Newly installed PHILFEJA President, Ms. Junelyn Pagunsan and PHILFEJA Trustee Mr. Philip Sanvictores represented PHILFEJA at the ASCOJA Board of Governors preparatory meeting for the 2019 ASCOJA Convention held on June 22, 2019 at the Grand Palace Hotel in Luang Prabang, Laos. The meeting was organized by the Japan Alumni Organization of Laos (JAOL), led by its President, Dr. Panya Chanthavong.
All the ASCOJA Chapters were represented during the meeting, with the exception of BAJA (Brunei Association of Japan Alumni). Mr. Jiro Sato and Ms. Chikako Hagihara of the Asia Japan Alumni (ASJA) Secretariat, and Ms. Yuki Kamikawaji of the Embassy of Japan in Laos were also present.
The meeting tackled various matters relating to the forthcoming 25th ASCOJA Conference to be held from October 4 to 6, 2019 in Vientiane, the capital city of the Lao People’s Democratic Republic (Lao PDR), as follows:
- Venue: Donchan Palace Hotel, Vientiane
- 15th ASJA Symposium of Food Safety on October 4, 2019
- ASCOJA Governors’ Meeting
- Welcome Reception
- 25th ASCOJA Conference on “Sports for All” on October 5, 2019
- Dinner hosted by Japanese Ambassador to Lao PDR
- Sightseeing and Gala Dinner and Cultural Night on October 6, 2019
- ASCOJA Council Meeting
Each ASCOJA chapter will be invited to present relevant papers for discussion during the ASJA Symposium on Food Safety and the ASCOJA Conference themed Sports for All, focusing on each country’s preparations for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
JAOL allotted time for PHILFEJA to present plans for the 2020 ASJA-ASCOJA Symposium to be held in Manila in February 2020. Mr. Philip Sanvictores submitted the symposium prospectus which is entitled “Caught on FIRe (Fourth Industrial Revolution)”.
After the meeting, JAOL hosted an afternoon cruise of the Mekong River and dinner at a traditional restaurant at the river’s banks.