AGRIPRENEURSHIP AS THE GAMECHANGER TOWARDS PROSPERITY FOR ALL

 

AN OVERVIEW ON THE ASEAN AGRICULTURE SUMMIT

The ASEAN Business Advisory Council, in partnership with the Philippine Department of Agriculture, will hold the ASEAN Agriculture Summit at the SMX Convention Center, Manila with the overarching theme of “Agripreneurship: The Gamechanger Towards Prosperity for All” on October 4, 2017. The event will be held in conjunction with the Department of Agriculture’s Agrilink: 24th International Agribusiness Exhibition and Seminars from October 5 to 7 at World Trade Center, Manila.

The ASEAN Agriculture Summit is an initiative of the ASEAN Business Advisory Council as its first step forward to bring together and mobilize key ecosystem stakeholders into crafting and actualizing an integrated framework for agripreneurship that is integral to achieving prosperity for all. The summit will focus on informing, inspiring and connecting ASEAN agri ecosystem stakeholders toward adopting and supporting the modernization and industrialization of agriculture thru agripreneurship as a sustainable strategy to alleviate poverty, accelerate growth, and promote rural development throughout the region.

Discussants, reactors policy makers in government, and enablers from the private sector will internalize their roles in this dynamic journey toward achieving prosperity for all by sharing their success stories and challenges as agro enterprises with ongoing business within ASEAN and beyond. And through the summit, they will help initiate the establishment of a regional experts group on agriculture focused on entrepreneurship.

The summit proper will be composed of engaging forums and presentations on the most pertinent subjects in agripreneurship. Speakers will include Presidential Adviser for Entrepreneurship and ASEAN-BAC Chair Joey Concepcion, Department of Agriculture Secretary Manny Piñol, Executive Director of Center for Food and Agri (CFA) Business in the University of Asia and the Pacific and the Vice President of the Philippine Chamber of Agriculture and Food Dr. Rolando Dy, and Former Secretary of the Department of Agriculture and the President of Inang Lupa Foundation Dr. William Dar.

The four forums will feature thought leaders on agripreneurship from the across the ASEAN and beyond. They will tackle the topics of Small Farm Holdings and Land Consolidation in Agri Enterprise Development, Farm Consolidation as Rural Development Strategy, Enabling Environment for Inclusive Business, and Leveraging on Technology and Innovation.

For more information on the ASEAN Agriculture Summit visit www.aseanagrisummit.com

72nd ASEAN-BAC Meeting, 6-7 September 2017. Manila, Philippines

 “10th years of ASEAN Business Awards”

The ASEAN Business Advisory Council (ASEAN-BAC) recently held its 72nd Meeting in the Solaire Resort and Casino, Parañaque City, Manila on the 6-7 September 2017.  ASEAN BAC was created in 2003 by the ASEAN Leaders to serve as the Apex Business Council to put together and champion private-sector concerns and feedback to boost ASEAN's efforts towards faster and more inclusive economic integration.

On the evening of 6th September 2017 in the Grand Ballroom of Solaire, ASEAN-BAC unveiled the 47 awardees of ASEAN Business Awards, in the grandest celebration yet in its 10th year history. “Today, we honor top entrepreneurs—many of whom started small. And today, we honor legacy awardees, many of whom we have all looked up to. For every awardee, this recognition must be put into good use. I call on the awardees today to embrace the micro and small entrepreneurs into your value chains.” said ASEAN-BAC Chair Joey Concepcion as he opened the awarding ceremony. Concepcion also emphasized the value of mentorship and inclusive business models in championing prosperity for all across the region.

More than 900 guests, 400 of which were delegates who flew in from across Asia and beyond, attended to witness the biggest awarding ceremony in ASEAN.  Among the business greats who attended were Legacy Awardees John Gokongwei (JG Summit) from the Philippines, Singapore’s Wee Cho Yaw (United Overseas Bank), Indonesia’s Dr. (H.C.) Sudhamek AWS (GarudaFood) and Malaysia’s Goh Peng Ooi (Silverlake Axis); Inclusive Business Winner Jaime Zobel de Ayala (Ayala Philippines), Priority Integration Sector in Tourism Winner Tony Fernandes (Air Asia) from Malaysia, Young Entrepreneur of the Year Dennis Uy (Udenna Corporation) from Philippines, and Priority Integration Sector in Healthcare Winner Vidjongtius (Kalbe Farma) from Indonesia

Witnessed by ASEAN Economic Ministers, the Philippine President Rodrigo Roa Duterte graced the event and gave a speech urging the ASEAN nations and business leaders to embrace MSMEs. “The ASEAN Business Advisory Council has been instrumental in realizing our common aspiration of serving the growth of our people. I call on entrepreneurs to follow their examples to become beacons of innovation for poverty eradication and economic development. We also challenge those who have achieved success to embrace the MSMEs.”

