FORUM of the Year "CEO FORUM at Thailand’s BOI FAIR 2011"

By Thailand Board Of Investment, PRNE
Tuesday, September 27, 2011

BANGKOK, September 28, 2011 -

BOI Fair 2011 “Going Green for the Future”, Thailand’s giant international fair, will be held between 10 and 25 November 2011 on 240,000 square metres of space at the Impact Exhibition Center, Muang Thong Thani in Nonthaburi Province, which adjoins Bangkok.  This major event is part of the nationwide celebrations of his Majesty the King’s 84th birthday.  It will include not only exhibits of products and services but also major conferences and seminars.

One aspect of the BOI Fair 2011 that will play a great role in enhancing confidence in Thailand and Thai industry among global investors will be the CEO Forum, a conference for business leaders from all over the world, to be held on 10 November 2011, the opening day of the BOI Fair. The BOI has organised this event in cooperation with the Thailand Convention & Exhibition Bureau.

This forum of key international business leaders will be one of the most significant activities at the BOI Fair 2011. In addition to the opportunity it presents the government to enhance Thailand’s image as an investment destination, it will provide a chance to build confidence in the country and its industry among both Thai and foreign investors.

Among the speakers at the forum will be leaders of international organisations and administrators of foreign and Thai companies, including Dr. Supachai Panitchpakdi, the Secretary General of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), Dr. Surin Pitsuwan, Secretary General of ASEAN.

Dr. Supachai will speak on the topic, “Global Sustainable FDI and Opportunities for Thailand“. Dr. Surin will speak on the topic “ASEAN Economic Community: What Does It Mean to Thailand?”.

These presentations will be followed by a CEO Panel Discussion on the topic, “Green Strategies for Successful and Sustainable Industries: Opportunities and Challenges”. Taking part will be Mr. Heinz Haller, Executive Vice President, Dow Chemical Co., USA; Mr. Kan Trakulhoon, President and CEO, Siam Cement Group, Thailand; and Mr.Yoshihisa Kainuma, Representative Director, President and CEO, Minebea Co., Japan.

In addition, the BOI will organise a meeting with its Honorary Investment Advisors (HIA), the first to be held on 9 November 2011, the provide an opportunity for Thai government leaders to confer with honorary investment consultants on Thailand’s five-year investment promotion strategies.

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