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News about exploreASEAN 2016 - 2017

The Preparatory Trip 2018 - Last stop in Vietnam!

With Ho Chi Minh City, the project team visited the last destination of this year’s preparatory trip. From the 8th until 11th January, Kaltrina and Caroline discovered the long and extraordinary history of Vietnam, whilst getting closer to the country’s way of doing business. This trip to Vietnam provided the project team with valuable insights into ASEAN’s financial market, tech community and the cultural disparities between Southeast Asia and Switzerland. Nevertheless, new interesting collaboration with the first co-working space in Ho Chi Minh City and the social non-profit enterprise KOTO could be further established

The Preparatory Trip 2018 - Indonesia calling!

After the eventful journey in Singapore, the project team headed to Jakarta, Indonesia for a trip of two days. Two main highlights awaited Caroline and Kaltrina during their stay in this vivid and dynamic city: The ASEAN Secretariat and the meeting with Sandmaster’s CEO, Mr Erwin Spichtig.

The Preparatory Trip 2018

On 3 January 2018, Kaltrina Buqa and Caroline Niederhauser from the exploreASEAN project team started their preparatory trip, where they will have the opportunity to meet and exchange with business experts which have extensive knowledge of the South East Asian market.

Their journey of 9 days will take them to Singapore, Jakarta and Ho-Chi-Minh City.

Announcement Main-Joint Partner

Together with Focus India Insight China and connectUS we are thrilled to announce our main-joint partner Blaser Swisslube. We highly appreciate the invaluable support and commitment given!

Update Collaboration IdeskPro

Last week, part of our collaboration with iDeskPro Malco Messerli ended. During the last two years, he supported our project with countless hours of assistance and helped to build up our project from scratch.

Communication Team 2018

We are very happy to announce that Valerie Adam and Jasmin Tobler have been selected as the Communication Team to complete exploreASEAN!

We look forward working with you and grow together with the challenges to come.

Read more here about our new team members.

Application PR Team 2017/18

Are you interested to discover South East Asia and do you have communication, social media and IT skills?

We are looking for motivated and talented team members.

If you want to take on this unique opportunity to be a part of the PR Team in exploreASEAN 2018 apply here!

Review exploreASEAN 2016/2017

The next edition of exploreASEAN is just getting started. But before it begins, read now about the highlights of the past 12 months and the best rated activities during the onsite seminar in Southeast Asia of exploreASEAN 2016-2017.

Impressions of the celebration of the 50th anniversary of the ASEAN community

It is already two weeks ago since the Ambassadors of the Philippines, Vietnam and Indonesia, as well as representatives of the embassies of Thailand and Malaysia visited the campus of the FHWN for the event “ASEAN – One identity, multi traits”.

Interview Minister Counsellor Mr Hendra Halim

Building bridges between Indonesia and Switzerland

The relationship between students of the project team exploreASEAN and Indonesia began with the acceptance of the invitation by H.E. Linggawaty Hakim, the Ambassador of the Republic of Indonesia to Switzerland, for the preparatory seminar at the FHNW in Olten.

The Minister Counsellor of the Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia, Mr Hendra Halim, and the project team of exploreASEAN had been in contact over several weeks to organize his appearance at the preparatory seminar on Monday, 13 February 2017. Watch here the interview with Mr Hendra Halim about Indonesia!


50 years ASEAN

ASEAN celebrates its 50th anniversary with exploreASEAN

How much do you know about ASEAN and its 50 years of history? Read on our website to get a brief insight and be ready to learn more during the special event hosted by exploreASEAN on 6 of June 2017.

Application Project Managers

exploreASEAN is looking for new project managers!

Please note that the application period is over.

Fellow students!

Are you a disciplined and persistent person seeking an opportunity to challenge your managing skills? We are seeking new project managers that carry our vision "Building Bridges for Young Talents" forward!

News from the region

exploreASEAN raising awareness in the region of Zofingen

On May 9th 2017 emerged an exploreASEAN article on the very first page of the “Regio-section” of the local newspaper called Zofinger Tagblatt.

A big thank you to Beat Kirchhofer and Zofinger Tagblatt for dedicating a page to the exploreASEAN student project of the FHNW.

Have a read through the article and learn more about exploreASEAN!

Closing workshop with honorable experts!

