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ASEAN Young Entrepreneurs Council AYEC

The ASEAN Young Entrepreneurs Council (AYEC) is the official voice of young entrepreneurs in the ASEAN policy-making process. It was successfully proposed by the ASEAN Business Advisory Council (ASEAN-BAC) to the ASEAN Leaders in 2015 and later that year launched in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. It consists of a network of government endorsed young entrepreneur associations from all 10 ASEAN Member States. 

AYEC Hierarchy

THE AYEC It consists of a network of government endorsed young entrepreneur associations from all 10 ASEAN Member States. Each country appoints 3 council members to sit at the AYEC to represent the local chapter, consisting of 30 members in total. The Chair of AYEC rotates every year following the ASEAN Chairmanship host country, and the 2 Co-Chairs will be the outgoing country and incoming country. There are only 2 elected seats which are the Treasurer and Secretary General. 

The AYEC also formed the ASEAN Young Entrepreneurs Association (AYEA) in 2016 to promote exchange and cooperation between young entrepreneurs and investors within ASEAN member states. Not only to drive and empower the young entrepreneurs, the association does also look forward to protect the legitimate rights and interests of its members to strengthen the communication and relationship between corresponding governmental organisations and encourages its members to contribute to the development of ASEAN and international corporate development. 

Through the AYEC, the ASEAN Young Women Entrepreneurs Club was established in July 2021 as a platform to bring together and develop a strong young female entrepreneurs and women-owned business community in ASEAN aimed at contributing towards ASEAN socio-economic development.

In efforts to enhance market connectivity between the regional young entrepreneurs, the,AYEC hosts annually the ASEAN Young Entrepreneurs Carnival since 2016. The carnival is a regional collaboration between the AYEC council members. It brings in participation from all 10 ASEAN member states (AMS), with a forum, exposition and Business Awards Programme all housed under one roof. This event is an official ASEAN event first-of-its-kind Carnival and the only Asean programme under the economic pillar.  

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AYEC

THE AYEC It consists of a network of government endorsed young entrepreneur associations from all 10 ASEAN Member States. Each country appoints 3 council members to sit at the AYEC to represent the local chapter, consisting of 30 members in total. The Chair of AYEC rotates every year following the ASEAN Chairmanship host country, and the 2 Co-Chairs will be the outgoing country and incoming country. There are only 2 elected seats which are the Treasurer and Secretary General.

AYEA

The AYEC also formed the ASEAN Young Entrepreneurs Association (AYEA) in 2016 to promote exchange and cooperation between young entrepreneurs and investors within ASEAN member states. Not only to drive and empower the young entrepreneurs, the association does also look forward to protect the legitimate rights and interests of its members to strengthen the communication and relationship between corresponding governmental organisations and encourages its members to contribute to the development of ASEAN and international corporate development.

AYWEC

Through the AYEC, the ASEAN Young Women Entrepreneurs Club was established in July 2021 as a platform to bring together and develop a strong young female entrepreneurs and women-owned business community in ASEAN aimed at contributing towards ASEAN socio-economic development.

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AYEC BUSINESS & ENTREPRENEURSHIP DIALOGUE SERIES

The AYEC Business & Entrepreneurship Series is an online dialogue series on business & entrepreneurship to promote exchange of insights, knowledge and approaches to running resilient enterprise through dialogue. The dialogue series aim to bring together entrepreneurs from the ASEAN economies to dialogue and network with each other.

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6th ASEAN Young Entrepreneurs Carnival, Brunei 2021
 

Day One – 19th November 2021 (Friday)

Session One
Session Two
AYEC-ABAC Policy Dialogue Forum
ASEAN Young Entrepreneurs Council Meeting

Day Two – Saturday, 20 November 2021

Opening Session
Session One
Welcoming Address
“The COVID-19 Disruption: Reflections from Across ASEAN"
with a panel of young entrepreneurs across ASEAN
Session Two
Session Three
“Re-imagining Leadership in the Age of New Normal”
Keynote Address & Dialogue “Thriving in the New Paradigm”
Keynote Address by Government Officials (Brunei)
Session Four
Session Five
“Women as Co-Creators: Rising Above Turbulence and Uncertainties”
with a panel of inspiring women leaders & entrepreneurs
“The Imperative for Digitalisation: Building Smart Businesses”
with a panel of innovative and resilient entrepreneurs
Session Six
Closing Session
“Sama-Sama: Collaboration for Recovery”
with a panel of mavericks utilizing collaboration for business recovery
Handover Ceremony to Cambodia Closing Remarks

HIGHLIGHTS

1. AYE Carnival Expo

18 – 19th November 2021

Your passport to meeting potential partners. Unlock the opportunity to network and showcase your company as an exhibitor or a visitor

2. AYEC General Meeting & AYEC – ABAZ Policy Dialogue

19th November 2021

Invited guest only, witness the future bussiness policy in the making

3. 6th AYE Carnival Forum

20th November 2021

Open for all, get access to industry leaders and bussiness forum designed

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