Royal Institute holds forum on Asean

 More than two hundred professionals of various disciplines from all over the world attended and witnessed Royal Institution (RI) Singapore’s 4th Global Congress and Conferment Ceremony on  “ASEAN Integration 2015: Challenges & Directions on Business & Industry, Education and Public Administration” recently  at the Manila Hotel.

Former Mayor Alfredo S. Lim, led the opening along with Dr. Samuel M. Salvador, Vice President for Academic Affairs of the Polytechnic University of the Philippines and Honorary Fellow of the Royal Institution, Singapore. 

The congress was addressed  by  Dr. Nona Ricafort, former Commissioner of Commission on Higher Education, Nhan Nguyen, Founder and Managing Partner of BDG Asia, from Vietnam, Dr. Ethel Agnes Valenzuela, Senior Specialist of SEAMEO-INNOTECH and Hon. Alfredo Lim, former Senator and City of Manila Mayor.  Dr. Ricafort delivered the keynote address examining the impact of ASEAN Integration 2015 on the three sectors: Business & Industry, Education and Public Administration.

The three other distinguished speakers shared their insights on  the Asean  common market  in  the Business and Industry, the Education and the Public Administration sectors.

Following the congress conferment rites were helkd for  Dr. Francisco V. Tankiang, the first Filipino President of the ASEAN Tourism Association, former Philippine Commercial Attache’ of the Embassy of the Philippines to Spain and the current President of Royal Travels Inc., as an Honourary Fellow of the Royal Institution, Singapore. 

This is the highest and the most prestigious award and recognition bestowed by the Royal Institution.  145 local and international professionals were then conferred the titles of Research Fellow, Fellow (Life), Fellow, Senior Member and Member of the Royal Institution, Singapore.

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