WHAT IS ECHELON THAILAND?

Echelon Thailand is a digital platform engaging over 1,000 industry leaders and professionals that also features a two-day technology and business conference held annually in Bangkok.

The Echelon experience will provide you with premium resources from world-class influencers, cross-border business matching and structured networking opportunities, keeping the ecosystem engaged all throughout the year.

ECHELON BRINGS TOGETHER ASIA'S TECH ECOSYSTEM





Government Ministries and Agencies

We partner with the movers and shakers from government ministries and agencies helping push Asia’s tech ecosystem forward

Technology Investors

From Angels to VCs, be it early to growth stage, show your involvement and fund the best startups from all over the region

Startups and Entrepreneurs

Be it boot strapped, seed funded or growth stage, make your presence known and grow to become the next billion dollar company

SMEs, Corporations and Institutions

We work with SMEs to the largest companies in the world, from banking to the mining industry, who are eager to expand their reach and grow their business

Digital Professionals

Echelon is a multiple pot of people from diverse backgrounds: Tech, business, design and marketing experts looking to share their expertise in their respective fields

Media

We partner with media companies for all over region, looking to cover innovation and new, interesting tech companies

KEY HIGHLIGHTS




International Speakers

Gain access to exclusive contributed resources and engage in thought provoking discussions led by influential thought leaders around the region

Regional Delegations

City delegations will be in attendance for Echelon Thailand, unconstrained by gender, race or geography featuring the most diverse audience in the region.

Southeast Asian Startups

Discover the brightest founders, trending technologies and the most promising startups across Southeast Asia's tech ecosystem.

Networking & Business Matching

Build relationships with curated connections of investor, startups and mentors, both online and offline using new business matching algorithms.

VCs & Funding

Get funded by the most influential VCs in the Southeast Asian region, looking to meet the brightest startups.

Event Experience

From breakthrough event activities to our infamouse after-parties, get ready for an experience like no other.

2017 Speakers




Grace Yun Xia

Senior Director, Corporate Strategy and Investment

Tencent
Harry Wang

Founding Partner

Linear Venture
Heang Chhor

Founder & Managing Partner

Qualgro
Titipong Pisitwuttinan

Co-founder & CEO

SkillLane
Kaspar Hidayat

Investment Manager

Venturra Capital
Chong Siong

Country Manager

ezbuy Thailand
Pankaj Khushani

Head of Media Technology Solutions - SEA, India & Korea

Google
Ponglada Paniangwet

Co-Founder & CEO

Freshket


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AGENDA

A glimpse of this year's agenda


TIME ACTIVITY
12:30 PM - 02:00 PM
Lunch & Networking

DESCRIPTION: Eat up, everyone! Say hi to the exhibitors & don't forget to exchange cards.

02:00 PM - 02:10 PM
Opening by Techstars

SPEAKER: Lalitha Wemel, Regional Manager (Startup Programs), Techstars

02:10 PM - 02:40 PM
[Workshop] Business Development 101

SPEAKER: Timothy Hughes, Vice President of Business Development, Agoda

02:40 PM - 03:10 PM
[Workshop] Hiring 101

SPEAKER: Polpat Songthamjitti, CMO &Co-Founder, GetLinks

03:10 PM - 03:40 PM
[Workshop] How can Digital Technology Address Social Needs While Still Generating Financial Profit and Capital Growth?

SPEAKER: Yoav Elgrichi, Co-Founder, Tech For Good Singapore

DESCRIPTION: How can businesses generate profit and capital growth while still addressing social needs in society? Yoav Elgrichi, Co-Founder of Tech For Good Singapore will share with you how to do that through digital technology.

03:40 PM - 04:10 PM
[Workshop] Social Media Intelligence for Start-Ups & SMEs

SPEAKER: Prerna Pant, Co-Founder & COO, Circus Social

DESCRIPTION: Join Prerna Pant, Co-Founder and COO of Circus Social, as she discusses strategies and case studies on how social media intelligence can help companies and start ups with positioning, media allocation and messaging. In her session, Prerna will cover real examples on how brands have used social monitoring to identify influencers, sharpen marketing and PR plans and better handle crisis situations. She will also be sharing tips and tricks on how to leverage free and paid online tools for all aspects of social media strategy. As an added bonus - Watch a live demo of 20/Twenty, the next generation intelligence platform, and see how it brings digital data to life for marketers and brands!

