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Bangkok--27 Nov--VERO PR
Inaugural conference with Bangkok Bank, TCEB and Raimon Land to convene top leaders from government, business and finance

Bloomberg, in collaboration with key sponsors Bangkok Bank, the Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau (TCEB) and Raimon Land, announced today the inaugural Bloomberg ASEAN Business Summit to be held in Bangkok on 2nd and 3rd December, 2014 at the historic Grand Postal Building.

The two-day conference will convene ASEAN leaders across business, finance and government to discuss topics around ASEAN’s economic development, including the opportunities which will arise with the implementation of the AEC agreement from 2015. Panels and interviews cover a range of topics including ASEAN's consumer market, manufacturing, infrastructure, monetary policies and services sectors, China relations, entrepreneurship, infrastructure, energy and resources, banking and finance, monetary policy and frontier markets.

A conversation with Thailand's Deputy Prime Minister M.R. Pridiyathorn Devakula will be the final highlight of the conference.

"As the region's governments prepare to launch the ASEAN Economic Community, 2015 will be a milestone year of change and opportunity for the regional and global business community," said Parry Ravindranathan, Managing Director of Bloomberg Media for Asia Pacific. "We felt it was a key time to convene the region's business leaders and influential commentators to discuss the many opportunities for business growth across ASEAN."

Participating speakers include:
  • Dr. Prasarn Trairatvorakul, Governor of the Bank of Thailand
  • Dr. Alan Bollard, Executive Director, The APEC Secretariat, Singapore
  • Dr. Pailin Chuchottaworn, President & CEO, PTT
  • Chartsiri Sophonpanich, President, Bangkok Bank
  • Tan Sri Dato’ Dr. Francis Yeoh, Chairman & Managing Director, YTL Group
  • Pak Gita Wirjawan, Former Trade Minister, Republic of Indonesia
  • YB Senator Dato' Sri Idris Jala, Minister in Prime Minister's Office; CEO, PEMANDU
  • Tan Sri Dr. Tony Fernandes, Group CEO, Air Asia
  • Samuel S. Kim, Chairman, US-ASEAN Business Council; Vice President & GM, ASEAN, Procter & Gamble Asia
  • Kan Trakulhoon, President & CEO, Siam Cement Group
  • Chaly Mah Chee Kheong, CEO, Deloitte Asia Pacific
  • Matt Bradley, President, Ford ASEAN
  • Peter Kulve, President, ASEAN and Australasia, Unilever
  • Stuart L. Dean, CEO, ASEAN Global Growth & Operations, GE
  • John Christie, CEO, Tesco Lotus
  • Michael Zink, Head of ASEAN, Citi

"The efficient implementation of the AEC is an important goal for this region," said Chartsiri Sophonpanich, President of Bangkok Bank. "We are proud to be partnering with Bloomberg to sponsor such an event that brings together this caliber of speakers to discuss plans to advance business in ASEAN."

The summit is sponsored by Bangkok Bank, TCEB and Raimon Land. Official partners include the US-ASEAN Business Council, the ASEAN Business Club and The Nation Group.
For more information on the program and speakers, please visit: or follow us on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter (@BBGLINK). Official hashtag is #BBGASEAN.

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