Bangkok to host Global Summit of Women

The Washington-based Global Summit of Women has chosen the Thai capital Bangkok as the host of this year’s Global Summit of Women in April, citing the high percentage of women executives in the country as one factor for its choice.

“The summit will be a perfect venue to show to the world that women can increase the economic surplus. More than 30 female ministers will attend the roundtable discussion for economic development,” said Irene Natividad, President of the Global Summit of Women and chair of the organizer, GlobalWomen.

The aim of the summit, she said, is to deliver a strong message to the world that the power of women can drive a global economic revolution. This year’s meeting will be the 30th annual convening of the summit. The agenda will emphasize the environment and call for a commitment to carbon neutrality to counter adverse climate change impacts.

Natividad said that women play a significant role in economic development and that Thailand sets an excellent example. She pointed out that 40 percent of Thailand’s chief executives and 34 percent of chief financial officers in the country’s private sector are women. The figure for CFOs is only 5 percent in the United States.

The summit will allow Thai women executives to come together with their peers from other parts of the world to share their experiences and learn from one another.

The Global Summit of Women will be held from April 22 to 25 this year at the Centara Grand Hotel and Bangkok Convention Centre. Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha is expected to preside over the event.

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