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SINGAPORE, 25th MARCH 2013 Post-Event Review

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Asia Pacific: Driving Momentum onto the Global Frontier The 21st Century belongs to the Asia Pacific region as it is witnessing the rise of not only the giants of China and India, but also sub-regions such as Southeast Asia. As the region continues to grow and expand, youth and businesses alike have to keep up with the fast pace of advancement and equip themselves with skills that are essential to bring the region to the forefront of the world stage. The inaugural Asia Pacific Youth to Business (Y2B) Forum organised by AIESEC Singapore served as a platform for two-way interaction and collaboration between youth and businesses in Asia Pacific for Asia Pacific.

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Forum Tracks The Asia Pacific Youth to Business forum covered 3 parallel tracks dedicated to different socio-economic issues affecting Asia Pacific today. They are Entrepreneurship, Corporate Responsibility and Innovation.

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Break 10:30 – 11:00

Partner Workshops 11:00 – 12:30

9:30 – 10:30 12:30 – 14:00 Open Space Workshops 16:00 – 18:30

Break 15:30 – 16:00 Topic Space Speeches 14:00 – 15:30

Panel Discussion & Closing 18:30 – 19:30

…Action-packed and an intense learning experience… I have never attended a youth to business forum before but I think this forum allowed me to learn a lot about Asia Pacific from the corporate speakers. They know what is happening in the real world. - Student from Temasek Polytechnic

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Participants’ Information Total participants: 327 AIESECers - Country Profiles (288 participants) Afghanistan, Australia, Bahrain, Brazil, Cambodia, Canada, Ghana, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Mainland of China, Malaysia, Mexico, Mongolia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Pakistan, Poland, Russia, Rwanda, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, The Philippines, United States of America, United Kingdom & Vietnam.


Local Non-AIESECers (39 participants)


Polytechnic Students


University Students




Females Males 58%

I had the chance to meet and talk with people from many different parts of the Asia Pacific! They provided a lot of interesting insights on different issues and raised discussions on how it affects the youth of today. The diversity of ideas and perspectives was refreshing. - Student from Nanyang Technological University

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Forum Chair

Markus Keiper Director of Marketing & Communications Rolls-Royce Singapore Pte Ltd

Keynote Speaker

David Chua President Genting Hong Kong Limited

I really enjoyed Mr Chua’s speech. He gave a comprehensive overview of the forum’s themes and a great insight to the social realities of Philippines as a place for doing business. This is relevant to me as I am taking on my next leadership role and potentially set up a social business there. - AIESEC Member from Poland

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Speakers’ Highlights

Francis Lua

Grace Sai

Senior HR Manager, Microsoft

Co-founder The HUB Singapore

Lutfey Siddiqi

Chan Mun Wei

Head of FICC Corporate Coverage & FX Distribution Asia-Pacific UBS

Divisional Director, Corporate Planning Sentosa Leisure Group Pte Ltd

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Partner Workshops Michelle Lim Chief Executive Officer Chatsworth Medi@rt Academy The workshop was interactive and thought provoking. Through her experience, it gave an insight on the challenges one would face as an entrepreneur.

Deepa Vijayan Senior Writer Quantico Communications LLP The workshop provided a lot of useful tips on how to build a brand and ways to ensure its strength and relevance in the market.

Lars Voedisch Principal Consultant PRecious Communications The workshop discussed the importance of knowing our audiences and the significance and impact of the social media as a platform to have ourselves heard. Reuben D Raj Group HR Manager Schlumberger The workshop was very engaging and inspiring as we discussed the issue on gender equality in the workplace and how it is a CSR component for the company.

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Open Space Discussions With the theme of Motivation for the 21st Century Workforce, the discussion touches on how motivate ourselves, our team and how to not demotivate as a form of leadership behaviour. The discussion was interactive and very engaging.

Andrew Calvert Regional Director and Solutions Architect AchieveGlobal Singapore

The discussion involved group work where delegates discuss in groups the effects of corporate social responsibility and then presenting it to the floor. The myths and realities of what corporate social responsibility stands for is also addressed.

Bhavana Murjani Senior Executive for Research & Publications Singapore Compact for CSR

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Panel Speakers Are the youth of Asia Pacific prepared for the next ten years of growth? Simon Lau Global Head of Leadership Development Standard Chartered Bank

Anna Fourie University Staffing Consultant Microsoft

Florent Mei Yi President AIESEC International Panel Conent

100% of our delegates rated the panel theme as Excellent of Very Good.

93% of our delegates rated the panel content as Excellent of Very Good.

Very Good 27% Excellent 66%

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Participants’ Feedback How satisfied are you with the date/location/logistics of the event?

76% of delegates



rate their satisfaction as satisfied (63%) and highly satisfied (13%)

How satisfied are you with the selection of speakers in the forum? Top Rated Speakers Rated 5 out of 5 by more than 40% of our delegates attending their sessions • Mr Markus Keiper • Mr Reuben D Raj • Mr Andrew Calvert • Mr Simon Lau

21% 61%

82% of delegates rate their satisfaction as satisfied (61%) and highly satisfied (21%)

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Participants’ Feedback

Would you like to join the next edition of Asia Pacific Youth to Business Forum?

34% 45%

YES 88%

How likely would you recommend the Asia Pacific Youth to Business Forum?

79% of delegates would highly recommend the forum (scores of 4 and 5)

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