Local Business Development forum and workshop to focus on creating new demand, producing better results

Posted on  13/07/2017  |  Media Centre

Asia Inc Forum and its major partner Baiduri Bank will convene the 2017 Brunei Local Business Development (LBD) Program at the Radisson Hotel with an LBD Forum on Finding Opportunity in Challenging Times on 27 September and an LBD Workshop on Lean Startup Principles on 28 September.

The LBD Forum on 27 September is open to about 150 local business owners and managers, corporate executives and professionals, and aims to help them get better results for their businesses or departments.

The LBD Forum will feature highly-knowledgeable speakers from abroad who will be joined by Bruneian figures, some of whom will be making rare appearances onstage. The sessions are designed to stimulate creative thinking toward business prospects and difficulties, which will be complemented by inspiring real-life experiences and lessons. Creating uncontested market space, capturing more loyal customers, successfully taking an idea to reality, and what it takes to survive dark periods in business are some of the discussions which delegates can expect.

The highly-interactive LBD Workshop on 28 September will teach how to develop better offerings, test new ideas (even without a need for the extra budget), respond faster to signals from their markets, and provide better value for themselves and those they serve. To maximize learning and interaction, the workshop will accommodate only up to 40 delegates.

The LBD Workshop will be facilitated by a top Lean Principles coach from Southeast Asia who has mentored and scaled over 1,000 startups and large corporations in the region. Modules will go deep into proven Lean Startup Principles used by once-small disruptive enterprises who have become remarkably successful (think Uber and Airbnb for example) – methods embraced by today’s global industry leaders like GE, Qualcomm and Intuit.

“This year’s LBD Program is a product of collective feedback from previous years. The agenda and format of discussions are developed with the objective of helping local businesses achieve the results they seek,” says Andrew Dy, GM Regional Programs of Asia Inc Forum.

Asia Inc Forum’s LBD Program, now in its 11th year, is a platform for high-quality learning, sharing, and relationship-building, in support of the Government’s local business development and economic diversification strategies.

The LBD Program is supported by Borneo Bulletin as Media Partner and MMW as Creative Partner.

More information on the LBD Program 2017 is available from Ms Huda Sulaiman at Asia Inc Forum on phone 2226555 ext 12 or on the web at asiaincforum.com.

Photo: a business panel from one of Asia Inc Forum’s previous Brunei LBD Programs. The LBD Program imparts latest thinking on various aspects of business and entrepreneurship, generates insight, and equips business owners, corporate executives and professionals the tools and methods to improve their performance and outcomes. It supports the Brunei Government’s local business development and economic diversification strategies.