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Press releases 31 May 2013

INET Bangkok to Explore Internet’s Impact on Thailand’s Economy and Society

[Washington, D.C. and Geneva, Switzerland,] — The Internet Society, in collaboration with the Thailand Internet community, the National Science & Technology Development Agency (NSTDA), and the Ministry of Information & Communication Technology (MICT), will host the INET Bangkok, 7-8 June 2013.  The conference will be held at the Queen Sirikit National Convention Center, and will focus on the power of the Internet as a force for economic and social progress.

INET Bangkok will bring together Thai Internet stakeholders to engage in an open discussion on the Internet agenda. This event will specifically showcase the creative power of the Internet, promote the importance of participating in the Internet governance process, and share capacity building efforts to expand Internet access.  
 
The INET Bangkok agenda will feature four tracks covering key drivers of the Internet in Thailand: Technology, Innovation, Society, and the Future. Noted speakers at the event include H.E. Anudith Nakornthap, Minister of Information & Communication Technology (MICT); Dr. Thaweesak “Hugh” Koanantakool, President, National Science and Technology Development Agency (NSTDA); Paul Wilson, Director General of Asia Pacific Network Information Centre (APNIC); Dr. Rohan Samarajiva, Founder of LIRNEasia; Sunil Abraham, Executive Director, The Centre for Internet and Society; and Dr. Sak Segkhoonthod, President & CEO, Electronic Government Agency (EGA).
  
“The Internet has become a remarkable engine for social development and economic growth,” said Rajnesh Singh, Internet Society Regional Bureau Director for Asia-Pacific. “The Internet Society works closely with our Chapters, members, and regional community organizations to ensure the Internet continues to evolve as a platform for innovation, collaboration, creativity, and economic and social development.  INET Bangkok will bring together leading Internet experts to discuss critical Internet issues for Thailand and across the region.”
 
A highlight of the event will be VIP Gala Dinner on 6 June 2013, celebrating the 25th anniversary of the .TH group, Thailand’s ccTLD.  For more details and to register, visit the INET Bangkok website.
 
About the Internet Society
The Internet Society is the trusted independent source for Internet information and thought leadership from around the world. With its principled vision and substantial technological foundation, the Internet Society promotes open dialogue on Internet policy, technology, and future development among users, companies, governments, and other organizations. Working with its members and Chapters around the world, the Internet Society enables the continued evolution and growth of the Internet for everyone. For more information, visit www.internetsociety.org.
 
Media contact:  Wende Cover, cover@isoc.org, +1-703-439-2773.
 
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