Friday, March 18, 2011, Grand Ballr oom, the Shangri-La Hotel, Bangkok
The 2011 series of Save Our Planet conferences organized by the Asean Affairs
Business Council (AABC), a division of Asean Affairs- the global publication
of Southeast Asia, opened at the Shangri-La Hotel, Bangkok, 18 March 2011,
as the ongoing Japanese nuclear crisis brought added impact and urgency to
Save Our Planet is a global series of conferences focusing on meeting the challenges
of global warming and reducing man’s carbon footprint. The first two conferences were
held in Bangkok, the third in Kuala Lumpur and the series opens in Bangkok this year.
The 4th Save Our Planet Conference attracted researchers, environmental experts,
business leaders and school children from a dozen countries who addressed a number
of subjects under the theme, “The 3 e’s Energy, Economy, Evolution.”
At the start of the conference, a 1-minute period of silence was observed for the
Japanese people. Donations were collected from participants during the conference to
be given to Japan by the Thai Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Keynote addresses were given by Dr. Supachai Tantikom, member of the advisory
committee to the Governor of Bangkok and Mrs. Kasemsri Homchean, Governor, Thailand
Institute of Scientific and Technological Research.
The founder and chairman of Asean Affairs, Swarup Roy opened the conference and
in his welcoming address said, “I hope there is hope for Southeast Asia” and pledged to
develop a “mass movement of people” to actualize the 3e’s.
and Partners at the 4th Save Our Planet Conference, Friday, March 18,
the Shangri-La Hotel, Bangkok. (Left-Right) Mr.
Dominikus von Pescatore, Senior Bayer Representative for Country Group
North ASEAN and Managing Director of Bayer Thai Co., Ltd.,
Swarup Roy, Founder & Chairman of Asean Affairs and Save Our Planet,
H.E. Hanns H. Schumacher, Ambassador of the Embassy of the
Federal Republic of Germany, Bangkok, Dr Supachai Tantikom, Member,
Advisory Committee to Governor of Bangkok, Ms. Kanokwan Tasaard,
Marketing, Beiersdorf. Co.Ltd, Mr. Tony Novak, Country General Manager,
Emerson (Thailand) Ltd., Mr. Ahmed Hazeem Al Balushi, District Sales
Manager – Thailand, Oman Air, Mr. Anusorn Kaiwikaigumnurd, Customer
Services Manager, Tipco F&B Co., Ltd, Thierry Douin, Vice President
General Manager, Shangri-La hotel Bangkok and Dr. Chodechai Suwanaporn,
Executive Vice President Energy Policy and Economics of PTT
Public Company Limited.pp
|SOP for Schools Presentation: “Save The Planet For the
Children” By students of Garden International School, Bangkok.
||(Right) Mr. Swarup Roy, Founder and Chairman
Affairs and Save Our Planet,
presented a token of appreciation
AseanAffairs to Dr. Valerie McKenzie, presenter of Thailand’s
longest running TV Program in English,
|(Keynote) “BMA’s Action Plan on Global Warming Mitigation”
Dr. Supachai Tantikom, Member, Advisory Committee to
Governor of Bangkok
||(Left) Mr. Swarup Roy, Founder & Chairman of
and Save Our Planet,
(Right) Dr. Supachai Tantikom, Member,
Advisory Committee to Governor of Bangkok
present a token of
appreciation from AseanAffairs to (Centre) H.E. Hanns H. Schumacher
Ambassador of the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany,
|(Keynote address 2) “Research on Renewable Energy in Thailand”
Mrs. Kasemsri Homchean, Governor, Thailand Institute of Scientific
and Technological Research
||The packed ballroom for the 4th Save Our Planet Conference,
Friday, March 18, at the Shangri-La Hotel, Bangkok.
|“Green Building: From Concept to Practice” Mr. Jakchai Barlee, Bangkok.
President of ENCO (LEED Platinum Certificated Green - ENERGY
||A token of appreciation from AseanAffairs is presented to
panel members at the 4th Save Our Planet Conference.pp
|Presentation by Mr. Pricha Karasuddhi, Technical Advisor Nuclear
Power Program Development Office (NPPDO), Thai Ministry of