THE AGRI GAME CHANGER: 2018 ASEAN AGROW AWARDEES

ASEAN Business Advisory Council Philippines named the first batch of Golden Agrow Awardees in the last ASEAN Agriculture Summit 2018 held last October 1, 2018 at the SMX Convention Center Manila. Awardees include: Huang Ho Agricultural Farms (Brunei) represented by their Secretay General Choo Jun Lee, Amru Rice Co., Ltd. (Cambodia) represented by their Chairman and CEO Saran Song; GarudaFood (Indonesia) represented by their Director of Manufacturing Rudy Brigianto; Burapha Agroforestry Co., Ltd. (Laos) represented by their Deputy CEO Souphayvanh Thiengchanxay, Kuala Lumpur Kepong Berhad (Malaysia) represented by their Operations Director Samuel Teh Sar Moh Nee; Myanma Awba Group Co., Ltd (Myanmar) reperesented by their Chairman and Group CEO U Thadoe Hein; SL Agritech Corp. (Philippines) represented by their Chairman and CEO Dr. Henry Lim Bon Liong; Olam International Ltd. (Singapore) represented by their Co-founder and Group CEO Sunny Verghese; Swift Co., Ltd. (Thailand) represented by their Managing Director Paphavee Suthavivat, and ITA Rice Fragrant Rice Research & Export Corp. (Vietnam) represented by their General Director Tran Hoang An.
The awards were handed over to the awardees by Department of Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel F. Piñol; ASEAN Business Advisory Council Philippines Chair Joey Concepcion; 2018 ASEAN BAC Chair Dr. Robert Yap; ASEAN Business Advisory Council Philippines Member and Vice Chairman of SM Investments Corporation Tessie Sy-Coson; and ASEAN Business Advisory Council Philippines Member and Philippine Chamber of Commerce Industry Chairman George Barcelon.
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ASEAN BAC Philippines to Champion the Agriculture Industry through ASEAN Agriculture Summit 2018

ASEAN Agriculture Summit 2018 Golden Agrow Awardees and Summit Speakers.

Bringing together more than 50 top-notch global speakers, the ASEAN Mentorship for Entrepreneurs Network (AMEN), ASEAN Business Advisory Council (ASEAN BAC) Philippines, together with Go Negosyo and the Department of Agriculture (DA) Philippines, will once again hold the most anticipated and biggest ASEAN Agriculture Summit on October 1, 2018, at SMX Convention Center Manila, Pasay City.

With the theme “Champions and Emerging Icons of Inclusive Business, Technology and Innovation in Agriculture,” the summit aims to showcase how agriculture is a game changer by  bringing together various stakeholders of the diverse agriculture ecosystem who will present ongoing developments in agriculture enterprises with inclusive business and 3Ms initiatives (Mentorship, Money and Market) as a way to share real live learnings.

More than 2,000 participants are expected to come in the ASEAN Agriculture Summit. In the list are the exemplary icons in the industry, cooperatives, aspiring and existing agri-entrepreneurs, as well as students and teachers from all over the country.

ASEAN BAC Philippines Chair Joey Concepcion, 2018 ASEAN BAC Chair Dr. Robert Yap, Department of Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel F. Pinol, and Department of Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat will deliver their keynote messages during the summit.

Also, in the effort to make agriculture sector a sustainable growth driver and game-changer in ASEAN, the ASEAN BAC Philippines will recognize outstanding agribusinesses, entrepreneurs, and innovators who have shown exceptional feats in the agriculture sector in the first-ever AGROW Awards. This aims to award the sterling achievements of inspiring agribusinesses and game-changing stakeholders enabling innovation in agriculture advancement in the region.

The event will bring all the key people in the sector including the groups from the academe. In the list are ASEAN Business Advisory Council (ASEAN-BAC) chairs and members, delegates from public and private sectors, including Go Negosyo Mentors, ASEAN Mentorship for Entrepreneurs Network (AMEN) mentors and many more.

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#ASEANAgriSummit2018 #AgriTheGameChanger

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2 Days ’til ASEAN Agriculture Summit 2018

On October 1, 2018, the ASEAN Business Advisory Council Philippines will be hosting the ASEAN Agriculture Summit 2018! On its second run, the summit will present on-going developments in agriculture enterprises that operate using the inclusive business and 3Ms (money, market, mentorship) models. Panelists across ASEAN and other countries will share their experiences and strategies that will encourage policy adjustment and system transformation for the agribusinesses.

This Summit will indeed prove that agriculture is a game-changer!


Be part of the change and join ASEAN Agriculture Summit 2018 on October 1, 2018 at the SMX Convention Center, Pasay City. #AgriTheGameChanger #ASEANAgriSummit2018

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Eight Reasons Why You Should Attend the ASEAN Agriculture Summit 2018


The ASEAN Business Advisory Council Philippines will once again hold the ASEAN Agriculture Summit this coming October 1, 2018 at SMX Convention Center, Pasay City. Here are eight reasons why you should not miss this summit:

1) POWERHOUSE KEYNOTE SPEAKERS.

