About the event

APPPF brings together academia, the private sector, and the government to deliberate on how to foster joint dialogue and enhance the linkage between the private sector and higher education institutions, as well as engagement with the public sector. The Forum provides an opportunity for the business community and academia to engage and share ideas related to nurturing skills for youth employment and promoting entrepreneurial culture. The forum will also provide an opportunity to build networks and partnerships that will inspire synergies and joint future ventures among different actors for sustainable regional development and integration.

The forum shall consist of exhibitions, panel discussions, plenary keynote presentations, and a high-level interaction session with partners. The panel and plenary sessions will be structured into five sub-themes namely;

a) Skills Development for Graduate Employability

b) Academia-Industry Partnership: Experiences and Practices

c) Innovation and Technology Transfer Practices

d) Nurturing Youth Talent and Catalysing Digital Skills

e) Intellectual Property (IP) Management and Harnessing Cultural Heritage and Indigenous Knowledge