The Entrepreneurship Educators’ Association of the Philippines, Inc. (ENEDA) together with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), and the King Mongkut University of Technology-Thonburi (KMUTT) in Thailand co-organized the 3rd International Conference on Entrepreneurship (ICE 2018) to create an initial platform and alliance of professionals of higher education institutions among ASEAN nations.
“Our aim is to uphold business and innovation mind-set that mainstream Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), particularly the SDG 2030 agenda for Entrepreneurship. We want to substantially increase the number of youth and adults who have relevant skills—including technical and vocational skills— for employment, decent jobs, and entrepreneurship,” says, ENEDA president Dr. Elaine L. Boquiren. She is also the Graduate Program Coordinator of the College of Business, Entrepreneurship and Accountancy (CBEA) of Miriam College.
The conference, themed “Forging ASEAN Alliance of Education on Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Business towards Sustainable Development Goals,” was held at the United Nations Conference Center – Thailand Country Office and at the King Mongkut University of Technology-Thonburi, Thailand last February 2018.
Dr. Udom Kachintorn, the Minister of Education of Thailand welcomed the participants. Present also were UNDP Deputy Resident Representative Martin Hart-Hansen, and KMUTT president, Prof. Dr. Sakarindr Bhumiratana.
Dr. Antonio M. Lopez, Dean of the College of Business, Entrepreneurship and Accountancy (CBEA) of Miriam College, was one of the plenary speakers, and spoke about the opportunities and challenges of the Entrepreneurship and Innovation Education Curriculum integration in ASEAN. In full attendance at the conference were representatives from Miriam College composed of administrators, faculty, and select students (in photo).
Almost 200 participants from the Philippines, Greece, Argentina, Indonesia and Thailand in attended the conference.