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7.30-8.50 am   Arrival and Registration
9.00 am Blessings of the Forum by Phra Nicholas Thanissaro (Ven.)
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9.05 am Welcoming & Introductory Speeches by Joint Organisers:-
• Mom Luang Rajadarasri Jayankura
Chairwoman of ASEANAFFAIRS

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Mr. Swarup Roy
Founder & Chief Executive Officer, ASEANAFFAIRS
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Dato’ Dr. Michael Yeoh
Chief Executive Officer / Director,
Asian Strategy & Leadership Institute (ASLI).
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9.20 am Opening Keynote Address by:-
  H.E. Abhisit Vejjajiva
Prime Minister of Thailand
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9.40-11.00 am
  Session 1
“How Can ASEAN Cope With The Global Economic Crisis”

  (What are the key economic challenges ASEAN faces after the Global Economic Crisis? What measures are pursued by Governments of Southeast Asia? Are these sufficient? How will ASEAN economies perform in 2009 and 2010? What is the prospect for growth and recovery?)

Ambassador Rodolfo C. Severino
Former ASEAN Secretary General / Head, ASEAN Studies Centre, Institute for Southeast Asian Studies, Singapore.
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Dr. Narongchai Akrasanee
Former Minister of Commerce and Senator of Thailand /
Chairman, of the Board of Directors of Export-Import Bank of Thailand & MFC Asset Management Plc
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Dr. Ekniti Nitithanprapas
Fiscal Policy Office, Ministry of Finance
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Prof. Dr. Suthiphand Chirathivat
Former Dean, Faculty of Economics and Director of Regional Integration, Chula Global Networks, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand.
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Dr. Chieanchuang Kalayanamitr
Chairman of the Board of Directors / Shareholder, Maxon
Systems (Thailand) Co Ltd.
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Mr. Mark Devadason
President & CEO, Standa Chartered Bank (Thai) PLC.
Mr. Arin Jira
Chairman, ASEAN Business Advisory Council.
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11.00-11.30 am Coffee Break
11.30-12.45 pm Session 2
"Towards Food and Job Security – Coping with the Global Downturn"
(How can ASEAN countries cope with increasing unemployment as numbers of retrenched workers increase? How can ASEAN deal with foreign migrant workers? How to create more jobs? How to promote job security? Can ASEAN rely on agriculture to boost recovery? How can ASEAN achieve food security?)


Ms. Inoue Reiko
President, PARC Inter-Peoples Cooperation, Tokyo.

Mr. Benjamin Quinones, Jr.
Chairman & President, Coalition of Socially Responsible SME’s in Asia, Manila.
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Dr. Robert Yap
Co-Chairman, ASEAN-BAC Singapore & Chairman/CEO,, YCH Group.
Ms. Sukti Dasgupta
Senior Specialist on Employment, ILO Subregional Office for East Asia, Bangkok
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Dr. Raj Kumar
Senior Adviser and Head, Special Unit for Countries with Special Needs, UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and Pacific (ESCAP).
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12.45-2.00 pm Lunch.
2.00-4.00 pm Session 3
"Building ASEAN Companies – From Profitability to Corporate Social Responsibility: The Way Forward"
(How can countries of Southeast Asia deal with climate change and environmental degradation? How can sustainable development be achieved? Can ASEAN achieve energy security? What will be the implications for business and companies?)
Dato’ Amirruddin Abu
Acting Director General Malaysia Tourism Promotion Board (Tourism Malaysia).
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Mr. Subhak Siwaraksa
President & CEO, CIMB Thai Bank Public Co Ltd, Bangkok.
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  Mr. Tassapon Bijleveld
Chief Executive Officer, Thai Air Asia.

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  Mr. Charnchai Charuvastr
President & CEO, Thai Institute of Directors.
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Mr. Yeap Swee Chuan
President / CEO, AAPICO Hitech Public Co, Thailand.
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Mr. Rangsan Thammaneewong
President, Prudent Advisory Company.
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Mr. Ralf Hundertmark
Senior Vice President – Business Development, Advanced Information Technology (PCL).
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Mr. Daniel Schwartz
Vice President - Global Marketing, ASEANAFFAIRS
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4.00-4.30 pm Coffee Break
4.30-5.15 pm Session 4
"Energy, Environment & Climate Change – Impact on Southeast Asia and Implications for Business and Companies"
(How to build ASEAN multinational corporations? How to develop global ASEAN brands? How can ASEAN companies go global? What are the key success
factors and strategies for international competition? How can ASEAN companies do more for CSR?)
Professor Said Irandoust
President, Asian Institute of Technology, Bangkok.

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  Ms. Pissawan Achanapornkul
Country Chair – Thailand & Cluster Country Chair - Mekong,
The Shell Company of Thailand.

  Mr. Karl-Peter Schoenfisch
Director, Regional Representative Office Singapore, Hanns Seidel Foundation.
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  Mr. Stuart Dean
President, GE Southeast Asia.
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5.15 pm
  Closing Address by:-
The Hon. Mr. Suwit Kunkitti Minister of Natural Resources and
Environment, Thailand.
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