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Joint BCCT/AMCHAM Boardroom Briefing on AEC

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Date & Time: 17-Jun-2014 18:00   
Location: at British Business Centre, BCCT, 7th Floor, 208 Wireless Road (nearest BTS station: Ploenchit exit 3)
Member Cost: THB 350.00
Details: Date: Tuesday 17 June 2014

Time: 6.00 – 9.00 pm

Venue: British Business Centre, BCCT, 7th Floor, 208 Wireless Road (nearest BTS station: Ploenchit exit 3)

Topic: Where is the AEC now?

Speakers: Andrew McBean, Partner of Grant Thornton and Cynthia M. Pornvalai, Partner of Tilleke & Gibbins

Cost: THB 350 net for BCCT/AMCHAM members and THB 500 net for non-members including snacks and drinks

The combined GDP of the ASEAN-10 ranks larger the GDP of Brazil, Russia or India. However these countries have the advantage of being single economic and political entities. The ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) was established with the goal of ensuring regional economic integration by 2015. However the "beginning of 2015 deadline" soon became an "end of 2015 milestone". And now where are we with the AEC? What has changed, if anything? What are the new realities of the AEC? Where is Thailand in the legal changes it should be making to conform to its obligations?

Drawing on the latest data and insight with the ASEAN secretariat, this presentation provides an update to the status of the AEC. It will also cover how the AEC is supposed to modify Thai investment and labour laws, and where Thailand stands in the process of modifying such laws.

About the speakers:

Andrew McBean, Partner, Grant Thornton

Andrew is a regular presenter on the AEC and previously had presented "AEC: Myths and Realities". This is a new and updated presentation. It will focus on the present macro-economic picture from around ASEAN, the current status of the AEC, Thailand's role in the AEC and will look at the future of the AEC given events over the last 18 months.

Cynthia M. Pornavalai, Partner, Tilleke & Gibbins

Cynthia is a champion of business rights in Thailand. From advising foreign investors on mergers, acquisitions, and investing in Thailand to counseling major players in the Thai property market to helping lenders or debtors through debt restructuring and business reorganization matters, Cynthia’s practice is as varied as the business goals of her successful clients. She is familiar with the AEC, the challenges Thailand faces in modifying its laws to meet the requirements of the AEC and is a also regular speaker on this subject.

6.00 pm: Register and networking
6.30 pm: ASEAN and the AEC: current status and future outlook - Andrew McBean - 30 mins
7.00 pm: Status of Thailand's legal conformity, especially investment and labour laws - Cynthia M. Pornavalai - 30 mins
7.30 pm: Q&A
8.00 pm: Close and Networking
9.00 pm: Ends

Cancellation policy: Reservations not cancelled within 2 business day of the event will be charged as a no-show and invoiced. If the event falls on a Monday or is preceded by a holiday, cancellation is required by the previous business day.

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