TIME FOR THAILAND: MEET-UP #2

TIME FOR THAILAND: MEET-UP #2

"Is Thailand really digital-ready? 
A conversation on Thailand's digital opportunity, the gaps, and the roads ahead."

Date: Thursday Feb 1
Time: 18:00 - 21:00
Location: Stone and Star Restaurant, Bangkok
Language: English
Speaker(s): Ben King - Country Director of Google Thailand Admission fee: 0,00


About our event

Did you know that the Thais spend most time on mobile internet – more than any other country in the world? Such incredible engagement has led to a huge market opportunity. According to a research by Google and Temasek, Southeast Asia is highlighted as the world’s fastest growing internet region, and the region's Internet economy will grow to USD 200 billion by 2025.

In this small gathering, we will shed light on Thailand's fast-growing Internet economy – where the digital opportunity lies and how we are progressing to realize that.

What you will learn from this session

  • Overview of Internet economy in Thailand, including most significant internet consumer trends observed in 2017
  • Hottest internet economy segments and key players experiencing accelerated growth – from travel and media to ride-hailing and e-commerce
  • Dynamics of startup and VC landscape in Thailand
  • Progress made and way forward in solving digital ecosystem challenges for Thailand

Who should attend this session

  • *Startups and entrepreneurs* looking for "crash course" or insights into Thailand digital landscape
  • *Ecosystem players* seeking networking opportunities with new faces in town
  • *Any interested individuals* wishing to learn more about the exciting digital landscape in Thailand

 

Agenda

18:00   Registration
18:30   Welcome session by K. Thanasorn Jaidee, President of True Digital Park
19:00   Keynote and Q&A with K. Ben King, Country Director of Google Thailand
20:00   Networking

 


About our speaker

Ben King, Country Director of Google Thailand

Ben King is the Country Director for Google Thailand, overseeing the development of Google’s sales and business development operations in the country since late 2015. Prior to this appointment, Ben worked with various Google businesses across diverse markets in South and Southeast Asia, including Singapore, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Indonesia.

Before joining Google, Ben worked at Microsoft Advertising Australia. Joining the business shortly after its launch in the country, he performed a number of roles as the business grew into a significant player within the performance marketing space.

Ben has a BA in Media and Communications from the University of Sydney, Australia, majoring in Media, History and Ancient History.

 

Spaces are limited to 50 only – see you there!

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