04:10 PM - 04:40 PM
[Workshop] Fundraising & Term Sheet 101

SPEAKER: Kaspar Hidayat, Investment Manager, Venturra Capital

04:40 PM - 05:50 PM
[Open Forum] Founders Confessions

MODERATOR: Lalitha Wemel, Regional Manager (Startup Programs), Techstars

TIME ACTIVITY
12:30 PM - 02:00 PM
Lunch & Networking

DESCRIPTION: Eat up, everyone! Say hi to the exhibitors & don't forget to exchange cards. + VIP LUNCH | Exclusive to Sponsors, Speakers, Investors or Corporate pass holders! NIA is pleased to welcome you to an invite-only lounge at C Asean's Agora Lounge (behind the Grand Steps)

02:00 PM - 02:15 PM
Welcome Address

SPEAKER: Simon Anquetil, Founder & Chairman, GoodShift Ventures

02:15 PM - 02:45 PM
[Presentation] Angel Investment 101

SPEAKER: Keenan Kwok, Founder & Chairman, AsiaStartups

02:45 PM - 03:25 PM
[Panel] Seed Fund: Theses & Strategy

SPEAKERS:
Michael Smith Jr., Partner, Seedplus
Champ Suthipongchai, Managing Partner, Creative Ventures
Koichi Saito, General & Founding Partner, KK Fund

MODERATOR: Pahrada (Mameaw) Sapprasert, Associate Director, 500 TukTuks

03:25 PM - 04:05 PM
[Panel] Impact Investments: Theses & Strategy

SPEAKERS:
Simon Anquetil, Founder & Chairman, GoodShift Ventures
Keenan Kwok, Co-founder & Partner, Aera VC
James Tan, Board of Directors, Applied Innovation Institute

MODERATOR: Kineret Karin, Co-Founder, Tech For Good

04:05 PM - 04:35 PM
[Presentation] Optimising Investments through Data-driven Decisions

SPEAKER: John Sharp, Partner, Hatcher

04:35 PM - 05:15 PM
[Panel] Growth Stage Funds: Theses & Strategy

SPEAKERS:
Jason Edwards, Partner, Qualgro
Carmen Yuen, Senior Executive Director, Vertex Ventures
Harry Wang, Founding Partner, Linear Venture

MODERATOR: Pahrada (Mameaw) Sapprasert, Associate Director, 500 TukTuks

TIME ACTIVITY
06:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Networking Drinks, powered by InVent and Lensod

DESCRIPTION: Meet and mingle with InVent, Lensod and the e27 team at C asean just as night falls, overlooking the buzz of Bangkok. InVent would like to meet specially with Startups raising Series A. If that's you, swing on by for drinks, canapes and a chat with the InVent team!

TIME ACTIVITY
09:15 AM - 10:15 AM
Registration & Networking

DESCRIPTION: Grab your conference pass and a cuppa! It’s going to be a productive day.

10:15 AM - 10:20 AM
Opening Remarks

SPEAKER: Thaddeus Koh, Co-founder & COO, e27

10:20 AM - 10:30 AM
Welcome Address

SPEAKER: Pariwat Wongsamran, Project Manager, National Innovation Agency (NIA)

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
[Presentation] Innovation through Cross-Border Access between SEA and Silicon Valley

SPEAKER: Champ Suthipongchai, Managing Partner, Creative Ventures

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
[Fireside] How Thailand's Startup Ecosystem Has Evolved In the Past 5 Years

SPEAKER: Dr. Pun-Arj Chairatana, Director, National Innovation Agency (NIA)

MODERATOR: Yon Heong Tung, Senior Writer, e27

11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
[Fireside] Building Up Thailand's Competitive Advantage in Southeast Asia

