ASEAN Youth Career Summit (AYCS) 2021 [event]

His Highness Tunku Zain Al-’Abidin Ibni Tuanku Muhriz of Malaysia, more popularly known as Tunku Abidin Muhriz, is the second son of the current King of the Malaysian state Negeri Sembilan. After working in a number of think tanks such as the UK Houses of Parliament, and as a Public Sector Consultant at the World Bank, Tunku Abidin initiated relevant and impactful initiatives, including some that were done together with the United Nations. He is the founding president of the Institute of Democracy and Economic Affairs (IDEAS), a nonprofit research institute that pursues market-based solutions to public policy challenges. Additionally, His Highness Tunku Abidin Muhriz also has the heart to drive the Malaysian education system to greater heights as he has organized various programs concerned with education and the development of the young minds, and addressed pressing issues in the academic sphere at various forums.

With this, the AYCS 2021 is pleased to welcome His Highness Tunku Zain Al-’Abidin Ibni Tuanku Muhriz of Malaysia as one of the speakers in the Global Affairs Panel forum on September 10, 2021, following the Launch Day of FORSEA: ASEAN Youth Career Summit 2021 (AYCS 2021) on September 9. This international event hosts the top multinational corporations, start-ups, embassies, and governmental organizations in the whole Southeast Asian region as it aims to provide global and local job opportunities and employment consultations for future professionals of the Global Affairs and Business fields through (1) insightful panel discussions, (2) internship and work openings, (3) flexible forums about the ASEAN job market, and (4) professional workshops by career experts and curators.

As the first international Lasallian-led ASEAN Youth Career Summit, AYCS 2021 proudly features a powerhouse of De La Salle University’s very own President, Br. Bernard Oca, F.S.C., Ms. Rosanna Llenado (CEO of AHEAD Learning Systems), H.E. Kung Phoak (Deputy Secretary-General of ASEAN for ASEAN Socio-Cultural Community), and Mr. Brandon Lee (Group Director of Workforce Singapore) as the keynote speakers in its Launch Day who will ignite the passion of within the delegates as they become young professionals by imparting their wisdom and sharing their purpose. AYCS 2021 has also invited Devcurate’s CEO & Founder, Mr. Aanas Ali and Boldr’s Impact Manager, Ms. Glo Anne Guevarra, who will deliver skills and values-based workshops aiming to implant knowledge in our generation regarding networking, resume writing, and creating a social impact in our jobs.

In its second day, AYCS 2021 has also organized a Corporate Panel forum featuring prestigious businessmen and world-class corporate executives who contribute to global economic and societal developments in the ASEAN community. Atty. Fredieric Landicho (CEO of Deloitte Philippines), Ms. Beatrice Nacor (Director of Superchido), Mr. Victor Osman (CEO of Dreamaxtion), Ms. Alyssa Garma (CEO of Garma Farm), Mr. Jojo Flores (Co-Founder of Launch Garage), Mr. Kevin Eniego (AVP for Marketing in Philippine Digital Asset Exchange), Mr. Aaron Sitosta (Venture Builder of Kodego), and Mr. Kenny Hutomo (O2O Channel Development Executive of L’oreal Indonesia) will reinforce the corporate sector of the region as they present facts, share their experiences, and tackle the pressing concerns related to assessing in-demand jobs of fastest-growing industries in Southeast Asia, promoting diversity in the ASEAN workplace as an ethical labor trend of 21st-century globalization, and instilling corporate social responsibility (CSR) in the ASEAN workforce during and post-COVID-19.

Finally, to bring this summit to a successful conclusion, AYCS 2021 proudly presents, H.E. Leni Robredo (Vice President of the Republic of the Philippines), Mr. Morris Fedeli (Project Lead of THRIVE Project) on how the ASEAN youth’s career development promote quality education (SDG 4) and decent work and economic growth (SDG 8), and Mr. Muflih Dwi Fikri (CEO of Global Millenial Group) on the role of ASEAN youth in the future world of work as the keynote speakers of the Global Affairs Panel forum. This panel forum will be directed to exploring career paths in the ASEAN diplomatic sector during COVID-19, fostering crisis-resolution skills and social awareness among ASEAN diplomats, policymakers and public officials, and bridging the historical and present generations of public service in the ASEAN as it features the exceptional leaders and executives, His Highness Tunku Zain Al-’Abidin Ibni Tuanku Muhriz of Malaysia (Founding President of IDEAS), Asec. Eduardo Menez (Assistant Secretary of the Office of Public and Cultural Diplomacy), Asec. Marian Jocelyn Tirol-Ignacio (Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Office of ASEAN Affairs), Asec. Dominique Rubia-Tutay (Concurrent Director of the Department of Labor and Employment – Bureau of Local Employment) and His Excellency Steven J. Robinson AO (Australian Ambassador to the Philippines).

The organizers of the AYCS 2021 extends its deepest gratitude to the Co-Presenters actively involved in making the event possible: Deloitte, which has been operating in the Philippines since 1997 as a multinational company with offices in over 150 countries that aims to help their clients, setting the standard of excellence by being the global provider of audit and assurance, consulting, financial advisory, risk advisory, tax, and related services, the 2020 ‘Audit Innovation of the Year’ at the Digital Accountancy Forum & Awards, Superchido, an Australian food & beverage company specializing in the Mexican cuisine and Devcurate, a Thai start-up focused on connecting young professionals with the impact sector. The team is also grateful to Launchgarage (premier startup accelerator and tech innovation hub in Manila), PDAX (Philippine cryptocurrency ecosystem builder), Garma Farm (family-owned agribusiness), AHEAD Learning System (leading educational service provider in the Philippines), Thrive (A not-for-profit research, education, and advocacy group), Global Millenial Group (quality education advocate company) and Dreamaxtion (Indonesian recruitment start-up) as Major Sponsors, Workbank (Philippine talent and job-posting platform) as Diamond Sponsor, Caronia (pioneer nail polish brand in the Philippines) and Morning Clothing (women-led fashion company) as Platinum Sponsors, Gardenia (leading and fastest growing bread brand in the Philippines), Zalora (a Southeast Asian) leading online shopping platform) and Soletees (printing services company) as Emerald Sponsors and Kynd Studios Wick it! Candles as Cotton Sponsors.

Interested participants are invited to join AYCS 2021 as official delegates by registering for free through: Together, let us pave the way for the next ASEAN leaders and nation-builders of tomorrow!

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