Daichi Konuma (Keynote)

Co-Founder and CEO, Cross Fields

Plenary Speakers


Dr. Dessy Aliandrina Dessy Aliandrina

Executive Director, SociopreneurID

Mr. Suran Maharjan

Programme Manager – Youth, VSO Nepal

Ms. Phoebe Carrera

Corporate Social Responsibility Manager, TELUS International Philippines Inc.

Dr. Omar Chowdhury

Chief Executive Officer, Centre for Development Services (CDS)

Mr. Khurshid Khan

Senior Programme Manager, VSO

Mr. Anna Charly Jeyaraj

Director - International Volunteer Programs, Habitat for Humanity India


This conference runs through all 5 days from 11 - 15 november 2019.
We also provide free lunch and coffee break in each day. View Full Program
Day 1
12 Nov 2019
Day 2
13 Nov 2019
Day 3
14 Nov 2019
Day 4
15 Nov 2019

Opening Ceremony

Opening Ceremony Address: Kylee Bates
Keynote address: Mr. Daichi Konuma Co-Founder and CEO Cross fields
Kylee Bates
Daichi Konuma (Keynote)

Plenary Session

Topic: Unlocking the Power of Volunteering - what are the locks and what is the power

Moderator: Hattaya Wongsaengpaiboon, Volunteering for Development, technical lead at VSO

Speakers: Ms.Flora Chung, CEO, Agency for Volunteer Service Agency Hong Kong
Kinjal Jain, Deputy Manager - Community Services at Tata Sustainability Group, India
Kinjal Jain
Ms Chung Woon Fan, Flora
Hattaya Wongsaengpaiboon

Plenary Session

Topic: Simple but not simpler - What are the global standards of volunteering and why do we need them?

Presentation: Introduction of the Global Standards for Volunteering by Rahim Hassanali, Volunteering Leadership Manager at VSO, UK

Moderator: Rahim Hassanali

Speakers: Prof. Grace Aguiling Dalisay, System Director at Ugnayan ng Pahinungód, University of the Philippines
Rahim Hassanali

Plenary Session

Topic: Flipping the SDGs conversation - How volunteering can contribute to sustainable development and what is happening in the region?

Moderator: Ms.Manon Bennier , Regional Portfolio Manager,UNV Asia Pacific Office

Speakers: Ms.Adrienne Picone, Chief Executive Officer ,Volunteering Australia
Professor Virasakdi Chongsuvivatwong, Executive Director, Institute of Research and Development for Health of Southern Thailand
Professor Virasakdi Chongsuvivatwong
Ms.Adrienne Picone

Plenary Session

Topic: Stronger together - What is the benefit of collaboration? What are the barriers? How do partnerships help to unlock the power of volunteering?

Moderator: Sachal Aneja, Asia-Pacific Corporate Engagement Manager ,VSO

Speakers: Mr.Vichian Phongsathon, Chairman, Khon Thai Foundation
Ms. Michelle Kitney, Chief Executive, Volunteering New Zealand
Ms. Heekyung Jo Min
Sachal Aneja
Mr.Vichian Phongsathon
Michelle Kitney


Regional Conference
350.00 USD

Attendance at all Conference sessions

Conference material

3-days lunch

Refreshments during breaks

Gala Dinner



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Youth Conference
85.00 USD

Attendance at all Conference sessions

Conference material

2-days lunch

Refreshments during breaks

(The youth conference is open to individuals between 18-25 years old)


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Youth & Regional Conference
210.00 USD

Attendance at all Conference sessions

Conference material

5-days lunch

Refreshments during breaks

Gala Dinner

(The youth conference is open to individuals between 18-25 years old)

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Swissotel Bangkok Ratchada
IAVE Asia Pacific Regional Volunteer Conference 2019 will be held at Swissotel Bangkok Ratchada (previously named Swissotel le Concorde Bangkok), a luxurious 5-star hotel located in Bangkok’s new thriving central business and entertainment district.
+66 2694


The 16th IAVE Asia Pacific Volunteer Conference is made possible by following sponsors.
We would like to sincerely thank all our sponsors for your contribution to this event.