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Programme Details

(GMT+8) 9.00 AM
9.30 AM
9.40 AM
10.00 AM
11.00 AM
2.00 PM
3.50 PM
5.30 PM
6.30 PM
6.40 PM
7.00 PM
 8:30 PM
 19 Feb
Opening Remarks
 Mr Yee Jenn En, ASCOJA Chairperson

Ministerial Video Addresses
Mr Chan Chun Sing, Minister for Education, Singapore

Ms Suzuki Takako, State Minister for Foreign Affairs, Japan
Remarks by Guests-of-Honour
Mr Tan Choon Shian, Chief Executive Workforce Singapore

Keynote Sessions 
Theme 1: Education - Overcoming the impact of Covid19 on formal education

Dr Fauzri Fahimuddin, PERSADA
"Impact Of The Covid-19 Pandemic On Higher Education In Darma Persada University, (UNSADA), Indonesia"

Dr Hla Myat Mon, MAJA
"Potential Impact of COVID-19 on the Education Sector,  Myanmar"

Assoc Prof Dr. Soukanh Chithpanya, JAOL
"Transformative Education in the New Norm after COVID-19: Opportunity for Higher Education in ASEAN Countries​"
Theme 2: Tourism - Rebuilding confidence for tourism

Assoc Prof Pham Hong Long, VAJA
"Vietnam’s Tourism Impacts, Responses and Policy Priorities: Stepping Back from the Covid-19"

Dr Sayamol Nongbunnak, OJSAT
"Thailand Tourism during the Covid-19 Pandemic"

Theme 3: Entrepreneurship - Challenges and opportunities in Covidpreneurship

Ms Tae "Abbie" Abe-Abion, PHILFEJA
"Developing sustainability-conscious leaders in the Philippines using game and dialogue - A story of a social enterprise born under the COVID-19 lockdown"

Mr Kan Siew Ning, JUGAS
"Pre-Covid & Post-Covid Entrepreneurship – What Has Changed and What Has Not Changed"

Panel Discussion
Closing Remarks
Mr Gian Yi Hsen, President, JUGAS

Flag Handover Ceremony 

Pre-Dinner Opening Remark
Professor Chong Tow Chong, President, Singapore University of Technology and Design

End of Event

Brief for Each Panel and Keynote Topic

Kick-off panel:
Summary of the current situation in each country
(Pre-conference on 18 February)

Since the start of the global pandemic in early 2020, every country has experienced many challenges and uncertainties. As we enter 2022, we are all hoping that the worst is over and there is a brighter future as we try to adapt to a new norm. To kick-start the ASCOJA event, this shall be a panel discussion with a brief presentation sharing each chapter countries’ current Covid-19 situation.

Education - Overcoming impact of Covid19 on formal education

During these past 2 years, we have seen changes in all aspects of life, even in the way people receive their formal education. Students had to adapt to learning remotely, while teachers had to prepare for online lessons with unprecedented speed. Some students, who planned to study overseas, could no longer do so, or faced difficulties in starting their overseas education. In this keynote session, there shall be a presentation regarding overcoming the impact of Covid-19 on formal education. 

Entrepreneurship - Challenges and opportunities in Covidpreneurship

In troubled times, new opportunities arise. Despite the numerous negative impacts of Covid-19, there are businesses that thrived due to the changes brought about. From food deliveries platforms to online meeting platforms, there is ‘Covidpreneurship’ happening all around us. This keynote session would discuss the possible challenges and opportunities for entrepreneurship and the economy in the new norm after Covid-19.

Tourism - Rebuilding confidence for tourism

In early 2020, as the seriousness of Covid-19 started to dawn on people around the globe, global air traffic slowed before it seemed to have come to a complete stop. Countries closed off their borders in an attempt to stop the spread of the diseases, and the industry that is most significantly impaired is undeniably the tourism industry. This has a significant economic and social impact in all countries. This keynote session would discuss ways to rebuild confidence in tourism as we enter 2022, with an increase in global leisure travels.

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