Asia Policy Forum

APF Bangkok 2017

Every year, AVPN will convene a network of practitioners and experts from the public, private, multi-lateral and civic sector to support learning and community-building by officials and advisors involved in creating effective legislation to support social investments and social enterprises. Starting in Hong Kong in 2016, now in Bangkok in 2017, the Asia Policy Forum helps to create a community of leaders that will transform the future of social economy in Asia.

2017’s annual convening will focus on Collaborative Policies to Enhance the Social Economy. A rapidly evolving social entrepreneurship, social investment and philanthropy landscape, increasing attention to sustainable development and responsible business conduct, all point to the strategic importance of aligning desired policy outcomes across sectors. The social economy is an arena where such collaborative and innovative policy approaches can take centre stage. The essence of sustainable and effective social economy breaks down silos and capitalises on the synergies when different parts of society work together. Policy environments and instruments that follow this principle are innovatively breaking down departmental and cross-sector barriers, to better support the growth of social purpose organisations.




Schedule – 5 June 2017

  • Registration

    9:00am — 9:30am

  • Introduction and Setting the Stage

    9:30am — 9:45am

  • Opening Plenary: Innovative Social Economy Policies from Cross-Sector Collaboration

    9:45am — 11:00am

  • Country Showcase & Discussion (A)

    11:00am — 11:30am

  • Networking Lunch

    11:30am — 1:00pm

  • Breakout Groups: Government’s visibility in the social economy: Policymaking at National, Cross-Sector and Municipal Levels

    1:00pm — 2:15pm

  • Coffee Break

    2:15pm — 2:45pm

  • Breakout Groups: Policy instruments and initiatives in practice: Issues that matter in Asia (Ageing Population, Rural wealth gap, Education to Employment)

    2:45pm — 4:00pm

  • Country Showcase & Discussion (B)

    4:00pm — 4:30pm

  • Moderated Discussion: The Road Forward: What Do Governments Need to Build Systemic Social Economy

    4:30pm — 5:30pm

  • Introduce rest of APF 2017 programme, Closing and Thank You

    5:30pm — 5:45pm

  • Transit to Dinner

    5:45pm — 6:45pm

  • Networking Dinner

    7:00pm — 9:00pm



727 delegates gathered for our AVPN Conference 2017

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