This years’ ASEAN Agriculture Summit will present four top of the line keynote speakers who will present their messages and insights on the on-going developments in agriculture enterprises with inclusive business and 3Ms initiatives as a way to share real live learnings and quick wins that stakeholders may glean insights for policy adjustment and system transformation.

On the list are: ASEAN Business Advisory Council Philippines Chair Joey Concepcion, 2018 ASEAN Business Advisory Council Chair Dr. Robert Yap, Department of Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat, Department of Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel F. Pinol and Inang Lupa Foundation President and former secretary of the Department of Agriculture Dr. William Dar.

2) ENGAGE WITH INTERNATIONAL STELLAR FORUM SPEAKERS.

Planning of exploring the international market? Good news!  There will be ASEAN mentors and speakers who will be imparting regional integrated framework on agripreneurship which can be applied to international and Philippine agriculture.

Speakers will discuss the role of different key ecosystem stakeholders in order to mobilize them in crafting and actualizing agriculture sector. To give you snippets of our world-class speaker line up, we will have Dr. Cho Han-Kyu, ​Chief Resource Person, Founder and Promoter, Cho Global Natural Farming, Mr. Oknha Sok Piseth,​ Council Member, ASEAN-BAC Cambodia, Vice Chairman of (Cambodia) Chamber of Commerce, CEO of G Gear Co., Ltd, Ms. Siti Rozaimeriyanty DSLJ HJ ABD Rahman, ​Council Member, ASEAN-BAC Brunei, Mr. Saran Song, ​ Chairman & CEO, Amru Rice Co., Ltd. (Cambodia), Mr. Justo Ortiz,​ Chairman, Blockchain Association of the Philippines, and Chairman, Union Bank of the (Philippines), and Mr. Mark Matthews, ​COO, Business Development, Inclusive Business Practitioners (Melbourne, Australia).

3) ASTUTE MODERATORS.

Each forum will be moderated by personalities. Catch Mr. ​Guillermo “Bill” Luz, ​Private Sector Co-Chairman of the National Competitiveness Council, Mr. Quintin Pastrana, ​Former Anchor of Bloomberg Philippines, Ms. Amor Maclang, ​CEO of Geiser-Maclang and Ms. Josephine Romero,​ CEO of Magpie as they give high-altitude questions during the forum.

4) EXPLORE TIPS AND TRICKS ON AGRIBUSINESS.

Prominent speakers and stakeholders in the agriculture industry will discuss techniques in handling their agribusinesses in their keynote speeches and discussions. Listen as they share some of their personal experience — success and down lows in agribusiness and how they got into the limelight of the business. Also, don’t miss the chance to know why and how agriculture can be the biggest game changer in the advancement of the country.

5) ESTABLISH STRONG NETWORKS.

Attendees will get a chance to be acquainted by fellow agripreneurs and can harness relationships with the experts in the industry. Be mentored by successful agripreneurs and be connected to financial institutions in order to grow your business. Expand your network through the ASEAN Agriculture Summit!

6) CATCH UP ON THE LATEST TREND.

On its second run, ASEAN Agriculture Summit 2018 will showcase five forums featuring key players and stakeholders in the agriculture industry. The panel discussions will elaborate on the following key topics:

1) Shaping the future of food security and agriculture;
2) 3Ms model as championed in the agriculture Industry;
3) Technology and innovation as game-changers in agriculture;
4) Inclusive finance for agribusiness
5) Platforms and opportunities in growing agriculture market access.

Witness comprehensive forum with outstanding speakers, stakeholders and experts from different countries.

7) BE INSPIRED TO PURSUE AGRIPRENEURSHIP.

Pioneering this year, the first AGROW Awards will be recognizing over 30 agripreneurs, inclusive private sector agribusinesses, and game-changing innovators across the ASEAN region who have been successful in modernizing and developing the Philippine or ASEAN agriculture landscape.

Learn more about the success stories of the AGROW awardees and be inspired to immerse in the growing agriculture sector.

8) WALK-INS ARE ACCEPTED.

Missed the chance to register online? Worry no more!  You can still go to the event on the day itself.

This is your chance to know more about the agriculture industry and grow your own agri business model. Learn from the experts and be inspired by their success stories.

      We are still accepting delegates for the 2018 ASEAN Agriculture Summit!


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Looking back on last year’s successful ASEAN Agriculture Summit

ASEAN Business Advisory Council Philippines Chairman Joey Concepcion

Part of the Philippine chairmanship of ASEAN last year, the ASEAN Business Advisory Council Philippines hosted the first-ever ASEAN Agriculture Summit in SMX Convention Center.

