Speaker


POLKRIT THOMYA (ART) Zipevent

POLKRIT THOMYA (ART)

CEO & FOUNDER

Art’s journey has started from being a youth representative in several cultural exchange programs and music performances, leading him through 35 countries in 4 continents. The former scholar of ASEAN-Japan YouthShip Program, Korean Government Youth Exchange, and IAESTE France has worked in the world’s best place to work like Google where he had an opportunity to explore innovations from Google and YouTube offices around the globe. Furthermore, Art is a leading singer of SING OUT ASIA band, a group of Asian artists who tour around Asia to promote international understanding through music. Art has written songs from his travel experiences. Awarded first prize of Chulalongkorn Singing Competition, Art later was selected to create and perform the song “Watashi no Tomodachi (My Friend)” to commemorate the 120th Anniversary of Japan-Thailand Diplomatic relations, in which NHK interviewed him twice. Art then was selected by Tourism Authority of Thailand to create and perform the song “Miracle Thailand” to promote Thailand to the world. The song’s music video was officially launched in World Travel Mart in London, UK. Art also performed in Thai Festivals in Japan and Vietnam. Art has been dedicated in creating YouTube program to encourage people from around the world to travel to ASEAN (Southeast Asia) and experience local way of living. He has collaborated with governments from 6 ASEAN countries and has created over 150 Episodes from 30 destinations. Education: ● Bachelor of Engineering, Chulalongkorn University ● MBA in International Management, University of London (Full Scholarship from Rotary International) Related Work: ● Pocket Book “Discover Thainess”, “Miracle Thailand”, and “Rotary Scholars” ● TV Host “Diplomat in Siam” via Channel 11 and TGN (Thai TV Global Network) ● Travel Writer “Traveller’s Companion Magazine”, “Postcard Magazine”, and “True Visions” ● Leading Actor “River of Kings The Musical”; news featured via CNN, BBC, and NHK ● Leading Vocal for Drama songs on Thai Channel 3 and 7 ● Citibank Brand Ambassador

MEKONG MINI MOVIE FESTIVAL – 1ST ASIA FILM & DESTINATION CONFERENCE


26 June 2018 | 13:30 - 18:00 | NAKHON PHANOM UNIVERSITY - SRIKOTRABOON CONFERENCE CENTER (3RD FLOOR)

Film has inspired millions to visit destinations. Learn from experts about the power of movie productions to user-generated videos and how they can be integrated into destination marketing. FILM CONFERENCE START TIME END TIME TOPIC 13:30 13:40 Emcee Joe Cummings – Editor, Talisman Media 13:40 13:50 Opening H.E. Mr. Pongpanu Svetarundra – Permanent Secretary, Thailand Ministry of Tourism and Sports 13:50 14:05 Promoting Destinations via Film Mr. Jens Thraenhart – Executive Director, Mekong Tourism Coordinating Office 14:05 14:25 Power of Visual Storytelling – Part 1 Mr. Rob Holmes – CEO, GLP Films (USA) 14:25 14:55 Competing for Movie Productions Ms. Sirinart Theenanondh – Chief of Film Business Promotion, Thailand Department of Tourism 14:55 15:15 Promoting Thailand via Visual Storytelling Ms. Titiporn Manenate – Director International Advertising, Tourism Authority of Thailand 15:15 15:35 Case Study: Hangover 2 – Lebua Hotel Bangkok Mr. Deepak Ohri – CEO, Lebua Hotels & Resorts 15:35 15:45 BREAK 15:45 16:05 Power of Visual Storytelling – Part 2 Mr. Vincent Sung – Journalist 16:05 16:25 Promoting Responsible Tourism via Visual Storytelling Mr.Gopinath Parayil – CEO & Founder – The Blue Yonder (India) 16:25 16:45 Video Bloggers promoting Destinations Mr. Polkrit Thomya – Producer, Hey ASEAN! 16:45 17:10 BREAK 17:10 17:30 Leveraging User-generated video content Mr. Gerrit Kruger – Managing Director, Chameleon Strategies 17:30 17:50 Promoting the Mekong Region via Visual Storytelling Mr. Jens Thraenhart – Executive Director, Mekong Tourism Coordinating Office 17:50 18:00 Closing Mr. Joe Cummings – Editor, Talisman Media