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1st Asia-Europe Young Entrepreneurs Forum (AEYEF)

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08 Oct 99 - 10 Oct 99 Asia-Europe Foundation Education Department Asia-Europe Young Leaders Symposia (AEYLS) Education

Berlin (Germany)


This forum brought together 40 young entrepreneurs from Asia and Europe for an exchange of business ideas. The entrepreneurs were involved in high-tech industries such as telecommunications, multimedia, building automation, and intelligent building. Through this forum, they learnt about different business cultures and discussed ways to improve business co-operation and build a sustainable network between Asia and Europe.

The forum organisers also honoured outstanding participants with the AEYEF Award for their contribution to business co-operation between Asia and Europe. Three awards were given out to:

- Mr. Eddie Chang, CEO and President, Serial Systems Ltd., Singapore. His company had plans to establish offices throughout Europe to market a new high-tech disc recorder.

- Dr. Carsten Miller, CEO and President of Lingk & Sturzebecher Leichtbau GmbH, Germany. He designed a new hydraulic technology used in the shipping of heavy goods between Europe and South Korea.

- Mr. Jukka Mansikka, Managing Director of Netpoint International Ltd., Finland. His company offered new service concepts for companies wishing to enter the Asian market.