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Social Enterprise Conference 2018

On November 9th10th, 2018, the Social Enterprise Conference (SECON) event was organized at UNESCO Bangkok. With the potential upcoming tax law that gives tax incentives to corporations that invest in social enterprises, the purpose of this event is to initiate collaborations between the private and social sectors, exploring the benefits of the new Social Enterprise tax law enacted in Thailand; bridging goals of UN agencies/NGOs and Thai companies; fostering collaboration between the public and private sectors to support SDGs and drive progress within Thailand 4.0.
This event was co-led by Mr. Pakapol Thangtongchin, BBA #21 Alumnus and Senior Associate from Bain & Company, and Mr. Dane Phillips from Syntropy Dynamics, and an organizing team from the BBA Program, Thammasat University led by Ms. Pitikarn Suriyamongkol, BBA #22 Alumna, and current 4th year students, Ms. Prommanee Zhang, Ms. Varalee Tananivit, and Mr. Parit Keeratiyothin.
Among participating organizations are 17 esteemed companies from the private sector and 10 members from social enterprises, non-profits, and government agencies.
6 keynote speakers were invited to discuss sustainable development and social enterprise initiatives, including Mr. Chansin Treenuchagron, Chief Executive Officer of PTT Group, Dr. Prasarn Trairatvorakul, Senior Advisor of the Central Group, Ms. Dana Graber-Ladek, Chief of Mission of the International Organization for Migration (IMO), M.L. Disapanadda Diskul, CEO, Doi Tung Development Project, Mae Fah Luang Foundation, Mr. Mechai Viravaidya, Chairman and Founder of The Population & Community Development Association (PDA), and Mr. Keerakiat Pratai, Professor of Business Laws, Taxation and International Tax Laws at the International LL.B. Program in Business Law.
Dr. Worapong Janyangyuen, Director of the BBA International Program, Thammasat Business School, Thammasat University attended the event, commenting that, Social enterprises will become much more prolific in the future. Especially with the financial contribution of the private sector, it would be interesting to see more establishments of social enterprises in Thailand in the future. I encourage BBA students to look into this new way of doing business that also brings value to society.”
Furthermore, Asst. Prof. Dr. Nopporn Ruangwanit, Director of Integrated Bachelor’s And Master’s Degree Program in Business and Accounting, Thammasat Business School, Thammasat University, was also a guest judge for the Social Enterprise Conferences Hackathon competition.
The events organizing team also includes the following BBA students:
1.     Mr. Anek Kusuwan
2.     Mr. Napat Inseeyong
3.     Ms. Phinnaree Jermsurawong                                  
4.     Mr. Thanawin Suwattanakorn
External Relations
1.     Ms. Frederike Höfermann
2.     Ms. Kalyaruk Tantisirivat
3.     Ms. Latisha Khorana
4.     Ms. Premika Bhongsudhep
1.     Ms. Pakjira Chunhapongpishat
2.     Ms. Nichamon Pan-anuruk
3.     Mr. Saksiri Kaewsongsri
4.     Ms. Yada Sotangkur
Posted on November 27, 2018 – 09:30 a.m.