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JFCCT Forum: 28 June 2016 afternoon half day

JFCCT Forum: 28 June 2016 afternoon half day


To air JFCCT Policy and policy recommendations on three areas of over-arching importance. The overall theme is ‘SERVICES!’ very broadly defined.


Combination of TEDx + (softer) Hard Talk, as developed as the ‘Moderated Topic Session’ in three prior JFCCT conferences.
Each of approximately 3 presenters in each Topic Session has up to ten minutes to present the key issues via short presentation. This is a deliberately focused approach. (Audiences often remember little from long presentations). Speakers then join a Moderator on a platform. The Moderator then covers the issues with the Speakers in a 15 minute punchy dialogue with probing questions. Each Session is approx 50 minutes with three on platform, or 40 minutes with two. (We do not use the term ‘panel’.) Time keeping is important.
The three topics are based on long-standing JFCCT policy areas and some more recently developed policy in line with long term policy.
For each session, the Speakers are from the private sector or industry or economic organisations, or economic think tanks.

Audience / Participants

Government, business community, business organisations.


A hard copy FORUM BOOKLET is available on the day. This will include Agenda, bio notes, background note and supporter and sponsor logos. A Forum Banner includes Organiser, Sponsor, Supporters.

Timing & Venue

Thursday 28th June 2016 13:30 – 17:30 budgeted. Eastin Hotel, Surasak
Agenda (note – Agenda is subject to rearrangement or change of order)

Topic Session


Why services? A deep dive into service sector liberalisation

Overview; the role of services, AEC, AFAS 9th package, why services. Dr Kirida Bhaopichitr, Research Director, TDRI

How services accelerate the economy; Mr Shabih Ali Mohib, World Bank Group.

Why services are good for business, why we need more innovation and investment in services; ‘doing business’ advances. Mr Kalin Sarasin, Director SCG. Vice Chairman TCC/ Board of Trade of Thailand.

Strategic service sectors

Banking & Financial Services – Innovation and competition as economic enablers Mr Darren Buckley, Thailand head, Citigroup (invited)

Logistics. Ms Asa Larsson – Head of Government Affairs, S E Asia, DHL.

ICT / Digital Economy; Trusted Internet; [speaker from JFCCT]

Competitiveness / Anti-Corruption; Dr Bandid Nijathaworn, President & CEO, Thai IOD; Secretary-General CAC.

Innovation-led Economy and Efficiency

Education and skills to make a difference. Dr Peter Kongkiti, Professor, Dept of Industrial Engineering, Kasetsart University.

Professional services, higher end outsourcing: [speaker invited]

Start Ups, R&D and an innovation mindset ‘Made in Thailand’ [speaker invited]



Topic Session 1: Mr Marc Spiegel

Topic Session 2: Mr Greg Thomas.

Topic Session 3: [invited]

Ms Linda Nakornchai

Price and Registration (including VAT 7%)

Non Members THB 1,000
JFCCT members; Supporters if in addition to limited complimentary places: THB500
Students THB 250
Government employees FOC

For further information: Tel: +66 (2) 713 1175

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