Here is what went down during the summit which was pioneered by the ASEAN Business Advisory Council Philippines.

With the theme, “Agripreneurship: Uplifting Lives Towards Prosperity for All”, the summit aimed to bring together and mobilize key ecosystem stakeholders into crafting and actualizing an integrated framework for agripreneurship that is integral to achieving prosperity for all. The event attracted close to 1,500 local and international delegates — agripreneurs, stakeholders, and even students who were interested in engaging through events that foster the growth of Agriculture.

The summit focused on informing, inspiring, and connecting agri ecosystem stakeholders toward adopting and supporting the modernization and industrialization of agriculture through agripreneurship as a sustainable strategy to alleviate poverty, accelerate growth, and promote rural development throughout the region.

ASEAN BAC Chair Joey Concepcion was joined by Inang Lupa Foundation President Dr. William Dar and Philippine Senator Cynthia Villar. Each keynote speakers discussed their own thoughts and shared their expertise to inspire delegates to work together for an improved agriculture across the ASEAN member states.

Sen. Cynthia Villar

Inang Lupa Foundation President Dr. William Dar

“If we really want to change the landscape of prosperity for all in this country, we must pay attention and give importance to our farmers and other players in agriculture. The Philippines, as an agricultural country, with a land area of 30 million hectares, can become an even stronger player in the ASEAN, if we align our efforts to ensure that innovation in the field is supported and that the programs we develop can sustain growth,” said Concepcion.

In addition to the keynote speakers, prominent figures such as Henry Lim Bon Liong of SL Agritech, Winston Uy of Universal Leaf Philippines, Alex Buenaventura of Land Bank – Philippines, Clint Coo of Siam Organic Co., Ltd. – Thailand, Parker Ong of BlakCell Technology Limited, Dante Delima of ATISCO Philippines, Oudet Souvannavong of Greater Mekong Sub-Region Business Council and ASEAN-BAC Laos and many more experts  in agripreneurship from the ASEAN regions led the four panel discussions on the following topics:

  1. A) Small Farm Holdings and Land Consolidation in Agri Enterprise Development B.Farm Consolidation as Rural Development Strategy;
  2. The Agri Value Chain and Value-Added Agri Extension Services;
  3. Enabling Environment for Inclusive Business; and
  4. Leveraging on Technology and Innovation.

ASEAN Agriculture Summit 2017 Forum one panelists.

“Agripreneurship is the long term solution of lifting them out of poverty. We have to tell them that they are agri entrepreneurs and that that their small farms are their agribusiness.” Senator Cynthia Villar on stressing the importance on the improvement of the plight of farmers, fisherfolk and agricultural workers in the country.

The first ASEAN Agriculture Summit was established for a stronger public-private partnership in creating an enabling and inclusive economy for the underserved sectors of the society particularly the farmers and other members of the agriculture sector.

And on October 1, 2018, the ASEAN Business Advisory Council Philippines will once again hold the second ASEAN Agriculture Summit at SMX Convention Center, Pasay City. Its second run will feature the first-ever AGROW Awards to recognize outstanding ASEAN businesses and entrepreneurs in the agriculture sector.

We are now accepting delegates for the 2018 ASEAN Agriculture Summit!


Nominations for the AGROW Awards are now open! Help us recognize inspiring agribusinesses and game-changers in the industry — including YOU. Apply now through http://www.aseanagrisummit.com/.

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[REGISTER NOW] ASEAN Agriculture Summit 2018 | Oct. 1, 2018 | SMX Convention Center Manila


The ASEAN Business Advisory Council (ASEAN BAC) Philippines Chair Mr. Joey Concepcion invites you to the 2018 ASEAN AGRICULTURE SUMMIT happening on October 1, 2018 to be held at the SMX Convention Center Manila, Seashell Lane, Mall of Asia Complex, Pasay City, Metro Manila, Philippines.

On its second run, the ASEAN Agriculture Summit will present ongoing developments in agriculture enterprises that operate using the inclusive business and 3Ms (money, market, mentorship) models. Panelists across ASEAN will share their experiences and strategies that will encourage policy adjustment and system transformation for the agribusinesses.

In line with this year’s theme of “Champions and Emerging Icons of Inclusive Business, Technology and Innovation in Agriculture”, the first AGROW Awards will take place after the plenary in recognition of inspiring agripreneurs, enablers and smallholder farmers across different countries, and how sustainable agripreneurship is the game-changer for their survival, growth and shared prosperity.

Reserve your slot here:

For any inquiries, please call us at +634 5185 and look for Ms. Kaye de Ocera or email us at aseanagrisummit@gmail.com.

Thank you,
2018 ASEAN AGRI SUMMIT SECRETARIAT