On October 18, 2015, the 6th ICSB China Annual Meeting 2015 took place in Hangzhou, China, under the theme, “O2O Intelligence Driving Global Innovation and Entrepreneurship Summit Forum Proceeding”.
The two day conference, which took place at the Zhijiang Hotel in Hangzhou, China, marked many remarkable developments.
We are pleased to share the speeches ICSB President Lu Feicheng, speeches delivered by other entrepreneurship practitioners and academicians, and pictures of the meeting below.
For further information on the event, or ways to get involved with ICSB China, please contact:
Guo Yu, ICSB China
- Click here to download President Lu Feicheng’s opening speech
- Click here to download President Lu Feicheng’s speech at the 8th World Entrepreneurship Forum on Internet + Strategic O2O Trend
- Click here for the speeches delivered at the 6th ICSB China Annual Meeting, condensed into a .zip file, delivered at the 6th ICSB China Annual Meeting.
‘Be prepared to enter bigger markets, Taib tells SMEs’
Posted on Borneo Post on Thursday, October 29, 2015, by Philip Kiew, email@example.com
MIRI: Small and medium entrepreneurs (SMEs) must seek regional collaboration and adopt IT tools to have a global outreach and to be competitive in the bigger marketplace beyond their shores.
With such preparedness, Head of State Tun Pehin Sri Abdul Taib Mahmud believes they will be able to step up to be bigger contributors in their respective economic sectors when they enter the bigger regional Asian economy.
He gave this advice when officiating the 3rd Asian SME Conference 2015 themed ‘Asian Entrepreneurship: Fostering Cross-Border Collaboration (Eco-system, Innovation & Sustainability)’ held here from last Monday to Oct 30.
“We can look forward to fast-growing business opportunities in Asia, with the rise of China as a major economic force and its strong links with Asian economies,” he said.
With the many business opportunities amidst competition in the bigger marketplace, Taib advised that it is imperative that Malaysia has a supportive ecosystem that provides funding to stimulate greater interest of local SMEs to venture beyond their traditional markets.
Continuing on, he said Sarawak would cooperate with the federal government to develop SMEs in the state to become internationally competitive and innovative to tap into the vast opportunities.
Meanwhile, the Head of State welcomed the proposed Declaration of Humane Entrepreneurship initiated by ICSB president Profesor Ki-Chan Kim in Jakarta, which was endorsed at this conference to be presented to the United Nations at the ICSB World Conference in New York in June next year.
The 3rd Asian SME Conference is aimed at helping entrepreneurs to leverage on IT revolution and develop cross-border collaboration to generate value for businesses.
It is organised by Asia Council for Small Business (ACSB–Seoul Korea) in collaboration with the International Council for Small Business (ICSB–Washington DC) and hosted by International Council for SME & Entrepreneurship (ICSMEE).
Held here after Seoul last year, the conference is the first of its kind in Malaysia.
Various topics critical to SMEs and entrepreneurship development in the Asian and Asean regions will be delivered by reputable speakers. Speakers include SME Corp Malaysia CEO Datuk Hafsah Hashim; ICSB USA executive director Dr Ayman El-Tarabishy; Markplus Inc, Indonesia founder and CEO Hermawan Kartajaya; Nanyang Technopreneurship Centre and Nanyang Technological University of Singapore
director Associate Prof Dr Hooi Den Huan; and ICSMEE Malaysia chairman Tan Sri Abdul Rahman Mamat.
Topics to be discussed include Entrepreneurs & SME Financing – Strategies & Challenges; Cross Border Connectivity and Collaboration – Issues, Challenges and Case Studies; Asian SME and Sustainability – Succession Planning and Intrapreneurship; and SME Development & Capacity Building.
Nearly 200 participants from 20 countries are attending the conference which also presents many opportunities for collaboration with local SMEs.
Abdul Rahman urged participants to seize the opportunity to expand their network, be more resilient to market forces and competition, and to build successful and sustainable businesses beyond their borders.
Participants visited a palm oil mill in Miri, toured Petronas Bintulu Integrated Facility and Samalaju Industrial Park.
A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on ICSB-ASEAN initiative was signed to bring together Asean small businesses to leverage on the international network of ICSB worldwide, an important step in the formation of the Asean Economic Community in conjunction with Malaysia being the Asean Chair this year.
Also present at the function were Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Wee Ka Siong, Assistant Minister of Communications Datuk Lee Kim Shin, Assistant Minister of Industrial Development Datuk Peter Nansian Ngusie, Miri Resident Antonio Kathi Galis, Miri mayor Lawrence Lai, Miri Housing Group chairman Datuk Lau Siu Wai, district officers and local dignitaries.
