50+ speakers from 20 countries bring worldwide CSR thinking and experience to Manila

50+ speakers from 20 countries will give presentations at the 8th Asian Forum on Corporate Social Responsibility to be held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel on November 19 & 20, 2009. This year's convention, with the theme: 'Sustaining CSR in Difficult Times: How business can benefit and why it still makes business sense,' enjoys the strong support of speakers, delegates, and sponsors from across the region.

The impressive line-up of speakers to date includes:


Mr. Mohiuddin Babar, Executive Director, BizCare (Bangladesh)
Mr. Ashutosh Chadha, Regional Education Manager, Intel Corporation (India)
Mr. John DaSilva, Project Development Manager, Kenan Institute Asia (Thailand)
Mr. Rolf Dietmar, Programme Director, German Technical Cooperation (China)
Ms. Jacqui Dixon, Director, CSR Asia (Hong Kong)
Ms. Shelly Esque, Vice President, Legal and Corporate Affairs, Intel Corporation (USA)
Dr. Bradley K. Googins, Executive Director Emeritus, Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship, Professor Organizational Studies, Carroll School of Management at Boston College (USA)
Joerg Hartmann, Executive Director Private Sector Development, German Technical Cooperation (Germany)
Ms. Angela Joo-Hyun Kang, Founder & CEO, Global Competitiveness Empowerment Forum (Korea)
Ms. Yanti Koestoer, Executive Director, Indonesia Business Links (Indonesia)
Ms. Neha Kumar, Technical Manager, Indo-German, CSR Initiative, German Technical Cooperation (India)
Mr. Sam Y.S. Lee, CEO, InnoCSR (China)
Ms. Jude Mannion, Director, Robin Hood Asia (New Zealand)
Mr. Alex Mavro, Founder and Managing Partner, Social Impact Ventures Asia (Thailand)
Dato Timothy Ong Teck Mong, Deputy Chairman, National Insurance Company Berhad (Brunei Darussalam)
Ms. Nina Patawaran, Founder, Philippines Dictionary Project (USA)
Prof. Jeffrey Phang, Assistant Professor, Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (Malaysia)
Ms. Rajifah Ramli, Head, Corporate Responsibility, Ranhill Utilities Berhad (Malaysia)
Mr. Brett Rierson, Lead Business Development, Private Partnerships for Asia, World Food Programme (Hong Kong)
Dr. Yogendra K. Saxena, Chief of EHS, Jubilant Organosys Limited (India)
Ms. Ganitta Sunantaraks Spiegel, Senior Consultant - Corporate Social Responsibility, Kenan Institute Asia (Thailand)
Mr. Ola Jo Tandre, CR Manager, Telenor (Norway)
Ms. Pearl Tiwari, Vice President (CSR), Ambuja Cements Limited (India)
Mr. William A. Valentino, VP Corporate Social Responsibility, Bayer Greater China, Bayer (China) Limited
Ms. Ada Wong, Corporate Citizenship Manager, Community Business Hong Kong
Dato' Ghazali Yusoff, Executive Chairman, Nusantara Technologies Sdn. Bhd. (Malaysia)


Mr. Hubert d'Aboville, President & CEO, Paris Manila Technology Corporation
Mr. Rafael Alunan III, President, Lopez Group Foundation, Inc.
Mr. Antonino Aquino, President, Ayala Land
Mr. Paul Aquino, Vice Chairman & CEO, Energy Development Corporation
Mr. JB Baylon, Public Affairs and Communications Director, Coca-Cola
Mr. Will Beloe, Head, Advisory Services for the Philippines, International Finance Corporation
Prof. Nieves R. Confesor, Executive Director, AIM-Team Energy Center for Bridging Societal Divides, Asian Institute of Management
Dr. Rodolfo 'Dups' de los Reyes, Managing Director, RAdelosReyes Management Consultancy
Ms. Bing Ganchero, Corporate Communications Sustainability Manager, Sagittarius Mines, Inc.
Prof. Ma. Elena B. Herrera, Professor, Asian Institute of Management
Dr. Philip Juico, President, JC+B Company
Ms. Regina Paz Lopez, Managing Director, ABS-CBN Foundation, Inc.
Mr. Manuel Lopez, Chairman, Manila Electric Company
Ms. Rina Lopez-Bautista, President/Executive Director, Knowledge Channel Foundation, Inc.
Mr. Raju Mandhyan, President, Inner Sun Consultants
Prof. Francisco Roman, Full Professor, AIM - W. SyCip Graduate School of Business
Mr. Mike Toledo, President and CEO, Weber Shandwick Philippines
Mr. Jeff Watson, Chief Operations Officer, Southeast Asia and Pacific Regional Office, CBM
Mr. Jaime Augusto Zobel de Ayala, Chairman and CEO, Ayala Corporation

Recognized as being the largest and most significant conference on Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) in Asia, the AFCSR program includes a combination of plenary and concurrent special interest sessions featuring business and political leaders, as well as high-ranking executives from international organizations and non-government organizations from all over the world.

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

AFCSR 2009 is well supported by 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., Jubilant Organosys Ltd, Philippine American Life and General Insurance Company (Philamlife), Philippine Coffee Board (Kape Isla), Microsoft and SM Foundation 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, 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, German Technical Cooperation (GTZ), 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.

The event manager for the AFCSR is OIC EVENTS. For further information on the Asian Forum on Corporate Social Responsibility and Asian CSR Awards, please visit www.asianforumcsr.com

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