A workshop at the Continental Saigon Hotel was organized beforehand consisting of a roundtable discussion with numerous company representatives such as Mr Philipp Nüesch from Straumann and Mr Othmar Hardegger, Consul General for Switzerland in Vietnam and many more.

2 explore 2 Swiss SME’s in Vietnam; Jakob Saigon Ltd and Fontina Viet Nam

After previously having visited local Vietnamese companies and their premises in My Tho, last Thursday, we were ready to visit Swiss companies operating in Vietnam. Firstly, Jakob Saigon LTD strengthening the bond between CH and VN, and secondly, Fontina Viet Nam setting an example why Vietnam is the place to be for a pottery designing firm.

My Tho - local businesses and the fascinating Mekong Delta river

After the day off in Ha Long Bay, an insightful Sea food processing company and a seafood farming site were explored, the delegation had the chance to learn more about the Vegetigi Tien Giang Fruit and Vegetable JSC fruit processing and exporting company. By experiencing the local and traditional production of tasteful food products and handmade artwork in the heart of the Mekong river, the explorers had a taste of culture and business in one place

Xin Chào Việt Nam!

Following our insightful visits in Singapore and Indonesia, the explorers made it to our final destination: Vietnam! Hanoi- the charming capital welcomed us with nice weather on our arrival this Thursday. Here, the explorers have the chance to discover the rich culture of Vietnam as well as continue to expand their knowledge and network from the upcoming company visits.

The explorers`s and their first bridge built in Indonesia

After gathering first impressions in the City of Jakarta and visiting the Dusun Bamboo Park near Bandung, the official exploreASEAN program in Indonesia has started.

In the heart of the ASEAN community and business networking in Jakarta

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) was founded on the 8 of August 1967. Since then, the community has grown from five to ten member states and with it, many opportunities for their population. Today, ASEAN identifies itself with the motto: “One Vision, One Identity, One Community”. We had the honor to visit the ASEAN secretariat in Jakarta. For the afternoon, the Swiss Business Forum kindly invited us for lunch at the Grand Sheraton Hotel, where we had the possibility to network with Swiss and Indonesian business people.

Our visit at the ASEAN secretariat

What an honor to be invited by the ASEAN secretariat! They even posted pictures from us on their Facebook page and wrote a short report of our visit. Thank you very much for the insightful day and the great discussion. Click here to read the report from today on their Facebook page.

exploreASEAN goes to Indonesia for the first time!

In our second year of running, Indonesia is a completely new destination for exploreASEAN! In the largest country of the ASEAN region, the explorers are excited to receive business insights, expand their network as well as experience the diverse culture of Indonesia.

The explorers and the research fields to be investigated!

After the start of the onsite seminar, the exploreASEAN delegation is able to deepen their knowledge here in Southeast Asia for their research papers. Those papers encompass contemporary challenges affecting ASEAN countries in a total of 11 different topics.

A safe flight and a great start into the onsite seminar 2016-2017

After arriving safely on the 6th of April in the evening in Singapore, we had the chance to relax after a full day of travelling from Switzerland to Southeast Asia. For the next morning, the two first company visits of this year’s onsite seminar at Leica Geosystems Technologies Pte Ltd and at the ETH Future City Laboratory were waiting for us.

exploreASEAN is all set - the onsite starts today!

Following the slogan “Building Bridges for Young Talents”, the explorers are, thanks to the FHNW and numerous partners, in store of discovering three highly diverse countries making up a total of 7 different cities to be visited by the exploreASEAN delegation 2016-2017.

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Focus India in Mumbai

The purpose of the Project Team’s preparatory trip from January 2nd – 12th 2018 is getting a first impression of India, meeting the partner companies we intend to visit with our 27-strong delegation (consisting of 23 students and 4 professors) on our onsite seminar in March/April, organizing suitable transfer options, and checking out accommodation and [...]

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Focus India in Pune

The purpose of the Project Team’s preparatory trip from January 2nd – 12th 2018 is getting a first impression of India, meeting the partner companies we intend to visit with our 27-strong delegation (consisting of 23 students and 4 professors) on our onsite seminar in March/April, organizing suitable transfer options, and checking out accommodation and [...]

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Focus India in Bangalore

The purpose of the Project Team’s preparatory trip from January 2nd – 12th 2018 is getting a first impression of India, meeting the partner companies we intend to visit with our 27-strong delegation (consisting of 23 students and 4 professors) on our onsite seminar in March/April, organizing suitable transfer options, and checking out accommodation and [...]

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