Thailand Tourism Forum

Thailand Tourism Forum (TTF) - The Ninth Annual Edition

Thailand Tourism Forum 2020 - ‘The Big Bang – Epic Ideas, Scorekeeping and Straight Talk’

With the Thailand tourism storyline focused on the great chase for the elusive mass metric of 40 million visitors, 2019 has seen a volatile marketplace, not only in the country, but across the region and the globe. The upcoming Thailand Tourism Forum (TTF) 2020 – Ninth Edition is a unique opportunity at the beginning of the year to take a deep dive into the country’s hospitality universe.

Welcome to The Big Bang, where disruption has become the biggest threat and opportunity to one of Thailand’s key contributors to GDP. Critical issues facing tourism ranging from a China-slowdown, Thai Baht appreciation, rising competition across Southeast Asia and a looming great step forward on mega projects and wide-ranging transportation expansion will be candidly debated on stage. Raging bulls, future talk and meeting the next generation of Thailand’s hotel industry will run at an adrenalin pumping pace. Fast, furious and in your face are the touchstone sfor Thailand Tourism Forum 2020.

TTF 2020 is a Thailand-focused hotel and tourism event with a pulse, that aims to not talk at you, but with you. Set to take place on Monday 20th January 2020 at the InterContinental Hotel Bangkok, over 1,000 participants are expected to gather for the country’s largest industry event.


Monday, 20 January 2020


InterContinental Hotel, Bangkok, Thailand
Grand Ballroom, Level 4


The American Chamber of Commerce – Thailand (AMCHAM)
C9 Hotelworks Hospitality Consulting Group


Attendance is complimentary. Advance registration is required. Please register online: TTF 2020.

Event Schedule

3:00pm to 4:00pm

Registration and Refreshments

4:00pm to 6:00pm

Thailand Tourism Forum 2020

‘Major Tom and the Big Bang’

Bill Barnett, Managing Director, C9 Hotelworks


Nikhom Jensiriratanakorn, Director,Horwath HTL

‘The New Thai Luxury’

Leanne Reddie, Director of Sales and Marketing, Rosewood Bangkok


Pawinee Chaisiriroj, Senior Manager, HVS

‘In the Year 2050–Beyond the Box’

Bill Bensley, Creative Director, BENSLEY


Nattaporn Kaewviyudth, Director – Development, Onyx Hospitality Group

‘Big Daddy, Big Data’

Jesper Palmqvist, Area Director – Asia Pacific, STR

Eric Ricaurte, Founder & CEO, Greenview


Kavi Kirpalani, Manager -Feasibility APAC, The Standard Hotels

‘Mindy’s 24 Hours -Co-Living, Co-Working’

Mindy Teo, Deputy Managing Director, lyf -The Ascott Limited

‘Buy, Sell, Hold –Hotel Deal Street’

Paul Chakkrit, EVP-Investment Sales, Asia, JLL Hotels &Hospitality Group


A-care Paepipatmongkol, Innovation Project Manager ,Fuchsia MuangThai Life Assurance

‘Eye Candy in Digital InstagramThailand’

David Keen, CEO, QUO

Laurel Tuohy, Deputy Content Director, QUO


Bonn Paramacharoen, Associate Director of Business Development, YOO Worldwide

‘Up-county with an OTA’

Choo Pin Ang, Senior Director, Government and Corporate Affairs - Asia, Expedia Group


Nantachatr Yampandh, Investment Analyst, GCP Hospitality

‘The Tribe Speaks –Crowdsourcing’

Eric Levy, Managing Director, Tourism Solutions International (TSI)

Samantha Proyrungtong, Director, Extrovert Marketing


Eddie Choosang, Associate Director, Head of CBRE Hotels Thailand, CBRE Thailand

‘Hotel Development Nightmares’

Chris Pucher, Senior Director of Development Asia, Hilton International

Karan Kaul, Assistant Vice President -Development, Langham Hospitality Group


Sirin Sattatips, Business Development Executive, The Ascott Limited

‘Talking Heads - Is Lifestyle the new Norm?’

Charles Blocker, CEO, IC Partners

Patrick Both, GM, Kimpton Maa-Lai Bangkok


Saowarin Chanprakaisi, Sn. Manager –Development SEAK, InterContinental Hotels Group


Robert V. R. Hecker, Managing Director-Pacific Asia, Horwath HTL

‘Last Call’

Bill Barnett, Managing Director, C9 Hotelworks

Heidi Gallant, Executive Director, AMCHAM-Thailand

6:15pm to 7:30pm

Networking Cocktails –with compliments of InterContinental Hotels


Special Promotion Rates for TTF 2020 Delegates:

InterContinental Bangkok: AMCHAM2020   Holiday Inn Bangkok: AMCHAM2020