The country’s first Entrepreneur Summit Thailand 2016 scheduled to take place May 25th at the Windsor Suites Hotel Bangkok will feature over 30 speakers, 60 companies, 8 panel discussions, and 2 keynote addresses from inspiring and highly experienced entrepreneurs and experts.
Organized by social enterprise Bangkok Now (BNOW.org) in collaboration with e-Biz Expo 2016, Entrepreneur Summit Thailand 2016 is designed for up-and-coming entrepreneurs of start-ups and SMEs.
The full day program will provide participants with an A to Z guide, taking them from funding, building, growing, revamping, valuation to exiting the business.
Salinee Wangtal, Director of the Office of Small and Medium Enterprises Promotion (OSMEP) will be delivering the keynote address.
“This is an ideal event for people looking to start their business, startups wanting to grow their business, SMEs considering to revamp, further develop the company, and corporations looking to invest in innovative companies. Both online and offline businesses will definitely benefit from this event. In the last 2 years, we have seen a growth and expansion in the area of tech, hospitality, travel and F&B. We anticipate many of the attendees will be from this sector”, said Pacharee Pantoomano Pfirsch, Founder of BNOW.org.
“Attendees will hear first-hand experience from successful and seasoned entrepreneurs, experts, mentors and investors on topics related to funding, leadership and talent management, branding, how to grow the customer base, determining valuation of companies , mergers and acquisitions and exit strategies,” added Pacharee.
The summit includes panel sessions, a networking lunch where attendees can meet with potential business partners or funders and evening cocktail to further expand the network and an opportunity to meet and connect with speakers and other fellow attendees.
Panel sessions include discussion in the following areas:
Funding panel: Entrepreneurs and experts will talk about different financial options such as crowdfunding, venture capitalist, angel investor, and banks.
Leadership, culture, and talent management: The audience will learn how leadership and culture affects the team’s effectiveness, plus, learn how to hire, train, terminate and implement succession planning strategies.
Sleeping beauty panel: AEC is here! This panel covers how brands can keep their brand relevant in a changing market place.
Growing customer base panel: The panelists will discuss conventional and digital strategies to grow businesses.
Wisdom from Entrepreneur Now Award 2015 Winners: The group will share their entrepreneurial journey
Company valuation: As business grows, business owners are either seeking additional funds or considering a merger or sale of the company. Valuation is also vital. In this panel, attendees will learn how valuation works
Defining success: All good things come to an end and this panel discusses about how entrepreneurs sell their company, get involved in mergers, continue with cash cow, apply for IPO, and enter liquidation
The stellar line up of speakers and panelists include a broad and dynamic mix of experts from various industries including prolific Thai entrepreneur Krating Poonpol and venture partner at 500 Tuk Tuks, Nadim Xavier Salhani, CEO of Mudman Limited which operates Au Bon Pain, Baskin Robbins, Dunkin’ Donuts and Greyhound café, John Stevens, who sold his digital advertising network to VGI Global Media and started Rabbit Internet, Nuttaputch Wongreanthong, Head of Online Marketing at DTAC, Kriengsak Niratpattanasai, Founder of The Coach, Somboon Sukheviriya of Comanche who has sold his software to 600 hotels and exported it to over 18+ countries worldwide and Dennis Harte of Tuktuk Factory, Saranee Boonritthongchai, Head of SMB Marketing at Google, Michael Cluzel , Group CEO and Co-founder of Eatigo, and more.
The summit ends with an evening networking cocktail, providing opportunity for the speakers and attendees to grow their network.