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IAEE Holds First Thailand Women’s Leadership Forum in September

September 5, 2017

Highly Anticipated Program Features Top Female Executives

The International Association of Exhibitions and Events™ (IAEE) proudly announces the expansion of its top-rated Women’s Leadership Forum to Thailand. The inaugural Women’s Leadership Program – Thailand will be held on 28 September 2017 in Bangkok at the Plaza Athenee Bangkok, a Royal Meridien Hotel.

“IAEE’s relationship with the exhibitions and events industry in Thailand has been growing at a phenomenal rate beginning with the success of the Certified in Exhibition Management (CEM) Learning Program,” said IAEE President David DuBois, CMP, CAE, FASAE, CTA. “We currently have 113 CEM graduates in Thailand. This new leadership program marks a much-anticipated phase in our ongoing partnership in this region.”

In collaboration with the Thailand Management Association (TMA) and Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau (TCEB), the IAEE Women’s Leadership Forum 2017 – Thailand will address topics unique to women with a world-class program tailored for all female professionals, regardless of industry, age, situation or position.

“This program has been in the works for more than a year now and we are very pleased with the outstanding program we have in store for our attendees,” said Wanweera Rachdawong, CEO, TMA. “Much consideration has been given to the quality and relevance of the topics presented to ensure attendees are left feeling inspired and motivated.”

Topics of discussion at the IAEE Women’s Leadership Forum 2017 – Thailand will include:

  • Welcome Remarks
    Presented by Ms. Wanweera Rachdawong, Chief Executive Officer, Thailand Management Association; Ms. Nichapa Yoswee, Director of MICE Capabilities, Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau (Public Organization); and Ms. Marsha Flanagan, Vice President of Learning Experiences, IAEE
  • Empowerment and the Will to Lead
    Presented by Ms. Vilaiporn Taweelappontong, Partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers Consulting (Thailand) Ltd. and Ms. Choo Leng Goh, General Manager, Plaza Athenee Bangkok, A Royal Meridien Hotel
  • Women’s Journey in a Changing World
    A special interview with Mrs. Kannikar Chalitaporn, Independent Director and Member of the Executive Committee, The Siam Commercial Bank Public Company Limited facilitated by Ms. Veenarat Laohapakakul
  • Living the Legacy
    A special interview with Mrs. Rarin Utakapan Punjarungroj, Chief Executive Officer, Amarin Printing & Publishing Public Company Limited facilitated by Ms. Veenarat Laohapakakul
  • Women on the Move
    Presented by H.E. Mr. Staffan Herrström, Ambassador of Sweden to the Kingdom of Thailand, Lao Peoples’ Democratic Republic and the Republic of the Union of Myanmar
  • Knowing Yourself, Knowing the Difference
    Facilitated by Dr. Poomporn Thamsatitdej
  • Women in Technology
    Presented by Ms. Suwapich Wongwiriyawanich, Pilot (Captain A330), CRM instructor, Thai AirAsia and Ms. Pirada Techavijit, Researcher National Science Technology and Innovation Policy Office
  • Passion & Commitment
    Presented by Mrs. Busaya Mathelin, Permanent Secretary, Minister of Foreign Affairs
  • Secret Behind Men’s Success: The Wind beneath their Wings
    Presented by Mrs. Petchpring Sarasin and Ms. Teeranai Na Nongkhai facilitated by Ms. Wanweera Rachdawong, Chief Executive Officer, Thailand Management Association

“We are very excited about this program given the success of the Women’s Leadership Forums held in the United States each year,” noted IAEE Vice President of Learning Experiences Marsha Flanagan, M. Ed.

Click here for more information about the Women’s Leadership Forum – Thailand 2017. Download the program here.

About IAEE
Trusted since 1928, IAEE provides quality and value to its members through leadership, service, education and strong relationships. IAEE is the largest association of the exhibitions and events industry in the world, with a membership of show organizers, exhibitors and exhibition suppliers. Organizers of more than 20,000 exhibitions and buyer-seller events around the world are members of IAEE, and the organization advocates and promotes the awareness of face-to-face exhibitions and events as the primary medium for business development and growth. IAEE provides relevant, timely and innovative education to its members and the industry. IAEE recognizes its strategic partners: 4imprint, Buttine Exhibition Insurance, Convention News Television (CNTV), Freeman, New Orleans & Company, New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, Personify – A2Z Events, Swapcard and Synchronicities (Visit Anaheim, Visit Baltimore and Visit San Antonio). Visit for more information.

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