Business China Youth Forum 2022

Trailblazers in a Turbulent World: Navigating Uncertainties in ASEAN and China

Business China Youth Forum (BCYF) has been organised in tandem with the FutureChina Global Forum (FCGF) since 2019 by the BCYC members. It aims to bring together youths in the ASEAN-China region to discuss in-depth critical issues and trends which are of interest to youths, and to provide the latest updates on exciting developments in China. This year, the forum will focus on three key trends in the ASEAN-China region:

  • Opportunities for Youths in Metaverse and Web 3.0
  • Youth Efforts in Environmental Sustainability
  • Leveraging Technology to Enhance Food Security

Having emerged from a global pandemic, youths have explored novel ways to approach new problems, and have harnessed new opportunities that champion social good and economic advancements. They are well-set to be the trailblazers of our increasingly volatile world, where regional ties are scrutinised, business landscapes reimagined and societies change at an unprecedented rate.

What does Web 3.0 have to offer to youths? What are the opportunities of the metaverse? Conversely, what are the challenges of the metaverse? What are some key policies adopted by governments in promoting sustainability? How can technology be leveraged to enhance food security? This year's theme reflects the pertinence of these questions, especially in a post-pandemic era. More than ever, the youth have firmly demonstrated that they are not just the “nation’s future”, but also a generation who can shape the present. Join us as we delve into the complexities of our volatile region as global citizens.

BCYF 2022 marks the return of physical attendees; limited seats are available, so register now. There will also be a concurrent online broadcast.

Sign up by 29 September!

7 October 2022, Friday

1330 - 1345

Opening Address by Guest of Honour

Chee Hong Tat, Senior Minister of State, Ministry of Finance & Ministry of Transport

1345 - 1350

MOU signing ceremony

1350 - 1400

Keynote Speech

Leong Ming Hao, Co-founder of Averplas Ptd Ltd & Class B Foreign Expert by Shenzhen Administration Of Foreign Experts Affairs, Lead actor for blockbusters “Love Matters” & “I not stupid 2”

1400 - 1500

Plenary Discussion - Dawn of the Metaverse: Applications of Web 3.0 in Forging Opportunities


  • Miao Shi Ming, Founder, WABC Foundation
  • Yeang Cheng Ling, DBS CIO Senior Investment Strategist
  • Calvin Neo, Head of Business Development, InterOpera


  • Ulric Teo, Member, Business China Youth Chapter

1500 - 1600

Plenary Discussion - Putting the Wind in Youths' Sails: Efforts in Driving Environmental Sustainability


  • Tan Jun Han, Deputy CEO, Tianjin Eco-City
  • Mayur Singh, Co-founder, Green Collective
  • Lester Leong, Co-founder, Gush

1600 - 1630


1630 - 1730

Plenary Discussion - A New Alternative: Insights from Youths Leveraging Technology to Improve Food Security


  • Ibnur Rashad, Founder & Director, GUILD: Ground-Up Innovation Labs for Development
  • Aaron Chua, CEO & Co-Founder, Fisheroo
  • Shawn Keh, General Manager (Singapore), Haofood


  • Elaine Lee, Scientific Fellow, Big Idea Ventures

1730 - 1745

Keynote Speech


  • Vivian Lim, Lead Curator, TEDxSingapore; Co-founder, GEN and CEO of The Idea Co

1745 - 1800

Closing Address


  • Tin Pei Ling, CEO, Business China

End of Programme