Thursday, November 24

8:00 – 9:00


9:00 – 9:15

Welcome Speech by Convention Host and Chairman of M&A Worldwide
    • Pathom Yongvanich, Managing Director and Partner, PYI Capital - Convention Host
    • Jacques Jetten, Chairman, M&A Worldwide

9:15 – 9:50

Understanding Thailand: How Thailand is utilizing its key strengths and mitigating key risks to harness inbound and outbound opportunities amidst key global trends
    • Dr. Kirida Bhaopichitr, Director for TDRI Economic Intelligence Service, TDRI (Thailand Development Research Institute)

9:50 – 10:30

Thailand and ASEAN amidst the new world order: Navigating geopolitics between USA, China, and EU
    • Dr. Piti Srisangnam, Director of ASEAN Studies Center, Chulalongkorn University

10:30 – 10:45

Coffee Break

10:45 – 11:30

Panel Discussion: Showcase of Cross-border Investments by Thai Corporates
    • Pawat Vitoorapakorn, CEO and Vice Chairman of BOD, Eastern Polymer Group
    • Dan Pathomvanich, CEO and Chairman of Executive Committee, NR Instant Produce
    • Nantiya Witwutisak, EVP – Strategy & Development and Head of Business Ventures, Central Group

11:30 – 12:10

Understanding China – Why is China doing what they are doing?
    • Joe Horn-Phathanothai, Founder & CEO, Strategy613

12:10 – 12:45

Understanding Vietnam: Becoming the next Asian economic dragon/tiger: opportunities and challenges
    • Tharabodee Serng-Adichaiwit, General Manager of Bangkok Bank Vietnam

13:45 – 15:20

Spiritual Workshop: How your mind, emotion, and body are interconnected:
    The importance of mindfulness and how it can positively impact your daily life
    • Dr. Woraphat Phucharoen, Managing Partner of White Rabbit Management and former NASA Scientist

15:20 – 15:40

Coffee Break

15:40 – 18:40

Business Meetings: ASEAN Corporates and M&A Worldwide Members

17:30 – 19:30

Networking Reception
    VENUE: AQUA, Anantara Siam Bangkok Hotel

19:30 – 22:00

Networking Dinner
    VENUE: MADISON, Anantara Siam Bangkok Hotel