DC President H.E. Dato’ Jojie Samuel Ambassador of Malaysia
Dialogue on “Diplomacy meets Business”

The Diplomatic Council will hold an informal dialogue on “Diplomacy meets Business” on 7th December 2021 (2 - 4 PM Bangkok time) and cordially invites selected Ambassadors and business leader to the conversation. They will share their experience on cross-border business and their views on what foreign embassies and ambassadors can do to facilitate and help smooth out many of the challenges of doing business in another country.

Entrepreneurship and businesses are key to producing wealth in an environment of sharing knowledge, respecting cultures and traditions, fostering open communication, and applying universal values in every case.

Diplomacy Meets Business is an interactive dialogue between diplomats and business leaders and it serves as a platform to share and discuss better ways to support a global entrepreneurial ecosystem that can help Thai entrepreneurs expand their business network internationally and foreign business in Thailand..

Business leaders are invited to give opening comments to help set the stage for the dialogue with sharing of personal experiences on how diplomatic missions have helped business and investments overseas as well as examining obstacles and challenges that need to be overcomed. Participants are encouraged to share and explore how to improve cooperation, processes, opportunities and best practices. Chatham House Rules apply.


H.E. Dato’ Jojie Samuel Ambassador of Malaysia to Thailand and Board of President Diplomatic Council

Dato’ Steve Cheah Head of Diplomatic Council Mission (CLMTV) Cambodia Laos Myanmar Thailand Vietnam

H.E. Kobkarn Wattanavrangkul Former Minister of Tourism and Sports of Thailand and Chairperson of Toshiba Thailand Company

Mr. David Lyman Chairman and Chief Value officer at Tilleke & Gibbins and founder of the Joint Foreign Chamber of Commerce of Thailand

Moderator: Mr. Varin Sachdev