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The Academy of Entrepreneurs is proud to support the

14th Social Business Summit

Be Part of the Change

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The 2024 Annual Conference this year brings Nobel Peace Prize Winner Prof Yunus together Global Social Business Leaders to Manila, Philippines on June 27-29, 2024 for:

  • Keynotes and panel sessions with some of the world's biggest leaders

  • Networking opportunities 

  • Workshops to equip you with the tools to create more impact in your life, career and/or organisation

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June 27-29, 2024 | Manila, Philippines

AGENDA DAY 1: June 27, 2024, Thursday
8:30 AM - 9:00 AM
Gathering & Check-in
9:00 AM - 9:10 AM
The Opening: Maligayang pagdating sa Pilipinas
9:10 AM - 9:30 AM
Welcome Remarks
Lamiya Morshed, Executive Director, Yunus Centre
Suzzette D Gaston, Executive Director, Negros Women for Tomorrow Foundation, Inc.
9:30 AM -10:30 AM
Opening Ceremony- Advocating for Global Harmony: A Call for Peace
Stand Alone Opening Speech:
Awaiting confirmation as of June 2 : From Raymond
Ms. Susanna B. Afan, President, Ramon Magsaysay Award Foundation
Keynote Addresses: Professor Muhammad Yunus, 2006 Nobel Peace Laureate,
Ramon Magsaysay : 40th Year Awarding Memomration
10:30 AM – 11:00AM
Press Conference / Meet the press
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Plenary 1: Advancing Exit Route From the Current Self Destructive Civilization
Moderator: Faiz Shah
Professor Muhammad Yunus, 2006 Peace Prize Laureate and Founder of Grameen Bank
Sharifah Sofia Syed Mokhtar Shah, Trustee, Albukhary Foundation
Emmanuel de Merode, Director, Virunga National Park
Philippines Speaker
12:00 PM – 1:00PM
Glimpses of Social Businesses
Yunus Social Business
JA and Caregiver: Hirao-San
YC Activities+EAST AFRICA+
Zhihan Lee, Bagosphere
Yunus Thailand
Gao Zhan, Co-Founder, Grameen China
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Plenary 2: Plenary: Social Business & Microcredit to Build a New Civilization
Moderator: Alex Counts
Corazon Henares, Co-Founder, NWTF
Dr. Aris Alip, Founder & CEO of CARD MRI, Philippines
Ahmed Al-Mahfadi, Deputy CEO, Grameen Yemen
Zahirul Alam, Executive Director, Integrated Development Foundation, Chittagong
Aika Robredo, Restart ME
3:00 PM – 3:40 PM
Aine Clarke: Co-Founder Azimut Company and the maker of the Documentary: A World of 3 Zeros
Paula Mills, Academy of Entrepreneurs
Ahmed Armaan Shiddiqui: Shukhee Program Launch
Dr. Deborah Hunt, Dr. Betty L. Forest Dean and Professor College of Nursing and Public Health, New York Academy of Medicine Fellowand Susan
3:40 PM - 4:30 PM
Plenary 3: Sport and Peace: How sport can build Peaceful and Inclusive Societies
Moderator: Yoan Noguier, Co-Founder & CEO of YSH & Vice President of Yunus France
Mikaela Cojuangco Jaworski , IOC Executive Board Member, Philippine (10min)
Hyungmin Kim, Managing Director, Urban Youth Academy, Asia Pacific Youth Exchange, South Korea
4:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Coffee/ Tea
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Breakout Sessions: Country Forums
Bangladesh Country Forum
Philippines Country Forum
Malaysia Country Forum
Greater China Country Forum
Nepal Country Forum
Thailand Country Forum
Japan Country Forum
Africa Country Forum
Brazil Country Forum
India Country Forum
Europe Country Forum
7:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Networking and Independently Organized Meetings
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Welcome Dinner
AGENDA DAY 2: June 28, 2024, Friday
9:00 AM – 9:10 AM
Welcome Back!
9:10-AM -10:00 AM
Plenary 4 : 3ZERO Club: From Inception to Reality
Young Entrepreneur from Philippines -existing SB entrepreneur . or 3 ZERO Club Members
Biswajjit Ghosh, COO, Rotary India Literacy Mission & Yunus Centre Senior Fellow-YSBCs and 3ZERO Clubs
10:00 AM - 10:20 AM
Special Presentation: Activities and Updates: Grameen America
10:20 AM - 11:00 AM
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Glimpses of Social Businesses
Grameen Trust Activities
YY Ventures Ltd.
Danaaisa: DANCUN: DA CAFE LAB PROJECT/ short presentation obo Dana Asia with a leader of a social housing site in Manila
Shiori Onishi, Co-CEO, Grameen Euglena
Alex Counts
Juno Wang, Founder of Foundation for Yunus Social Business Taiwan
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Plenary 5: Climate and Zero waste
Atty. Julie Ann Bedrio, Province of Negros Occidental Provincial Environment and Management Officer
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
2:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Mai Thi Thanh Thai, Associate Professor, Department of Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Global Director, Social Business Creation ; HEC Montreal and her colleague from Phililphine : Topic: Social Business as a Catalyst for Sustainable Transformation: Building Resilient Communities and Economies
Priya Thachadi, Villgro: Impact Pioneer Network: Fiannicing SB network
Nini (Incubation/ acceleration programs of SBs, youth devt in social business, our experience starting our own venture companies, and scaling.. burning out, :) anything really.:)
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Plenary 6: Report Back from Country Forum
Nepal: Shankar Man Shrestha, Chairperson, Centre for Self help Development (CSD), Nepal
3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Breakout Sessions
Parallel Session: 1. Health and Social Business: Innovations for a Sustainable Future:
Organizer: YC, Facilitator: Raymond, Urmee, Rifat,
Moderator: Michael Writz, Consultant, Private Institute for Social Business Innovation, Germany
Dr Faiz Shah, Head, Development Management & Director, Yunus Center, Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), Thailand
Mohammad Shamsul Alam, Principal Secretary, Govt. of Bangladesh
MD Jalal Uddin, Advisor, Grameen Telecom Trust
Parallel Workshop: 2. Arts and Media for Development: Leveraging Creative Fields for Social Impact
Organizer: Yunus Centre
Parallel Session: 3. Building equitable social business ecosystems: Enabling entrepreneurs
Organizer: YY Ventures Ltd, Facilitator: Shazeeb and team
Lea Klein, Senior Director & Asia Office President, Makesense or Carlos Hechanova, Makesense: leveraging social business and green jobs for climate equity
Parallel Session: 4. Empowering Youth: Entrepreneurship and Innovation in the Social Business Arena
Organizer: Yunus Thailand, Facilitator: Dr Faiz Shah & Callum Mackenzie
MD. Zohorul Haque(Biplob), MD, Grameen Distribution Ltd. and Grameen Shamogree
Golam Mortoza, Editor, Daily Star Bangla
Parallel Session: 5. Social Business Situation in the Philippines
Organizer: NWTF, Grameen Trust, Grameen China, Facilitator: Raymond and team, Tasmina Rahman, Yongbin Chen, Sheikh Shafiqul Islam(Arman)
Moderator: Carlos Hechanova (Makesense)
Speakers :
Xchange - Social impact investing
SAPSE - Social enterprise roadmap of the Phils.
Social entrepreneur (TBD)
Social Business in Academia
Christine Violago, Regional Director for Asia and Pacific, Grameen Foundation (Philippines) YC Suggestion
Parallel Session: 6. Education and Social Business: Bridging Gaps Through Innovative Models:
Organizer: Yunus Centre; Facilitator: Zeenat, Tanzina
Qazi Nazrul Huque, MD, Grameen Shikkha
Partner School from Phili (ANDY AND RAYMOND)
Bordin Rassameethes, Director, Yunus Social Business Center, Kasetsart University; Acting Deputy Secretary General, Southern Border Provinces Administrative Centre (SBPAC),
Parallel Session: 7. Women in Social Business: Driving Change and Creating Impact:
Organizer: Albukhary International University, Negros Women for Tomorrow Foundation ; Facilitator: Suraiya Hanim Mokhtar, Raymond, Urmee, Rifat
Moderator: Dr. Suraiya Hanim Mokhtar, Associate Professor and Deputy Vice Chancellor (Research and Innovation), Albukhary International University
Aarti Wig, Board Member, Head of Future Thinking (Corporate Innovation, HQ - India)
Nini Daing, CEO, MyHarapan
Lamiya Morshed, Executive Director, Yunus Centre
Paula Mills, Academy of Entrepreneurs
Abida Sultana, Co-founder, Onnosheba.
Shiori Onishi, Co-CEO, Grameen Euglena
Parallel Session: 8. Food, Agriculture and Social Business: Sustainable Practices for Rural Development
Organizer: Yunus Social Business, facilitator: Suresh Krishna, Tulio Notini
Moderator: Enzo Crusio, Coordinator, Food and Agriculture Organization
Professor Yodmanee Tepanon, Associate Dean, Kasetsart Business School
Sharmeen Soneya Morsheed, Founder & CEO, Brotee
Mohammed Anwar Hossain, MD, Grameen Fabrics & Fashions Ltd. and Grameen Knitwear Ltd.
Umud Mirzayev, Chairman of the International Eurasia Press Fund
Parallel Session 9 : A World of Three Zeros
Organizer: Azimut Company, Facilitator: Aine Clarke, Co-Founder, Azimut Company
5:00 PM – 5:30 PM
Coffee/ Tea & Networking
5:30 PM – 6:00 PM
Plenary 7: What Next : Future Directions for Social Business and Global Activities
Moderator: Lamiya Morshed, Executive Director Yunus Centre
Valérie Mazon, Managing Director, Danone Communities (Online joining)
Suresh Krishna
Sharmeen S Murshid, Founder Brotee
Shahidul Alam, Managing Director, Drik
6:00 PM – 6:20 PM
Closing Ceremony
A short video: A World of Three Zeros" by Azimut Company
6:20 PM - 6:30 PM
Wrap up!
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Closing Remarks: Professor Muhammad Yunus, 2006 Nobel Peace Laureate


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