The Indonesia International Conference on Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Small Business (IICIES) recently held its annual meeting, themed Social Impact of Technological Innovation and Entrepreneurship in the New Era of Asean Economic Community, at the Hotel Benilde Maison de La Salle.
Organized by the Bandung-based Center for Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Leadership (CIEL) of the School of Business and Management (SBM) of Institut Teknologi Bandung, the oldest technology-oriented university in Indonesia, the annual event, now on its eighth year, provides public and corporate training in the areas of leadership, entrepreneurship, and creativity and innovation. The institution is also active in providing company research and corporate social responsibility activities in these areas.
Speakers for the affair included Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship in School of Business and Management Institut Teknologi Bandung Dr. Dwi Larso, Creative Entrepreneur Sabar Situmorang, Managing Director of Eurekloud VJ Africa, former CEO of Ogilvy & Mather Philippines Peachy Pacquing, and Associate Dean of the New Media Studies programs of the School of Design and Arts at the De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde (DLS-CSB) Abigail Cabanilla.
Launched in Indonesia in 2009, IICIES has gathered numerous international experts in their respective fields and thousands of multinational participants from across the world. It has always involved the three pillars in the process of technology commercialization and small business empowerment: academics, business and government. Research is focused on the areas of entrepreneurship, creativity and innovation, management of technology, leadership, and managing small business and start-up.
Meanwhile, the Benildean Student Envoys, ambassadors dedicated to fulfilling DLS-CSB’s needs in external linkages and special functions, volunteered as support staff. These role models are selected from the pool of the college’s top achievers and are champions of goodwill and leadership in-and-off-campus.