Programme ICNB 2019 – day 2
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Programme ICNB 2019

DAY 2: 27 November, 2019
Majestic Hotel, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

8.30am – 9.00am



Morning Sessions


Opening Remarks

Prof. Dr. Kriengsak Chareonwongsak, Chairman of Nation-Building

Institute International (NBII) and Presentation on International Country Efficacy Index (ICE)


Session 5: Nation-Building Through Urbanisation

Today, 54 per cent of the world’s population lives in urban areas, a proportion that is expected to increase to 66 per cent by 2050. Projections show that urbanization combined with the overall growth of the world’s population could add another 2.5 billion people to urban populations by 2050. Urbanisation has a transformative source of prosperity and sustainable development of all human settlements. When thoughtfully arranged and managed, the process of urbanization can contribute to nation-building.


  • In what ways can urbanisation be viewed as a disruptive innovation that provides solution to the creation of a common national identity?
  • How can the role of public private partnership be strengthened to contribute to nation-building through urbanisation


Moderator: Mr. Clyde Prestowitz, President of the Economic Strategic Institute, Washington D.C., U.S.A.



  • Puan Hajjah Zuraida Kamaruddin, Minister of Housing and Local Government, Malaysia
  • Amir Khosru Chowdhury, Former Minister of Commerce of Bangladesh
  • Paul Tae-Woo Lee , Director of Maritime Logistics and Free Trade Islands Research Center, Director of Institute of Maritime Logistics, Ocean College, Zhejiang University,China
  • Mr. Anajuk Pete Chareonwongsak, CEO Teleport of the AirAsia Group


Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) Signing Ceremony between Nanjing Agricultural University, Nation-Building Institute Thailand (NBIT), Nation-Building Institute Malaysia (NBIM) and Jiangsu Noni Artificial Intelligence Co. Ltd on Food Security in Thailand and Malaysia


Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) Signing Ceremony between Malaysia Innovation Hub, Nation-Building Institute Thailand and Nation-Building Institute Malaysia on the Setting Up of the ASEAN-China Social Economic Research Institute


Morning Tea Break


Session 6: Managing the Tension of Race, Religion and Politics To Harness Nation-Building


ASEAN has a long history and tradition of moderation. For centuries, people of different ethnicity, faith and race have lived together in relative peace and harmony. Most of the region’s modern nations recognize this fundamental state of pluralism and have established equality of race and freedom of faith as legal, constitutional rights.


However, in recent years the fabric of plural societies has been wearing thin in places. In a world given to spectacular displays of violence and brutality along the fault lines of faith and ethnicity, this is a concern.


  • How can ASEAN reaffirm a regional commitment to protecting religious and ethnic diversity?
  • In what ways, can government, civil society and businesses work together to enshrine the values of regional diversity?


Moderator: Ms Ng Yeen Seen, CEO and Founder of CREATE


  • Senator Ti Lian Ker, Vice President of the Malaysian Chinese Association(MCA)
  • Datuk Dr. Denison Jayasooria, Professor at Institute of Ethnic Studies, the National University of Malaysia
  • Vuthipong Priebrivat, President of the Sahasswat Institute, Thailand

Mr. Thibault Danjou, Expert to the Directorate General on Research and Innovation of the EU Commission,France


Luncheon Welcoming Remarks by Dato Dr. Jessie Tang, Chairwoman of Nation-Building Institute (NBI) Malaysia


Lunch Keynote Address by Tan Sri Dr. Kamal Salih, Chairman, Malaysian Institute of Economic Research (MIER)





Academic Forum Breakout Track A-Side Programme –Majestic 9, Level 4


Moderator: Prof Dr. K. S Nathan, Principal Fellow in the Institute of Ethnic Studies (KITA), The National University of Malaysia (UKM)



