ASEAN KEY DESTINATIONS
WHEF 2013 @ Bangkok
Strengthening Economy, Shaping Future
World Hindu Economic Forum steering committee members with Indian Ambassador (center) to Thailand
With it’s philosophy “Economic prosperity is the basis for sustaining civilization”,the World Hindu Economic Forum will bring together financially successful elements of the Hindu Society such as traders, industrialists, businessmen, professionals, economists and thinkers, wheregroupsshare their business knowledge, experience and expertise with their fellow brethren.Their mission is to make society prosperous through the generation and sharing of surplus wealth.
Discussions will take place about how to generate surplus wealth, to make society prosperous and to develop solutions on the issues of world economy like the eradication of poverty, education, sustainable development, infrastructure development, climate change etc. The World Hindu Economic Forum facilitates a platform where new business ideas are submited whilea group of experts and investors help and support the ideas in its growth into a successful enterprise.
• The Hindu world forms 1/6th of the 7 billion global population.
• WHEF 2013 in Bangkok will be a timely and much needed conference thereby connecting the booming economies of Asean (SE Asia) to India and providing the much needed platform for Hindu traders, bankers, technocrats, investors, industrialists, businessmen, professionals, economists and thinkers.
Hong Kong was chosen as the venue for the first meeting last year in 2012 because of its international business location. Bangkok is chosen for the second meeting in 2013 for its locality in the Asean as well as convenient access from India and around the world. The committee members said that Bangkok is a very friendly place and that Thai people are extremely hospitable with international facilities especially in hosting global conferences.
WHEF 2013 Bangkok’s illustrious speakers and panelists include Padma Vibhushan – Former Chairman of Atomic Energy Commission of India, Dr. Anil Kokodkar – Former Chairman of Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Shri Alfred Ford – Ford Motor USA, Prof. R Vaidyanathan – Prof. of Finance at Indian Institute of Management Bangalore, Dr. Gautam Sen – London School of Economics & Politics, Shri Subhash Thakrar – Chairman of London Chamber of Commerce & Industry and Shri Alpesh Patel – Oxford UK.
Swami Vigyananand, Jt Gen Sec Vishwa Hindu Parishad from India
On January 5th Mr. Anil Wadhwa, the Indian Ambassador to Thailand honored WHEF by joining the dinner reception to announce the World Hindu Economic Forum 2013 at Plaza Athenee Bangkok, A Royal Meridian Hotel where the event was well attended by numerous local businessmen from the Hindu and Thai communities.He began by saying that he was the least qualified among the speakers on the subject of the Hindu Economic Forum as he was there to learn more about this novel idea of bringing the Hindu business community to this platform. He continued to elaborate on the milestone achievements of 2012 where the bilateral ties between India-Thailand and Asean-India culminated in the Asean-India summit in New Delhi on 21 December 2012. He spoke about increased trade, connectivity between the region and India and the solid momentum 2012 brought to these ties.
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