6th ASEAN Young Entrepreneurs Carnival

In conjunction with the Brunei ASEAN Chairmanship 2021, the Young Entrepreneurs Association of Brunei (YEAB) as the Chair of the ASEAN Young Entrepreneurs Council (AYEC) 2021 will host the 6th ASEAN Young Entrepreneurs (AYE) Carnival in Brunei Darussalam in November.

Themed “Reimagining Business in the New Paradigm”, the 6th AYE Carnival calls for businesses and young entrepreneurs to overcome the disruptions brought by COVID-19 through digitalization, leadership, collaboration, and inclusive involvement of women in addressing the grand challenges of our times as we adapt to this new normal.

The ASEAN Young Entrepreneurs Council (AYEC) is the official voice of young entrepreneurs in the ASEAN policy-making process, established in 2015 following the proposal by the ASEAN Business Advisory
Council (ASEAN-BAC) to the ASEAN Leaders.

It consists of a network of government endorsed young entrepreneur associations from all 10 ASEAN Member States.

The AYEC also formed the ASEAN Young Entrepreneurs Association (AYEA) in 2016.

The ASEAN Young Women Entrepreneurs Club (AYWEC) was
established in July 2021, endorsed by AYEC.


Wishing you, loved ones, friends and staff safe amidst this unrelenting and devastating force that has dramatically altered the course of the world and challenged businesses, government and society. It is that time of the year for the ASEAN Young Entrepreneurs Council (AYEC) to host the much awaited AYE Carnival and as the Chair to the AYEC this year, the Young Entrepreneurs Association of Brunei is honoured to continue on the tradition in hosting the 6th Edition of the AYE Carnival where some highlights include:

▪️ AYE Carnival Expo on Thursday, 18 – 21 November 2021
▪️ AYEC General Meeting on Friday, 19 November 2021
▪️ AYEC-ABAC Policy Dialogue Forum on Friday, 19 November 2021
▪️ 6th AYE Carnival Forum on Saturday, 20 November 2021

Brunei is currently battling the second wave of COVID-19 outbreak which hit our shores on August 7 2021, therefore as we re-imagine business in the new paradigm, we look forward to hosting the 6th AYE Carnival entirely virtually for the first time! 

We are assembling a lineup of mavericks, captains of industry, social entrepreneurs and digital innovators from across ASEAN and beyond to inspire and challenge us to build resilient, nimble and innovative businesses and reemerge from this pandemic stronger, wiser and bolder and contribute to taking ASEAN to greater heights together. Not forgetting, we will also open up the Carnival Expo as an opportunity for your business to be visible and featured. We look forward to your participation in the AYE Carnival 2021 in Brunei Darussalam!

The 6th AYE Carnival aims to inspire and challenge us to build resilient, nimble and innovative businesses and reemerge from this pandemic stronger, wiser and bolder.

Fatin Arifin
Convener, ASEAN Young Entrepreneurs Carnival 2021 Standing Chair, ASEAN Young Entrepreneurs Council

Speakers Line Up

18th - 21st November 2021 (Thursday to Sunday)

Your passport to meeting potential partners, Unlock the opportunity to exhibit and showcase your company.

– 4 Expo days
– Personalized virtual booth
– Logo / Branding
– Welcome video
– Instant chat and messaging
– No installation
– Display windows
– Newsletter or product info sign ups
– Demonstration request
– Display of products and services

– Expecting over 3,000 participants
– Access to industry leaders and potential business opportunities
– Access to International visitors
– Full access to AYE Carnivals
– Leverage on the ASEAN platform
– Meet industry leaders
– Networking opportunities

Early Bird Rate: USD $250 (Before 1st November 2021) Standard Rate: USD $350

Highlights of the previous 5 carnivals

1st AYE Carnival – Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 2016

2nd AYE Carnival – Manila, Philippines 2017

3rd AYE Carnival – Singapore, 2018

4th AYE Carnival – Bangkok, Thailand 2019

5th AYE Carnival – Hanoi, Vietnam, 2020

6th AYE Carnival – Brunei, 2021