Asian Growth - The Next Steps

Venue: Bangkok

Location: Bangkok, Thailand

Event Date/Time: Nov 07, 2007 End Date/Time: Nov 08, 2007
Registration Date: Nov 05, 2007
Early Registration Date: Sep 30, 2007
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This opportunely timed conference will bring together a mix of international delegates, speakers and panel members to cover many topical issues from many different viewpoints.

This will not be a Conference that dwells on the past but looks to how Asia is placed to move forward.By combining the 17th Australia-Thailand Joint Conference and the 2nd AustCham Regional Business Conference delegates have the opportunity to attend two Conferences in one.

The comprehensive program will be available shortly but will include a mix of plenary sessions, keynote speakers and breakout groups and importantly for many delegates there will be plenty of networking time, including at the monthly AustCham Sundowners.

The support of our business partners and supporters means that the cost of attending the conference will be excellent value.

To be held at the InterContinental Hotel, Bangkok, Thailand.

Jointly hosted by
Australia Thailand Business Council (ATBC)
Australian-Thai Chamber of Commerce (AustCham Thailand)
Thai Chamber of Commerce (TCC)


Additional Information

DAY 1 - Wednesday 7th November 2007 Start-Finish 0730-0900 REGISTRATION 0900-0945 Welcome and Opening Remarks from Hosts & Presentation from Ambassadors 0945-1030 PLENARY SESSION Keynote Address with Q&A - "Overview of Business Climate in Thailand" - Thai Government Minister 0945-1030 BREAKOUT SESSION 1 Economics Where is the world headed-can Asia keep its place? 1030-1100 COFFEE BREAK 1100-1230 PLENARY SESSION Thailand Economy - Future Directions BREAKOUT SESSION 2 Finance - Funding the Growth Accessing new forms of funding Unlocking Asia's Wealth Traditional Lending - Its role 1230-1400 LUNCH & PRESENTATION - Special Guest Thai Speaker 1400-1530 PLENARY SESSION Panel Discussion with Q&A - "Thailand Business Climate" - The Corporate Perspective Ms Tamerlaine Beasley, Managing Director, Beasley Intercultural BREAKOUT SESSION 3 Tourism - Its Changing Face The impact of Low Cost Carriers Medical Tourism New Travelers 1530-1600 COFFEE BREAK 1600-1730 PLENARY SESSION FTA's - The impact of Free Trade Agreements around the Region 1730-2000 SUNDOWNERS NETWORKING FUNCTION th November 2007 Start-Finish 0730-0845 BREAKFAST & PRESENTATION - Speaker to be confirmed 0900-1030 Morning Session 2A Logistics Moving up the technology ladder Software vs Hardware How does it help? Morning Session 2B CSR - More than P.R. Defining CSR in the Asian context Case Study 1 Case Study 2 Discussion Leader: Mr Alex Mavro, CSR Specialist, Social Impact Ventures Panelists: * Mr Darrell Doren, Supply Chain Sustainability Manager, Ford Motor Company * Mr Suthichai Eamcharoenying, Managing Director, Wonderworld Products * Dr Staporn Phettongkam, Secretary General & Coporate Communications, Siam City Cement 1030-1100 COFFEE BREAK 1100-1230 Morning Session 2C Human Resources - Mind the Gap Strategies for high-growth economies Dealing with the mis-match of HR Sourcing skilled HR across AP Discussion Leader: Mr Andrew Heard, Managing Director, Watson Wyatt Worldwide Panelists: * Dr Robert Lo, Managing Director, Horton International China * Mr George Hanna, Vice President HR, Diethelm Limited Morning Session 2D Environment - Asia's Inconvenient Truth Keeping Industry Clean Sustainability reporting Managing our resources 1230-1400 LUNCH & PRESENTATION - Speaker to be confirmed 1400-1530 Afternoon Session 2E Education - Square Pegs in Round Holes Matching Education to Business Needs Knowledge + Skills - the Business Agenda Developing local competencies Afternoon Session 2F Property & Infrastructure - Managing the Built Environment The Infrastructure Gap More than residential Building the Future 1530-1600 COFFEE BREAK 1600-1730 How Not to Find the Wrong Partner & Rapporteur Session - Case Studies Closing & Thanks - Conference Hosts 1930 OPTIONAL DINNER - NOT INCLUDED in Conference price Subject to interest Price & venue for this dinner to be confirmed