Seminar & Events

International Symposium

High-Speed Railway and the Landscape of Eastern Economic Corridor 2030

Thailand is launching Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC). In particular, the Bangkok-Rayong highspeed railway (HSR) links three international airports of Don Mueang, Suvarnabhumi, and U-Tapao, which is expected to change the landscape of the EEC area to be service oriented. This symposium will discuss the impacts of the high-speed railway projects in Thailand and the landscape of Thailand 2030 focusing on the EEC. IDE-JETRO will present the simulation results of HSRs and the EEC by using the IDE Geographical Simulation Model (IDE-GSM) which makes it possible to predict the impacts of HSRs on the EEC and the rest of Thailand.

Symposium details & Application


May 26, 2017 (Friday) 13:00-17:00


Ball Room I, Intercontinental Hotel Bangkok


13:00-13:30 Registration
13:30-14:00 Welcome Remarks: High-Speed Railway Projects and the Changes of the Landscape Thailand 2030
Mr. Daisuke Hiratsuka (President of Bangkok Research Center, IDE-JETRO, JETRO Bangkok)
Opening Remarks: The2030 EEC: Eastern Empirio Chersonesus
Assoc.Prof. Dr. Somchet Thinaphong (Chairman of Geo-Informatics and Space Technology Development Agency, GISTDA, and Chairman of National Innovation Agency, NIA)
Honorable Guest Remarks: The Eastern Economic Corridor in 2030
Dr. Kanit Sangsubhan (Chairman of the Eastern Economic Corridor Office) TBC
14:00-15:10 Geographical Simulation Model Analysis of High-Speed Railway Infrastructure Projects in Thailand and the EEC Development
Mr. Ikumo Isono (Research Fellow, IDE-JETRO)
Dr. Ruth Banomyong (Assistant Professor, Department of International Business and Transport Management, Thammasat University)
Dr. Pichet Kunadharmraks (Director of Rail Project Development Office, Office of Transportation and Traffic Policy and Planning, Ministry of Transportation)
Dr. Sutee Anantsuksomsri (Consultant of National Innovation Agency, and Lecturer of Department of Urban and Regional Planning, Chulalongkorn University)
15:30-16:50 Panel : Views on High-Speed Railway Project and the Landscape of EEC 2030
Mr. Daisuke Hiratsuka
Mr. Suttha Ruengchaipaiboon (Executive Vice President, Magnolia Quality Development) (TBC)
Mr. Nattapume Pavaratn (Vice President Corporate Strategy, JWD InfoLogistics)
Mr. Soji Sakai (Executive Officer and Senior Operating Officer for ASEAN & Southwest Asia of Marubeni Corporation, and President of Marubeni Thailand Co., Ltd)
Mr. Hiroshi Enokida (President, Nippon Express Thailand) (TBC)
16:50-17:00 Wrapping-up and Closing: Dr. Suphat Suphachalasai (Director, Thammasat Institute of Area Studies, TIARA)


English-Thai simultaneous interpretation