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‘Tackling globally relevant issues requires thought leadership, P2P networks’: Horasis

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Worsak Kanok-Nukulchai, President, Asian Institute of Technology at Horasis Asia Meeting 2017
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Over 400 world leaders will descend upon Binh Duong New City, Vietnam from November 25-26 for the Horasis Asia Meeting where politicians and business leaders will meet to discuss and form a systemic view of activities affecting the drivers of Asia’s economic success.

Founded and Chaired by Dr. Frank-Jürgen Richter, the Horasis Global Visions Community is an independent international organization committed to enacting visions for a sustainable future.

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Launched in 2016, the annual Horasis Asia Meeting is one of the world’s foremost discussion forums, offering an ideal platform to explore and foster cooperation, impact investing and sustainable growth across Asia.

This year, 400 leaders from business, government, academia, and civil society will meet to discuss and form a systemic view of activities affecting the drivers of Asia’s economic success and how Asian businesses interact regionally as well as globally.

Over the course of the two-day event, talks and discussions are set to be held on topics such as sustainable development, regional integration, tourism, Asian family businesses, closing the gender gap, Asia’s digital economy, climate change, youth employment, impact investment, inclusive growth and many more.

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Frank-Jürgen Richter

“Horasis understands that tackling globally relevant issues and implementing growth strategies requires thought leadership and peer-to-peer networks,” said Richter.

“We are thrilled to once more be gathering the region’s key leaders and entrepreneurs with a plan to form actionable, collaborative plans,” the Horasis chairman added.

Dr. Richter spends 80% of the year traveling the world, creating long-term relationships with global policymakers that have the power and influence to transform society.

“Horasis acts as a bridge”

Taking place just as the 10 nations of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) celebrate 50 years of deepening unity and rising wealth, participants are poised to craft a compelling vision for the region’s future generations in a connected age.

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The team of the Indian Chamber of Commerce at Horasis Asia Meeting 2017

Co-chairs for the event include:

  • Jouko Ahvenainen, Founder and Executive Chairman, Grow VC Group, USA
  • Anson Chan, Chairman, Bonds Group of Companies, Hong Kong SAR
  • Juan Jose Guemes, Chairman Entrepreneurship & Innovation Center, IE Business School, Spain
  • Rajive Kaul, Chairman, Nicco Group, India
  • Don Lam, Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder, VinaCapital, Vietnam
  • Nguyen Van Hung, Group Executive Chairman, Becamex IDC, Vietnam
  • Huynh Quang Hai, Group Executive Director, VSIP Group, Vietnam
  • Mai Huu Tin, Chairman and Founder, U&I Investment Corporation, Vietnam
  • Diana Mao, President, NomiNetwork, USA
  • Harshavardhan Neotia, Chairman, Ambuja Neotia Group, India
  • Johan Nyvene, Chief Executive Officer, Ho Chi Minh City Securities Corporation, Vietnam
  • Mohan Das Pai, Chairman, Manipal Global Education, India
  • Pham Hong Hai, Chief Executive Officer, HSBC Vietnam, Vietnam
  • Prinn Panitchpakdi, Governor, Stock Exchange of Thailand, Thailand
  • Ken Shibusawa, Chief Executive Officer, Shibusawa and Company, Japan
  • Rose Swe, Co-founder, Mango Group, Myanmar
  • Tan Yinglan, Founding Managing Partner, Insignia Ventures Partners, Singapore
  • Kelvin Teo, Chief Executive Officer, Sembcorp Development Ltd, Singapore
  • Tran Uyen Phuong, Chief Executive Officer, Tan Hiep Phat Chu Lai, Vietnam
  • Wang Dong, Secretary General, The Pangoal Institution, China
  • Bryan Yang, Chief Executive Officer, Inspiration Inc., China

The Horasis Asia Meeting is one of four annual meetings put on by Horasis, which also include the Horasis India Meeting, the Horasis China Meeting, and the flagship Horasis Global Meeting.

“Horasis bars no one from its discussions”

I had the opportunity to interview Dr. Richter before the Horasis Global Meeting in Cascais, Portugal last May, where I asked him, “How can Horasis serve as a bridge between East and West, so that the two see each other as allies and partners at best, or healthy competitors at worst?”

He said, “It is trite to say that learning to appreciate the other’s culture is foremost,” and that “Horasis bars no one from its discussions – quite the opposite as all individuals add to the richness and they contribute to solutions.

“Often those who might appear as adversaries end up with a state of competition which might evolve towards full cooperation in time. Often it is enough to get adversaries to talk: Horasis acts as a bridge.”

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Tim Hinchliffe is the editor of The Sociable. His passions include writing about how technology impacts society and the parallels between Artificial Intelligence and Mythology. Previously, he was a reporter for the Ghanaian Chronicle in West Africa and an editor at Colombia Reports in South America. tim@sociable.co