ASIA PACIFIC CONFERENCE
ON GREEN INNOVATION

“Urban Nexus: Food/Land-Water-Energy Innovations for Sustainable City Development“

United Nations, Bangkok, Thailand
31 July – 1 August 2019

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Asia Pacific Conference on Green Innovation 2019: “Urban Nexus: Food/Land-Water-Energy Innovations for Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)” is a combination of the 3 high-level forums (Policy, R&D, and Economics) to share and discuss on how to enable innovations for the sustainable growth.

We are bringing great minds around the world who are Policymakers, Academia, Entrepreneurs, and Investors to meet here in United Nations Convention Centre (UNCC), where is located at United Nations Economic and Social Commission of Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP), Bangkok, Thailand.

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Event Agenda

First Day

31 July 2019 (Wednesday) | Time: 9.00 – 17.00
Dress Code: Smart Casual Business Attire
Venue: United Nations Conference Centre (Rajdamnern Nok Avenue, Bangkok 10200)

Morning Session:

Period: 9.00 – 12.00
Room: Conference Room 3 & 4 and Exhibition Area, 2nd Floor, UNCC
31 July 2019, 9.00 – 9.30, Room CR3 | “Green Energy“ by Environment and Development Division, UNESCAP
Nobel Peace Prize Laureate 2007 (Contributor of UN International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) who awarded the prize);
Chairman, the Global Energy Prize International Award;
Committee, the Board Director for Climate Change and Energy of Ban Kimoon Foundation
31 July 2019, 10.00 – 11.00, Room CR3 | “Green Energy“ by Environment and Development Division, UNESCAP
Panel – “Adapt or Die?: Survival Strategies of Fossil Fuel Companies“
Speakers:
– Representative from Thailand
– Representative from Malaysia
– Representative from Saudi Arabia

Moderator:
– Mr. Pondet Ananchai, Executive Director of Greenovation Institute
31 July 2019, 11.00 – 12.00, Room CR3 | “Green Energy“ by Environment and Development Division, UNESCAP
Panel – “Solar Energy: Photovoltaic and Battery Innovations for Sustainable Housing“
Speakers:
– Mr. Korn Dabbaransi, Former Deputy Prime Minister and Forner Minister of Energy of Thailand
– Representative of Tesla (Solar City)

Moderator:
– Pondet Ananchai, Executive Director of Greenovation Institute
31 July 2019, 10.00 – 10.30, Room CR4 | “Future City“ by UN-Habitat
Fireside Chat – “Future City Summit: Best Lesson Learnt for Emerging Cities“
Speakers:
Andre Kwok, Founder & Chairman of Future City Summit Foundation

Moderator:
Shadman Sadab, CEO of Future City Summit Foundation
31 July 2019, 10.30 – 11.30, Room CR4 | “Future City“ by UN-Habitat
Panel – “City Development Company: Public-Private Partnership (PPP) for Urban Nexus“
Speakers:
– CEO of Phuket City Development Co., Ltd.
– CEO of Khonkaen City Development Co., Ltd.
– CEO of Rayong City Development Co., Ltd.
– CEO of Phare City Development Co., Ltd.

Moderator:
– Mr. Niti Nakages, Committee of Thai Real Estate Association
31 July 2019, 11.30 – 12.30, Room CR4 | “Future City“ by UN-Habitat
Panel – “City Charter: Urban Nexus Master Plan Initiative in Thailand“
Speakers:
– Mr. Pornarit Chounchaisit, President of Thai Real Estate Association (http://thairealestate.org/)
– Dr. Thapana Bunyapravitr, President of Thai Association for Town Planning (http://tatp.or.th/)
– Asst. Prof. Dr. Poon Thiengburanathum, Deputy Director of Area-Based Collaborative Research (ABC), Thailand Science Research and Innovation (TSRI) (http://abc.trf.or.th/)

Moderator:
– Tam Huang, UN-Habitat

Afternoon Session:

Period: 13.00 – 17.00
Room: Conference Room 3 & 4 and Exhibition Area, 2nd Floor, UNCC
31 July 2019, 13.00 – 14.00, Room CR3 | “Future Food“ by Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
Panel – “Space-F Project: Incubating FoodTech Startups in Asia and the Pacific“
Speakers:
– Dean of Faculty of Science, Mahidol University, Thailand
– Executive Director of National Innovation Agency (NIA) of Thailand
– Director of Global Innovation Center, Thai Union Group PLC.

