Bloomberg Convenes Business Leaders for 4th ASEAN Business Summit in Bangkok

Summit spotlights ASEAN’s pivotal year ahead as an economic bloc

Bangkok, 25 June 2018 — Bloomberg, in collaboration with key sponsors Bangkok Bank and the Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau (TCEB), today announced the fourth Bloomberg ASEAN Business Summit to be held in Bangkok on 12 July, 2018 at the Siam Kempinski Hotel.

The conference will convene ASEAN leaders across business, finance and government to discuss ASEAN’s economic future, its opportunities and challenges. His Excellency Dr Uttama Savanaya, Minister of Industry, Kingdom of Thailand, will deliver the opening address.

“We are pleased to be partnering with Bloomberg once again to bring the Bloomberg ASEAN Business Summit to Bangkok,” said Chartsiri Sophonpanich, President of Bangkok Bank. “As a leading regional bank in Southeast Asia, we look forward to helping businesses tap into the immense economic opportunities in ASEAN.”

“The Bloomberg ASEAN Business Summit is held at a critical time for ASEAN amid a shift in the global strategic balance, with rising trade tensions impacting business confidence and investment decisions,” said Parry Ravindranathan, Managing Director, International, Bloomberg Media Group. “We are glad to be back in Bangkok to facilitate invigorating and solution-oriented conversations on how to position ASEAN for the future.”

“ASEAN as an economic bloc is becoming an increasingly important driver of global growth. The Summit will leverage the full resources of the Bloomberg news eco system, creating a robust discussion among the region’s most influential newsmakers around ASEAN’s opportunities and challenges,” said Otis Bilodeau, Senior Executive Editor, Asia Pacific, Bloomberg News.

Panel highlights include:

  • Kickstarting ASEAN growth with infrastructure
  • ASEAN’s consensus dilemma
  • Developing a financial system for the future
  • How can ASEAN businesses succeed internationally
  • The year ahead for investing

Speakers confirmed to date include:

  • H.E. Dr. Uttama Savanayana, Minister of Industry, Kingdom of Thailand
  • H.E. Veerathai Santiprabhob, Governor, Bank of Thailand
  • H.E. Dr. Wan Azizah Wan Ismail, Deputy Prime Minister of Malaysia
  • Amol Gupte, Head of Asean & CEO Singapore, Citigroup
  • Anita George, Global Head of Emerging Markets, CDPQ
  • Chartsiri Sophonpanich, President, Bangkok Bank
  • Claus Andresen, President, Southeast Asia, SAP
  • Don Kanak, Chairman, Eastspring Investments
  • Pakorn Peetathawatchai, incoming President, SET
  • Gaggan Anand, Owner & Executive Chef, Gaggan
  • Jim O’Gara, President, South Asia District, UPS
  • Kanit Sangsubhan, Secretary-General, Eastern Economic Corridor Office of Thailand
  • Kattiya Indaravijaya, President, Kasikornbank
  • Madhur Deora, SVP & CFO, PayTM
  • Naveen Menon, President, Cisco Asean
  • Pahala Mansury, CEO, Garuda
  • Richard Fenning, CEO, Control Risks
  • Sharon Toh, Head of Asean Region, SWIFT
  • Shinta Widjaja Kamdani, CEO, Sintesa Group
  • Sutapa Amornvivat, Chief Executive, SCB Abacus
  • Thanatorn Juangroongruangkit, EVP, Thai Summit Group & Founder, The Future Forward Party
  • Yol Phokasub, President, Central Group

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