On 7th September 2017, ASEAN-BAC spent the whole day met several partner-organisations and hear updates from their end. Tan Sri Dr. Rebecca Sta Maria (ERIA) talks about their latest study on NTM/NTB, Adeline Kamal (AHA Centre) talks about private sector’s disaster relief management, David Catty (ASEAN New Zealand Business Council) talks about partnership opportunities between ASEAN and New Zealand, and Paul Gwee (ASEAN Bankers Association) talks on banking industry’s recent development, are amongst the guests’ presenters on the 72nd ASEAN-BAC Meeting and related meetings.

As part of its mandate, ASEAN-BAC have the honor to meet with the ASEAN Economic Ministers over a working dinner to submited their policy recommendations which are focusing on 3M (Mentorship, Money, and Market), and digital economy.

A day before, right before the ABA Gala Night, ASEAN-BAC also held the 10th Joint Business Consultation with ASEAN+1 Business Councils and Associations & Sector Champions Meetings, which attended by business councils and organisations such as US-ASEAN Business Council, EU-ASEAN Business Council, ASEAN Women Entrepreneurs Network (AWEN), and many more.

ASEAN Business and Investment Summit

Since the Leaders of ASEAN established it in 2003, the Business Council has been active in promoting public-private sector partnership to assist the integration of an ASEAN Economic Community (AEC). The ASEAN Business and Investment Summit (ASEAN-BIS) is organised by the ASEAN BAC, as the avenue to promote public and private sector partnership in the region.  Annually, the congregation on average attracted a total of 700 to 1000 delegates who are prominent dignitaries, regional and global businessmen, academicians and policy-makers generating mainly from ASEAN Member States, Dialogue Partners and the rest of the world. In 2017, the Council plans to have their ASEAN-BIS in Manila on 12-13 November, in conjunction with 31st ASEAN Summit.

 

ASEAN Business Awards

Since its establishment by ASEAN Leaders in 2003, the ASEAN Business Advisory Council (ASEAN-BAC) has been active in promoting public-private sector partnership and consultation to assist the integration of an ASEAN Economic Community (AEC). In its efforts to bridge ASEAN Governments with their private sector, the Council launched the ASEAN Business Awards (ABA) in 2007 to give recognition to companies that have contributed to the growth and prosperity of the ASEAN economy.

Since they were first launched in 2007, ABA have rewarded more than 100 companies throughout the region that excel in categories such as Growth, Employment, Innovation and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). Following the success of ABA 2015, ASEAN-BAC expanded categories in 2016 to include the Priority Integration Sectors (PIS), as well as recognising outstanding young entrepreneurs, women entrepreneurs and leaders. Finally, to acknowledge the contribution of non-ASEAN companies in the development the region economies, it also created an award for ‘Friends of ASEAN’.

 

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ABA 2017 Gala Night

 

FOR INFORMATION

SME EXCELLENCE AWARDS WINNERS

  • GROWTH: Kunna Groceries Co. Ltd. with Nasha Jungkankul (THAILAND);
  • CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY:  Lamoiyan Corporation with Cecilio Pedro (PHILIPPINES)
  • EMPLOYMENT:  Zico Holdings Inc. with Dato Jasudasen Thambynathan (SINGAPORE);
  • INNOVATION: FAME Pharmaceuticals Industry Company Limited with Dr. Khin Maung Lwin (MYANMAR);

 

YOUNG ENTREPRENEUR AWARD WINNER

Dennis Uy of Udenna Corporation (PHILIPPINES)

 

WOMEN ENTREPRENEUR AWARD WINNER

Sirina Sisombat-Hervy of Sinouk Coffee (LAOS)

 

INCLUSIVE BUSINESS AWARD WINNER

Teodoro Ferrer and Jaime Augusto Zobel de Ayala of Erikagen Inc. (PHILIPPINES)

 

FRIENDS OF ASEAN WINNERS

  • Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Ltd. – Philippine Branch, with Anna Green (AUSTRALIA);
  • Prudential Corporation Asia, with Nicolaos Nicolandrou (HONG KONG); and
  • Robert Bosch (SEA) Pte Ltd., with Martin Hayes (GERMANY).

