2019 KL Conference highlights



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TBN Asia shook up the social enterprise scene in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia during the fourth International conference (THEME – FIGHTING POVERTY THROUGH ENTERPRISE) on 6-7 May 2019. The conference brought together over 350 delegates,10 impact funds and banks and 40 exhibition booths, to tackle current local issues such as Refugees and Human trafficking and making social enterprises sustainable. This includes match-making and personal business consultation for entrepreneurs through activities like Impact Cafe, Impact Spectrum Board and networking with the exhibitors. 

Impact Cafe


Guest of Honor, Deputy Minister of Women, Family and Community Development, Ms Hannah Yeoh, and Keynote Speaker, Former President of GIC, Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund, Mr Lim Siong Guan kicked-off the conference with stirring speeches, and our 33 guest speakers discussed the theme

  1. Social Impact Funds
  2. Human Trafficking and Social Enterprise (Anchored by JP Morgan)
  3. From Philanthropy to Sustainability
  4. Women Social Entrepreneurs
  5. Inter-faith Collaboration
  6. Financial and Social Inclusion
  7. Renewables

756922f2-b4f3-4c20-af6e-e51395ce5bcbTBN Asia Conference debuts in Malaysia!

b0362673-e60b-409a-be30-c80a5f2a7947In addition to the main panel discussions, young entrepreneurs from 2 major universities competed in a Student Pitching Session moderated and judged by a panel of Impact Investors and business coaches, while 30 business owners gathered for ANDE’s Accelerator Meeting to discuss business scalability. 

Many participants have already begun to explore partnerships and projects within their own communities and there was an overwhelming request for TBN Asia Conference KL 2020 in which participating organizations have committed as key local partners for the event. 

62e4d8c9-c2f2-4711-b722-3a4698448e30TBN Asia thanks all supporters, partners and sponsors who have helped build up the ecosystem for change and support in both Indonesia and Malaysia.





ff14b04b-d011-4852-91b6-07195252ff01Delegates attend 5 Impact Trips around KL after the conference. (Left to right: EPIC Homes, Earth Heir, Dignity for Children, Dialogue in the Dark, and IDEAS Academy) 

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After a 2 year run in Jakarta, TBN Asia Conference now tread new waters in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia for 2019. We would like to warmly invite you to join us there as we continue to fight poverty through enterprise! More details are forthcoming and this time, we are targeting 20 funds, 300 delegates and 40 exhibition booths, not to mention specially curated impact cafe sessions and at least 3 impact trips immediately as part of the experience of the conference.

6 – 7 May 2019

Sheraton Imperial Kuala Lumpur:

Jalan Sultan Ismail, Chow Kit, 50250 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Tel: (+65)62222 777

Email: Info@tbn.asia

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Sponsor Our Conference

We have come so far with the tremendous support of our partners, sponsors and volunteers. But we still need your continuous support to fight poverty through enterprise. If you are interested to be a sponsor, kindly fill up our sponsorship form and email it to info@tbn.asia

What Our Conference Participants Have to Say

My expertise is in mentoring and coaching (for businesses) and I was able to connect and contribute to social enterprises for the underprivileged. Through such platforms, we can energise and leverage on each other’s strengths.

A UTAMA, Business Consultant

This conference has reminded me of this larger Eco-system of Impact Investors beyond social entrepreneurship.


It is eye-opening  to meet people from various backgrounds, to connect and make a difference in the community.

CAROL ONG, Teacher

Like-minded people with a similar vision (fighting poverty through enterprise) need to stay connected and this is a great platform to do so.

FABIANO FRANZ, Business owner

It was great to meet other business owners and talk about the same challenges we face in our industry. It helps remind us that we are not facing these problems alone.

JOHN AUXILLOS, Business owner

We run accelerator programs throughout Africa and Asia, and TBN Asia Conferences allows us to be able to collaborate with other partners and supporters of social enterprise.

MICHAEL HOFFMAN, Program Director

This is very unique platform which is able to bring together different stakeholders to foster connections to create impact.

MR CLIFFORD EU, COO of Eu Yan Sang International

There are many opportunities to get people to connect and accomplish things at TBN.

MR SUNIT SHRESTHA, Founder & Managing Director of ChangeFusion Thailand