Thammasat Economics Association hosting seminar on direction of economy on November 11


BANGKOK, 17 October 2014  The Thammasat Economics Association is preparing to host a seminar on the current economic trend on Tuesday, November 11, while expressing its belief that the economic expansion in the 4th quarter of the year will be greater than that of the same quarter in the previous year.

Mr. Sakon Varanyuwatana, the dean of the Faculty of Economics, Thammasat University, said the seminar on the direction of the Thai economy in 2015 will include topics that are appropriate to the current situation, under which the country is undergoing a structural reform. He said the topics will match the interest of both Thai and foreign businesspersons who want to be informed of the direction the Thai economy is heading. There will also the topic of the drive to overcome disparities. Suggestions for the country’s reform process will be made by academics, businesspersons, experts and policy makers from the state sector.

Finance Minister Sommai Phasee, Agriculture and Cooperatives Minister Pitipong Puengboon na Ayutthaya, Energy Minister Narongchai Akrasanee, as well as the assistant secretary to the minister of education, Mr. Amornwit Nakonthap, will be at the seminar to discuss policy-making in the various affairs of the country. Deputy Prime Minister M.R. Pridiyathorn Devakula will be giving a special lecture as well.

The seminar will be held on Tuesday, November 11 at Plaza Athenee Bangkok. Ticket, which costs 3,000 baht, may be purchased at the Thammasat Economics Association. Alternatively, call 095-801-3535.