 

GREEN TECHNOLOGY AWARD WINNER

Imperial Homes Corporation, Emma Imperial (PHILIPPINES)

 

MOST PROMISING AWARD WINNERS

  • Printmartz Advertising, Adrian Tan Vui Shung (BRUNEI);
  • Wing Ltd. Specialised Bank, Jojo Malolos (CAMBODIA);
  • Phouvong Jewelry, Phouvong Phamisith (LAOS);
  • Myanmar ComBiz Trading Co., Aung Soe Tha (MYANMAR); and
  • Nghia Nippers Corporation, Thi Thu Huang Nguyen (VIETNAM).

 

PRIORITY INTEGRATION SECTOR EXCELLENCE AWARDS WINNERS

  • e-ASEAN: DeClout Limited, Kok Khun Wong (SINGAPORE);
  • LOGISTICS: Asian Marine Transport Corp., Paul Rodriguez (PHILIPPINES);
  • WOOD-BASED: Nature’s Legacy Eximport, Pedro Delantar (PHILIPPINES);
  • RUBBER: Kossan Rubber Industries, Kuang Sia Lim (MALAYSIA);
  • AGRI FOOD: Destileria Limtuaco & Co., Olivia Limpe-Aw (PHILIPPINES);
  • HEALTHCARE: PT Kalbe Farma, Vidjongtius (INDONESIA);
  • TOURISM: Air Asia, Tony Fernandes (MALAYSIA); and
  • RETAIL: Golden ABC, Bernie Liu (PHILIPPINES).

 

LEGACY AWARD WINNERS

  • Haji Musa Bin Hj Adnin, Adinin Group of Companies (BRUNEI);
  • Dr. (H.C.) Sudhamek AWS, GarudaFood (INDONESIA);
  • Rattana Prathoumvan, EDL Generation Public Company (LAOS);
  • Goh Peng Ooi, Silverlake Axis Limited (MALAYSIA);
  • Aung Ko Win, Kanbawza Bank (MYANMAR);
  • John Gokongwei Jr., JG Summit Holdings Inc. (PHILIPPINES).
  • Wee Cho Yaw, United Overseas Bank (SINGAPORE); and
  • Sakchai Unchittikul, Srichiengmai Industry Company (THAILAND);
  • Le Thu Thuy, BRG Group, (VIETNAM).

NYU Stern Executive Education to Host SRW&Co.’s ASEAN Global Leadership Program (AGLP) in NYC

New York, NY, August 22, 2017: The ASEAN region plays a critical role in driving growth in the global economy. To develop and inspire today’s global leaders, NYU Stern Executive Education welcomes regional management consulting firm SRW&Co. for their ASEAN Global Leadership Program (AGLP), hosted from April 16 - April 20, 2018.

Since 2009, SRW&Co.’s ASEAN Global Leadership Program has been held annually at several top business schools in the U.K., China and the US. Serving as the 2018 host, NYU Stern brings the program to New York City for the very first time.

Designed for corporate and public sector executives from a wide range of ASEAN organizations across industries, the weeklong program will explore four main themes: Globalization, Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Leadership.

“New York City is an epicenter of global business and a thriving hub of innovation that companies from multinationals to technology firms to start ups call home,” says Peter Henry, dean of NYU Stern. “Given our proximity, our faculty are in constant conversation with the business community and will bring the latest insights around globalbusiness leadership and innovation to this year’s course for AGLP participants.”

“NYU Stern’s Executive Education programs are committed to the belief that a global approach to education is integral for today's business leaders,” explains Eitan Zemel, vice dean of global and executive education at NYU Stern. “We are honored to work with SRW&Co. and to welcome AGLP participants to our campus, where they will have access to some of our most celebrated faculty and participate in stimulating conversation on key topics for both the ASEAN region and the global economy.”

Global business leadership and innovation come to life
“Our program aims to foster deep, collaborative conversation with some of NYU Stern’s most notable faculty,” says Naomi Diamant, program co-director and assistant dean of NYU Stern Global Programs. “Our hands-on classroom sessions, including conversations with local entrepreneurs and company visits to a startup technology firm and financial institutions, are immediately applicable to business and reflect today’s fast-paced market,” explains Luke Williams, program co-director and executive director of NYU Stern’s W. R. Berkley Innovation Labs.

Daniel Wong, chairman and partner of SRW&Co., says: “We are delighted to collaborate with NYU Stern, a world-renowned business school, to offer our clients a custom program designed for business leaders faced with exciting opportunities as well as challenges related to doing business in the ASEAN region.”

As per of the ASEAN-BAC partnership with SRW&Co, to provide scholarship for selected ASEAN Business Awards winners. the selected winners will obtain scholarship to attend the AGLP program in NYU. 

