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[image] Speakers

More than 600 people attended the two-day forum. They included business people, government officials, academics and university students. The distinguished guest of honour and keynote speaker for the first-day forum was Mr. Piyaburt Cholvijarn, Vice Minister of Education, Thailand. The second-day forum's keynote speaker was Mr. Ong Keng Yong, Secretary-General of ASEAN. They both kindly accepted to make keynote speeches on the theme for the 6th HYLI "Charting a New Course for Asia" to show their support for the purpose of this program.

The forum sessions also covered panel discussions on the following three sub themes:
Identifying Asia's Engines for Economic Growth
Managing Asia's Rapid Urbanization for Social Progress
Balancing Asia's Growth and Environmental Sustainability

The young leaders actively exchanged views with Asia's distinguished leaders. At the Question & Answer sessions, lively discussions were held between the speakers, young leaders and even the audience. The invited speakers and their speeches are as follows:

Guest of Honour & Keynote Speaker

[image] Mr. Piyabut Chonwijarn

Mr. Piyabut Chonwijarn
Prime Minister Thansin Shinawatra's appointed
Representative and Vice Minister of Education

Keynote Speaker

[image] Mr. Ong Keng Yong

Mr. Ong Keng Yong
ASEAN Secretary-General

Panel Speaker

[image] Mr. Kosit Panpiemras

Mr. Kosit Panpiemras
Executive Chairman, Bangkok Bank

[image] Mr. Peter D. Garrucho, Jr.

Mr. Peter D. Garrucho, Jr.
President, First Generation Holdings Corporation,
Lopez Group of Companies

[image] Ms. Erna Witoelar

Ms. Erna Witoelar
Special Ambassador, Millennium Development Goals for Asia Pacific, United Nations

[image] Yang Berbahagia Dato' Mustapa Mohamed

Yang Berbahagia Dato' Mustapa Mohamed
Executive Director, National Economic Action Council,
Economic Planning Unit, Prime Minister's Department

[image] Mr. Paiboon Wattanasiritham

Mr. Paiboon Wattanasiritham
Chair, Community Organizations Development Institute

[image] Dr. Katsuhiko Kokubu, Ph.D.

Dr. Katsuhiko Kokubu, Ph.D.
Graduate School of Business Administration, Kobe University, Japan

[image] Dr. Ibrahim Hasan

Dr. Ibrahim Hasan
Vice President, Corporate Affairs, Asia Pacific Resources International Holdings Ltd. (APRIL)

[image] Ms. Angelina P. Galang, Ph.D.

Ms. Angelina P. Galang, Ph.D.
Executive Director/Founder, Environmental Studies Institute, Miriam College

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