The Grand Event:
The 2013 Bangkok Conference: Global Dialogue on Sustainable Development, the first of its kind in Asia, will be held in Bangkok on Thursday, October 10, 2013 at Centara Grand @ Central World Bangkok, to invoke public morality and foster the sustainable application of the moral capital and social justice principles.
The one-day global dialogue, co-hosted by Caux Round Table (CRT), The Thai Chamber of Commerce (TCC), and Thailand Development Research Institute (TDRI), aims to invite participants to take the transformative journey in moral reflection and how such road map will affect the common good.
Minnesota-based CRT has chosen Thailand as the venue for this global dialogue on the strength of her outstanding track record in sustainable community development and the recognition of Thailand as a distinct model for other developing countries to emulate.
CRT is an international organization of senior business executives aiming to promote ethical business practice, championing principles for responsible business and charting a platform for a more moral & sustainable capitalism on a global scale since 1986.
•Serving as a global platform for business & community leaders and qualified speakers to share their experiences
•Promoting moral capital & social justice among Thai entrepreneurs & conglomerates
•Bolstering corporate social responsibility and business ethics
•Exposing Thai entrepreneurs, local business community leaders and conglomerates to the Caux Round Table platform
•Consolidating the values of H.M. the King's Sufficiency Economy Philosophy with the values of "Honeybee Approach".
More than 1,000 participants will be invited from the public & private sector, non-governmental institutions and academia. About 300 of them will come from all over the world and share cross-border perspectives and experiences at this conference.
Event Details & Prominent Speakers:
The Morning Session (Oct 10, 2013)
At the heart of this conference will be four major hot topics featured by most sought-after lecturers & speakers :
•"An Assessment and Update of Global Sustainable Development Efforts" by Noeleen Heyzer, Executive Secretary of the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific Z ESCAP),Video Presentation
•"Developing Sustainable Futures for Business, People and the Planet" by Gayle C. Avery, Professor, Macquarie Graduate School of Management, CEO, Institute for Sustainable Leadership.
•"Values and Ethics -- Finding justice for Social Development" by Michael J. Sandel, Anne T. and Robert M. Bass Professor of Government, Harvard University.
•"Area-Based Sustainable Community Development" by M.R. Disnadda Diskul Chairman of the Board of the Board of the Royal Inittiative Discovery Institute.
The Afternoon : Group Session (Oct 10, 2013)
The conference will break out into five subgroups based on the various themes emerging from the morning session. Participants will share ideas and experiences of their own groups and organizations as well as with the keynote speakers.
It is envisioned that inputs from these discussions will be the basis for a plenary session to deliberate and adopt a meaningful conclusion on sustainable development.
In addition to the one-day event, there will also be pre- and post-conference activities open to all participants on a voluntary basis. On Oct 9, 2013, CRT members will convene to prepare participants for the conference. In the two days following the conference, time will be allotted for participants to meet in groups to discuss how the findings of the conference may affect their respective organizations. The secretariat of the conference will follow up on the outputs of the meeting and keep up with the network for further collaboration.
•Sharing of meaningful experiences by various institutions and organizations.
•Summarizing the right direction and measures for future actions.
•Creation of meaningful network for future sharing of idea and experiences.