The Asia Society held its 15th Asian Corporate Conference June 8-10, 2005 at the Shangri-La Hotel in Bangkok, Thailand. Co-organized by Dow Jones & Company and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Thailand, the event drew nearly 1000 delegates representing 38 countries around the world. In addition, 200 local and international press, covered the event through print media, photo wire services and radio and television broadcasts.
Delegates included senior business executives from multinational, regional, and local companies, as well as heads of state and government officials from Thailand and the region. Strong participation from the diplomatic community, as well as non-profit and academic organizations also contributed to the diverse audience. Business delegations were organized from China, India, Singapore, Australia, Malaysia, Lao PDR and the United States. Overall conference themes explored Southeast Asia’s potential to sustain long-term economic growth and expand economic ties to the U.S., China, India and the other countries throughout Asia.