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Young entrepreneurs from ASEAN, China to hold forum at ICC
YOUNG entrepreneurs from the ASEAN and China will be convening from August 19 to August 21 at the International Convention Centre (ICC) in Brunei for the 5th ASEAN-China Young Entrepreneurs Forum (ACYEF).
The theme of the forum, 'Renewing Prospects for Growth', is expected to provide entrepreneurs with the opportunity to reflect on ASEAN's economic progress and prospects for strengthening business-to-business linkages between the regional bloc and China.
"We greatly commend more importantly the coming together of young entrepreneurs in their own countries on a national level, thus increasing the role of young entrepreneurs in shaping the future of their own economies," said Hafimi Abdul Haadii, president of the Young Entrepreneurs Association of Brunei Darussalam (YEAB) and forum chairperson.
According to a press release provided by the YEAB, economic ministers from ASEAN member states and China are expected to take part in the forum, alongside senior government and business representatives from across the ASEAN region.
This forum is expected to bring together about 200 young entrepreneurs from across the region and China, to "support ASEAN's vision for economic integration through people-to-people exchange and investment".
Hafimi added that since the first ASEAN-China Young Entrepreneurs Workshop and the ASEAN-China Young Entrepreneurs Forum in 2008, held in both Brunei and China, she has seen a convergence of the young entrepreneur networks. The press release also said that the participants will be continuing their work from the past few forums in ASEAN and China.
The ASEAN-China Young Entrepreneurs Association is a non-profit independent association that was established in 2008, which functions as a regional platform where ASEAN and Chinese entrepreneurs can exchange information on cooperation beneficial to the development of trade and economic relations between neighbours.
Local entrepreneurs interested to participate can register via the website at www.aseanchinayea.com.
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