i-genius Asia Summit on Social Entrepreneurship : Is Asia Up to the Challenge?
i-genius will be holding an Asia Summit on social entrepreneurship hosted at the Banyan Tree, Bangkok on 1st – 2nd March, 2012. i-genius is a world community of social entrepreneurs with members in over 171 countries. Established in 2007, it provides a community website, media profile, i-genius Academy training and events .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.
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