Coming up: Asean Sikh Economic & Entrepreneurship Summit in July


| Malaysia | 19 April 2017 Asia Samachar |

Asean Sikh Economic & Entrepreneurship Summit (ASEES) 2017 is set to take place in Kuala Lumpur on 8-9 July 2017, a unique and bold endeavour to pull together the Sikh community in Southeast Asia.

ASEES 2017, badged as a flagship initiative to script an economic change for Sikhs in the Asean and beyond, is an initiative of the soon to be formed Asean Sikh Chamber of Commerce.

“The two-day marquee event will convene an envious group of the most influential global Sikh leaders and CEOs in the corporate world to evaluate a key range of economic issues and develop strategic partnerships to address the Sikh economic agenda,” according to an early shoutout from the organising team.

“Delegates will see discourse shift into action with captains of industries disclosing real life struggles, pioneers being honest about challenges, and experts sharing evidence based solutions. ASEES champions to provide a platform to promote ASEAN Sikhs to be a part of the enterprising industry.”

Asean, short for Association of Southeast Asia Nations, was established in 1967 with Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore and Thailand as its founding members. It was then joined by Brunei, Vietnam, Lao PDR, Myanmar and Cambodia, making up what is today a 10 member regional grouping.

Th event has club together some influential Sikhs in Southeast Asia as its patrons and advisors.

The two Malaysians on the list are Ajit Singh, the first secretary-general of Asean and a former Malaysian ambassador; and Ranjit Ajit Singh, the executive chairman of Securities Commission Malaysia and the vice-chairman of the International Organization of Securities Commissions.

From neighbouring Singapore are Karan Singh Thakral, executive director of Thakral Group of Companies and Inderjit Singh, a former Member of Parliament and founder of Tri-Star Ltd.

Joining the team from Indonesia is Harbrinderjit Singh Dhillon, a senior politician and executive director of partnership governance reform in the republic.

The core organising team, as listed as the event website, are Rajvinder Rai Singh, Palvinderjit Singh, Jassvinder Singh Virk, Satpal Singh, Balmindar Kaur, Navjit Kaur, Ishvinder Kaur, Belvinder Kaur Kuldip, Arminderpal Singh, Balvinder Singh Kenth, Inderjit Singh and Saheb Singh.

The event contributing partners include EKTA Club of KL & Selangor, Misteeq Media Sdn. Bhd, Quintessent Technologies, Sikh Naujawan Sabha Malaysia (SNSM) and Young Sikh Association, Singapore (YSA).

Asia Samachar is a media partner of the event along with BV Productions and Ravs Studio.

For more details, go here.


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