Thailand’s host regional tech event

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BANGKOK, 6 August 2018: Thailand’s Ministry of Commerce, will host “CLMVT Forum 2018 at the Centara Grand and Bangkok Convention Centre, 16 to 17 August.

While the event will focus on the latest technology and how it is disrupting and shaping economic and development in Thailand and its neighbours, it will have relevance to tourism executives keen adopt a long-view approach on where the tourism industry is heading.

CLMVT: Taking-Off Through Technology” will take place from 16 to 17 August on the 22nd floor of Centara Grand and Bangkok Convention Centre, located in downtown Bangkok.

The Forum aims to strengthen economic ties in a region that comprises of Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar, Vietnam and Thailand, hence the name CLMVT.

At this year’s forum, General Prayut Chan-o-cha, Prime Minister of Thailand will preside over the opening ceremony and deliver a keynote speech entitled “CLMVT Taking-Off Through Technology” at 0945 on 16 August. The Forum’s participants will include ministers of trade, industry, science and technology, high-level executives, SME operators, relevant experts and young entrepreneurs who are actively engaged in trade-related technologies, the new economy, and creative economy from the CLMVT countries.

Also participating will be representatives from leading corporations such as PayPal, SCB Abacus, True Money, Bank of Ayudhya, Lazada, Grabtaxi, Shippop, Thai Beverage, Walt Disney Animation, Kaidee.com, Builk, Pomelo Fashion and Somjai Online.

The forum has the backing of the Ministry of Digital Economy and Society, Ministry of Industry, Ministry of Science and Technology, Ministry of Tourism and Sports, the Ministry of Culture, Board of Investment of Thailand, Bangkok Metropolis and the Mekong Institute.

The CLMVT (Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar, Vietnam and Thailand) is a region demonstrating high potential and rapid economic growth. With a combined population of about 237 million and average GDP growth of 5.8%, the CLMVT region has attracted worldwide entrepreneurs to invest in manufacturing and expand their markets, resulting in sound economic opportunities in the region against a backdrop of the volatile global economy.