Forum discusses business opportunities post-COVID-19

Ten students participated in yesterday’s Transform 2020 Townhall Forum through scholarship grants courtesy of Progresif, a telecommunications company with an entrepreneurial development commitment.

The students discussed business survival and opportunity during COVID-19 with perspectives from entrepreneurs and managers in Brunei, as well as speakers from abroad via video conference.

Themed, ‘Coming Out Stronger: Business Transformation in the time of COVID-19’, the Townhall served as a venue to discuss the lessons from business during the pandemic and the opportunities in a post-COVID world.

Overseas speakers included Business coach, Innovation expert and CEO of UCSI Consulting in Malaysia Dr Raj Kumar; President and founding partner of Rags2Riches in the Philippines and social entrepreneur Reese Fernandez-Ruiz; and Bruneian entrepreneur Hiro Tien who founded an artificial intelligence business in Silicon Valley, California.

Brand Strategy of Progresif Head Hafiza Mohamad, during the scholarship presentation to recipients at Progresif Headquarters, said, “Local youth entrepreneurship development is one of the pillars of Progresif’s community outreach, and we are delighted to give young aspiring entrepreneurs the opportunity to strengthen their capabilities and improve their results. The Transform 2020 Townhall Forum will be an ideal vehicle.”

This Transform 2020 Programme is an annual event convened by Asia Inc Forum with 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.

Progresif CEO Hajah Nurul Haniah binti Haji Mohd Jaafar (c) in a group photo with students who participated in the Transform 2020 Townhall Forum. PHOTO: ASIA INC FORUM