Horasis Asia Meeting – 2016

27-28 November 2016, Bangkok, Thailand

Horasis convened the inaugural Horasis Asia Meeting in Bangkok on 27-28 November 2016. With this meeting Horasis aimed to present a systemic view of the drivers of the region’s economic development across all sectors, recognising that the wide-reaching Asian region is stated to be the growth engine of the future. Download the report and visit the photo gallery.


Writing one of the greatest economic comeback stories in recent years, Thailand is prepared to be one of the strongest performing Asian economies in the years to come. ‘Located at the centre of ASEAN and representing its second largest economy, Thailand is the ideal location to advance the region’s economic, political and social agenda,’ conveyed Kobkarn Suriyasat Wattanavrangkul, Minister of Tourism and Sports, Thailand, during the opening dinner. She also said the Horasis Asia Meeting was a sound success, gathering 400 senior business leaders from around Asia and the world.


In a tribute to H.M. Late King Bhumibol Adulyadej, Veerasak Footralul, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Thailand, emphasized the middle path as an overriding principle for appropriate economic, political and personal conduct. Based on H.M. The King’s approach, Yukio Hatoyama, Former Prime Minister, Japan, proposed his vision for a pan-Asian leadership agenda: ‘We need to restore morals and increase social welfare,’ he said. Amit Mitra, Minister for Finance, Commerce & Industries, West Bengal, India, stated that ‘India will become the growth engine of the world economy in the medium to long term.’


Yukio Hatoyama, Former Prime Minister, Japan, proposing his vision for a pan-Asian leadership agenda Azamat Zhamankulov, Deputy Minister of Culture, Information & Tourism, Kyrgyzstan and Elnura Sulaimanova, Deputy Mayor of Bishkek


Delegates reflected on the current state of the regional and global economy. According to Serge Pun, Chairman, Serge Pun & Associates, Myanmar, Asia should foster a global recovery provided nations co-operate and do not retrench into protectionism as a populist reaction against globalisation. ‘Against all odds, globalization is here to stay,’ added Piyush Gupta, Chief Executive Officer, DBS Bank, Singapore. ‘I am confident that Japan’s economy will post accelerated growth in the years to come,’ said Shoei Yamana, Chief Executive Officer, Konica Minolta, Japan. Fuelled by China’s ‘One Road, One Belt’-initiative, the region as a whole is expecting growth of well above 5% in 2017,’ concluded Harry C. Hui, Founder and Managing Partner, ClearVue Partners, China.


Serge Pun, Chairman, Serge Pun & Associates, Myanmar – Myanmar is good news Piyush Gupta, CEO, DBS Bank, Singapore – There is lots of capacity available for growth


The co-chairs were:


Lito Camacho, Vice Chairman, Credit Suisse Asia Pacific, Switzerland
Binod K. Chaudhary, Chairman, Chaudhary Group, Nepal
Yoshito Hori, Founder and Chairman, Globis, Japan
Sanjiv Goenka, Chairman, RP-Sanjiv Goenka Group, India
Piyush Gupta, Chief Executive Officer, DBS Bank, Singapore
Huynh Quang Hai, Chief Executive Officer, VSIP Group, Vietnam
Rajive Kaul, Chairman, Nicco Group, India
Kolapo Lawson, Chairman, Lawsons Corporation, Nigeria
Munir Majid, Chairman, Bank Muamalat Malaysia, Malaysia
Sunil Munjal, Chairman, Hero Corporate Services; President, AIMA, India
Nix Nolledo, Chairman, Xurpas, The Philippines
Oh Jong Nam, Co-Chairman, Saemangeum Development Committee, Korea
Surin Pitsuwan, Former Secretary-General, Association of Southeast Asian Nations, Thailand
Serge Pun, Chairman, Serge Pun & Associates, Myanmar
Wilfred Wong Ying Wai, President, Sands China, Macau SAR
Shoei Yamana, Chief Executive Officer, Konica Minolta, Japan


About Horasis:
Horasis – a global visions community committed to enact visions for a sustainable future – provides a unique platform for companies from emerging and developed markets to globalize their organisations. In addition to the Horasis Asia Meeting, Horasis hosts the annual Horasis Global Meeting, Horasis China Meeting, Horasis India Meeting, Horasis Russia Meeting, Horasis Arab Meeting as well as the gatherings of the Horasis Visionary Circle.