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LSE Asia Forum - Thailand 2004

Asia: the future for the world economy

LSE is extremely grateful for the support of the following:

  • Bank of Thailand
  • Plaza Athenee Hotel
  • Bank of Asia
  • Thai Airways
  • Bureau of the Crown Property
  • Image Impact PR
  • Thai Alumni Event Steering Group

Date: Thursday 18 March 2004

Transcripts

Programme

The forum, held at the Plaza Athénée Hotel, featured an opening session, two thematic panel discussions and a conference lunch.

  • Opening session: speeches were delivered by:
    • His Excellency Dr Thaksin Shinawatra, Prime Minister of Thailand; 
    • Howard Davies, LSE Director; and 
    • Dr Surakiart Sathirathai, Thai Minister of Foreign Affairs

  • Panel one: Human Capital and Development: Asian knowledge economies
    • Chair: Professor Henrietta Moore, LSE Deputy Director
    • Dr Chizu Nakajima, Director, Financial Crime and Regulation, CASS Business School
    • Professor Danny Quah, LSE Economics Department
    • Najib Razak, Deputy Prime Minister, Malaysia
    • Dr Chirayu Isarangkun Na Ayuthaya, Director General Bureau of the Crown Property
    • MR Disnadda, CEO, Doi Tung Development Project
    • Timothy Ong, Executive Chairman, Asia Inc

  • Panel two: The New Global Market: emerging trends for Asia
    • Chair: Professor Lord Meghnad Desai, Emeritus Professor of Economics, LSE
    • Dr Teh Kok Peng, President, GIC Special Investments Private Limited
    • Professor Wen Hai, Senior Deputy Director and the Inchcape Professor of International Economics at the China Center for Economic Research, Peking University
    • Dr Razeen Sally, LSE International Relations Department
    • Dr Supachai Panitchpakdi, Head of World Trade Organisation
    • Captain Suchart Jaovisidha, Thai Minister of Finance.
Former prime minister Tanin Kraivixien (LLB Law 1953) was the Honorary Chair of the first Asia Forum, here he greets Thai prime minister Dr Thaksin Shinawatra

Former prime minister Tanin Kraivixien (LLB Law 1953) was the Honorary Chair of the first Asia Forum, here he greets Thai prime minister Dr Thaksin Shinawatra.

Howard Davies welcomes Thai prime minister Dr Thaksin Shinawatra to the Plaza Athenee Hotel in Bangkok 

Howard Davies welcomes Thai prime minister Dr Thaksin Shinawatra to the Plaza Athenee Hotel in Bangkok.

Prime minister Dr Thaksin Shinawatra officially opened the Asia Forum by welcoming Howard Davies. Former prime minister Tanin Kraivixien, seated with him on the sofa, presided over the Asia Forum and foreign affairs minister Dr Surakiart Sathirathai, seated far right, was another of the distinguished guests

Prime minister Dr Thaksin Shinawatra officially opened the Asia Forum by welcoming Howard Davies. Former prime minister Tanin Kraivixien, seated with him on the sofa, presided over the Asia Forum and foreign affairs minister Dr Surakiart Sathirathai, seated far right, was another of the distinguished guests.

The opening speech was given by Dr Thaksin Shinawatra, prime minister of Thailand

The opening speech was given by Dr Thaksin Shinawatra, prime minister of Thailand.

The Asia Forum 2004 attracted 300 delegates including academics, alumni, friends, business leaders and world economic figures

The Asia Forum 2004 attracted 300 delegates including academics, alumni, friends, business leaders and world economic figures.

Dr Supachai Panitchpakdi, head of the World Trade Organisation, spoke to journalists after his presentation to the panel on the New Global Market: emerging trends for Asia

Dr Supachai Panitchpakdi, head of the World Trade Organisation, spoke to journalists after his presentation to the panel on the New Global Market: emerging trends for Asia.

Professor Henrietta Moore, LSE deputy director, chaired a panel on Human Capital and Development: Asian knowledge economies. The panel included Dr Chizu Nakajima, Professor Danny Quah, Najib Razak, deputy prime minister of Malaysia, Dr Chirayu Isarangkun Na Ayuthaya (BSc Econ 1946), MR Disnadda, CEO of the Doi Tung Development Project, and Timothy Ong (MSc International Relations 1983) executive chairman, Asia Inc.

Professor Henrietta Moore, LSE deputy director, chaired a panel on Human Capital and Development: Asian knowledge economies. The panel included Dr Chizu Nakajima, Professor Danny Quah, Najib Razak, deputy prime minister of Malaysia, Dr Chirayu Isarangkun Na Ayuthaya (BSc Econ 1946), MR Disnadda, CEO of the Doi Tung Development Project, and Timothy Ong (MSc International Relations 1983) executive chairman, Asia Inc.

Left to right: Dr Chirayu Israngkun, Professor Henrietta Moore, Tanin Kraivixien, Howard Davies, Professor Lord Desai

Left to right: Dr Chirayu Israngkun, Professor Henrietta Moore, Tanin Kraivixien, Howard Davies, Professor Lord Desai.

The Bank of Thailand's governor, Mr Pridiyathorn Devakula graciously addressed the dinner guests

The Bank of Thailand's governor, Mr Pridiyathorn Devakula graciously addressed the dinner guests.

At the alumni reception, many LSE graduates had a opportunity to meet and network

At the alumni reception, many LSE graduates had a opportunity to meet and network.

Mr Pridiyathorn Devakula (left) was welcomed to the Hotel Plaza Athenee, Bangkok, by former prime minister Tanin Kraivixien, Dr Mary Blair, LSE's director of development and alumni relations, and Professor Lord Desai

Mr Pridiyathorn Devakula (left) was welcomed to the Hotel Plaza Athenee, Bangkok, by former prime minister Tanin Kraivixien, Dr Mary Blair, LSE's director of development and alumni relations, and Professor Lord Desai.

At the Alumni Reception: Dr Chirayu Israngkun Na Ayuthaya, director of the Crown Property Bureau pictured with Regional Planning graduates (right) Soammapha Traisorat (1997) and (left) Mrs Wallapa Traisorat (1998)

At the Alumni Reception: Dr Chirayu Israngkun Na Ayuthaya, director of the Crown Property Bureau pictured with Regional Planning graduates (right) Soammapha Traisorat (1997) and (left) Mrs Wallapa Traisorat (1998).

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