Fourth Asian Women Social Entrepreneurs Network Conference

Dates: November 22-24, 2016 (Tuesday – Thursday)
City: Bangkok, Thailand
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Sponsored by The Nippon Foundation, the Asian Women Social Entrepreneurs Network (“AWSENexternal site”)will be holding a conference, which is our keystone event, for the fourth time in Bangkok, Thailand, from Tuesday, November 22, through Thursday, November 24, 2016.

Overview of the conference

Dates November 22-24, 2016 (Tuesday – Thursday)
City Bangkok, Thailand
  • [November 22-23] Invitation Session (Invitation only):
    501/01 Dechatungka Rd. Sikan Don Muang Bangkok 10210
  • [November 24] Open Forum (Open to the public):
    AUA Language Center: 21st Floor, Chamchuri Square, 319 Phayathai Road, Pathumwan, Bangkok 10330
Sponsor The Nippon Foundation
Organizer The Association for the Promotion of the Status of Women (“APSW”) under the Royal Patronage of HRH Princess Soamsawaliexternal site
Partner “re:terra” (a Japanese association)external site
Language English
Event contact
Facebook Facebook Official Facebook page of Asian Women Social Entrepreneursexternal site


The three-day conference will be an opportunity for approximately 30 women social entrepreneurs to share their experiences, discuss issues, strengthen business skills, build professional networks, and more. We also expect potential investors, media, partners, and various collaborators to attend.

Day 1 (Tuesday): 22 Nov 2016

9:00-9:30 Welcoming and opening remarks
9:45-10:15 Introduction of the participants and conference overview
10:15-10:45 Photo session and refreshments
10:45-11:45 Keynote address: Women and Social Entrepreneurship
11:45-12:30 Social entrepreneurship: Global and Regional Trends
12:30-13:30 Lunch
13:45-14:45 Getting to business: Business Model Canvas
15:00-16:30 Sharing experiences and challenges (using BMC)
18:30- Reception

Day2 (Wednesday): 23 Nov 2016

9:00-12:00 Visualizing Your Motivation and Passion (including workshops)
12:00-13:00 Lunch
13:00-14:15 From Visualization to Branding
14:15-15:30 Your Passion and Your Success for Business & Life (3-4 speakers)
15:30-17:00 Social Media for Successful Social Entrepreneurship

Day3 (Thursday): 24 Nov 2016

9:00-10:00 Reflections on the conference and AWSEN networking
10:00-11:00 Closing ceremony

Open Forum

  • Keynote address: Women Economic Empowerment
  • Introduction of social enterprises: Conference participants
  • Time for guests and participants to view product displays


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The Nippon Foundation