SPEAKER: Dr Alex Lin, Head of Ecosystem Development, SGInnovate

MODERATOR: Dr. Karndee Leopairote, Managing Director, C asean

12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
[Fireside] Advanced Technologies and Business Models in China that SEA Can Learn From

SPEAKER: Grace Yun Xia, Senior Director, Corporate Strategy and Investment at Tencent

MODERATOR: Harry Wang, Founding Partner, Linear Venture

12:30 PM - 02:00 PM
Lunch & Networking

DESCRIPTION: Eat up, everyone! Say hi to the exhibitors & don't forget to exchange cards.

02:00 PM - 02:30 PM
[Presentation] Scaling Ookbee through User Generated Content and Digital Content Monetisation

SPEAKER: Moo Natavudh, CEO / Venture Partner, Ookbee / 500 TukTuks

02:30 PM - 03:00 PM
[Fireside] Leveraging Micro Moments to Shape User Experiences & Branding

SPEAKER: Pankaj Khushani, Head of Media Technology Solutions - SEA, India & Korea, Google

MODERATOR: Yon Heong Tung, Senior Writer, e27

03:00 PM - 03:30 PM
[Presentation] Disrupting the Food / Agri Landscape in Southeast Asia With Tech Innovation

SPEAKER: Isabelle Decitre, CEO, ID Capital

03:30 PM - 04:10 PM
[Panel] Empowering Southeast Asia through AgriTech

SPEAKERS:
Dina Kosasih, Vertical Lead (Agriculture), Dattabot
Muhaimin Iqbal, Founder and Chairman, iGrow Resources Indonesia
Ponglada (Bell) Paniangwet, Founder & CEO, Freshket

MODERATOR: Isabelle Decitre, CEO, ID Capital

04:10 PM - 04:40 PM
[Fireside] Digital Health Opportunities in Thailand

SPEAKER: Dr. Kanawat Chantaralawan, Co-founder, Ruckdee

MODERATOR: Eddy Lee, Managing Partner, Coffee Ventures

04:40 PM - 05:10 PM
[Fireside] Raising Thailand's Biggest Seed Round

SPEAKERS:
Tridbodi Arunanondchai, Co-founder & COO, MoneyTable

MODERATOR: SoMA SoM, Founder, SoMA SociaL

05:10 PM - 06:40 PM
Networking & Exhibition Showcase

DESCRIPTION: Light refreshments will be served to all attendees for a free & easy mingle as we conclude Day 1 of Echelon

TIME ACTIVITY
09:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Registration & Networking

DESCRIPTION: Grab your conference pass and a cuppa! It’s going to be a productive day.

10:00 AM - 10:40 AM
[Panel] Market Access: Vietnam

SPEAKERS:
Djoann Fal, CEO & Founder, GetLinks
Adrian Tan, Program Director, VIISA
Jessica Hilston, Founder, Women of Vietnam

MODERATOR: Sieng Van Tran, Founder & CEO, Egg

10:40 AM - 11:20 AM
[Panel] Market Entry: Thailand

SPEAKERS:
Chong Siong, Country Manager, ezbuy
Patai Padungtin, Founder, Builk Asia
Pahrada (Mameaw) Sapprasert, Associate Director, 500 TukTuks

MODERATOR: Pacharee (Nui) Pantoomano, Co-Founder and Director, Brand Now unLimited (brandnow.asia)

11:20 AM - 12:00 PM
[Panel] Market Access: China

SPEAKERS:
James Tan, Managing Partner, Quest Ventures
Calum Handley, Entrepreneur in Residence at Human Ventures, Magpie Co-Founder

MODERATOR: Matthieu Bodin, Regional Manager Greater China for Startup Programs, Techstars

12:00 PM - 12:40 PM
[Panel] Market Access: Indonesia

SPEAKERS:
Sebastian Togelang, Founding Partner, Kejora Ventures
Kaspar Hidayat, Investment Manager, Venturra Capital

MODERATOR: Jeremy Fichet, Group CEO, Orami

12:40 PM - 02:00 PM
Lunch & Networking

DESCRIPTION: Eat up, everyone! Say hi to the exhibitors & don't forget to exchange cards.

