Is Asia Up to the Challenge?

Is Asia Up to the Challenge?

i-genius Asia Summit, 1-2 March, 2012

i-genius will be holding an Asia Summit on social entrepreneurship hosted at the magnificent Banyan Tree, Bangkok on 1st – 2nd March, 2012. Under the theme, “Is Asia up to the challenge?” the i-genius Asia Summit will examine the potential for social entrepreneurship in the fastest growing region in the world and explore how it can be raised to a even higher level over the coming decade.

Professor Kriengsak Chareonwongsak will open the Summit with a lecture on “What the future holds for Asia” and participants will then address seven challenges over the two days, namely:

Challenge 1: SWOT Asia – identifying regional strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, threats
Challenge 2: Customers First! Expanding markets for sustainable growth
Challenge 3: Skills and Knowhow – making training and development relevant
Challenge 4: Finance and Investment – getting the cash to flow
Challenge 5: Designing a legal and regulatory frameworkfor governments
Challenge 6: Developing Networks, Partnerships and Engaging Stakeholders
Challenge 7: Good Communications – awareness raising and generating media profile

Each challenge will be supported by a ‘scene setting’ introduction and results from i-genius’ pan-Asia survey. There will also be case studies on relevant topics such as eco-entrepreneurship. The format will be round-table conversation style with minimal formal presentations thereby giving participants a real opportunity to dig deep and contribute to the topics.

The high-level participants will comprise a rich mix of social entrepreneurs, government officials, academics, corporations and media throughout Asia. Numbers will be limited to ensure high quality deliberations. We are most grateful to British Council for their early confirmation of sponsorship and will be announcing the full list of partners soon. To maximise the opportunity for regional networking, guests will be invited to an evening reception complete with stunning night-time views of Bangkok and a closing night dinner.

To register please click here (or visit www.regonline.com/i-geniusasiasummit). GBP300 (GBP100 concessions may be available on request). Guests who wish to stay at the Banyan Tree are welcome to enjoy a specially negotiated rate of THB 4,500 per night, including breakfast, by stating ‘i-genius’ when booking directly with the hotel here. Bangkok of course has a wide range of other accommodation of varying prices to choose from.

I hope you will be able to attend this important Summit and help shape the future of social entrepreneurship in Asia. If you have further enquiries please contact our Director of Events, Shivang, at team@i-genius.org.

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