The Greater Mekong Investment Forum 2015

The 4th Euromoney Greater Mekong Investment Forum was held succeessfully at the Centara Grand, CentralWorld in Bangkok on 28 May 2015. Over 700 delegates attended this year's forum, reflecting the continued interest and optimism that international investors have for Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, Myanmar, Laos and China.

We were honoured to have the continued support of HE Prasarn Trairatvorakul, Governor, Bank of Thailand who keynoted the forum together with HE Pridiyathorn Devakula, Deputy Prime Minister, Kingdom of Thailand. Stephen Groff, Vice President for East Asia, South East Asia, and the Pacific, Asian Development Bank also delivered a keynote addressing  the growth potential of the GMS in context of the greater ASEAN Economic Community. Furthermore, we were honoured to have senior government officials from Cambodia and Laos also join the forum as speakers, greatly adding to the diverse perspective required to thoroughly examine this dynamic subregion.

Delegates started the day with an insightful breakfast briefing featuring Dr Thitinan Pongsudhirak, Director, Institute of Security and International Studies, Chulalongkorn University, who shared his views in a conversation with Gwen Robinson, Chief Editor, Nikkei Asian Review, on the Mainland Mekong's global power shift. After a series of keynotes highlighting the historic developments and future potential of the GMS, the agenda moved to a current state and forward-looking examination of key development topics such as capital markets growth, energy and power development and increasing connectivity through infrastructure. The day also featured a special focus on Chinese investments in the GMS and Myanmar's economic potential in light of the coming elections.

The Greater Mekong Investment Forum will reconvene in 2016 to assess the impact that the AEC has brought the region and further explore the developments of this fast-growing group of countries.

Euromoney would like to especially thank the government for their support, our speakers for their views and our remarkable sponsors who made this event possible.

For future speaking opportunities, please contact Katrina Oropel at katrina.oropel@euromoneyasia.com.