Mak, President Australia-ASEAN Business Council

WHY ASEAN IS A MASSIVE OPPORTUNITY

  • The massive ASEAN market is comprised of the 10 Southeast Asian countries of Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam
  • Centre of Asian growth engine between China and India
  • 3rd largest population of 620 million, more than half under 30 years of age
  • GDP growth expected to continue around 5% annually
  • Consumer class to double to 160 million households by 2030
  • 90 million more peope expected to move to cities by 2030
  • 2nd largest Faccebook users and 3rd largest mobile users
  • Infrastructure needs to approach $100 billion annually 

WHY ASEAN YOUNG ENTREPRENEURS

  • Highly successful entrepreneurs and CEOs
  • Exceptionally well-networked in their countries with close ties to government, entrepreneurs, and business
  • Leaders and executive of their national young entrepreneurs associations, nurturing the next generation of entrepreneurs and business leaders
  • Committed to connecting ASEAN entrepreneurs with global economies 

WHY THE ASEAN-AUSTRALIA BUSINESS FORUM 2017

  • Learn from ASEAN and Australian entrepreneurs and business leaders
  • How the region is changing and impacting business
  • Key business opportunities and challenges in the region
  • Insights on doing successful business in ASEAN & Australia
  • Tips on pitching for success the ASEAN way
  • Network and build relationships between ASEAN and Australian entrepreneurs and businesses 

DATE AND TIME

Mon. 9 October 2017
8:45 am – 1:30 pm AEDT

LOCATION

Dream Factory
90 Maribyrnong St
Footscray
Victoria 3011

Get Connected to the Heart of the Asian Growth Engine!

Keynote panels with Q&A
  • Insights on doing business in ASEAN from the successful entrepreneur's perspective
Live pitches by entrepreneurs
  • Australian entrepreneurs pitch and get feedback on pitching for success the ASEAN way
Build relationships
  • Get to know our delegates and become part of the ASEAN family of entrepreneurs
Air Asia Networking Lunch
  • Continue the networking over lunch
ENQUIRIES ABOUT THE EVENT: welcome@australia-aseanbc.org
Speakers and schedule may be subject to change.

REGISTER HERE

 

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