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Asia's Foremost Conference and Expo on Corporate Social Responsibility to be Held in Beijing in October

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Source: Japan Corporate News - JCN

Beijing, May 10, 2010 - (ACN Newswire) - The Asian Institute of Management's ninth annual Asian Forum on Corporate Social Responsibility (AFCSR) goes to Beijing, China on October 21 & 22, 2010 with the theme: Improving Business Competitiveness through CSR.

Recognized as being the largest and most significant conference on Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) in Asia, the 2009 conference recently concluded in Manila with 494 delegates. 473 delegates attended in Singapore in 2008, and 550 delegates attended in Ho Chi Minh City in 2007. For this year, over 500 business executives and other CSR stakeholders from more than 30 countries are expected to attend the conference.

The 2010 Asian Forum in China is presented by the AIM Ramon V. del Rosario Center for Corporate Social Responsibility and co-presented by the German Technical Cooperation (GTZ) and Intel as Strategic Partners.

'We are planning for our biggest event yet in 2010 in China with more than 550 CSR practitioners from more than 30 countries expected to attend the conference' says Prof. Felipe B. Alfonso, Vice-Chairman of AIM's Board of Trustees.

AFCSR's objectives are: To highlight innovative programs and best practices in CSR by corporations operating in Asia and to promote CSR as a key strategy inaddressing social needs and concerns, to showcase corporate innovation in CSR in Asia and among Asian firms, to promote new thinking and standards on CSR as a strategy, and to build a network of CSR practitioners across Asia. The event is extremelywell-supported and attended not only by senior business executives from Asia, but also by major NGOs throughout the Asian region.

An integral part of the activities is the Asian CSR Awards which recognizes and honors companies in Asia for their CSR programs. The Awards will be given in five categories: Environmental Excellence, Support and Improvement of Education, Poverty Alleviation, Best Workplace Practices and Concern for Health.

The AFCSR 2010 is supported by Jollibee Foods Corporation as Strategic Corporate Partner, with the Avantha Group, Oishi (Liwayway Marketing Corporation) and Sagittarius Mines, Inc. as the Official Industry Partners. The Public Relations Partners are APCO Worldwide -- China as the Official PR Partner withCreative Crest - India, Integrated Public Relations - Malaysia, Masso PR - Vietnam and PR Society of Indonesia. Official media partners include ammado, ACN Newswire, BusinessWorld, ChinaCSR.com, China CSR Map, China Newswire, China Philanthropy Times, CSR Asia, Employer Magazine, International Herald Tribune, Management Systems Asia, philstar.com, Syntao and Trainer Magazine.

AFCSR's notable partners include:
ActionAid International Vietnam
ASEAN Foundation
Asia Pacific Philanthropy Consortium
Asia Society
Baltic Management Development Association (BMDA)
Business Ethics Institute of Malaysia
Business in the Community-UK
Center for Development and Integration - Vietnam
Center for International Business Ethics (CIBE)
Centre forSocial Markets - India
Community Business - Hong Kong
Confederation of Asia-Pacific Chambers of Commerce and Industry
Council for Better Corporate Citizenship - Japan
EFMD
Euro-China Centre for Leadership and Responsibility at China-Europe International Business School (ECCLAR at CEIBS)
Globally Responsible Leadership Initiative (GRLI)
Habitat for Humanity International
Indonesia Business Links
International Business Leaders Forum
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
PPM Institute of Management - Indonesia
Responsible Business Initiative - Pakistan
Singapore Compact for CSR
The American Chamber of Commerce in the People's Republic of China

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

About Exedra Events

EXEDRA EVENTS is an Asian based conference management company, which specializes in conceptualizing and organizing regional conferences and awards programs in Asia.

Source: Exedra Events

Contact:
Vianca Bocalan
Media Coordinator
EXEDRA EVENTS
Tel: (632) 812 6289
Email: viancabocalan@exedraevents.com




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