Horasis Asia Meeting


Impressions from the 2017 meeting:

  • ‘Kolkata is India’s gateway to ASEAN and the whole of Asia’

    Mamata Banerjee, Chief Minister, West Bengal, India

  • ‘Asia represents a huge potential global growth engine to the world economy. Bangladesh, in particular, is hitting record growth figures’

    Tofael Ahmed, Minister of Commerce, Bangladesh

  • ‘The ‘Act East Policy’ is the biggest enabler of economic development for North East India‘

    Sarbananda Sonowal, Chief Minister, Assam, India

  • ‘Myanmar’s economy is rebounding and macroeconomic imbalances are stabilizing with growth expected to be around 7 percent in 2018’

    Zaw Myint Maung, Chief Minister, Mandalay Region, Myanmar

  • ‘The Horasis Asia Meeting is poised to be the ideal platform to explore and advance regional cooperation, impact investing and sustainable growth’

    Supachai Panitchpakdi, Former Secretary-General, UN Conference on Trade and Development, (UNCTAD), Thailand

  • ‘Today we stand together as Asia‘

    Shashwat Goenka, President, Indian Chamber of Commerce, India

  • ‘Positive demographics and rising incomes shall advance Asia’s present growth narrative’

    Timothy Ong, Chairman and Founder, Asia Inc Forum, Brunei.

  • ‘All Southeast Asian economies are enjoying a robust growth resurgence’

    Huynh Quang Hai, Chief Executive Officer, VSIP Group, Vietnam

25-26 November 2018, Binh Duong New City - Ho Chi Minh City Region

Horasis will convene the 2018 Horasis Asia Meeting in Binh Duong New City – a high-tech development zone close to Ho Chi Minh City – over 25-26 November. The event is co-hosted by Binh Duong Province and Becamex IDC Corp.


Binh Duong New City is conveniently located 45min from Ho Chi Minh City Airport and – as Vietnam’s emerging gateway for technology, trade and services – is well positioned to serve as commercial hub for the ASEAN economies.


The Horasis Asia Meeting will bring together over 400 of the foremost leaders from across Asia. The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and the rest of Asia are increasingly interconnected, creating a host of new opportunities by fostering innovation and entrepreneurship. Having just celebrated 50 years of deepening unity and rising wealth, the 10 nations of ASEAN are poised to craft a compelling vision for its future generations in a connected age. Vietnam – the Horasis Asia Meeting’s host country – is ASEAN’s rising star, approaching 7% economic growth in 2018 and the years to come.


Asia premier gathering of the region most senior leaders Plenary session at the Horasis Asia Meeting


The annual Horasis Asia Meeting is Asia’s premier gathering of the region’s most senior leaders from business and government. The meeting is poised to be the ideal platform to explore and advance regional cooperation, impact investing and sustainable growth. The location of the meeting rotates annually and recently has been held in Bangkok, Thailand (2016) and Kolkata, India (2017). With this meeting Horasis aims to present a systemic view of activities affecting the drivers of Asia’s economic success and how Asian businesses interact regionally as well as globally.


Binh Duong Convention Center


The co-chairs are:


Jouko Ahvenainen, Founder and Executive Chairman, Grow VC Group, USA
  Anson Chan, Chairman, Bonds Group of Companies, Hong Kong SAR
Juan Jose Guemes, Chairman Entrepreneurship & Innovation Center, IE Business School, Spain
  Rajive Kaul, Chairman, Nicco Group, India
Thet Thet Khine, Member of Parliament, Myanmar
  Don Lam, Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder, VinaCapital, Vietnam
   Nguyen Van Hung, Group Executive Chairman, Becamex IDC, Vietnam
  Huynh Quang Hai, Group Executive Director, VSIP Group, Vietnam
Diana Mao, President, NomiNetwork, USA
Harshavardhan Neotia, Chairman, Ambuja Neotia Group, India
  Johan Nyvene, Chief Executive Officer, Ho Chi Minh City Securities Corporation, Vietnam
  Mohan Das Pai, Chairman, Manipal Global Education, India
  Pham Hong Hai, Chief Executive Officer, HSBC Vietnam, Vietnam
  Prinn Panitchpakdi, Governor, Stock Exchange of Thailand, Thailand
  Ken Shibusawa, Chief Executive Officer, Shibusawa and Company, Japan
  Tan Yinglan, Founding Managing Partner, Insignia Ventures Partners, Singapore
Kelvin Teo, Chief Executive Officer, Sembcorp Development Ltd, Singapore
Truong Gia Binh, Chairman, FPT corporation, Vietnam
  Wang Dong, Secretary General, The Pangoal Institution, China
Bryan Yang, Chief Executive Officer, Inspiration Inc., China


Horasis: The Global Visions Community is an independent international organization committed to inspiring our future. In addition to the Horasis Asia Meeting, Horasis hosts the Horasis Global Meeting as well as other regional events focusing on India and China.