Brunei business leaders join Transform 2020 Townhall Forum

This year’s Transform 2020 Townhall Forum takes place today at the Radisson Hotel in the capital with the theme ‘Coming Out Stronger: Business Survival and Opportunity in the Time of COVID-19’.

About 80-90 local business founders, entrepreneurs, managers and corporate executives are participating. The delegates will learn about and discuss the lessons on business survival during this pandemic, and where the opportunities lie in a new and different normal. This discussion seeks to strengthen resolve in facing challenges and broaden horizons in the business landscape.

The forum features notable voices from abroad sharing their views via Zoom videoconference, including Business coach, innovation strategist and CEO of UCSI Consulting from Malaysia Dr Raj Kumar, social entrepreneur helping alleviate poverty in the Philippines Reese Fernandez-Ruiz and Bruneian investor and entrepreneur who co-founded an artificial intelligence business in Silicon Valley, California Hiro Tien.

The sessions are designed to inform and educate, encourage creative thinking and motivate attendees with real-life experiences and lessons. They will get insights about responding to the pandemic, strategic pivoting and interesting new business ideas and possibilities.

“This year’s Transform 2020 Townhall Forum is a reflection of today’s realities brought about by the pandemic, and the breadth of innovative responses and lessons that came with it. The agenda and format of discussions are developed with the objective of helping attendees gain a good understanding to propel their journey,” said GM Regional Programs of Asia Inc Forum Andrew Dy.

Now in its 14th year, this entrepreneurship and local business forum is a platform for learning, sharing, and relationship-building for Bruneian businesses, in support of the government’s call for entrepreneurship development and job creation.

The Transform 2020 programme is a collaborative effort spearheaded by Asia Inc Forum as convenor and Baiduri Bank as presenting sponsor, with additional support from Progresif, Kingston Beverage & Creamery and Archipelago Group, and Borneo Bulletin and Media Permata as print and digital media supporters.