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Alaxys [58th batch (2017 Autumn forum)] [Singapore]

Participating in 58th batch (2017 Autumn forum)Singapore

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A big shout-out from the little red dot called Singapore!

I'm writing this article on 18 August 2017, exactly one month from the official start date of the 58th IATSS Forum and to be honest, no words can describe how excited I am to be part of this amazing journey with 16 other exceptional participants from ASEAN.

ASEAN is not an unfamiliar region to me as my work revolves around helping Singapore companies understand the attractive investment opportunities in the nearby markets. I frequently work with local partners to plan and helm business missions leading a group of Singapore business leaders to visit ASEAN countries. In fact, either through my professional or personal endeavour, I have travelled to 7 incredible ASEAN countries so far. It has definitely been an enjoyable and fruitful experience during my visits, but I have always wanted to stay longer to understand the countries more from the cultural perspective. I cannot wait to learn from other participants on the rich cultures in their countries during this training programme.

Of course, I would also like to be an effective ambassador for Singapore. Growing up in this cosmopolitan city, access to culture can be limited. This will be a treasurable chance for me to reconnect with the intricate and unique culture of Singapore and share it with everyone I meet during the whole duration of the IATSS Forum. I am confident that the leadership skills and culture exposure I will be gaining from the programme will help me become a better person and professional in time to come.

To participants of the 58th IATSS Forum, I hope that we will become a closely-knit group and create many precious memories together.

To IATSS Forum secretariat, I am appreciative of the efforts you have put in to organise this programme. I hope that you will enjoy our presence just like how I am sure that the participants will enjoy the programme you have put together.

Cheers and I can’t wait to see everyone in Japan soon 

~ Alaxys @ Singapore