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Thailand ready to host the “2020 Global Summit of Women” in Bangkok

Bangkok, 16 October, 2019 – The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) is pleased to announce its support for the staging of the “2020 Global Summit of Women”, in Bangkok, from 23-25 April, 2020.

TAT executives, led by Mr. Tanes Petsuwan, Deputy Governor for Marketing Communications, and Mr. Kitsana Kaewtumrong, Executive Director of the Advertising and Public Relations Department, recently welcomed Ms. Irene Natividad, President of the GlobeWomen Research and Education Institute, to a meeting in Bangkok in preparation for the 2020 Global Summit.

Mr. Tanes said, “Thailand is ready to host the 2020 Global Summit of Women in Bangkok and celebrate its 30th year of promoting women’s advancement in the global economy. That Thailand has been chosen as the host country can be attributed to the hard work and contribution of the Thai Host Committee, chaired by Mrs. Kobkarn Wattanavrangkul, former Minister of Tourism and Sports.”

The role of Thailand’s women is featured prominently on the 2020 Global Summit of Women’s website. It said:

  • Thai women make up 40 percent of chief executives and 34 percent of chief financial officers within Thai companies.
  • Thailand ranks first in the world for enrollment of women in higher education with 1.41 women attending a university for every man.
  • Women in Thailand were among the first in Asia who were granted the right to vote in 1932.
  • Thailand’s female population comprised 47% of the country’s workforce, which makes up the highest percentage of working women in the region of the Asia-Pacific.

The 2020 Global Summit of Women is expected to see over 1,000 leaders in business and government from around the world celebrating the 30th Anniversary Summit in Bangkok and discussing several issues under the theme “Women: Revolutionising Economies”.

Key topics include ‘Changing the Face of Economic Leadership Globally’, ‘Promoting Ethical Corporate Governance through Diverse Perspectives’, ‘Creating Innovative Enterprises for 21st Century Global Markets’, ‘Increasing Countries GDPs While Uplifting Families and Communities’, and ‘Leading the Fight to Preserve the Planet’s Resources for Future Growth’.

The Global Summit of Women is a project of the GlobeWomen Research and Education Institute, a non-profit organisation, based in Washington, DC, USA. Since 1990, the Summit has been connecting women worldwide.

For more information and the programme of the 2020 Global Summit of Women, please visit:

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