YEN-D Plus Calling Young Entrepreneurs – An All Expenses Paid to Thailand
By Alycia Lee
On 31 Jan 2019, I had a great opportunity to meet with Mr. Adul Chotinisakorn, Director General of Department of Foreign Trade, Ministry of Commerce of Thailand and his team at Four Seasons Hotel in Kuala Lumpur. They introduce the Young Entrepreneurs Network Development Program (Yen D-Program) to the Federation of Malaysian Manufacturers (FMM) and other local chambers and leading trade associations. The event was relevant and meaningful to FMMSMI, Youth and Entrepreneurship which I was among the representatives of the FMM working committee.
During the briefing session, we were enlightened with its main objective which aims to develop the Thailand-Malaysia economy on the basis of building and supporting new young entrepreneurs. This platform leads to creating a competitive advantage among entrepreneurs within the network to operate their business in a collaborative manner.
Apart from building a strong network for young entrepreneurs, it also expands their business perspective to invest in emerging business opportunity and formulate competitive strategies in different market situations to increase trading and investing collaboration. This is proven after a series of successful collaboration with Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam and Myanmar, Thailand is currently seeking collaboration with us through working with local trade associations and explore in any potential that could be a foundation to work on.
Another great point of this program is Thailand is sponsoring an All Expenses Paid to 30 young entrepreneurs to participate in this programme in Bangkok and Kanchanapuri Province. Those interested to register with Thai Embassy Kuala Lumpur and application ends on 26 April 2019. The programme helps to equip the participants’ frameworks and essential tools to their business strategy formulation in this digital era. I strongly believe this great starter pack is definitely a not to be missed opportunity for our local entrepreneurs to be successful and thrive in this fast-changing environment.
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