Moderator:
– Representative of Wework APAC
31 July 2019, 14.00 – 15.00, Room CR3 | “Future Food“ by Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
Fireside Chat – “Future Food Argiculture: Best Practices on the Precision and Organic Farming Innovation“
Speakers:
– Representative of Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) (http://www.fao.org)
– Assoc. Dr. Prof. Sutket Nakasatien, Dean of Faculty of Agriculture, Kasetsart University, Thailand (https://www.ku.ac.th)
– Dr. Somvong Tragoonrung, Director of National Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (BIOTEC), National Science and Technology Development Agency (NSTDA) of Thailand (http://www.biotec.or.th)

Moderator:
– Mr. Ekkathat Phattharaphokkhaphat, Scientist & Goverment Affair Manger of Thai Union Group PCL. (http://www.thaiunion.com/en) and Project Manager of SPACE-F Project (https://www.space-f.co/)

31 July 2019, 15.00 – 16.00, Room CR3 | “Future Food“ by Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
Panel – “Holistic Life Hack: Research & Development on Food-as-Medicine for Human Optimization“
Speakers:
– Mr. Ome Kepsub, CEO of Ome Nutrient Co., Ltd.
– Representative of Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)

Moderator:
– Nina Dullaphan, Project Assistant of ASEAN Regional Capacity on Disaster Health Management, Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)
31 July 2019, 13.00 – 14.00, Room CR4 | “Green Blockchain“ by ICT and Disaster Risk Reduction Division (IDD), UNESCAP
Panel – “APAC Chain or Choice?: Blockchain Ecosystem and Legal Status in Asia and the Pacific Countries“
Speakers:
– Simon Je, Chairman of Hong Kong International Blockchain and Financial Association (HKIBFA)
– TBC, Representative of Thai FinTech Association (TFTA)

Moderator:
– Chairman of Thai Digital Asset Association (TDA)
31 July 2019, 14.30 – 15.30, Room CR4 | “Green Blockchain“ by ICT and Disaster Risk Reduction Division (IDD), UNESCAP
Panel – “Water Chain: Water Accounting via Blockchain, Internet of Things (IoT), and Big Data Innovation“
Speakers:
– Dr. Aida Karazhanova, Economic Affairs Officer of Sustainable Urban Development Section (SUDS), Environment and Development Division (EDD), UNESCAP
– Representative of Digital Economy Promotion Agency (DEPA), Ministry of Digital Economy and Society of Thailand

Moderator:
– Pondet Ananchai, Executive Director of Greenovation Institute
31 July 2019, 15.30 – 16.15, Room CR4 | “Green Blockchain“ by ICT and Disaster Risk Reduction Division (IDD), UNESCAP
Debate – “CBDC vs Libra?: Central Bank Digital Currency or Facebook’s Stablecoin that Benefit SDGs More?“
Speakers:
– Representative of Inthanon Project, Bank of Thailand (BOT)
– Representative of Facebook APAC HQ

Moderator:
– Pondet Ananchai, Executive Director of Greenovation Institute

Evening Session:

Time: 19.00 – 22.00 | Dress Code: Black Tie Gala, Cutural Dress or National Costume
Venue: Yodpiman Riverwalk (Chakkraphet Road, Bangkok 10200)
31 July 2019, 20.00 – 20.30, Grand Pearl Cruise | “Green Cuture“ by UNESCO
Panel – “Atheistic Nexus: Fashion-Music-Video Movements for Gender Equality Advocacy“
Speakers:
– Anne Shek, Honourary Chief Representative for the Philippines, Hong Kong- ASEAN Economic Cooperation Foundation (http://hk-asean.com/)
– June Methawee, Founder, Dress the Dream Social Enterprise (https://www.dressthedream.com/)
– Representative of UN Women

