Welcome Message

Sawasdee krub!

Greetings from Bangkok. We look forward to welcoming you to the first ever virtual conference of 2021 Thai-BISPA Day and AABI Summit and Award Ceremony. While we regret that the COVID pandemic prevented us from holding the conference where we can all come together face to face in Thailand, we are excited about the opportunities of hosting an innovative virtual event with our international association partner, the AABI, to explore the global practice and experience in ‘Shaping the Sustainability of Entrepreneurship’ for our innovative-driven community especially the entrepreneurs we support to overcome the obstacles during the pandemic and at the same time the valuable contents can be shared to a wide audience across the world.

The 40-year experience in science, technology, and innovation at various levels from national and global contribution suggests that the conference will address the key take-aways to complement practical knowledge, as well as providing a borderless peer-to-peer exchange platform. A distinguished panel of international experts in innovation management will be sharing their perspectives during this conference, which we hope, will be applicable in your context. We also strongly believe that virtually connecting with the regional/global innovation intermediaries will further grow our community from the social networking effect of this event.

On behalf of the Organizing Committee, we wish you an engaging and fruitful 3-day conference participation and hope that you would take benefit greatly from what we have lined up for you in this conference!

Assoc. Prof. Sakarindr Bhumiratana, Ph.D.
Thai Business Incubators and Science Parks Association (Thai-BISPA)

Online Event
Time Title
2021 Thai-BISPA Day is arranged bilingually to address local context and further strengthen our member network collaboration
8.30 - 9.30
9.30 - 9.45
Welcome Speech

Assoc. Prof. Sakarindr Bhumiratana, Ph.D., Thai-BISPA President

9.45 - 10.15
Keynote: “Shaping the Sustainability of Entrepreneurship”

Mr. Ali Amin, CEO at UBI Global, Sweden

10.15 - 11.00
2020/2021 Thai-BISPA Awards Ceremony
11.00 - 12.30
BISPA Peers Sharing: “Build up the Strong Ecosystem for Entrepreneurs to Thrive”

Mr. Michael C. Rabonza, Partner of ConnectingFounders Co, Ltd.
Mr. Kastytis Kemezys, CEO of Whatnot Co, Ltd.
Moderated by Ms. Watcharin (Lhing) Witthayaweerasak, GM of Thai-BISPA

2021 AABI Summit and Award Ceremony is arranged by AABI and Thai-BISPA in English to celebrate the AABI Awards Winners and also to share the collaborative activities among AABI network (the schedule prepared in UCT+7 Indochina Time)
14.00 - 14.15
Opening Remarks

Mr. Phillip Kemp, President of Asian Association of Business Incubation (AABI)

14.15 - 14.45
International Keynote: “Collaborate to Innovate: The Synergy Effects of Corporates and Incubators towards the Global Growth of Startups”

Mr. Haofeng Lai, General Manager, Caohejing Hi-Tech Park Innovation Center
Dr. Lingshan Bu, Head of Innovation, Stellantis Shanghai Tech Center
Mr. Jianfeng Zhang, VP & Head of Technology Innovation China Group, GLP Institute
Moderated by Mr. Marian Danko, Founder/CEO at weHustle & TECOM Conf

14.45 - 15.45
AABI Awards Ceremony

AABI Incubator of the Year Award (2021)
2021 AABI Torch Best Entrepreneur Award 
2021 AABI Torch Award for Technology Transfer 
2021 AABI Torch Award for Internationalization 
2021 AABI Torch Award for Promising Entrepreneur 
AABI Torch Award for Best Nominee (2021)

15.45 - 16.00
Ecosystem ConNEXT: Sino-Thai Acceleration Camp

Deep Dive of the Acceleration Camp with the Feedbacks from Incubators and Tech-SMEs  

16.00 - 16.15
Asia Pacific Journal of Innovation and Entrepreneurship (APJIE) Announcement

The New Co-working Framework Presentation and the Sponsorship Signing Ceremony

16.15 - 16.30
Closing Remarks

Ms. Suwipa Wanasathop, Vice President of Asian Association of Business Incubation (AABI), Honorary President of Thai-BISPA, and President of IASP Asia-Pacific Division