Programme CLMVT Forum 2016

CLMVT Forum 2016: Towards a Shared Prosperity
(Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Vietnam, Thailand)
Date: 16 - 18 June 2016
Venue: Dusit Thani Hotel, Bangkok, Thailand

Day 1: Thursday 16 June 2016 | Day 2 : Friday 17 June 2016 | Day 3 : Satuaday18 June 2016

Day 1: Thursday 16 June 2016

08.30-09.00 Hrs. Registration
09.00 - 09.45 Hrs. Welcome Address and Opening Keynote Speech:
CLMVT: Prosper Together by H.E. General Prayut Chan-o-cha, Prime Minister of Thailand
09.45-10.00 Hrs. Photo Session
10.00 - 11.30 Hrs. Panel Discussion: Unleashing CLMVT : Global Perspective on CLMVT Potentials
Moderator: Dr. Kobsak Pootrakool, Vice-Minister for Office of the Prime Minister
Global Value Chain: Creating A Single Production Base in CLMVT by Mr.Yutaka Sanada, Head of Operations Committee for Asia & Oceania and President of Nissan Motor Asia Pacific Co. Ltd.
Building Production and Business Network in CLMVT: A Tech Perspective by Mr. Joe Kelly, Huawei Technologies
CLMVT Regional Connectivity : Connecting the Asian Continent by Mr. Thomas Tieber, CEO, DHL Global Forwarding for ASEAN and South Asia
Inclusive and Sustainable Tourism: CLMVT Potentials by Mr. Christophe Lejeune, Vice President, Talent & Culture Upper Southeast and Northeast Asia, Accor Group
(11.00 Hrs.) Coffee will be served in the room and outside
11.30 - 12.00 Hrs. Keynote Address : Enabling Trade and Investment in CLMVT : Roles of Banking and Finance in Regional Development by Mr. Chartsiri Sophonpanich, President and Director, Bangkok Bank
12.00-13.30 Hrs. Luncheon Talk: Japan's Comprehensive Industrial Development Support : Preparing for CLMVT's Link in Global Value Chain by H.E. Mr. Shiro Sadoshima, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan to the Kingdom of Thailand
13.30 - 14.00 Hrs. CEOs Break-out Networking
14.00 -17.00 Hrs. Roundtable Discussion: Unlocking CLMVT : Creating a Single, Seamless Region
(This session will be parallel discussion in 2 separate meeting rooms) Room 1) Cross Border Trade and Investment for Seamless CLMVT
Moderator: Dr. Duenden Nikomborirak, Research Director, Thailand Development Research Institute (TDRI)

(14.00-15.30 Hrs.) Session 1 - Stepping up Intra-CLMVT and Border Trade : What should be done to reach our potentials on trade? Lead Discussants :
H.E. Mr. Pan Sorasak, Minister of Commerce, Cambodia
H.E. Mr. Somchith Inthamith, Deputy Minister of Industry and Commerce, Lao PDR
H.E. Mr. Nguyen Cam Tu, Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade, Vietnam
H.E. Mrs. Apiradi Tantraporn, Minister of Commerce, Thailand
Dr. Tan Monivann, Vice President, Mong Reththy Group, Cambodia
Ms. Boonheuang Litdang, Vice President, Dao-Heuang Group, Lao PDR
Mr. Doan Duy Khuong, Vice President, Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Vietnam
Mr. Chanitr Charnchainarong, Senior Executive Vice President, Business Development, Central Group and Chairman of Thailand-Cambodia Business Council
(15.30-15.45 Hrs.) Coffee Break
(15.45-17.00 Hrs.) Session 2 - CLMVT opportunities in investment : Enhancing our strengths and joining the global value chain
Lead Discussants:
H.E. Mr. Cham Prasidh, Senior Minister and Minister of Industry and Handicrafts, Cambodia
H.E. Mr. Sok Chenda Sophea, Minister attached to the Prime Minister and Secretary General, The Council of the Development of Cambodia (Investment)
H.E. Dr. Kikeo Chanthaboury, Vice Minister of Planning and Investment, Lao PDR
H.E. Mr. Khin Maung Cho, Minister of Industry, Myanmar
H.E. Mr. U Kyaw Win, Minister of Planning and Finance, Myanmar
H.E. Mrs. Atchaka Sibunruang, Minister of Industry
Dr. Od Phongsavanh, Founder, Phongsavanh Group, Lao PDR
Mr. Vichate Tantiwanich, Senior Vice President, Corporate Affair, Thai Beverage PCL
Mr. Bunn Kasemsup, Managing Director , SCG Trading Co., Ltd, Thailand
14.00 - 17.00 Hrs. Room 2) Seamless Travel in CLMVT: Free Movement of Tourists?
Asst. Prof. Jutamas Wisansing, Ph.D., Managing Director, Perfect Link Consulting Group
(14.00-15.30 Hrs.) Session 1
Lead Discussants:
H.E. Mr.Tith Chantha, Secretary of State, Ministry of Tourism, Cambodia
H.E. Mr. Savankhone Razmountry, Vice Minister of Information, Culture and Tourism, Lao PDR
H.E. Mr. U Ohn Maung, Minister of Hotels and Tourism, Myanmar
H.E. Mr. Vuong Duy Bien, Deputy Minister of Culture, Sports, and Tourism, Vietnam
H.E. Mrs. Kobkarn Wattanavrangkul, Minister of Tourism and Sports, Thailand
(15.30-15.45 Hrs.) Coffee Break
(15.45-17.00 Hrs.) Session 2
Mr. Steven Schipani, Senior Portfolio Management Specialist, Asian Development Bank (ADB)
Ms. Nguyen Thi Thuy Binh, President, Thai Vietjet Air Joint Stock Company, Vietnam
Mr. Tran Trong Kien, Chairman and CEO, Thien Minh Travel Joint Stock Company, Vietnam
Mrs. Oranooch Pakarat, President of the Thai Business Council in Cambodia
Mr. Kalin Sarasin, Chairman of the Board of Tourism Authority of Thailand
Mr. Weerasak Kowsurat, Chairman of The Board of Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau
18.30-20.30 Hrs. Dinner & Welcome Remarks by H.E. Mrs. Kobkarn Wattanavrangkul, Minister of Tourism and Sports of Thailand (By Invitation)
***** CLMVT Multicultural Show *****

Contacts: “CLMVT Forum 2016” Secretariat, Ministry of Commerce, Thailand
Phone: +66 (0) 2 507 7907, 507 7883
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The Ministry of Commerce, in collaboration with alliance agencies from both the government and private sectors, is enthusiastic to organize the CLMVT Forum 2016: Towards a Shared Prosperity, during June 16-18, 2016, at the Dusit Thani Hotel, Bangkok, Thailand. The forum will be the stage to showcase the region’s potential, opportunities, development and advancement of trade, investment and tourism, as well as business networking of the CLMVT countries – Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Vietnam and Thailand.

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