CFA/SEC to host Thailand Investment Conference

Economy September 24, 2012 00:00

By The Nation

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CFA Institute in cooperation with the Securities and Exchange Commission and CFA Society Thailand will host an international event "Thailand Investment Conference" on October 5, where world renowned experts will share valuable insight and experience on


The experts will be led by Dr. Marc Faber, Managing Director Marc Faber Ltd and editor of the Gloom, Boom & Doom Report who has been a notable economist for his accurate predictions on various financial market incidents; Dr. Peng Chen, CFA who serves as Chief Executive Officer, Asia (ex-Japan) for Dimensional Fund Advisors, a world leading investment firm; Deborah A. Fuhr, a prominent ETF expert and Partner and Co-Founder of ETFGI LLC; and Anil Gaba, the ORPAR Chaired Professor of Risk Management at INSEAD, one of the world’s leading and largest graduate business schools.
The Conference will also present an exciting forum where executives of leading Thai enterprises and institutes which are pioneer investors in this region will form two consecutive executive panels comprising "Challenges for Building Infrastructure in Greater Mekong Region", joined by Thanong Bidaya, Chairman of CK Power Ltd; Premchai Karnasuta, President and the Board of Directors of Italian-Thai Development Plc; Tevin Vongvanich, President and Chief Executive Officer of PTT Exploration and Production Plc; and Vikrom Kromadit, Chief Executive Officer of Amata Corporation Plc. Another executive panel on "Opportunities for Thailand in Greater Mekong Region” will include very well known panelists namely Tos Chirathivat, Chief Executive Officer of Central Retail Corporation Limited, Man Juttijudata, Senior Director of Investment, the Government Pension Fund and Pinit Puapan, Managing Director of KT Zmico Securities Company. 
SEC Secretary-General Vorapol Socatiyanurak points out that “the SEC emphasises on promotion and development in parallel with supervisory role aiming to help prepare 
Thai capital market for fierce competition and more connected economies in the region.  As this year marks the SEC 20th Anniversary, the SEC and CFA Society Thailand in cooperation with CFA Institute will host Thailand Investment Conference to promote Thailand’s potential and promptness to move forwards. Amidst dynamic, volatile and increasingly connected global environment, Greater Mekong Region becomes more prominent in the world affairs. Not only all sectors must be very well-prepared for upcoming challenges but they must vigorously seek investment opportunities in the region as well as create opportunities for Thailand to become attractive investment destination from all over the world. As Thai capital market regulator, the SEC has always put this issue amongst its priorities and given full support.”