Asian Mensa Gathering 2012

The 2nd AMG (Asian Mensa Gathering) was held, great success, in Bali, Indonesia, on September (21-23), 2012, was attended 120 Mensans from 20 countries. Almost all programs of that event were held at Swiss Bell hotel Bay View, Sanur, Nusa Dua, Bali, Indonesia.

DAY 1 (Friday, September 21)

Opening Speeches:

– Sahat Simarmata, MM, CPMA, CFP (Chair of Mensa Indonesia)

– Elissa Rudolph, MA (Mensa International, Chair of American Mensa) and Matthias Moehl, MSc (Mensa International, Mensa Germany)

– Dr. Bayu Prawira Hie, MBA (Chair of the 2012 AMG Organizing Committee)

MC: Rismawati Silaban, SPsi.


– Aleksandra Borovic, BSc (Mensa Serbia): The VIN System

– Eszter Chrobacsinzky, MA (Mensa Hungary): A Mensa Volunteer’s Timeline 

– Vicki Herd, MBA, CMA, CPA (Mensa Canada): Team Dynamics-Improving Team Effectiveness

– Louise Steenekamp, MSc (Mensa South Africa): Mensa’s Evolving New Social Approach

– Roeland van Zeijst, MSc (Mensa The Netherlands): Why Conflicts Are Good and How We Can Get Better at Them

– Ariani Pradjasaputra, MSc (Mensa Indonesia): Bringing Indonesian Heritage Into Fashionable Art

Games and Puzzles :

– Dividend Games by Prakash Menon (Mensa Singapore)

– Cast Puzzles by Hisashi Niizuma (Mensa Japan)

– Sudoku by Low Keng Lok, BSc (Mensa Malaysia)


– Balinese Dance Lessons 

– Kecak Dance 

– Fashion show: A Touch of the Archipelago by Ariani Pradjasaputra (Mensa Indonesia)


DAY 2 (Saturday, September 22)

Keynote speech : 

His Excellency DR. HS Dillon (Presidential Envoy for Poverty Alleviation) : Mapping Brain-Way to Upgrade the Economy Status of the Poor

The speakers: 

– Dr Widjaja Lukito, Ph.D.: Biology and Medical Approach to Improve Brain Capacity and Capability

– Prof. Yohannes Surya, Ph.D.: Education and Stimulation for Champion Brains

– Eduardo Araral, Ph.D.: Preventing Brain Drain and Effectively Capitalize Country’s Brains

Moderator: Dr. Bayu Prawira Hie, MBA

MC: Rismawati Silaban, SPsi.

Press Conference

DAY 3 (Sunday, September 23)

Full-Day Tour: Uluwatu, Ubud, Tanah Lot

This AMG Sponsored by Schneider Electric and covered by more than 20 newspapers (national and local) and 3 television broadcasting stations.

The participants came from Asia and all over the world, such as Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, South Korea, Japan, Hongkong, China, India, Philippines, Pakistan (canceled), Australia, New Zealand, United States, Canada, Serbia, Hungary, The Netherlands, Germany, United Kingdom, and South Africa.

News about AMG 2012


Videos are courtesy of Mr. Patrick Khoo