The 5th Asian-European Business Innovation Congress (AEBIC) will take place in Bangkok, Thailand on November 14, 2017 at the hotel Dusit Thani Bangkok. Delegates from different continents will participate in the event dedicated to the main theme: FOOD INNOPOLIS - Innovation in the Food Industry.

The main objective of the AEBIC Bangkok is to explore new market trends, products, services, and technological innovation in the food industry.

Chairman of the Asian-European Business Innovation Congress Council and Managing Director of the Center for strategic intercultural communication GmbH, Dr. Konstantin Schamber, said regarding the upcoming event: “The 5th Asian-European Business Innovation Congress will take place in Thailand and will focus on important issues such as food safety, process optimization, and industry 4.0. Our main intention is to let recognized experts discuss latest developments as well as to find new forms of cooperation in in the entire ASEAN region”.

The AEBIC is a strategic venue for top executives, business owners, entrepreneurs, innovators, professionals, investors, and academics to join in practical expert-led workshops and exclusive business meetings with leading decision-makers.

Guided by the 17 Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations, the principal aim of the AEBIC is to establish an interdisciplinary business interaction platform for industry representatives, government officials, the science community and society as a whole to address compelling competitiveness issues of a radically evolving globalized marketplace within the context of a dialogue on social responsibility.

The AEBIC Bangkok is organized by the Center for strategic intercultural communication GmbH and the Fraunhofer Institute for Factory Operation and Automation ASEAN Regional Office Thailand. Co-organizers are the Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) Thailand, the National Science Technology and Innovation Policy Office (STI) Thailand, and the Association of Medium-Sized Enterprises - MITTELSTAND INTERNATIONAL. One of the main industry sponsors of the AEBIC event in Thailand is Siemens Thailand.

 

The National Science Technology and Innovation Policy Office (STI) Thailand became an official co-organizer of the V Asian-European Business Innovation Congress in Bangkok.

The realization of the National Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) Act serves as the foundation for Thailand’s science, technology and innovation policy for the 21st century. The goal is to unify science, technology and innovation commitments among public agencies and to strengthen the collaboration with and among the private sector, academia, and research institutes.For more information about STI Thailand, please visit: www.sti.or.th

The Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) Thailand became an official co-organizer of the V Asian-European Business Innovation Congress in Bangkok.

The Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) is presently tasked with forwarding the policy and strategic plan for science, technology and innovation and seeing to its effective and substantive implementation, both in terms of research and development as well as in terms of creating cooperative mechanisms between all sectors of society, with a view to promoting economic benefits and enhancing quality of life. For more information about MOST Thailand, please visit: www.most.go.th

SIEMENS Thailand became an official sponsor of the V Asian-European Business Innovation Congress in Bangkok.

Siemens AG is a global technology powerhouse that has stood for engineering excellence, innovation, quality, reliability and internationality for more than 165 years. The company is active in more than 200 countries, focusing on the areas of electrification, automation and digitalization. For more information about SIEMENS Thailand, please visit: www.siemens.com

The 4th Asian-European Business Innovation Congress (AEBIC) took place in Moscow on May 26, 2017 at the Moscow City Government building, Russia. Delegates from three continents participated in the event dedicated to the main theme: Asia - Russia - Europe: Perspectives of business cooperation.

The aim of the Congress in Moscow was the creation of an interaction platform to develop and strengthen business cooperation between companies and institutions from East and West in the field of small and medium-sized enterprises, industrial and innovative growth, modern corporate development and public-private partnerships.
Chairman of the Asian-European Business Innovation Congress Council and Managing Director of the Center for strategic intercultural communication GmbH, Dr. Konstantin Schamber said: «The 4th Asian-European Business Innovation Congress took place in Moscow and we are confident that it became a kind of symbolic action that representatives of small and medium enterprises from Asia and Europe are ready to meet in Russia to create and continue economic, scientific and cultural interaction between East and West».

The theme of the first plenary session was "Perspective of trade and economic development between Asia and Europe". Dozens of experts discussed issues regarding legal platforms "Eurasian Union" and "One Belt - One Road (OBOR)", and answered questions on how small and medium-sized enterprises can realize their interests within the framework of cooperation between China, CIS countries and EU. In their speeches, the participants stressed that Russia is an independent player, uniting and consolidating the Eurasian space.