TIME ACTIVITY
08:00 PM - 11:00 PM
ECHELON OFFICIAL AFTERPARTY @ Wishbeer Home Bar

DESCRIPTION: Show your delegate pass at the door and enjoy limited beer provided on a first-come, first-served basis. Address: Soi Sukhumvit 67, Khwaeng Phra Khanong Nuea, Khet Watthana, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10110, Thailand

TIME ACTIVITY
09:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Registration & Networking

SPEAKER: Grab your conference pass and a cuppa! It’s going to be a productive day.

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
[Presentation] How Do Corporations Deal With The Startup Revolution?

SPEAKER: Arnaud Bonzom, Director of Corporate Innovation, 500 Startups

10:30 AM - 11:10 AM
[Panel] Corporate Accelerators

SPEAKERS:
Andrew Kvalseth, Chief Digital Officer, DTAC
Craig Dixon, Entrepreneur in Residence, muru-D
Matt James, Senior Manager, Corporate Strategy & Business Development, Amadeus IT Group

MODERATOR: Kid Parchariyanon, CEO / Founder, MCFIVA / RISE

11:10 AM - 11:25 AM
Coffee Break

DESCRIPTION: Time for a short coffee break :-)

11:25 AM - 12:05 PM
[Panel] Corporate Venture Capital

SPEAKERS:
Dr John Leslie Millar MB ChB, Chief Strategic Development Officer, Ananda Development Public Co. Ltd
Paul Ark, Managing Director - Corporate Venture Capital, Digital Ventures
Sam Tanskul, Managing Director, Krungsri Finnovate & Head of Innovation Krungsri Consumer
Tawan Boonyawat, Principal, InVent

MODERATOR: Peter Kennedy, Senior Adviser, Burda Principal Investments

12:05 PM - 12:45 PM
[Panel] Corporate M&A: Thailand And Beyond

SPEAKERS:
Simon Akeroyd, VP Corporate Strategy & Business Development, Amadeus Asia
Paddy Tan, Founder & CEO, InterVentures Asia

MODERATOR: Friedrich von Scanzoni, CEO, Burda Asia

12:45 PM - 02:00 PM
Lunch & Networking

DESCRIPTION: Eat up, everyone! Say hi to the exhibitors & don't forget to exchange cards. + VIP LUNCH | Exclusive to Sponsors, Speakers, Investors or Corporate pass holders! NIA is pleased to welcome you to an invite-only lounge at C Asean's Agora Lounge (behind the Grand Steps)

02:00 PM - 02:45 PM
Corporate Industry Roundtable Sessions

SPEAKERS:
Please choose one of the following sessions, facilitated by our experts:
- Roundtable 1 - Corporate VC - Paddy Tan, Founder, InterVentures Asia
- Roundtable 2 - Corporate Accelerator - Craig Dixon, Entrepreneur in Residence, muru-D
- Roundtable 3 - Corporate M&A - Friedrich von Scanzoni, CEO, Burda Asia
- Roundtable 4 - Corporate Coworking Space - Adam Lyle, Executive Chairman, Padang & Co
- Roundtable 5 - Should you get someone to run your CSE - Karndee Leopairote, Managing Director, C asean
- Roundtable 6 - Corporate Startup Programs - Arnaud Bonzom, Director of Corporate Innovation, 500 Startups

TIME ACTIVITY
11:30 AM - 01:00 PM
Echelon Connect Session 1: Early

DESCRIPTION: Startups: Meet, pitch and exchange namecards with 15 investors set to hear you put your best pitch forward!

01:30 PM - 03:00 PM
Echelon Connect Session 2: Growth

DESCRIPTION: Startups: Meet, pitch and exchange namecards with 15 investors set to hear you put your best pitch forward!

TIME ACTIVITY
09:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Registration & Networking

DESCRIPTION: Grab your conference pass and a cuppa! It’s going to be a productive day.

