ASEAN Young Entrepreneurs Council to host sixth carnival on 18 November

Brunei as the chair of the ASEAN Young Entrepreneurs Council (AYEC) 2021 is set to host the 6th ASEAN Young Entrepreneurs Carnival (AYEC) from 18 until 21 November with the theme “Reimagining Business in the New Paradigm”.

The four-day event is a collaboration between Young Entrepreneurs Association of Brunei (YEAB), AYEC, ASEAN-Business Advisory Council, imagine and Baiduri Bank.

The theme to this year’s 6th AYE Carnival is to call for businesses and young entrepreneurs to overcome the challenges brought by COVID-19 through digitalisation, leadership, collaboration, and the inclusive involvement of women in addressing the challenges of current times whilst adapting to the new normal.

In a virtual press briefing on Friday, Convener of the AYE Carnival 2021 and Standing Chair of the AYE Council Fatin Arifin shared that the carnival will be held virtually for the first time.

In a virtual press briefing on Friday, Convener of the AYE Carnival 2021 and Standing Chair of the AYE Council Fatin Arifin shared that the carnival will be held virtually for the first time.

Throughout the carnival, participants will be treated with expos, AYEC General Meeting as well as AYEC-ABAC Policy Dialogue Forum on 19 November and the 6th AYEC Forum on 20 November.

“The 6th AYE Carnival aims to inspire and challenge young entrepreneurs in ASEAN to take on lessons from the pandemic to re-emerge stronger, wiser and bolder together to build resilient, nimble and innovative businesses and contribute to taking ASEAN to greater heights,” said Fatin.

Joining as the speakers for the carnival are CEOs, social entrepreneurs and digital innovators from all over Southeast Asia, namely, Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam, among others.

For his part, Council Member Musa Adinin representing ASEAN Business Advisory Council Brunei noted that AYEC’s theme this year represents the need for continuous and collaborative efforts of ASEAN entrepreneurs, youth-led businesses, and organisations in embracing change and fostering business agility.

“These exemplary efforts are also aligned with the ASEAN BAC’s 2021 theme and goal for ASEAN Member States to “Recover, Stronger, Together, Sama-Sama” from the adverse socio-economic impact and repercussions of the COVID-19 pandemic,” he added.

The 6th ASEAN Youth Entrepreneurship Carnival intends to bring together over 1500 young entrepreneurs across the region, and beyond.

The 6th ASEAN Youth Entrepreneurship Carnival intends to bring together over 1500 young entrepreneurs across the region, and beyond.

Companies are also encouraged to be a part of the virtual expo and connect with other entrepreneurs and MSMEs that will be present.

For those who are interested in participating in the virtual expo, the slots are limited and will be on a first come first serve basis and can email ayec.carnival@gmail.comfor registration and registration for attending the 6th AYEC can be made through ayec.org.

This article was first published on 06 November 2021 in our Weekly E-Paper issue 166

THE BRUNEIAN | BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN

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