On 20-21 June Euromoney launched the Greater Mekong Investment Forum in Bangkok, Thailand, successfully introducing the investment agenda of Cambodia, the Lao PDR, Myanmar and Thailand to over 700 delegates from the global investor community. In preparation for the coming together of the ASEAN Economic Community in 2015, this is an ideal time for assessing the investment potential of the participating countries with a more holistic perspective. The prospect of Greater Mekong Subregion as an increasingly important economic entity is indeed encouraging.
With the first IPO launched in Cambodia, the impending entry into the WTO for Lao PDR's and the political reforms taking place in Myanmar, Thailand will have a very unique role to play in the development of the subregion. We would like to thank Governor Prasarn and the Bank of Thailand for strongly supporting this strategic initiative.
We are also very pleased of the contributions offered from Thailand's neighbouring markets, represented by government dignitaries and business delegations from Cambodia, the Lao PDR and Myanmar. Their involvement made the country discussions all the more relevant and interesting to our audience. Finally, we would like to thank our sponsors, speakers and delegates, all of which have made the conference a perfect and successful platform to explore business opportunities and identify local partners for over the next 12 months.
We look forward to seeing you at next year's event.