Moderator:
– Youth Leader, UNESCO
31 July 2019, 20.30 – 21.00, Grand Pearl Cruise | “Green Cuture“ by UNESCO
Performance – “Rhythm of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)“
Performers:
– Engkan Kanj, Founder of Engkan the Pianist Foundation (https://facebook.com/engkanjthepianist/)

Moderator:
– Cheryl, Singaoore’s National Youth Focal Point of UNEP TUNZA Southeast Asian Youth Environment Network (SEAYEN) (http://seayen.org/)

Second Day

1 August 2019 (Tursday) | Time: 9.30 – 17.30
Dress Code: Formal Business Attire
Venue: United Nations Conference Centre (Rajdamnern Nok Avenue, Bangkok 10200)

Morning Session:

Period: 9.30 – 12.30
Room: Conference Room 3 & 4 and Exhibition Area, 2nd Floor, UNCC
1 August 2019, 9.30 – 10.00, Room CR3 | “Future Finance“ by Trade, Investment and Innovation Division (TIID), UNESCAP
Keynote – “Green Economy Policy: Innovative Trade, Investment and Innovation for Sustainable Growth“
Speakers:
– Representative from UNESCAP

Moderator:
Mr. Pondet Ananchai, Executive Director, Greenovation Institute
1 August 2019, 10.00 – 11.00, Room CR3 | “Future Finance“ by Trade, Investment and Innovation Division (TIID), UNESCAP
Panel – “Urban Nexus Fund: Financing Sustainable Urban Development Initiative“
Speakers:
– Representative of World Bank
– Representative of Asian Development Bank (ADB)
– Representative of Bank of Thailand (BOT)

Moderator:
– Asst. Dr. Poon Thiengburanathum, Deputy Director of School of Public Policy, Chiang Mai University
1 August 2019, 11.00 – 12.00, Room CR3 | “Future Finance“ by Trade, Investment and Innovation Division (TIID), UNESCAP
Panel – “Green Funding: Social Impact-driven Grant and Venture Capital“
Speakers:
– Ms. Shannon Kalayanamitr, Venture Partner of Gobi Partners Venture Capital
– Mr. Arch Wongchindawest, Founder & CEO of Social Giver
– Representative of NGOs and Civil Society Centre (NGOC), Asian Development Bank (ADB)

Moderator:
– Mr. Pondet Ananchai, Executive Director of Greenovation Institute
1 August 2019, 10.00 – 10.30, Room CR4 | “Future Zone“ by School of Public Policy, Chiang Mai University
Fireside Chat – “Success SEZ!: Understanding Special Economic Zone (SEZ)’s Business Model“
Speakers:
– Mr. Jon Peters, Founder & CEO of HyperCluster

Moderator:
– Mr. Pondet Ananchai, Executive Director of Greenovation Institute
1 August 2019, 10.30 – 11.30, Room CR4 | “Future Zone“ by School of Public Policy, Chiang Mai University
Panel – “Future Zone: Creating Friendly Regulatory Landscape for Emerging Industries“
Speakers:
– Representative of EECi (Eastern Economic Corridor of Innovation) in Thailand
– Representative of CEZA (Cagayan Special Economic Zone) in the Philippines
– Representative of DIFC (Dubai International Financisal Centre) in the UAE
– Representative of MaGIC (Malaysian Global Innovation & Creativity Centre) in Malaysia

Moderator:
– Pep Ruckpanich, Co-founder of Hyberclustor
1 August 2019, 11.30 – 12.00, Room CR4 | “Future Zone“ by School of Public Policy, Chiang Mai University
Panel – “Green Space: How Co-working Spaces Help Nurturing Green Innovation“
Speakers:
– Representative from Weworks (TBC)
– Representative from The Great Room (TBC)
– Representative from Hubba (TBC)

Moderator:
– Mr. Pondet Ananchai, Executive Director of Greenovation Institute

Afternoon Session:

Period: 13.00 – 17.00
Room: Conference Room 3 & 4 and Exhibition Area, 2nd Floor, UNCC
1 August 2019, 13.00 – 14.00, Room CR3 | “Future Wellness“ by Ministry of Public Health of Thailand
Panel – “Wellness Tourism: Opportunity of Healthy and Eco-friendly Hospitality Industries“
Speakers:
– Representative of Ministry of Tourism and Sports of Thailand
– Representative of Presidency Office of the Philippines
– Representative of Presidency Office of Indonesia
– Representative of Presidency Office of Maldives

