Asian Women Social Entrepreneurs Network ConferenceLaunched in 2014, Asian Women Social Entrepreneurs Network to Hold its Fifth International Event

Date & time: June 8, 2017 (Thursday); 09:00 - 17:00 (Up to the 10th) Location: Association for the Promotion of the Status of Women (Bangkok) 501/1 Dechatungka Rd. Sikan Donmuang Bangkok 10210 Thailand

The Asian Women Social Entrepreneurs Network Conference, a project supported by the Nippon Foundation, will be held in the Thai capital of Bangkok from Thursday, June 8 to Saturday June 10, 2017.
The conference will bring together approximately 30 women social entrepreneurs from the Mekong region (Cambodia, Thailand, Myanmar, Laos, and Vietnam) who are engaged in handicraft businesses, for the sharing of information regarding issues facing women social entrepreneurs in the region, capacity building, and networking.


The conference will provide an opportunity for women social entrepreneurs active in the Mekong region to exchange information and develop partnerships, building on the 2014 launch of the Asian Women Social Entrepreneurs Network.

Day 1 (Thursday) June 8, 2017

09:30 - 10:10 Conference overview
10:10 - 10:40 Photo session and refreshments
10:40 - 11:30 Knowing me - Knowing you
11:30 - 11:50 Social entrepreneurship: Asian scenarios
Ms Sayaka Watanabe, CEO, re:terra
11:50 - 12:15 Gender Issues in Social Entrepreneurship
Dr Maytinee Bhongsvej, APSW Secretary-General
12:15 - 13:30 Lunch
13:30 - 17:00 On the road to social enterprise
Ms Sayaka Watanabe, CEO, re:terra
18:30 Welcome Reception

Day 2 (Friday) June 9, 2017

08:30 - 11:30 Visualizing your Motivation and Passion
Ms Mika Okada and Ms Sayaka Mochizuki, re:terra
11:30 - 12:30 Branding: Storytelling
Ms Janjaree Thanma, Chief Brand Gardener, SHE Company Ltd
12:30 - 13:30 Lunch
13:30 - 16:00 Branding: Storytelling (Contin.)
16:00 - 17:30 Panel discussion: Your Passion and Your Success in the Enterprise /Life
Ms Pham Thi Thanh Tam, Regional Director, REACH Vietnam
Ms Theeta Hotrakitya, Founder and Pastry Chef, Steps with Theera, Thailand
Ms Helianti Hilman, Javara, Indonesia
Moderator: Ms Ruengrawee Pichaikul, APSW

Day 3 (Saturday) June 10, 2017

8:30 - 09:20 Capacity building through mentoring
9:20 - 10:15 AWSEN Networking
10:15 - 11:00 Closing ceremony
14:00 - 17:00 Open Forum: The Economic Empowerment of Women
Keynote speaker: UNWomen representative
Product display / Exhibition


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