Thailand will host the 21st World Economic Forum on East Asia on 30 May-1 June 2012 in Bangkok. The Cabinet, during its meeting on 1 May 2012, approved 45 million baht for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to prepare the meeting.
Participants at the Bangkok meeting will discuss matters relating to the theme “Shaping the Region’s Future through Connectivity.” Thailand will invite the other nine member countries of ASEAN along with China, Japan, the Republic of Korea, Australia, New Zealand, India, Mongolia, and Bahrain, to attend the forum.
The last major meeting of the World Economic Forum took place in Davos, Switzerland, on 25-29 January 2012, when Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra invited important economic personalities from both the public and private sectors to attend the World Economic Forum on East Asia in Bangkok.
The 21st World Economic Forum on East Asia 2012 is expected to attract leaders from various countries, as well as 400 Thai and foreign businessman from top companies around the world and beyond, who will meet and discuss the direction of the region.
The meeting will have three main private sessions – Responding to a Region @ Risk, Realizing Regional Connectivity, and Rethinking Regional Models for a New Global Context. The agenda will also encompass nine private sessions: Global Agenda Council on Southeast Asia, Infrastructure, Chemical, Global Shapers, Private Investors, Banking and Insurance Industries, Mobility and Supply Chain, Risk Response Network, and Global Growth Companies with Foundation Members on Talent/Skill Development. Moreover, the event will also provide side sessions for young global leaders.
The World Economic Forum describes itself as an independent international organization committed to improving the state of the world by engaging business, political, academic and other leaders of society to shape global, regional and industry agendas. The government is confident that this forum will be an important chance to showcase Thailand’s strong economic foundation and business opportunities after its recent economic and political problems.
For more information, please visit the web site www.weforum.org