Register for AVPN Conference 2016 now – tickets selling fast!


Stacey Choe


 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 [email protected] 

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…


A. Environmental Stewardship
To protect the environment, we organize programmes like mangrove nursery and Reforestation, Coastal and River Clean-Up, Community Based Environmental Solid Waste Management, Environmental IEC Campaign and Eco-Academy

B. Food Security and Sustainable Livelihood
To ensure a sustainable livelihood for the community, eco-tourism include Buhatan River Cruise Visitor Center Buhatan River Mangrove Boardwalk are run by the community. Others include Organic Vegetable and Root crops Farming, Vegetable and Root crops Chips and by-products Processing and establishing a Zero waste store.

C. Empowered Communities
To empower the community, we provide product and Agri-Enterprise Development Training, Immersion and Learnings Exchange Program, Earth Warrior Training and Community Based Social Entrepreneurship Training


Stacey Choe

COO at Asia Philanthropy Circle

Stacey is COO at the Asia Philanthropy Circle, working with leading Asian philanthropists on furthering their strategic philanthropy in the region. She served as the Membership Services Director at the Asian Venture Philanthropy Network for 4 years before her last role as Director of Policy Engagement. Prior to joining AVPN, she had 8 years of experience in marketing communications, events management, market research and strategy. She spent three years in China as the marketing director of a boutique Italian consulting company. In Singapore she was responsible for regional incentive and rewards programmes in Intel Corporation, and before that, Stacey worked in the government sector on nationwide campaigns relating to social cohesion and national identity. Stacey holds an MA in Social Anthropology of Development from SOAS, University of London, and a BA in Political Science and English Literature from the National University of Singapore. She has varied interests in social, political and community development, and has also co-founded a Lean In chapter for professional women in Singapore.

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