Tuesday, January 22, 2019

ALF 11, Conference 2019 in Colombo, Sri Lanka

The Asia Liberty Forum (ALF) 2019 will be held in a month in Sri Lanka. ALF is mainly sponsored by the Atlas Network and co-sponsored by a local free market think tank. This year, the local sponsor will be the Advocata Institute, based in Colombo.

Some good speakers, below. I know Razeen Sally since nearly a decade ago, in past Economic Freedom Network (EFN) Asia conferences.

Other speakers are from Atlas (Linda Whetstone, Brad Lips, Tom Palmer, Lyall Swim, Matt Warner, Casey Pifer), Rainer Heufers and Anthea Haryoko of CIPS in Jakarta, Aira Azhari of IDEAS in KL, Bryan Cheang of Adam Smith Center in Singapore, Dhanna Fernando of Advocata.

Roy Spencer - Conscious Capitalism, USA
Khaliun Chimeddorj - Silk Road Foundation (SRF), Mongolia
Basanta Adhikari - Bikalpa, Nepal
Luis Miranda - Centre for Civil Society (CCS), India
Ronald Meinardus - Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom (FNF), India
Ganeshan Wignaraja - Lakshman Kadirgamar Institute of International Relations and Strategic Studies, Sri Lanka
Mirsuljan Namazaliev - Central Asian Free Market Institute (CAFMI), Kyrgyz Republic
Scott (Sungchull) Kim - Teach North Korean Refugees (TNKR), South Korea.
(See, https://www.atlasnetwork.org/events/asia-regional-liberty-forum/starring/)

The last EFN Asia conference was held in 2016 in Manila. EFN 2015 was held in Thimphu, Bhutan, EFN 2014 and 2012 in Hong Kong, EFN 2013 in Bangkok, EFN 2011 in KL, EFN 2010 in Jakarta. There was no more EFN Asia conference since 2017 as the major speakers and participants tend to overlap with ALF's participants and speakers.

The ALF annual conferences started in 2013 then 2014, both held in Delhi and co-sponsored by CCS. I participated in ALF 2015 in Kathmandu, Nepal; ALF 2016 in KL, ALF 2017 in Mumbai, ALF 2018 in Jakarta. FNF became one of the major sponsors of ALF, perhaps since 2013.

My participation in ALF 2015 was mainly sponsored by Media 9/Business 360 in Kathmandu, thanks to Charu Chadha. My attendance in ALF 2016 to 2018 was sponsored by EFN Asia/FNF, thanks to Siggi and Pett.

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