Six members of the Young Entrepreneurs Association of Brunei (YEAB) joined other young entrepreneurs from Southeast Asia and China in Laos for the 7th Asean-China Young Entrepreneurs Forum on August 6-7.
The forum which brought together over 200 young entrepreneurs is organised to support Asean’s visions for economic integration through people to people exchange and investment, according to a statement.
The Australia China Young Elite Association (ACYEA) is a nonprofit, independent Asean-China young entrepreneurs association established in 2008 that functions as a regional platform where Asean and Chinese businessmen can exchange information on cooperation beneficial to the development of trade and economic relations between Asean member states and China.
The annual gathering provided delegates with the platform to discuss business opportunities and prospects for strengthening business to business linkages between Asean members and China.
The members who attended are Hajah Lela binti Awang Haji Buang, Ryan Wong, King Seh Horng, Edwin Khan, James Goh and Loo Kee Lee.
“Great event, with great knowledge sharing from top leaders from different countries! It was an eye-opening experience,” said Ryan Wong, Founder of Innonline Solution.
“We’re able to meet various entrepreneurs from different country, ranging from cosmetics background, to agriculture to IT – and the experience that was shared – was very inspiring! I’m really glad to be selected as part of the candidate to attend the event, and I’m looking forward to have more aspiring young entrepreneurs in Brunei to attend.”
“It is a great platform to network and learn about global business atmospheres and trade relations between Asean and China. This is something that we all should be aware of and prepared for especially with the ongoing implementation of the Asean Economic Community (AEC) and other trade agreements. As the world is getting smaller due to technology and communication breakthroughs, we should learn and capitalise on the regional trade markets,” said Edwin Khan, Founder of KMST.