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On behalf of everyone at Sasin School of Management, I look forward to welcoming you to the Eduniversal World Convention 2019. This year, we will be meeting in beautiful, dynamic Bangkok—the gateway city to Southeast Asia. Our region is experiencing rapid economic growth, across a range of business sectors, and a surge in start-up activity.

Thailand, apparently, also has the longest average time per person spent on the mobile internet and is, I’m told, the YouTube capital of the world! It’s the perfect place for our theme, Transformation and Creativity in a Hyperconnected World.

Sasin School of Management, established in 1982, came up with an innovative solution to a unique challenge: how to build a world-class, English-language business school from scratch to provide companies in Thailand and the region with the management talent they required to grow and expand.

Our founders’ brilliant insight was to collaborate with two of the top business schools in the US (Kellogg and Wharton) and “borrow” their faculty members to teach our courses. In other words, Sasin provided our students access to our partner schools’ assets, thereby anticipating the Exponential Organization concept by more than thirty years!

It was a business model that worked so well, it soon became the standard for programs around the world. It was a creative approach to a new problem and helped transform the business school landscape in Thailand and in many countries.

Sasin has continued our tradition of collaboration until today: 60% of our courses are still taught by visiting professors, and we have expanded our international partnerships through exchange programs, dual degree programs, and Action Learning Labs with schools such as MIT Sloan School of Management, and Fudan University’s School of Management.

At the same time, we have embraced sustainability through entrepreneurial mindset as the central component of all our programs. Unless businesses transform creatively, and implement sustainable business practices, our legacy to future generations will be dire. It’s simply an essential if society, as we know it, is to survive and to thrive.

Sasin’s motto is inspire.connect.transform. We hope that your participation in this conference in October will inspire you with great ideas; help you connect with old friends, new contacts, and global problems; and transform your thinking and your mindset as we all face the challenges of our 21st century world.

Professor Ian Fenwick, Ph.D. Director, Sasin School of Management

Sasin School of Management is an AACSB and EQUIS accredited business school founded in 1982 through a partnership among Chulalongkorn University and the Kellogg School of Management and the Wharton Business School. Sasin became the first school in Thailand to receive AACSB accreditation in 2010 and the first to receive EQUIS EFMD accreditation in 2010.

Sasin is conveniently located on the Chulalongkorn University campus in the heart of Bangkok, Thailand. Established in 1917, Chulalongkorn University is Thailand’s oldest and most prestigious academic institution. The campus is close to major office and shopping centers such as MBK Center, Siam Paragon, and Central World. The sky-train and metro are just about 5-10 minutes walking distance or a few minutes by Chulalongkorn University's free shuttle service.

Bangkok is an exciting and modern metropolis. As the most visited city in the world, the gateway to ASEAN and one of the most dynamic cities in Southeast Asia, it is busy, intense, vibrant and one of the most international cities in the region.

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