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AAPBS Virtual Conference 2020 (Annual Meeting)

attached file : 2020 Virtual Conf. Schedule.pdf

Dear AAPBS members and friends,

To register to AAPBS Virtual conference 2020 (Annual Meeting), please use either link.
The conference will be provided via Zoom meeting.

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Sasin is proud to host the AAPBS 2020 Annual Virtual Conference, on November 25 and 26. As we all know, 2020 has been a dramatic year of disruption. The AAPBS 2020 Annual Conference was to have been in Chiang Mai, organized by Chiang Mai University and Sasin School of Management. When the pandemic made a face-to-face conference impossible, AAPBS asked if Sasin would organize a virtual event this year, with Chiang Mai University to host the 2021 event in Chiang Mai.


We certainly live in extraordinary times! The COVID-19 global pandemic has affected almost every aspect of our lives - from the way we work, the way we teach, and the way we interact with family, friends, students, and colleagues. It's hard to imagine a more pervasive disruption to our schools, our industry, and our economies.


Yet it's clear that through education we can continue, and even expand the positive impact that we have on our stakeholders and on our communities. To do that, we must all review our core missions, re-examine the impact that we have on our communities, and realize that through long-term, sustainable thinking and practices, we can thrive in this disrupted world.


With this in mind, we have worked closely with the AAPBS team to arrange for some of the top leaders in sustainability, business, and education to participate in a series of keynote presentations, panel discussions, and talks around the theme: Disruption. Impact. Sustainability.


I hope that this year's virtual conference will inspire you, help you connect with your colleagues from around the region, learn new ideas, and share your school's successful initiatives as we will all strive to transform our organizations in this year of change and disruption.


Professor Ian Fenwick

Director, Sasin School of Management

Schedule (All times are Bangkok Time)

November 25, 2020

13:00 – 13:50


14:00 – 14:15

AAPBS Annual Conference Opening Ceremony & Official Welcome

-Mr. Dean Outerson - Sasin School of Management

- Prof. Kenji Yokoyama, President, AAPBS, Executive Dean, Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University

Prof. Ian Fenwick, Director, Sasin School of Management

Prof. Betty Chung, AAPBS Executive Director

14:15 – 14:35

Keynote 1: Disruption. Impact. Sustainability: Has Covid-19 Accelerated or Derailed the Sustainability Agenda?

- Mr. Nick Pisalyaput - Introduce the topic & the speaker

- Mr. Michael Green - CEO of the Social Progress Imperative

14:35 – 14:55


- Ms. Prapassorn Siriwichai - Moderate Q&A Session

- Mr. Michael Green & Ms. Prapassorn Siriwichai

15:00 – 16:00

Panel 1 – Opinion from B-schools

Prof. Robin Gauld  Otago Business School, Dean & Pro-Vice Chancellor and AAPBS President Elect, New Zealand

Dr. Metawe Thamagasorn -Sasin School of Management - Project Manager, Sustainability and Entrepreneurship Center (SEC), Thailand

Prof. Charles H. Fine -Asia School of Business, Chrysler LGO Professor of Management, MIT Sloan School; President and Dean, Asia School of Business, Malaysia

Q & A/ Moderated by Asst. Prof. Yupin Patarapongsant - Sasin School of Management

16:00 – 17:00

Panel 2 – Public/Private Sector Input

Mom Luang Dispanadda Diskul - CEO, Mae Fah Luang Foundation under Royal Patronage, Thailand 

Ms. Maki Nakamura -Representative Director, Mamma Co., Ltd., Former President, HAVI Japan, Former Senior Vice-President, Walmart Japan

Mr. Chungha Cha -Co‐founder & Chair, Re‐Imagining Cities Foundation, South Korea 

Moderated by Mr. Dean Outerson

November 26, 2020

14:15 – 14:35

Keynote 2: Reimaging Your Future

- Prof. Kenji Yokoyama, President, AAPBS, Executive Dean, Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University

Mr. Duleesha Kulasooriya - Executive Director, Deloitte Center for the Edge, Asia

14:35 – 14:55


15:00 – 16:00

Panel 3 – Values, Mindfulness, and Leadership

Objectives: Each panelist is expected to share his/her wisdom and experiences with the audience on values that guide our behaviors, decisions, and action, the maintenance of moment-by-moment awareness of our presence and engagement, and our ability to ethically lead, influence, and guide others in light of disruption, impact, and sustainability.

– Most Venerable Phra Devashakyavamshapandita (Dr. Anil Man 


– His Excellency Mr. Vishnu Prakash

   (Ex. Ambassador/High Commissioner to South Korea & Canada)

– Prof. Michaela Rankin. Deputy Dean, Monash Business School

    Moderated by Assoc. Prof. Krittinee Nuttavuthisit, Assistant Director & Faculty  

    Sasin School of Management

16:00 – 16:30

Closing Session

- 2021 Annual Conference - Assoc. Prof. Dr. Siriwut Buranapin, Dean, Faculty of Business Administration, Chiang Mai University & Prof. Betty Chung, AAPBS Executive Director

- 2021 Annual Academic Conference - Prof. Wensheng He, Dean, School of Management, Lanzhou University  & Prof. Betty Chung, AAPBS Executive Director

-  AAPBS activities 2019 and 2020 Report - Prof. Kenji Yokoyama, President, AAPBS, Executive Dean, Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University

-AAPBS President Elect’s remarks - Prof. Robin Gauld, Dean & Pro-Vice Chancellor - Otago Business School



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