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Between October 26-30, 2015, approximately 200 international educators, researchers, policy makers, and practitioners represented from 20 countries from around the world convened in Miri, Malaysia to commence cross-border connectivity and collaboration among Small/Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in Malaysia.
The largest English newspaper in Borneo, Malaysia, covered the plenary session titled, “Cross-border Connectivity and Collaboration: Issues & Challenges” presented and facilitated by Dr. Hooi Den Duan, Director, Technopreneurship Centre, NTU Singapore, and discussed by Datuk Seri Nelson Kwok, Founder & MD of Nelson’s Franchise, Malaysia, and Eric Ku, COO of iTrain Asia Pte Ltd. Singapore.
“the five-day conference aimed to help entrepreneurs leverage on the IT revolution and develop cross-border collaboration to generate value for businesses.” – Borneo Post, October 30, 2015.
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ICSB China is pleased to announce the
2015 China (Hangzhou) O2O Intelligence Driving Global Innovation and Entrepreneurship Summit Forum
on October 18-20, 2015,
in Hangzhou Zhijiang Hotel, Hangzhou, China.
Under the theme of O2O Intelligence Driving, Global Entreprenuership Pulse
In this year, Premier Li Keqiang proposed in his government work report to vigorously promote the Internet economy development, to help the enterprise transformation and upgrading, push the Internet+strategy, so that all walks of life will embrace the Internet economy and achieve business development, and to vigorously promote the O2O trend that combines traditional experience and online shopping.
However, there is established O2O theory system and patterns. As a result, “O2O Phobia” has appeared and people fear that carrying out O2O is playing with fire, but waiting for death if not carrying out O2O.
In order to eliminate this kind of phobia, ICSB China organized nearly a hundred of global well-known experts and practitioners to research O2O industry chain and ecological system for 2 years. ICSB China then put forward the 6 successful elements of O2O, O2O intelligence driving talents training model, strategy consultation, and project design in a goal to thoroughly solve the problem like O2O theory system, talents construction, strategy consultation, and project design.
ICSB China will now host the O2O Intelligence Driving Global Innovation and Entrepreneurship Summit Forum in Hangzhou on October 18th to 20th, 2015.
For more information on how to register, please contact the ICSB China Secretariat:
Contact person: Guo Yu (Secretariat assistant)
>> Click here to download the program agenda (PDF)
>> Click here to download the registration form (DOCX)
Asian Entrepreneurship : Fostering Cross-Border Collaboration
Ecosystem || Innovation || Sustainability
The ACSB Asian SMEs Conference 2015 invites papers for its conference on the theme of Asian Entrepreneurship: Fostering and Cross-Border Collaboration. This theme is timely in view of the fastest growing economy in Asia, and Asia being the largest continental economy by GDP in the world. The world’s economic centre of gravity is moving swiftly to Asia.
To continue with rapid growth the Asian economies, with a few exceptions, will require harnessing of the full potential of technology, innovation and critically entrepreneurship to continually develop world-class products and services.
Entrepreneurial cross border collaborations, facilitated by the IT revolution and coerced by globalization, amongst the more advance economies like Japan, Singapore and Republic of Korea and the lesser developed economies to generate mutually beneficial business activities are also needed.
SMEs in the region are subject to international competitions from the onset due to an IT enabled global economy, and have to go out to embrace globalization or sit back and be engulfed by it.
To survive and grow in today’s competitive globalised economy; SMEs are required to be innovative. They need to continuously create better services and products, and innovate the organisation to maintain the competitive edge necessary for staying ahead of global competition.
The ACSB Asian SMEs Conference will accordingly focus on how Asian managers should lead their organizations in an era characterized by these unprecedented challenges. More specifically, issues related to the broad theme of the conference include, but are not restricted to, the following:
- Globalization of SMEs
- Strategies for collaboration and co-creation
- Innovation in operations and project management
- Ecosystem for entrepreneurship
- Entrepreneurial orientation in SMEs
- Entrepreneurial marketing and globalisation
- Social entrepreneurship
- Innovative entrepreneurship
- Technology entrepreneurship
- Entrepreneurship and job creation
- Entrepreneurial education and research
- Entrepreneurship and job creation
- Human resource management and employee voice
- Environmental management and sustainability
- Finance and Accounting
- Logistic and supply chain management
- Tourism and hospitality
- Internet and e-business
- Public sector reform and e-government
15 August 2015 ~ Deadline for submission of abstracts
30 August 2015 ~ Notification of acceptance of abstracts
15 September 2015 ~ Deadline for early-bird conference registration
30 September 2015 ~ Deadline for full paper submission
26-30 October 2015 ~ Conference dates (Papers presentation : 28 & 29 October 2015)