  1. Madeline Berma, Commissioner, Human Rights Commission of Malaysia
  2. Datuk Dr. Mohd Ghazali bin Md Noor, Senior Advisor Tindakan Strategic Sdn Bhd, Malaysia
  3. Dato’ Dr. Ahmad Farouk Musa, Founder and Director of Islamic Renaissance Front (IRF), Malaysia
  4. Datin Saleha Yusoff, Executive Director, Nawawi Tie Leung Property Consultants, Sdn Bhd, Malaysia
  5. Dr. Xiaorong Fan, College of Resources & Environmental Sciences, Nanjing Agricultural University, China
  6. Assistant Prof. Vichai Thosuwonchinda, Faculty Member, Program of Public Policy and Management, Graduate School, Kasem Bundit University, Thailand
  7. Jidapa Suwannarurk & Ms Tuannuraainee Tohsoh, Faculty Member of Thaksin University, Thailand
  8. Wirayut Phonphotthanamat, Faculty Member of Ramkhamhaeng University, Thailand
  9. Nichanan Khankasikam, Students, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand
  10. Narada Mahattanapak & Ms.Nichakorn Tangbowornpichet, Students, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand
  11. David Plattner, CEO, Founder & Chief Visionary Officer, RainTrust Plantation LLC,U.S.A.
  12. Arlene L. Gonzales and Dr. Oleg Shipin, School of Environment, Resources, and Development (SERD), Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), Philippines
  13. Dr. Thirawat Jamkrajang, Mr. Banjong Chudpimai and Ms. Phornkanok Niyomsil, Student, Nation-Building Institute (NBI), Thailand



Academic Forum Breakout Track B-Majestic 10, Level 4


Moderator: Prof Dato Dr Rashila Ramli, Director, Institute of Malaysian & International Studies, The National University of Malaysia (UKM)



  1. Mr. Stanley Loh, CEO of World Capacity Builders, Canada
  2. Sheila Cheng, Head, School of Foundation Studies (SFS), Asia E-University
  3. Prof Paul Tae-Woo Lee, Director of Maritime Logistics and Free Trade Islands Research Center, Director of Institute of Maritime Logistics, Ocean College, Zhejiang University,China
  4. Thibault Danjou, Expert to the Directorate General on Research and Innovation of the EU Commission, France
  5. Pakarang Chuenjit, Faculty Member of Ramkhamhaeng University, Thailand
  6. Jarunee Wongsee , Researcher, Institute of Future Studies for Development, Thailand
  7. Taweechai Charoensedtasin, Research Director, Institute of Future Studies for Development, Thailand
  8. Kusuma Leelanarathiwat, Researcher, Social Science Association of Thailand
  9. Phra Woot Tongmun, Student, Nation-Building Institute (NBI),Thailand
  10. Meera Asmi, Managing Trustee, Nav Vanitha Niketan Charitable Trust,India
  11. Ms Chitralada Chaiya & Assoc. Prof. Dr. Mokbul Morshed Ahmad, Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), Thailand
  12. Helio Brites da Silva, School of Management, Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) and Dili Institute of Technology, Timor-Leste
  13. Assoc. Prof. Dr. Piyanus Ngernklay, Associate Professor of Ramkhamhaeng University, Thailand


Business Forum : How can the world benefit from the US-China Trade War-Side Majestic Ballroom (Level 2)


Moderator: Mr. Yee Wing Peng, Country Managing Director of Deloitte Malaysia



  1. E. Dr. Olarn Chaipravat, Former Deputy Prime Minister of Thailand
  2. Dr. Xiang Bing , Founding Dean and Professor of China Business and Globalization at Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business (CKGSB)
  3. Jayant Menon, Lead Economist of ADB
  4. Rajiv Bhanot, Managing Director of H2O Saver
  5. Andrew Khoo, Chairman and CEO of Malayan United Industries Berhad
  6. Vincent Wong, CEO of Mulia Global Sdn Bhd
  7. Tan Kay Vin, Executive Director, T7 Global Berhad
  8. Dato Ramesh Kodammal, Chairman of ASEAN-India Business Council


Closing Keynote Address


Group Photo & Afternoon Tea break


End of Conference

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