by Meetings and Conventions Asia | January 17, 2020
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The Global Summit of Women is estimated to generate 80 million Baht in revenue for the Thai economy.

BANGKOK - Thailand will be hosting more than 1,000 female leaders from around the world at the 2020 Global Summit of Women.

To be held on April 23-25 at the Centara Grand and Bangkok Convention Centre at CentralWorld in Bangkok, the global event will see Thai Prime Minister General Prayut Chan-o-cha gracing the opening ceremony with the keynote speech.

The opening ceremony is expected to be attended by key women ministers from ASEAN nations, as well countries from Africa and South America.

"We look forward to bringing a global gathering of women to Thailand, world-renowned for its beauty, but not yet as well-known for its dynamic economy, where many women lead enterprises of all sizes," said Irene Natividad, president of the Global Summit of Women.

"That Thailand rank high in women's economic participation, both regionally and globally, making it an ideal venue under the 2020 Summit theme: 'Women: Revolutionise Economies'. This reflects women's roles in raising national GDP globally, as they entering the workforce as managers and altering business models and practices now and in the future."

Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau's senior vice president - business, Nichapa Yoswee, said TCEB is pleased to support the hosting of the event.

"The event, which is estimated to generate 80 million Baht (US$2.6 million) in revenue for the Thai economy, is in line with TCEB's strategy to help drive the Thai economy through providing support to the hosting of global events in Thailand," she said.

"We hope that delegates attending the 2020 GSW will realise the important role of Thai women leaders in developing the nation, as well as the capabilities of Thailand as a leading destination for international events."