SINGAPORE, Nov. 24, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Enterprise Asia, Asia’s leading non-governmental organisation for entrepreneurship hosted its first virtual Asia Entrepreneurship Forum (AEF) 2020 on 20 November 2020 which has permitted global reach, flexibility, and interactivity among delegates.
The Forum themed "Accelerating Growth Beyond Borders", heads on to accelerate real growth in a post-Covid-19 world through three key elements – Resilience, Reinvention, and Transformation. The Forum was convened over 500 C-suite level executives and business leaders from Cambodia, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Pakistan, The Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, and other parts of the region.
Upon this pivotal time, the Forum gathers industry leaders to forge a plan for the future – addressing key actions for survival and to better position organisations at the point of recovery. Industry-shaping speakers navigated on new strategies for resilience, the ability to reinvent capabilities and activate transformation to protect against disruptions of all kinds, towards a sustainable and resilient business environment.
"The pandemic may perhaps be a rude awakening for organisations and leaders to move forward beyond adaption and consider new strategies for resilience." Tan Sri Dr. Fong Chan Onn, Chairman of Enterprise Asia shared at his officiating speech. He further added, "It also presents a great opportunity to reinvent capabilities and activate transformation to protect against disruption to all kinds in the future."
Among the speakers were Aftab Ahmed, Country Head, Citi Country Officer and Managing Director of Citibank Philippines; Darren Yong, Head of Technology, Media and Telecommunications Asia Pacific, Head of Client and Market Development Asia Pacific of KPMG Services; Sabrina Ho, Founder and CEO of Half the Sky; Roger Loo, Executive Director, Management Consulting of BDO Singapore; Dung Nguyen, Country Leader of Concentrix Vietnam; Patricia Yim, General Manager of IBM ASEAN; Joydeep Bose, Managing Director & Global Head, Human Resources of Olam International Limited and Azlan Zainal Abidin, Chief Enterprise Business Officer of Celcom Axiata.
Aimed at the urgency of reorientating and re-evaluating strategic future-proof business plans, the Forum’s purpose is to ensure that building resilient future objectives are translated into actions. The Forum has explored topics such as the role of culture in transforming organisations in times of crises, courageous leadership in times of new normal, business environment and opportunities far-beyond Covid-19.
AEF was supported by All India Association of Industries, India Thai Chamber of Commerce, Malaysian Chamber of Commerce (Hong Kong & Macau) Limited, Singapore-Thai Chamber of Commerce, The Chamber of Hong Kong Listed Companies. PR Newswire as the Official News Release Distribution Partner, Avanguardia Group Sdn Bhd as the Official Production Partner, BusinessWorld, Commercial Times, Esquire Philippines, Hong Kong Economic Times, Kumparan, Indonesia, SME Magazine, The Asian Entrepreneur, and The Nation as media partners.
About Enterprise Asia
Enterprise Asia is a non-governmental organization in pursuit of creating an Asia that is rich in entrepreneurship as an engine towards sustainable and progressive economic and social development within a world of economic equality. Its two pillars of existence are investment in people and responsible entrepreneurship. Enterprise Asia works with governments, NGOs and other organizations to promote competitiveness and entrepreneurial development, in uplifting the economic status of people across Asia and in ensuring a legacy of hope, innovation and courage for the future generation. Please visit https://www.enterpriseasia.org/ for more information.
About the Asia Entrepreneurship Forum
Asia Entrepreneurship Forum is an open platform that brings global business leaders and the entrepreneurial community together to foster a synergistic business environment for leaders to connect, collaborate, and unite as a colossal voice to foster opportunities.
This year, with the theme "Accelerating Growth Beyond Borders", be ready to be inspired by accomplished industry professionals and thought leaders through our virtual business platform, on how they transform, and advance under disruptive changes in a post-Covid 19 world to shape a resilient future. The greatest threat in times of turbulence is not the turbulence itself but fail to lead during crisis and unable to grow after. Please visit https://apea.asia/regional/asia-entrepreneurship-forum-2020/ for more information.
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