Moderator:
– Representative of the Spa Resorts, The First Longstay Wellness Accomodation in Thailand (http://www.thesparesorts.com/)
1 August 2019, 14.00 – 15.00, Room CR3 | “Future Wellness“ by Ministry of Public Health of Thailand
Fireside Chat – “Thailand Model: Best Practices on Wellness Tourism Development Plan“
Speakers:
– Mr. Nevin Chidchob, Founder of Buriram United International Circuit (FIA Grade 1 that can organize Moto GP) (http://www.bric.co.th/)

Moderator:
– Attorney Trin Kanhirun, Executive Director of ABER Group (http://www.aberlegal.com/)
1 August 2019, 15.00 – 16.00, Room CR3 | “Future Wellness“ by Ministry of Public Health of Thailand
Panel – “Medical Cannabis: Clinical Research and Legal Status in Asia and the Pacific
Speakers:
– Representative of World Health Organization (WHO)
– Representative of Ministry of Public Heath of Thailand

Moderator:
– Mr. Pondet Ananchai, Executive Director of Greenovation Institute
1 August 2019, 13.00 – 14.00, Room CR4 | “Green AI“ by Omicron Lab, AVA Advisory Hong Kong
Panel – “Big Data for All: Open Government Data Initiative for Sustainable Development“
Speakers:
– Dr. Prinn Panitchpakdi, Deputy Chief and Executive Committee of Democrat Party, Thailand
– Representative of ICT and Development Section, ICT and Disaster Risk Reduction Divison (IDD), UNESCAP
– Representative of Open Goverment Data Project, Digital Government Development Agency (DGA) (https://data.go.th)

Moderator:
– Therawat Songyot, Cheif AI Scientist of Omicron Lab, AVA Advisory (https://lab.ai/)
1 August 2019, 14.00 – 15.00, Room CR4 |
Fireside Chat – “Omicron Lab Launch: Artificial Intelligence and Cognitive Science Research Centre for Sustainable Development“
Speakers:
– Mr. Niran Pravithana, Founder & CEO of AVA Advisory (https://avaadvisory.hk/), and Founder of Omicron Lab (https://lab.ai/)

Moderator:
– Mr. Pondet Ananchai, Executive Director of Greenovation Institute
1 August 2019, 15.00 – 16.00, Room CR4 | “Green AI“ by Omicron Lab, AVA Advisory
Panel – “AI for All: Artificial Intelligence Research and Development for Sustainable Development“
Speakers:
– Representative of Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) (https://www.ust.hk/)
– Mr. Chatavut Viriyasuthee, Chief Research Scientist of Omicron Lab, AVA Advisory Hong Kong
– Representative of Backyard Co., Ltd.

Moderator:
– Representative of King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi (KMUTT)(http://global.kmutt.ac.th/)

Our Speakers

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H.E. Rae Kwon Chung

Chairman, Global Energy Prize International Award Committee (Presented by President of the Russian Federation), The Global Energy Association (https://globalenergyprize.org)

Other roles:
– Advisor to the Chair, UN Secretary-General’s High-level Expert and Leaders Panel (HELP) on Water and Disasters (http://www.wateranddisaster.org)
– Committee, Board Director for Climate Change and Energy of Ban Kimoon Foundation

Major Merit:
– Nobel Peace Prize Laureate 2007 (jointly awarded to IPCC and Al Gore): As the lead author of the ‘Technology Transfer Report’ of the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), Chung received a personal copy of the Nobel Peace Prize 2007.

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Pondet Ananchai

Executive Director,
Greenovation Institute
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Dr. Prinn Panitchpakdi

Deputy Chief and Executive Committee,
Democrat Party, Thailand
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Assoc. Prof. Dr. Sutkhet Nakasatien

Dean, Faculty of Agriculture,
Kasetsart University, Thailand
(http://www.agr.ku.ac.th)

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