The Future Impact Leaders Programme 2023 successfully concluded its overseas visits in Singapore and Malaysia. Throughout the past week, we had the privilege of organizing immersive experiences in these two vibrant countries, showcasing the potential for positive youth development through mutual learnings and collaborations.
One of the standout moments of this transformative journey was the visit to the LinkedIn APAC Headquarter in Singapore, where participants engaged in a captivating Social Impact Dialogue. This platform facilitated thought-provoking discussions on leveraging technology and digital platforms to address social challenges and create lasting impact. The enthusiasm and passion displayed by the LinkedIn team in championing social initiatives left a lasting impression on our participants.
In addition to this, we facilitated participation in the Business and Philanthropy Forum 2023, an influential platform in Asia that promotes Wealth for Good and Business for Good among wealth owners and capital influencers. Our delegates also had the opportunity to explore the Urban Redevelopment Authority in Singapore, delving into the fascinating realms of heritage conservation and community development. They gained insights into the significance of preserving cultural heritage while driving sustainable urban growth, fostering a sense of belonging, and empowering local communities. The efforts made by the Urban Redevelopment Authority to create vibrant and inclusive spaces left our participants inspired.
Furthermore, our journey led us to the National Gallery Singapore, immersing ourselves in the captivating world of inclusive experience design. The unwavering commitment of the Gallery to accessibility and creating meaningful experiences for diverse audiences was truly commendable. It reinforced the notion that art has the power to transcend boundaries, stimulate dialogue, and foster social cohesion.
To encourage participants to learn more about the opportunities within ASEAN and the advantages of Hong Kong in the regional market, we arranged a visit to the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office (HKETO) in Singapore. We were honored to have Mr. Owin Fung, the Director of HKETO in Singapore, share valuable insights with us.
The delegation also visited Kuala Lumpur, where they had the opportunity to meet with directors and representatives from the InvestKL, and to learn about the progress of digital transformation in Malaysia, further enriching their knowledge of the regional business landscape.
Furthermore, the delegates enjoyed the Regional Youth Impact Dialogue with the representatives from Malaysian Social Project, ASEAN Youth Organisation, PEMIMPIN GSL and another youth leader Natalia on their impact journeys, common challenges as well as other important topics such as the concerns on mental health.
In addition to the professional engagements, the delegates had the opportunity to immerse themselves in the local culture and enjoy the warm hospitality of the locals during a thematic dinner and cultural exploration in Kuala Lumpur. The thematic dinner held between Kuala Lumpur and Hong Kong would have provided the delegates with a unique dining experience complemented by a scenic view. The dinner would have served as an ideal platform for engaging conversations among the peers. As delegates from both Kuala Lumpur and Hong Kong, they would have had the opportunity to exchange ideas, share experiences, and discuss topics related to their respective cities, allowing them to exchange ideas and insights while enjoying the beautiful surroundings.
We would like to express our heartfelt gratitude to our partners and friends who made our time in Singapore and Malaysia possible. Together, we are laying the foundation for a future where smart cities, social innovation, and the digital realm converge for the betterment of our communities.