June 15, 2024

“The Global Academy Forum: “Australia and 50 Years in ASEAN”

We are pleased to inform you that the Australian Alumni Association Thailand, in collaboration with Global Academy, Siam University, and La Trobe University, Australia, is organizing the Global Academy Forum: “Australia and 50 Years in ASEAN.” In 2024, Australia marks 50 years since becoming ASEAN’s first external partner—a milestone recently celebrated at the special Melbourne summit attended by leaders from member nations.

The panel will provide an overview of ASEAN from five experts who will explore and share their perspectives on economics within ASEAN. The panelists are:

  • Mr. Eamonn Fitzpatrick, Managing Director, Fitzpatrick & Co Advisory
  • Mr. George Iwan Marantika, National President, Indonesia Australia Business Council (IABC)
  • H.E. Ly Navuth, Deputy Director-General of BELTEI Group, President of BELTEI International University, Cambodia
  • Dr. Tharatee Mookdee, FCMA, Former Secretary-General of ASEAN Federation of Accountants, Head of Foreign Affairs to TFAC
  • Senior Colonel Dr. Wandee Tosuwan, Special Researcher, Defence Science and Technology Department, Ministry of Defence

The panel will also discuss various suggestions and recommendations from the ASEAN summit in Melbourne made by the Australian government. The discussion will be moderated by M.L. Laksasubha Kridakon, President of the Australian Alumni Association Thailand.

The panel details are as follows:
Date: Thursday, June 20, 2024
Time: 1:30 PM – 4:00 PM
Venue: Global Academy at Siam University, Building 3, 38 Petchkasem Road, Phasicharoen, Bangkok

We hope this forum will have a significant impact on our community. Should you have any questions or need further information, do not hesitate to reach out to globalacademy.siam@nurturehighered.com or call (+66) 81-315-5082


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Since 2016, admission to AAA Thailand events have been free of charge. However, the AAA Thailand Committee reserves the right to charge nominal fees for certain events from July 2020 onwards. For events organised by the Australian Embassy, AAA Thailand will submit names of alumni members to the embassy on a rotation basis. However, the final decision as to which alumni are invited rests with the Australian Embassy.