AVPN Conference 2016  registration is open! Yes, our annual conference is going to Hong Kong! After 3 years in Singapore, we are now moving to other Asian cities to tap deeper into the social investing and philanthropy markets there. Get ready for more insight into the development of the market and the potential scale of what we can achieve in Asia together.

Why you should definitely come!

  • Deeper analysis this year into East Asian social investing markets – understand Hong Kong and China from key stakeholders
  • Investment Showcase has grown again – be one of the 30 organisations pitching to a 400+ strong funder audience
  • New country analyses into Indonesia, Taiwan, Malaysia and the Philippines
  • Compare regional philanthropy trends vs. global data with WINGS
  • Dissect into how philanthropy fits into the new Sustainable Development Goals
  • Involve the Next Gen into the social investing dialogue 

There will be more funders from different sectors for collaboration, deeper insights into tested methodologies, further reach to different markets. AVPN Conference will break new ground again this year by bringing more people together for stronger partnerships and more learning.

Dates: 23 May (Members Day), 2425 May 2016 (Main conference)
Venue: Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Ticket prices: USD750 (Early Bird tickets, ends 29 Feb), USD950 (Standard tickets)

Member organisations get 2 free tickets, which have to be claimed asap as member tickets are limited
For programme and speaker information and other logistics, please go to our conference website: http://2016.avpn.asia/

If you are interested in the social investing sector in Asia and believe that you have something to contribute you can write to us to apply for tickets as tickets to the conference are by-invite only. Please write to conference2016@avpn.asia 

We will be confirming more speakers and adding in more programme details in the next few months so please check back at our conference website regularly! If you are interested in participating in the Investment Showcase, partnering with us on different sessions or in our limited speaking positions, please also write to us to explore further.

Current confirmed speakers include:

From Hong Kong:




John C Tsang
Financial Secretary, Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region
Bernard Chan



Bernard Charnwut Chan
Chairman, Asia Financial,
Chairperson of Hong Kong Council of Social Service






Kim Salkeld
Head, Efficiency Unit


Other parts of Asia:
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Charles Chen Yidan
Founder, Chen Yidan Foundation



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Zarina Screwvala
Founder, Swades Foundation



Other speakers from abroad include:
Elizabeth Riker from New Profit Inc,
Tris Lumley from New Philanthropy Capital,
and many more…