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
[Presentation] Leveraging On Scalable Technology To Expand Regionally

SPEAKER: Michael Smith Jr., Partner, SeedPlus

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
[Fireside] Cybersecurity Resilience by Crowd Wisdom

SPEAKER: Eitan Lavie, Chairman, AGW Group

MODERATOR: Kwek Hongsin, CEO & Founder, Phoenixict Pte Ltd and Sinwattana.com

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
[Fireside] Embracing A New Paradigm For Smarter Education In Thailand

SPEAKER: Titipong Pisitwuttinan, Co-founder & CEO, SkillLane

MODERATOR: Nattawut (Ping) Arunanondchai, Strategy Consultant, EdTech Asia

11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
[Fireside] What Can SEA Learn From Startup Nation

SPEAKERS:
Barak Sharabi, Strategic Tech Advisor to MNCs
Eden Pozin, Head of Economic & Trade Mission to Thailand, Embassy of Israel

MODERATOR: Yon Heong Tung, Senior Writer, e27

12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
[Presentation] Insights from Localising and Evolving LINE through Partnerships

SPEAKER: Kawin Tangudtaisak, Head of Strategy and New Services, LINE Thailand

12:30 PM - 02:00 PM
Lunch & Networking

DESCRIPTION: Eat up, everyone! Say hi to the exhibitors & don't forget to exchange cards.

02:00 PM - 02:30 PM
[Fireside] Influencing SEA through Gaming: Talking Ecosystem, Women in Tech, Ecommerce, and Fintech

SPEAKERS:
Maneerut (Nok) Anulomsombut, CEO, Garena Online (Thailand)

MODERATOR: Lalitha Wemel, Regional Manager (Startup Programs), Techstars

02:30 PM - 03:10 PM
[Panel] What Will Southeast Asia's E-Commerce Scene Look Like In 5 Years?

SPEAKERS:
Jeremy Fichet, Group CEO, Orami
Nithipont Bond Thaiyanurak, CEO & Founder, Box24
Thai Bounthay Khammanyvong, Country Manager, Thailand, Honestbee
Casey Liang, Co-Founder & CFO, Pomelo

MODERATOR: Ten Chantaramungkorn, Director of Internet Marketing, aCommerce

03:10 PM - 03:50 PM
[Panel] Startup Exit Opportunities in SEA and Thailand: IPO vs M&A?

SPEAKERS:
Anvesh Ramineni, Director, NSI Ventures
Ferish P. Patel, Gunderson Dettmer

MODERATOR: Daryl Chung, Project Director, e27

03:50 PM - 05:20 PM
TOP100 Fight Club: Thailand

SPEAKERS:
Judge: Carmen Yuen, Senior Executive Director, Vertex Ventures
Judge: Jason Edwards, Portfolio Manager, Qualgro
Judge: Pahrada (Mameaw) Sapprasert, Associate Director, 500 TukTuks
Judge: Vitavin Ittipanuvat, Senior Associate, InVent
Judge: Dr. Pun-Arj Chairatana, Director, National Innovation Agency

DESCRIPTION: Pitching Thai-based startups include: 1. FindYourSpace 2. Investorz 3. Trip Guru 4. One Stock Home 5. Event Banana 6. Centrovision 7. Roca 8. Primo 9. IndieDish 10. Look Live Media 11. AIRPORTELs 12. Bowr 13. Itax

05:40 PM - 05:55 PM
TOP100 Fight Club: Thailand Award Ceremony
05:55 PM - 07:25 PM
Networking & Exhibition Showcase

DESCRIPTION: Light refreshments will be served to all attendees for free & easy mingling as we conclude Day 2 of Echelon.

08:00 PM - 11:00 PM
ECHELON OFFICIAL AFTERPARTY @ Wishbeer Home Bar

DESCRIPTION: Show your delegate pass at the door and enjoy limited beer provided on a first-come, first-served basis. Address: Soi Sukhumvit 67, Khwaeng Phra Khanong Nuea, Khet Watthana, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10110, Thailand

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