Forbes Thailand Thailand's Mega Trends Forum 2020

BackDec 15, 2020

The recent "Thailand's Mega Trends Forum 2020" turned out to be a significant success.

Organised by Forbes Thailand, a Thai-language monthly business magazine aiming to inspire readers and success seekers with intriguing business stories about Thai and international entrepreneurs, published by Post International Media Co., Ltd., the event brought together experts, change-makers, and leaders in Thailand's economy to exchange views and opinions about future changes and mega trends poised to drive the world and Thailand in 2021 and the coming decade. The event took place on December 3, 2020, at World Ballroom, 23rd floor, Centara Grand and Bangkok Convention Centre at CentralWorld.

Executives of Bangkok Post PCL, Post International Media Co., Ltd., and Forbes Thailand, including Suthikiati Chirathivat, Worachai Bhicharnchitr, Dr. Ronnachit Mahattanapreut, Poomchit Balankura, and others, extended a warm welcome to 200 honourable guests, business owners, company executives, and Forbes Thailand readers.

Forum host Worachai Bhicharnchitr, Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of Bangkok Post PCL, was on hand to warmly welcome the speakers and distinguished guests while Dr. Wit Sittivaekin took the role of forum moderator.

In part 1 of the first session, the forum was privileged to hear H.E. Don Pramudwinai, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs, deliver the keynote speech on the topic of "What are the mega trends and their impacts?". Other eminent speakers included H.E. Arkhom Termpittayapaisith, Minister of Finance, and Prof. Dr. Prasit Watanapa, Dean of the Faculty of Medicine Siriraj Hospital of Mahidol University.

Part 2 of the first session took "Visionary Talk: Visions on Mega Trends" as its theme, with leading figures in multinational companies in Thailand addressing the macroeconomic impacts of the mega trends in Thailand. The list of renowned business figures included Dr. Harald Link, Chairman of B.Grimm, and Mr. Abel Deng, Chief Executive Officer of Huawei Technologies (Thailand) Co., Ltd.

Part 1 of the second session, titled "Perspectives on Business Insights and Impacts on Consumers", was presented by Mr. Chang Foo, Chief Operating Officer of Tencent (Thailand) Co., Ltd. He shared his perspectives on technological developments having major impacts on the economy, society and consumers. Part 2 took the form of a panel discussion on "Business Insights and Impacts on Consumers", sharing views, experiences, management directions, and adaptations to cope with rapid changes across industries. Panellists comprised key change-makers and leaders of businesses benefiting from the mega trends, namely, Jareeporn Jarukornsakul, Chairman and Group CEO of WHA Corporation PCL, Chutinant Bhirombhakdi, President and CEO of Boon Rawd Brewery Co., Ltd. and Singha Corporation Co., Ltd., and Sura Khanittaweekul, CEO of Com 7 PCL.

Forbes Thailand extends its heartfelt gratitude to the distinguished speakers and panellists, the audience, event sponsors B.Grimm Power PCL, Huawei Technologies (Thailand) Co., Ltd., Tencent (Thailand) Co., Ltd., Siam Commercial Bank PCL, Krungthai-AXA Life Insurance PCL, and Centara Grand and Bangkok Convention Centre at CentralWorld, and media partners.

Source : bangkokpost