Ninth Social Business Day to begin Friday

Published: June 27, 2019 17:43:16 | Updated: June 28, 2019 09:55:01

The 9th Social Business Day, hosted by Nobel Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus, will begin on Friday at the Centara Grand & Bangkok Convention Centre, Central World in Bangkok, Thailand.

This year 1,450 delegates from 58 countries have registered to attend the two-day event to be inaugurated by Prof Muhammad Yunus, said a press release.

Yunus Centre, Dhaka, Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) and Kasetsart University, Thailand are jointly going to organise the event with a theme "Making Money is Happiness, Making Other People Happy is Super Happiness".

Keynote speeches will be delivered by Armida Salsiah Alisjahbana, Executive Secretary of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and Pacific, and Mechai Viravaidya, Chairman, Mechaiviravaidya Foundation and Father Enzo Fortunato, Spokesperson and Communication Director of The Holy Convent of Papal Basilica of Assisi.

A range of topics related to the social business ecosystem ranging from food and agriculture, deforestation, green energy to education, health, technology, sports, culture and arts will be discussed in the event.

Social Business Day is an annual event of experience sharing and goal setting for social business activists, supporters, partners, and investors and getting ready for the coming years.

The event attracts international and local social business activists, corporates and social leaders, leading NGOs, students, innovators and early adopters of the social business philosophy that looks to tackle socio economic problems at its core to update themselves on the social business frontier.

There will be nine country forums ranging from Bangladesh, China, Australasia, Japan, Europe etc where delegates from individual country will have separate conferences.

Bangkok will be the venue for Social Business Day for the first time. Eighth social business day took place in Bangalore while the previous social business days were held in Dhaka.

A pre-conference of the Social Business Academia Network will be held on June 29in order to prepare for Social Business Academia Conference 2019 which will take place in November in Germany.

Many of the representatives from Yunus Social Business Centres in 74 Universities in 34 countries will attend the conference.

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