Dr. Kanokrot Phalakornkul is a senior member of Knowing Buddha Organization Foundation (KBO) founded and presided over by Ms. Acharavadee Wongsakol. Knowing Buddha Organization proactively promotes correct understanding about Buddha and Buddhism among tourists and publishes the most modern Travel/Life style/Buddhism magazine known as “5000S Magazine”. She devotes her time both in the background and at the frontline with tourists in Thailand as well as non-Thai speakers around the world to have more accurate and respectful views of Buddhism lifestyle and Buddha teachings. Dr. Kanokrot Phalakornkul is serious Buddhism practitioner who has spent half of her life living abroad of Thailand and has travelled over about 40 countries around the world. She is well recognized for innovation in Thailand, has won 30+ institutional, national and international innovation awards and has been a key leader in the transformation of organizations in Thailand towards innovation. She is a full time Vice President at a Thailand’s energy state enterprise. She holds a PhD in Chemical Engineering from Stanford University, USA, with master and bachelor degrees in engineering from MIT and Princeton University. She has MBA and extensive management trainings from the world renowned institutes including INSEAD, Harvard U., U. of Pennsylvania, Columbia U., and Emory U.
27 June 2018 | 16:00 - 18:30 | NAKHON PHANOM UNIVERSITY - SRIKOTRABOON CONFERENCE CENTER (3RD FLOOR)
On Wednesday afternoon, discussions ranging from Buddhist Tourism to Responsible Tourism focus on the potential of transforming travel and people’s lives. 16:00 16:10 Emcee – Opening Dr. Jutamas Wisansing – CEO, Perfect Link Consulting 16:10 16:30 Transforming Travel Keynote Mr. Jeremy Smith – Author, “Transforming Travel” 16:30 16:55 A Day in a Buddhist Temple Malao StudiosThe Buddhist Circuits of Southeast AsiaMr. Lim Kooi Fong – Founder, BuddhistTravel.com 16:55 17:30 Panel: Buddhist Tourism in the Mekong Region Moderator: Mr. Imtiaz Muqbil, Editor – Travel Impact Newswire Panelists: Mr. Lim Kooi Fong – Founder, BuddhistTravel.com Mr. Malraj Kiriella – Former CEO, Sri Lanka Tourism Dr. Kanokrot Phalakornkul – Editor, 5000s Magazine Mr. Somchai Vitdamrong – Governor, Nakhon Phanom Provincial Government 17:30 17:45 Child Welfare in Tourism Guide Mr. James Sutherland – Communications Manager, Friends International 17:45 18:00 Mekong Trends Report on Responsible Tourism Mr. Jens Thraenhart – Executive Director, Mekong Tourism Coordinating Office 18:00 18:30 Panel: Experience Mekong Collection Showcases Moderator: Dr. Walanchalee Wattanacharoensil – Professor, Mahidol University International College Panelists: Ms. Momoko Ikeuchi – Sales Manager, Phare Circus (Cambodia) Mr. Somsak Boonkam – CEO & Founder, LocalAlike (Thailand) Ms. Phitsamai Sipaza – Assistant Manager, Ock Pop Tok Living Arts Center (Laos) Ms. Yin Myo Su – CEO & Founder, Inle Heritage (Myanmar) Mr. Zhu Jinsheng (Jason) – Deputy Party Secretary, Guilin Tourism University (Representing: Longji Rice Terraces, Guangxi, PR China) Closing Dr. Jutamas Wisansing – CEO, Perfect Link Consulting