June 21, 2019 | Bangkok, Thailand 

Asean Business Summit

At 52 years old, Asean is officially middle aged. Far from nearing retirement, the next few years will require the region to fully utilize years of experience to avoid a mid-life crisis. With trade wars upending global supply chains, over 65% of the population going to the polls, and China continuing its regional assertiveness, the next year could be one of Asean’s most disruptive.

To navigate the challenges, Asean has some options: It can increase global connectivity, improve environmental sustainability, harmonize gender equality initiatives and utilize technology to leap up global value chains.

The 5th Bloomberg Asean Business Summit will gather global business and regional policy leaders to identify how to grab these opportunities. Developed as a part of Thailand’s Asean chairmanship in 2019, the summit will be a key platform for accelerating regional growth.

June 21 - Friday

8:00 am

Registration Opens & Welcome Refreshments

8:55 am

Welcoming Remarks

9:00 am


  • The Future of Thailand and Asean
  • Your Superpower, Your Choice
  • Election Time in the Indo-Pacific
  • Moving Up The Chain
  • Building Connections
  • The Digital Economy
  • One App to Rule Them All
  • A More Equal Future
  • Dollar Dominance and Emerging Equities
  • Sun, Sea, Sand and Sustainability
  • Blue Skies and Clear Water
  • Spotlight Interview
3:30 pm

Closing Remarks

2018 Speakers

H.E. Dr. Uttama Savanayana

Kingdom of Thailand Minister of Industry

H.E. Veerathai Santiprabhob

Bank of Thailand Governor

Sutapa Amornvivat

SCB Abacus CEO

Gaggan Anand

Gaggan Owner & Executive Chef

Claus Andresen

SAP President, Southeast Asia

John Brown

Agoda CEO

Dane Chamorro

Control Risks Senior Partner, Asia Pacific

Linda Doku

Novastra Group Managing Director

John Driscoll

JTD Energy Services Pte Chief Strategist

Colin Graham

Eastspring Investments Chief Investment Officer, Multi Asset Solutions

Amol Gupte

ASEAN Head & Citi Country Officer, Singapore

Locknie Hsu

Singapore Management University (SMU) Professor of Law

Kattiya Indaravijaya

Kasikornbank President

Chiruit Isarangkun Na Ayuthaya

Thailand Convention & Exhibition Bureau (TCEB) President

Jareeporn Jarukornsakul

WHA Corporation PCL Chairman and Group CEO

Shinta Widjaja Kamdani

Sintesa Group CEO

Dong Ke

The Nature Conservancy (TNC) Senior Project Advisor, The Responsible Asia Forestry and Trade Program (RAFT)

Hervé Lemahieu

Lowy Institute Director, Asian Power and Diplomacy Program

Naveen Menon

Cisco Asean President

Thu Nguyen

VCG Partners Vietnam Fund Managing Director, Forum One

Jim O'Gara

UPS President, South Asia District

Dr. Pakorn Peetathawatchai

The Stock Exchange of Thailand President

Yol Phokasub

Central Group President

Santitarn Sathirathai

Sea Group Group Chief Economist

Kanit Sangsubhan

Eastern Economic Corridor Office of Thailand Secretary General

Suresh Shankar

Crayon Data Founder

Chartsiri Sophonpanich

Bangkok Bank President

Sharon Toh

SWIFT Head of Asean Region

Lavanya Wadgaonkar

Nissan Vice President, Communications, Asia & Oceania

John Wood

Room to Read Founder

Marcia Yu

International Finance Corporation (IFC) Senior Investment Officer

Haslinda Amin

Bloomberg Television Chief International Correspondent for Southeast Asia

Otis Bilodeau

Bloomberg Senior Executive Editor, Asia Pacific

Melissa Cheok

Bloomberg Reporter, Social Velocity

Serene Cheong

Bloomberg Oil Trading Asia Reporter

Linus Chua

Bloomberg Managing Editor, Southeast Asia

Diksha Gera

Bloomberg Intelligence Senior Analyst, Asia Financials

Tamara Henderson

Bloomberg Economics Asean Economist

Sunil Jagtiani

Bloomberg Bangkok Bureau Chief

Michelle Jamrisko

Bloomberg Southeast Asia economy reporter

Mallika Kapur

Bloomberg Live Senior Editor, Asia Pacific

Madeleine Lim

Bloomberg News Executive Editor for global markets

Sarah McDonald

Bloomberg Managing Editor, Asia Markets

Andy Mukherjee

Bloomberg Opinion Columnist

Jodi Schneider

Bloomberg Senior International Editor

Participation is by invitation only.


To request an invitation or inquire for more details, please email us at bliveasia@bloomberg.net.