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Babson Connect: Worldwide 2017
​Bangkok, Thailand
​March 24–26, 2017​​

Thursday, March 23, 2017

9 a.m.

Pre-Conference Program: Babson Collaborative Summit

2-4 p.m.

Registration Opens

(Pre-Registered Guests Only. Event Registration is SOLD OUT)
Location: Mezzaine Foyer - Mandarin Oriental Bangkok

​Friday, March 24, 2017

7:30 a.m.

Registration Opens - Coffee & Refreshments

​(Pre-Registered Guests Only. Event Registration is SOLD OUT)
Location: Mezzaine Foyer - Mandarin Oriental Bangkok
8:00 am Boat from Sheraton Orchid to Mandarin Oriental

​8:30 a.m.

Opening Babson Connect: Worldwide 2017

Welcome Remarks by President Kerry Healey, Babson College
Master of Ceremonies: Tin Chakkomolkij '99
Location: Ballroom

8:45 a.m.

Welcome Remarks from Dr. Uttama Savanayana, Minister of Industry: 89 Seconds of Silence in honor of King Bhumibol

9 a.m.

Conversation with Leading Entrepreneurs in Hospitality Industry

Moderated by Ozlem Denizmen

  • Ferit Faik Sahenk P'20, Chairman Dogus Holding
  • Harsha V. Agadi, Crawford & Company
  • Minister Kobkarn Wattanavrangkul, Minister of Tourism and Sports of the Kingdom of Thailand

10:30 a.m.


Location: Royal Ballroom Foyer

11 a.m.

Conversation on the Triple Bottom Line

Led by Ramon A. Mendiola '86 P'20, Chief Executive Officer, Florida Ice and Farm Company

12 p.m.

Babson Connect: Worldwide Networking Lunch

Table topics hosted by Babson Faculty, Staff & Global Advisory Board Members:

  • Environmental Issues and Entrepreneurship - Will Lamb
  • Globalization and Urbanization and the Convergence Economy - Ian Lapp
  • Technology-Distrupting Education and Driving New Ventures - Greg Gordon
  • Triple Bottom Line - Ramon Mendiola '86 P'20
  • Women Entrepreneurs - Heidi Neck
  • Family Business - Cyril Camus '91
  • Global Health - John Freeman
  • UN Sustainable Development Goals - David Nersessian

1:30 p.m.

Conversation on Emerging Trends in ASEAN Region

Introduced by Suchitra Lohia P'06,'15, Moderated by Manoj Narender Madnani '91

  • William Heinecke, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Minor International
  • Aloke Lohia P'06, '15, Chief Executive Officer,  Indorama Ventures PCL
  • Chansiri Thirapong, Chief Executive Officer, Thai Union

2:30 p.m.

Coffee Break

Location: Royal Ballroom Foyer

3 p.m.

Babson College Executive & Enterprise Education Workshop: Practicing Entrepreneurship Through Design Thinking

Led by Professor Heidi Neck

4:30 p.m.

Conclusion of Program

Master of Ceremonies: Tin Chakkomolkij

5:30 p.m.

Cocktail Reception

Location: Caio Garden

7 p.m.

Bangkok Cultural Welcome Reception & Dinner

Location: Dinner Cruise Chao Phraya River
Attire: Festive Bangkok Chic

7:15 p.m.

Departs Mandarin Oriental Boat Dock

Cocktail Reception, Dinner & Entertainment

10:30 p.m.

Late Night Option

On own - Sky Bar

Saturday, March 25, 2017

9:30 a.m.

Opening Remarks

9:45 a.m.

Conversation on Family Business

  • Richard Yee Ming Eu P’09 Group CEO, Eu Yang Sang International Ltd., and Richie Eu’ 09, Vice Chairman, Eu Tan Sang (Hong Kong) Ltd. And Managing Director, Eu Yan Sang Trading (HK) Ltd. Interviewed by Professor Randel S. Carlock, Ph.D. Berghmans Lhoist Chaired Professor in Entrepreneurial Leadership First Director of the Wendel International Centre for Family Enterprise
  • Harry Susilo P’96, PBM – Chairman Sekar Group& Finna Susilo ’96 Sekar Group Interviewed byProfessor Randel S. Carlock, Ph.D. Berghman Lhoist Chaired Professor in Entrepreneurial Leadership First Director of the Wendel International Centre for Family Enterprise

11 a.m.


11:30 a.m.

Conversation on Global Women-led Entrepreneurship

Moderated by Kerry Healey, Babson College president
Roshni Nadar Malhotra, HCL Corporation

12:30 p.m.

Babson Connect: Worldwide Networking Luncheon

2 p.m.

Team Photo for Babson Connect: Worldwide 2017

2:30 p.m.

Babson Youth Entrepreneurs from the Region

Moderated by Attachet "Go" Weerapat, Assistant Professor, Accounting and Law, Babson College
Martin Restrepo Velasquez ‘17
Tim Chae, Founder, 500 Startups
Dr. Ausanee Mahagitsiri Leoni, MBA ’00, President, King Food Group

3:30 p.m.

Cultural Breakout Sessions

  • Thai cooking class
  • Rest & Relax massage class
  • Transformational Workshop of the Louis Hay Philosophy with Farhana Vohra P'17
  • China 2020 - Deflating The World's Largest Credit Excess presented by Andy Brown P’16 Partner, Macro and Strategy, ShoreVest Capital Partners
  • Muay Thai (kickboxing) class with Chayanon 'Dunk' Visutthithada '12
  • Boat to Wat Arun and jasmine wreath laying

7:30 p.m.

Babson Connect: Worldwide Reception & Awards Gala

Lewis Institute Changemaker Award Honoree
Roshni Nadar Malhotra
Executive director & CEO, HCL Corporation
Director, HCL Technologies
Trustee, Shiv Nadar Foundation

Academy of Distinguished Entrepreneurs Inductee
Harry Susilo PBM
Founder and chairman of the Sekar Group and celebrated entrepreneur

Announcement of Babson Connect: Worldwide 2018