Thailand Tourism Forum

Thailand Tourism Forum 2021 10th Annual Edition

Thailand’s largest hotel industry event returns to take a critical forward look in a year of uncertainty. After a massive downturn, what’s in store for hotel owners and operators ahead in a volatile marketplace?

Join us as Thailand’s tourism industry stands united in 2021. With green shoots on the horizon, TTF looks at how the industry must evolve and change in a unique and relevant forum that isn’t wasted time talking about the past, but how to move ahead and the steps required to rebuild the face and brand of the nation. Hard talk, new ideas and the shift in the mindset of hotels in the year ahead take center stage in this provocative outing. This is an exclusive ‘in person’ event and will not be broadcast live virtually.


Monday, 22 March 2021


Conrad Hotel Bangkok


C9 Hotelworks Hospitality Consulting Group

Attendance is complimentary. Advance registration is required. Registered delegates are requested to follow SHA guidelines. See below. Please register here.

Event Schedule

3:00 pm onwards

Registration Open

4:00 pm to 4:30 pm

Escorted Seating at Conrad Hotel Main Ballroom

4:30 pm to 6:00 pm

Thailand Tourism Forum 2021

‘Lost in Thailand, The Ultimate Survival Story.’

Bill Barnett, Managing Director, C9 Hotelworks

‘The Conversation. How Can Hotels and Tourism Succeed Beyond the Pandemic?’

William E. Heinecke, Founder & Chairman, Minor International PCL

Charles Blocker, CEO, IC Partners Limited

‘Thailand Tourism Business & Economic Assessment & Outlook; NPLs to Climb.’

Pullawat Pitigraisorn, Economic Intelligence Center, Siam Commercial Bank PCL

‘Inside the Hotel Numbers, Forecasting a Future.’

Jesper Palmqvist, Area Director – Asia Pacific, STR

‘Up There in the Air – Assessing Thailand's Aviation Industry.’

Allan Schulte, Partner, Bain & Company

‘Inside Thailand’s Hotel Transactions and Resetting the Valuation Cycle.’

Chakkrit Chakrabandhu Na Ayudhya, SVP, Investment Sales, JLL Hotels & Hospitality Group

‘Speakeasy – The Next Generation of Hotel Owners Speak Out.’

Nikhom Jensiriratanakorn, Director-Thailand, Horwath HTL

Kulanard Kanathanavanich, Executive Director, Nu Chapter Hotels

Rachakorn Nanthavisai, General Manager, Tubkaak Boutique Resort Krabi

‘Eat, Drink, Pray – Evolution and Revolution.’

Rohit Sachdev, Managing Director, Soho Hospitality

'People are Relevant. How HR, Talent Pools and Enterprises are Adjusting.’

Rachel Davidson, Cluster Manager – Hilton & Doubletree by Hilton Sukhumvit Bangkok

‘Innovation and Disruption for Hotels – A Think Piece.’

Catherine Monthienvichienchai, Brand Strategy Leader, QUO

Dane Halpin, Associate Strategy Director, QUO

‘More than Skin Deep. Getting Past Instagram for Thai Travelers.’

Wimintra Jangnin, Editor in Chief, Hotel Intel

Wrap-Up and Closing Remarks

6:00 pm to 6:15 pm

Orderly Exit of Conrad Hotel Main Ballroom

6:15pm to 7:30 pm

Networking Cocktails – with compliments of Hilton Worldwide

Special Promotion Hotel Rates for TTF 2021 Delegates: Conrad Hotel Bangkok: TTF2021

Post Event Video

The organizer intends upon videotaping TTF 2021 for rebroadcast over social media and will be available shortly after the event; there will be no live broadcast. A link will be provided to you and to the broader public via email and social media. TTF 2021 speaker presentations will be available on both the AMCHAM-Thailand ( and Thailand Tourism Forum ( websites.

Unique QR Code - Eventbrite Ticketing

TTF 2021 will again use Eventbrite for event registration, ticketing and access. Only registered and confirmed delegates having an official Eventbrite ticket will be granted entry to TTF 2021. Eventbrite tickets will have a unique user QR code which must be presented for scanning on your smartphone or in paper form upon entry. There will be no exceptions; no ticket, no entry. The Eventbrite ticket will help to ensure delegates safe access and mobility at the event. Note: To comply with SHA guidelines, seating at this year’s TTF is limited to just 350 persons this year.