APEC Update: The Next Step of Cooperation between Thailand, ASEAN, APEC and the European Union (EU)


The Secretariat of the National Assembly (SNA) on behalf of the parliament and in cooperation with the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) Thailand will organize the seminar: “APEC Update: The Next Step of Cooperation between Thailand, ASEAN, APEC and the European Union (EU)”


The purpose is to inform parliamentarians, members of the parliament (MPs), senators, parliamentary officials, academics and the civil society about the results of APEC and in particular about the "Bangkok Goals".

APEC (Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation) is a forum for economic cooperation in the Asia-Pacific region. Its main goal is to promote liberalization of trade and investment-cooperation with social dimensions and other developments aspects. Thailand is assigned to host up to 14 APEC events throughout 2022, including the APEC Leaders’ Summit held from November 18-19. The major announcement during APEC was the agreement on the Bangkok’s Goals: 1) Sustainable Trade and Investment, 2) Sustainable management based on environment and biodiversity conservation, 3) Achieving net zero greenhouse gas emissions in the economic zone, and 4) Sustainable Management of Waste Disposal.

Remarks: The seminar will be conducted in Thai & English with simultaneous interpretation (Thai-English) provided.

Coffee break and lunch will be provided without any charge at the seminar.


09:00 – 10:00: Registration & Morning Refreshments & Coffee/ Tea

Registration & Morning Refreshments & Coffee/ Tea

09:30 – 10:20: Introduction, Welcome, Opening & Keynote

  • Welcome remark by Mrs. Pornpith Petcharoen, Secretary-General, The Secretariat of the House of Representatives of Thailand
  • Opening Keynote: Asst. Prof. Dr. Chakkrapan Pornnimit, Member of Parliament and The First Vice Chairman of the Parliamentary Committee on Foreign Affairs of the House of Representatives

10:30 – 11:30: Panel Discussion

“APEC Update: The Next Step of Cooperation between Thailand, ASEAN, APEC and European Union (EU)”

  • Assoc. Prof. Dr. Piti Srisangnam, Director of Academic Affairs, ASEAN Studies Center, Chulalongkorn University
  • Mr. Chaturon Chaisang, Former Deputy Prime Minister, Former Minister of Education, and Former Minister of Justice
  • Ms. Prinat Apirat, Deputy Director-General, Department of International Economic Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Moderated by Ms. Kunjanita Kunjara Na Ayudhya, Nation TV 22

11:30 – 12:00: Q & A

 Questions and Answers 

12:00 – 13:00: Lunch


13:00: End of the seminar

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