Over 1,000 female leaders are expected to attend
the Global Summit of Women in Bangkok from 23 to 25 April
The event, the 30th anniversary of the summit, is
expected to generate about 80 million Baht in revenue for the Thai
The opening ceremony will be presided over
by Thai Prime Minister General Prayut Chan-o-cha, who will also
deliver the keynote speech.
Key women ministers from several countries
in ASEAN, as well as some from as far away as Africa and South
America, are also expected to attend the ceremony.
“We look forward to bringing a global gathering of
women to Thailand, world-renowned for its beauty, but not yet as
well-known for its dynamic economy, where many women lead
enterprises of all sizes,” said Ms. Irene Natividad, President of the
Global Summit of Women. “Thailand ranks high in women’s
economic participation, both regionally and globally, making it an
ideal venue under the 2020 Summit theme: ‘Women: Revolutionise
Economies’. This reflects women’s roles in raising national GDP
globally, as they entering the workforce as managers and altering
business models and practices now and in the future.”
In 2019, the Global Summit of Women was held in
Basel and attracted 1,065 Delegates from 70 Countries.
According to the event's website, the summit was
created "as the nexus at which all sectors – public, private and
nonprofit – would come together under the common vision of
dramatically expanding women’s economic opportunities globally
through exchanges of working solutions and creative strategies
forged by women leaders in different parts of the world. It is a
business summit, whose ‘business’ focus is women’s advancement in
the global economy."