Dr. Supichai Tangjaitrong, Chula Unisearch assistant managing director, Dr. Suchana Chavanich and Dr. Sornnate Areesophonpichet, project manager of Collaborative Development between Chulalongkorn University and the industrial sector, attended the Trade and Development Regional Forum 2017, which had as its theme “Linking Trade and Development for Inclusive and Sustainable Growth”. The forum was held in the Infinity Ballroom at Pullman Bangkok King Power on 19 and 20 July 2017.
On this occasion, Dr. Kamalinne Pinitpuvadol, executive director of ITD, warmly welcomed the participants while Dr. Sophon Naphathorn, M.D., Deputy Minister of Education, presided over the opening ceremony. Dr. Supachai Panitchpakdi, former WTO Director- General and UNCTAD Secretary- General, gave a keynote address on “A New Paradigm in Trade and Development in the Age of Rising Protectionism and Populism”.
The two-day forum was organised by the International Institute for Trade and Development (ITD) to provide a venue for the exchange of knowledge. Discussions of new and upcoming issues on trade, investment and development in the Asian region as well as the challenges that affect global trade and sustainable development were examined.
More than 250 persons attended the forum, including local and international representatives from various sectors dealing with trade, investment, development and academics.