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Thailand Economic Monitor

June 30 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am

The World Bank Thailand Office would like to invite you to the launch of Thailand Economic Monitor: Building Back Better, Greener and Resilient – The Circular Economy on June 30, 9:30-11:00 AM. The event will be held in a hybrid-format, both virtual and in-person (VIE Hotel Bangkok).

Thailand’s GDP growth has picked up modestly since the surge in COVID-19 cases last year, but economic activity remained below pre-pandemic levels in the first quarter of 2022, in contrast to countries such as Malaysia, Philippines and Indonesia which have recovered more quickly. Recent economic indicators also suggest a slowdown in the second quarter due to the impact of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine on prices and global activity. These recent developments have highlighted Thailand’s oil dependence and vulnerability to global supply chain disruptions.

How can the circular economy model help promote growth that is more sustainable and more resilient to external shocks? We are pleased to invite you to the launch of the Thailand Economic Monitor June 2022 edition on Building Back Better, Greener and Resilient – The Circular Economy. Join the hybrid event in-person at VIE Hotel or online to learn more about Thailand’s recent economic development, outlook, and risks including the potential benefits of adopting circularity and how we can scale this up in Thailand.

Event Detail:
Date: Thursday, 30 June 2020
Time: 09.30-11.00 hrs.
Venue: VIE Hotel/Zoom/Facebook Live https://www.facebook.com/worldbankthailand
Registration: https://bit.ly/temjune2022

Please note the following:

  • The event will be conducted in Thai and English with simultaneous translation.
  • Registration for participants wishing to join the event in-person will be closed on June 27.
  • Due to limited capacity, attendance is restricted to a maximum of two representatives from each organization.
  • All attendees are required to submit a negative ATK test, with their name and date clearly visible, to Parichart Atcharerk, [email protected].


9:30-9:35 Introductions
9:35- 9:40 Welcome remarks
Dr. Ndiame Diop
Country Director for Brunei, Malaysia, Philippines and Thailand, World Bank
9:40-9:55 Keynote address
9:55-10:20 Presentation of “Recent Economic Developments and Outlook”
Dr. Kiatipong Ariyapruchya and Mr. Kim Alan Edwards
Senior Country Economists, World Bank
Presentation of “The Circular Economy
Ms. Ruchira Kumar
Senior Private Sector Development Specialist, International Finance Corporation
10:20-10:55 Panel discussion and Q&A “How Can Thailand Build Back Better?”
Dr. Wijarn Simachaya
President, Thailand Environment Institute and Acting of Environmental Network and Climate Change ProgramMr. Nithi Patarachoke
President, Cement-Building Materials Business, SCG

Associate Professor Dr. Thumrongrut Mungcharoen
Chairman of the Circular Economy Program, Program Management Unit for Competitiveness, Office of National Higher Education Science Research and Innovation Policy Council

Moderator: Ms. Siratthaya Isarabhakdi, Founder of Wealth Me Up

10:55 – 11:00 Closing remarks

For more information, please contact Ms. Buntarika Sangarun, Program Assistant, at [email protected] or 02-686-8326.


June 30
9:30 am - 11:00 am
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