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The 5th Annual Euromoney Thailand Investment Forum

Mon 21 - Tue 22 Mar 2011 - Centara Grand, Bangkok

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Thailand’s most important yearly investment and capital markets event


The 5th Annual Euromoney Thailand Investment Forum, held on March 21st and 22nd 2011 in Bangkok, attracted more than 800 executive-level market participants, proving once again to be the Kingdom’s most prestigious capital markets and investment conference.

Speakers Included:
Prime Minister, Abhisit Vejjajiva
Bank of Thailand Governor, Prasarn Trairatvorakul
Finance Minister, Korn Chatikavanij
Former Deputy Prime Minister, M.R. Pridiyathorn Devakula
SET President, Charamporn Jotikasthira

At a time of global market uncertainty and a slower-than-expected recovery from the financial crisis, the Euromoney forum brought together key government officials, foreign investors, multinational executives and Thai business leaders to discuss how Thailand, despite ongoing political uncertainty, remains the most attractive investment destination in the ASEAN community. In total, delegates representing 17 different countries and territories around the world registered to attend the event.

Delegates head from:
Dr Kurujit Nakornthap, Deputy Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Energy
Piyasvasti Amranand, President, Thai Airways
William E. Heinecke, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, The Minor Group
Aloke Lohia, Group Chief Executive Officer, Indorama Ventures
Tevin Vongvanich, Chief Financial Officer, PTT
Pichai Chuensuksawadi, Editor-in-Chief, The Post Publishing Company
Martin Apfel, President, GM Southeast Asia Operations
Pornlert Lattanan, President and National Executive, General Electric Thailand & Laos
Jeffrey Tan, Chief Investment Officer and Deputy Chief Financial Officer, Muang Thai Life Assurance
Sukunya Phokhakul, Chief Financial Officer, Natural Energy Development Company
Dr Medhi Krongkaew, Commissioner, Office of the National Anti-Corruption Commission (ONACC)
Win Udomrachtavanich, Chief Investment Officer, Asset Plus Fund Management

The forum featured honest and challenging debate on topics such as:
- Rising inflation and its effect on growth and investment opportunities
- The realities and implications of ASEAN linkage
-The impact of global interest rates on Thailand
- The effect of the Japanese earthquake and tsunami on Thailand’s economy
- Financing channels available to companies large and small
- Stock exchange and bond market forecasts
- The current state of the Capital Market Development Plan

The 5th Annual Euromoney Thailand Investment Forum was made possible thanks to lead sponsorship from Bangkok Bank and Siam Commercial Bank. Their ongoing commitment to the growth of the Thai economy helped make this important event possible.

Documents:

- Address by Prime Minister Abhisit
- Speech by Mr. Charamporn Jotikasthira, President of The Stock Exchange of Thailand
- “Living with capital flows: A delicate balancing act”, By Dr. Prasarn Trairatvorakul, Governor, Bank of Thailand

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