ASEAN Sustainable Business Forum & Expo  (ASBF&EXPO)


The first time in Asia, policy-makers with the best and frontier of corporations, civil society organizations and partners on sustainability will share their visions and demonstrate sustainable modalities to fulfil the objective of Sustainable Development for the future generations.

Regional Platform for national policy-makers, ASEAN and beyond, to showcase countries’ progresses and successes on sustainable development, from policies to implementation in accordance with key sustainable development goals’ indicators and to exchange learning experiences.

ASBF & EXPO creates more dialogues on SDGs between inter-government, policy makers, and business sectors to exchange and showcase sustainable business modalities and practices to trade partners and sustainable value chain stakeholders. To present Civil Society Organizations’ evidence based modalities to demonstrate their contribution to sustainable development.

When: From World Environmental Day to World Ocean Day and Global Wellness Day 5th June to 8th June 2019

Where: IMPACT Exhibition and Convention Center, Bangkok Thailand

Organized by:

Agriculture and Food Marketing Association for Asia and the Pacific (AFMA)


An inter-government, not-for-profit organization in association with Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (

Co-organized by: UN ESCAP Sustainable Business Network (ESBN)

Theme: Sustainable Business for Future Generations: From TALK to TRADE

Commitment: ‘Zero Waste & Neutral Carbon Footprint’

Sustainable Consumption and Production: from Waste to Wealth

Forum: Topics and Modalities:


  • Sustainable Business for future generations

  • Zero waste: from Waste to Wealth

  • Sustainable Trade and Investment: trade facilitations to reduce inequality

  • Sustainable Energy for responsible production and sustainable cities

  • Sustainable Food and Farming: Food safety and ending micronutrients hunger from sustainable food production/food loss and waste prevention

  • Climate action sustainable farming

  • Sustainable Water: from water footprints to sustainable consumption

  • Women and LGBT Entrepreneur: trade with gender equality

  • Sustainable Tourism: Responsible tourism to exchange experience and benefit countries’ GDP

  • Sustainable Health and Beauty: Global wellness begins with sustainability

  • Sustainable Finance: investment through green finance

  • Sustainable Fashion:design philosophy and trend of sustainability

  • Sustainable Branding



  • ASEAN National pavilions to showcase modalities and trade facilitation

  • European pavilions to showcase sustainable consumption and production

  • China National Pavilion

  • India National Pavilion

  • Corporate pavilions

  • MSME showcases

  • Sustainable Investment and Innovations

  • Social Return on Investment by Civil Society Organizations





  • ASEAN Policy makers

  • Business sectors and investors

  • MSMEs and Smallholder farmers

  • Civil Society Organizations

  • Global citizens and future generations



Invitation to Co-create:

  • Modalities for Sustainability

  • Panel discussions

  • Innovations for Sustainable Development

  • International trade and business matching


How to partner:

  • To co-create

  • To co-organize

  • To showcase sustainable business modalities

  • To participate and contribute to trade facilitation dialogue


To partner and co-create:

Sustainable Agro Food Platform

FAO ANNEX Building

202/1 Lan Luang Road,

Pomprabsatrupai, Bangkok 10100



+662 282 3136-7 ext 110

+6684 678 4255

+6693 110 1308

+6688 851 3560

Forum Partners:


  • UN ESCAP Sustainable Business Network (ESBN)

  • United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE)

  • Ministry of Commerce of the Kingdom of Thailand

  • Ministry of Food, the People's Republic of Bangladesh

  • State Administration of Grain, the People's Republic of China

  • Food Corporation of India

  • National Cooperative Development Corporation,  the Republic of India

  • Central Warehousing Corporation, the Republic of India

  • National Institute of Agricultural Marketing,  the Republic of India

  • National Agricultural Cooperative Federation, the Republic of Korea

  • Federal Agricultural Marketing Authority, Malaysia

  • Mekong Institute