It is already two weeks ago since the Ambassadors of the Philippines, Vietnam and Indonesia, as well as representatives of the embassies of Thailand and Malaysia visited the campus of the FHWN for the event “ASEAN – One identity, multi traits”.
Building bridges between Indonesia and Switzerland
The relationship between students of the project team exploreASEAN and Indonesia began with the acceptance of the invitation by H.E. Linggawaty Hakim, the Ambassador of the Republic of Indonesia to Switzerland, for the preparatory seminar at the FHNW in Olten.
The Minister Counsellor of the Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia, Mr Hendra Halim, and the project team of exploreASEAN had been in contact over several weeks to organize his appearance at the preparatory seminar on Monday, 13 February 2017. Watch here the interview with Mr Hendra Halim about Indonesia!
ASEAN celebrates its 50th anniversary with exploreASEAN
How much do you know about ASEAN and its 50 years of history? Read on our website to get a brief insight and be ready to learn more during the special event hosted by exploreASEAN on 6 of June 2017.
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exploreASEAN raising awareness in the region of Zofingen
On May 9th 2017 emerged an exploreASEAN article on the very first page of the “Regio-section” of the local newspaper called Zofinger Tagblatt.
A big thank you to Beat Kirchhofer and Zofinger Tagblatt for dedicating a page to the exploreASEAN student project of the FHNW.
Have a read through the article and learn more about exploreASEAN!
A workshop at the Continental Saigon Hotel was organized beforehand consisting of a roundtable discussion with numerous company representatives such as Mr Philipp Nüesch from Straumann and Mr Othmar Hardegger, Consul General for Switzerland in Vietnam and many more.
After previously having visited local Vietnamese companies and their premises in My Tho, last Thursday, we were ready to visit Swiss companies operating in Vietnam. Firstly, Jakob Saigon LTD strengthening the bond between CH and VN, and secondly, Fontina Viet Nam setting an example why Vietnam is the place to be for a pottery designing firm.
After the day off in Ha Long Bay, an insightful Sea food processing company and a seafood farming site were explored, the delegation had the chance to learn more about the Vegetigi Tien Giang Fruit and Vegetable JSC fruit processing and exporting company. By experiencing the local and traditional production of tasteful food products and handmade artwork in the heart of the Mekong river, the explorers had a taste of culture and business in one place
Following our insightful visits in Singapore and Indonesia, the explorers made it to our final destination: Vietnam! Hanoi- the charming capital welcomed us with nice weather on our arrival this Thursday. Here, the explorers have the chance to discover the rich culture of Vietnam as well as continue to expand their knowledge and network from the upcoming company visits.
After gathering first impressions in the City of Jakarta and visiting the Dusun Bamboo Park near Bandung, the official exploreASEAN program in Indonesia has started.
The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) was founded on the 8 of August 1967. Since then, the community has grown from five to ten member states and with it, many opportunities for their population. Today, ASEAN identifies itself with the motto: “One Vision, One Identity, One Community”. We had the honor to visit the ASEAN secretariat in Jakarta. For the afternoon, the Swiss Business Forum kindly invited us for lunch at the Grand Sheraton Hotel, where we had the possibility to network with Swiss and Indonesian business people.
In our second year of running, Indonesia is a completely new destination for exploreASEAN! In the largest country of the ASEAN region, the explorers are excited to receive business insights, expand their network as well as experience the diverse culture of Indonesia.
After the start of the onsite seminar, the exploreASEAN delegation is able to deepen their knowledge here in Southeast Asia for their research papers. Those papers encompass contemporary challenges affecting ASEAN countries in a total of 11 different topics.
After arriving safely on the 6th of April in the evening in Singapore, we had the chance to relax after a full day of travelling from Switzerland to Southeast Asia. For the next morning, the two first company visits of this year’s onsite seminar at Leica Geosystems Technologies Pte Ltd and at the ETH Future City Laboratory were waiting for us.
Following the slogan “Building Bridges for Young Talents”, the explorers are, thanks to the FHNW and numerous partners, in store of discovering three highly diverse countries making up a total of 7 different cities to be visited by the exploreASEAN delegation 2016-2017.
From June 6th to June 8th, 2017, exploreASEAN has the honour to host a special event to celebrate the 50th anniversary of ASEAN at FHNW campus Olten. The event aims at highlighting the integration process in the past 50 years as well as the outlook into the future of the community.
We would like to thank the Swiss-Asian Chamber of Commerce, Bossart Films, Adam Uhren, Bruno Lehmann AG, Öufi Bier, Weinbaugenossenschaft Schinznach, Fredy’s, Chocolate Frey, Victorinox and Trauffer for their support of exploreASEAN. From video camera and light, pastries, beverages, chocolate, gifts for our onsite seminar, support at our Vietnamese Dinner at the preparatory seminar as well as in Indonesia and general assistance also during the whole duration of the project, the range could not be larger of the products and services we could benefit from.
HACO and Straumann were already partners when exploreASEAN was founded in 2015. They are both global players, yet active in very different fields. While HACO provides innovative tailor-made food products for every customer's need, Straumann excels at creating top quality implants for the restorative as well as the regenerative dentistry. Our new partner VBV on the other hand, is committed to offering training and development in the field of insurance. We are very pleased to count on the renewed support of HACO and Straumann and welcome our new partner VBV. Read more about our supporters at exploreASEAN here!
The time has come to thank our honorable golden Partner Ringier for being such a supportive and generous partner of exploreASEAN. Click here to learn more about Ringier!
It is great to have you on board Müller Martini, SuisseCo and Glutz AG. Thanks for your valuable contribution to exploreASEAN 2016-2017 edition!
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The main joint-partner of all four international student projects Blaser Swisslube lies in the heart of the Emmenthal Region in the Canton of Bern in Hasle bei Burgdorf and is a sophisticated Swiss manufacturing company active in the metalworking fluid sector. Their highest goal is to satisfy the customer’s needs by offering customized services and remarkable products. At the company visit during the preparatory seminar in February 2017, the exploreASEAN participants could gather insights into the research center facilities where Blaser Swisslube creates new solutions day by day. We would like to thank Blaser Swisslube for their support and their insights. Read more about Blaser Swisslube here!
iDeskPro is our highly appreciated strategic crossmedia and sustainability partner supporting exploreASEAN since its foundation in 2015.
iDeskPro excels at creating top quality services and products such as usability testing and social media integration, web development and design, photography, video and much more. Furthermore, iDeskPro contributes to our CO2 neutral policy at exploreASEAN by paying a significant share of the CO2 compensation for flights, for website maintenance, for our giveaways and even for paper and for energy consumption.
Thus, exploreASEAN as well as each member of the team benefit enormously from the experience and knowledge that is transferred. We would like to thank iDeskPro for the precious support and we are looking forward collaborating together for many more years to come! Read more about iDeskPro and why they support exploreASEAN!
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