About New York University Stern School of Business
New York University Stern School of Business, located in the heart of Greenwich Village, is one of the nation’s premier management education schools and research centers. NYU Stern, whose faculty includes three Nobel Laureates in Economics, offers a broad portfolio of programs at the graduate and undergraduate levels, all of them enriched by the dynamism, energy and deep resources of one of the world’s business capitals. Visit www.stern.nyu.edu and follow NYU Stern on Twitter: @NYUStern.

About SRW&Co.
SRW&Co. is a regional management consulting firm providing specialist services in designing and implementing a full range of integrated people management and development solutions. We also work in partnership with our global business school partners to design and deliver our flagship ASEAN Global Leadership Programs and also custom leadership development programs for our clients. Visit www.srwasia.com and follow SRW&Co. on Twitter: @SRWCo.

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AWEN and its role in ASEAN

By Pacita U. Juan

It is a tall order to gather the needs of over 300 million women in ASEAN so that policy changes may be suggested to policy makers in the 10-member states.

But in 2014, an excellent idea was proposed to create a network among the women organizations in the private sector as well as endorsements from women’s ministries and agencies. This was the creation of the ASEAN Women Entrepreneurs Network (AWEN) by the ASEAN Committee on Women (ACW), thus making the network a true daughter of the regional group.

AWEN is composed of 10 focal points — what the persons representing each member state is called. The Focal Points (FP) are from prime women business organizations, chosen by the Ministry of Women or its equivalent and are tasked to deliver issues to AWEN and take back possible policy solutions to their constituents. Policy changes affecting women in business are supported by AWEN’s collaboration with the other private sector group called ASEAN-Business Advisory Council (ASEAN-BAC). The agency is interested in supporting AWEN and has already invited AWEN to take a seat in its Joint Business Councils (JBC). This interesting development allows the women agenda to be discussed among many business councils of dialogue partners and makes possible the inclusion of women’s interests in all business discussions. The ASEAN BAC represents the big business groups while AWEN may be representing the MSMEs.

AWEN went through some challenges in choosing the private organizations to be consulted in each member state. Most countries had more than one women’s organization. This made it difficult to choose one over the other in the spirit of true representation. During the chairmanship of the Philippines (2016-2018), we championed an idea to create an umbrella group or organization called Philwen.

Soon Thailand followed suit with AWEN Thailand. And just recently Cambodia is in the process of creating Cambodia AWEN. Myanmar is also on the way to achieving this unification among its women groups. It is our hope that the other countries soon follow to make AWEN truly representative of Asean’s 300 million plus female population.

The other advantage of having just one network for ASEAN women is in connecting with the rest of the world. Already India’s FICCI-FLO or FICCI Ladies Organization (the women chapter of the 90-year-old Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce) invited us to be represented in the Delhi Dialogue which desires to connect to businesses in ASEAN.

In September, the rest of South Asia — a group called the South Asian Women Development Forum (SAWDF) has invited AWEN members as speakers and as delegates in the first forum to be held in Kathmandu, Nepal.

And ASEAN is moving along as it celebrates its 50th year and with the Philippines as host country. ASEAN officials now have recognized that women’s issues need to be included in economic discussions with economic ministers and later with the leaders, of course.

Also in September, AWEN is invited to connect with businesswomen of Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. The possibilities keep coming our way because the time has come for women to claim their place and influence the laws that will benefit women-owned enterprises, women workers and female executives.

It is with pride that we celebrate AWEN’s fourth year with the 3rd AWEN Business awards for women and the conduct of the ASEAN women’s business conference this August in Manila since the Philippines is the host country for this year — ASEAN’s 50th anniversary. The women in the Philippines are known to be trailblazers both in the MSME sector as well as the corporate executive community. That said, the Philippines will make sure that policies proposed by AWEN members will be discussed at high level official meetings. This will make all the member states adopt a resolution or a policy imperative to benefit women entrepreneurs throughout ASEAN.

We hope to carry the suggestions forward to the ministers and leaders in the hope that women’s concerns may be addressed. The region-wide concerns will be addressed through policy changes and reforms that will benefit each woman entrepreneur who will affect the greater population of girls and women who number about 300 million in the 10 member states.

AWEN may be the key to open the opportunities and fix the many challenges women face in simply doing business to make a living, to make a difference and to make ASEAN women internationally competitive and successful.

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The article reflects the personal opinion of the author and does not reflect the official stand of the Management Association of the Philippines or the MAP

Pacita “Chit” U. Juan is the Chair of the Trade, Investments and Tourism Committee of the Management Association of the Philippines (MAP). She is the Chair of the ASEAN Women Entrepreneurs Network (AWEN); Chair of the Women’s Business Council of the Philippines (Womenbizph); and Founding Chair of the Women Corporate Directors PH chapter.

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