“I was deeply impressed by the positive evaluation and interests given by speakers and audience members from different countries and industries regarding the opportunities of trade and economic development and cooperation between Asian and European countries. I am particularly happy to see that Russian and Central Asian business communities positively evaluate the One Belt and One Road Initiative of China. During the Asian-European Business Innovation Congress I was able to talk to and exchange views with Russian lawyers and professors of law who expressed interests in legal education and legal services with Chinese counterparts in relation to One Belt and One Road Initiative on the platform of “The Innovation and Cooperation Centre for OBOR Legal Studies”. This not only has law schools as members but also law firms from OBOR countries. I do believe that the Russian and Chinese legal professions need to have more exchanges of information and cooperation in legal research, education, legislation and services. The Asian-European Business Innovation Congress is a very valuable platform for the business cooperation between China and European and Central Asian countries.” – said Dr. Xu Guojian, General Secretary of “The Innovation and Cooperation Centre for OBOR Legal Studies”, Vice Chairman of China Society of Private International Law, and Managing Partner of Boss & Young, Attorneys at Law.

The second plenary session was devoted to innovative solutions for logistics, trade, production and energy, as well as the risks of digitalization and the prospects for using renewable energy in Eurasia and the introduction of industry 4.0 into business. Russia’s leading experts in industrial design such as Vladimir Pirozhkov, President of Industrial Design and Innovation Center "Astra Rossa", as well as Olga Uskova, Founder of "Cognitive Technologies Group", together with other experts provided valuable insights into the world of innovation and technological challenges that need to be solved within the next decades.  

“The biggest benefit for me was the widened perspective of the Russian business society, the large variety of business opportunities. The most outstanding highlight was - at which I can work and enhance others to go the same direction – establishing and increasing the level of trust and knowledge about partners in Russia and CIS. I also noted that interest from the Russian business regarding China is especially high, even though many companies are still afraid to work with China. However, despite all the complexities of interaction, the prospects for China-Russia cooperation are extremely interesting” - said Karl-Heinz Hessenthaler, President of the Association of Medium-Sized Enterprises - MITTELSTAND INTERNATIONAL.

After both plenary sessions, the participants were able to choose between different sessions and learned about existing multimodal solutions for logistics and represented by Uwe Leuschner, Senior Vice President Deutsche Bahn Cargo AG in Russia, about IT opportunities for business represented by Alja Donenko, Founder of Communication Platform "Territory of business communication and consulting" in Russia. It was also possible for participants to get involved in a discussion with Christian Terhechte, Managing Director of Neuland-Medien GmbH, who gave a master class on how Augmented Reality (AR) will change the business communication of tomorrow.

The Asian-European Business Innovation Congress was organized by the Center for strategic intercultural communication - StrategicInterCom GmbH and the Association of Medium-Sized Enterprises - MITTELSTAND INTERNATIONAL. Informational support in Russia and foreign countries was provided by the communication group “Gurov & Partners”. The official partner of the Congress was the SDM-Bank.

 

SDM-Bank became an official partner of the IV Asian-European Business Innovation Congress.

SDM-Bank is a universal commercial bank specializing in servicing medium and small businesses, as well as providing services to employees of companies that are clients of the bank. At the same time, the bank offers a wide range of services to businesses and individuals. The bank is among the top 100 Russian banks in terms of assets. In April 2017, the rating agency RAEX (Expert RA) revised the rating of SDM-Bank on a new methodology and assigned a new one at ruA, the established forecast remains stable.

Within the framework of the forum, Chairman of the Board of SDM Bank Maxim Solntsev and Deputy Chairman of the Board Sergey Kozlov shared their experience on how SMEs can build an effective partnership with the bank and develop their business in a difficult economic times. For more information about SDM-Bank, please visit: www.sdm.ru

The internet portal "Energy of Modernization" portal became the official partner of the 4th Asian-European Business Innovation Congress.

Following the results of the Congress, a special project "Economic cooperation in Eurasia: success stories and promising directions" will be implemented, a series of expert interviews with participants of the Congress will be published on the portal and in social networks. To learn more, please visit: www.emnews.ru 

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