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Source: Asian Forum on Corporate Social Responsibility (AFCSR)
Regional ASIAN FORUM on CSR in Manila is Oversubscribed in Spite of the Times

MANILA, Nov 16, 2009 - (ACN Newswire) - The Asian Institute of Management announced yesterday that the Asian Forum on Corporate Social Responsibility on November 19 and 20 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel is fully subscribed. Of particular note is that delegates are coming from 23 countries. 473 are confirmed and registrations will be closed today.

With 73 speakers and moderators from 13 countries - the Asian Forum has once again shown itself as the must attend CSR event in Asia.

International speakers coming are:

1. Mr. Mohiuddin Babar, Executive Director, BizCare (Bangladesh)
2. Mr. Ashutosh Chadha, Director Strategic Education Initiatives APAC, Corporate Affairs Group, Intel Corporation (India)
3. Mr. John DaSilva, Project Development Manager, Kenan Institute Asia (Thailand)
4. Mr. Rolf Dietmar, Programme Director, German Technical Cooperation (China)
5. Ms. Jacqui Dixon, Director, CSR Asia (Hong Kong)
6. Ms. Shelly Esque, Vice President, Legal and Corporate Affairs, Intel Corporation (USA)
7. Dr. Bradley K. Googins, Director Emeritus, Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship, Professor Organizational Studies, Carroll School of Management at Boston College (USA)
8. Jrg Hartmann, Executive Director, Centre for Cooperation with the Private Sector, German Technical Cooperation (Germany)
9. Ms. Cynthia Jones, Head of Private Partnerships for Asia-UN World Food Programme - Regional Bureau for Asia (Thailand)
10. Ms. Angela Joo-Hyun Kang, Founder & CEO, Global Competitiveness Empowerment Forum (Korea)
11. Ms. Sinta Kaniawati, General Manager Uli Peduli Foundation, PT Unilever Indonesia Tbk (Indonesia)
12. Ms. Yanti Koestoer, Executive Director, Indonesia Business Links (Indonesia)
13. Ms. Neha Kumar, Technical Manager, Indo-German, CSR Initiative, German Technical Cooperation (India)
14. Mr. Sam Y.S. Lee, CEO, InnoCSR (China)
15. Mr. Alex Mavro, Founder and Lead Consultant, Social Impact Ventures Asia (Thailand)
16. Dato Paduka Timothy Ong, Chairman, Brunei Economic Development Board (Brunei Darussalam)
17. Ms. Nina Patawaran, Founder, Philippines Dictionary Project (USA)
18. Prof. Jeffrey Phang, Assistant Professor, Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (Malaysia)
19. Ms. Rajifah Ramli, Head, Corporate Responsibility, Ranhill Utilities Berhad (Malaysia)
20. Mr. Kapil Rampal, CEO, Creative Crest (India)
21. Mr. Puvan Selvanathan, Chief Sustainability Officer, Group Sustainability, Sime Darby Holdings Bhd (Malaysia)
22. Dr. Faiz Shah, Advisor, Responsible Business Initiative (Pakistan)
23. Ms. Ganitta Sunantaraks, Senior Consultant - Corporate Social Responsibility, Kenan Institute Asia (Thailand)
24. Mr. Ola Jo Tandre, Director, Telenor (Norway)
25. Ms. Pearl Tiwari, Vice President (CSR), Ambuja Cements Limited (India)
26. Mr. William A. Valentino, VP Corporate Social Responsibility, Bayer Greater China, Bayer (China) Limited
27. Ms. Ada Wong, Corporate Citizenship Manager, Community Business Hong Kong
28. Dato' Ghazali Yusoff, Executive Chairman, Nusantara Technologies Sdn. Bhd. (Malaysia)

Recognized as the largest and most significant conference and awards program on CSR in Asia, the AFCSR 2009 is a learning conference, expo and awards program rolled into one. Aside from Manila, it had also been previously held in Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur, Jakarta, Ho Chi Minh City and Singapore.

The AFCSR 2009 principal hosts are the Asian Institute of Management's Ramon V. del Rosario, Sr. Center for Corporate Social Responsibility (AIM-RVR Center) and German Technical Cooperation (GTZ). The organizing committee is composed of representatives of partner organizations from all over Asia, chaired by Ramon R. del Rosario, Jr., Chairman of the Board of Advisors, AIM-RVR Center for Corporate Social Responsibility.

AFCSR 2009 has the support of distinguished sponsors including Intel as Strategic Partner: Asian CSR Awards and Official Technology Partner; Lopez Group Foundation, Inc. as the Strategic Corporate Partner; Holcim, Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company, Sagittarius Mines, Inc., The Phinma Group, Unilever and The Coca-Cola Company as Official Industry Partners; and Ayala Corporation, Banyan Tree Global Foundation Ltd., BusinessWorld, Jollibee, Jubilant Organosys Ltd, Philippine American Life and General Insurance Company (Philamlife), Philippine Coffee Board (Kape Isla), Microsoft, SM Foundation and Sony Philippines, Inc. as Cooperating Partners. The Public Relations Partners are Weber Shandwick - Manila, Amex Team - Thailand, APCO Worldwide - China, Creative Crest - India, Integrated Public Relations - Malaysia, Masso PR Vietnam and PR Society of Indonesia. Official media partners include International Herald Tribune, ammado, ACN Newswire, ABS-CBN News Channel (ANC), BusinessWorld, ChinaCSR.com, China CSR Map, China Newswire, CSR Asia, G-PLUS GLOBAL Pte Ltd, Management Systems Asia, Philippine Daily Inquirer, philstar.com, Syntao, The Employer Magazine and The Trainer Magazine.

AFCSR's notable partners include: ActionAid International Vietnam, ASEAN Foundation, Asia Pacific Philanthropy Consortium, Business Ethics Institute of Malaysia, Business in the Community-UK, Center for Development and Integration Vietnam, Centre for Social Markets India, Community Business Hong Kong, Confederation of Asia-Pacific Chambers of Commerce and Industry, Council for Better Corporate Citizenship Japan, Habitat for Humanity International, Indonesia Business Links, Kenan Institute Asia, League of Corporate Foundations Philippines, Makati Business Club, Management Association of the Philippines, Management Institute for Social Change Malaysia, National Center for Sustainability Reporting Indonesia, Philippine Business for Social Progress, Population and Community Development Association of Thailand, Prince of Wales International Business Leaders Forum, PPM Institute of Management Indonesia, Responsible Business Initiative Pakistan, and Singapore Compact for CSR.

About Asian Forum on Corporate Social Responsibility (AFCSR)

The AFCSR is the premier platform for showcasing CSR thought leadership and best practice in Asia. It was founded in the Philippines by the RVR Centre for Corporate Social Responsibility at the Asian Institute of Management (AIM). The AFCSR is the largest and longest-running CSR conference in Asia, with more than 500 delegates from 30 countries in attendance. It convenes annually in a different Asian location each year. The AFCSR features prestigious CSR Awards: the Asian CSR Awards and the Intel-AIM Corporate Responsibility Award for outstanding initiatives in four key areas - education, environment, health and poverty alleviation. It is co-convened by the AIM RVR Center for CSR and Asia Inc Forum. For more information, please visit www.asianforumcsr.com.

About AIM-RVR Center for Corporate Social Responsibility

The AIM RVR Center is a research and program center within the Asian Institute of Management (AIM). The main thrust of the AIM RVR Center is to undertake CSR-focused research relative to the competitiveness of corporations and their impact on society. The AIM RVR Center is one of the first research centers in the region to concentrate on CSR issues. The Center also provides consultancy and training services on CSR issues to organizations throughout Asia. The AIM is the Asian pioneer in international management education. For more information, please visit http://rvr.aim.edu.

About Asia Inc Forum

Asia Inc Forum (AIF) is a leading facilitator of business and public policy dialogue in ASEAN and the Asia Pacific region. AIF is the convener of the influential ASEAN 100 Leadership Forum and the co-convener of the Asian Forum for Corporate Social Responsibility (AFCSR). The company has a proud history of partnership with the APEC CEO Summit - the foremost meeting of business and government in the Asia Pacific region. For more information, please visit http://asiaincforum.com.

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Source: Asian Forum on Corporate Social Responsibility (AFCSR)

Topic: Press release summary
Sectors: Daily Finance, Environment
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