British Council and the Office of the Education Council
Monday 24 June 2013 - 09:00 to Tuesday 25 June 2013 - 17:00
23rd Floor, Centara Grand at Central World

British Council Thailand and the Office of Education Commission, Ministry of Education, are working collaboratively in organising a conference on Educating the Next Generation of Workforce: Asian Perspectives on Innovation, Integration, and English on 24-25 June 2013 at Centara Grand at Central World, Bangkok, Thailand.

In 2015, the ASEAN Economic Community will be established allowing the 10 Member States to increase integration around three main pillars: politics, economics and socio-cultural areas. An important factor for the community to take into consideration is the development of human resources among member states. This conference will be organised to seek guidelines and provide a forum for discussion in capacity building. This will support governments in their preparation of human resources for the ASEAN Community with an emphasis on innovation, integration, and English.

Over two days, the conference will explore and debate the challenges and opportunities facing graduates and the employment industry as well as the education sector. The discussion during the conference will contribute towards positive developments in Thailand and ASEAN’s education policy and plan. It will provide an opportunity to share any issues or concerns to do with education as well as to brainstorm possible solutions to potential problems.

Participants will include a wide range academics, professionals, and experts in human resources and education from Thailand, countries in East Asia, and the UK to discuss and exchanges ideas in this area.

Themes: Global Conference on HR Challenges in ASEAN: Innovation, Integration and English

The key integral components to drive human resource development to enable ASEAN countries to both overcome challenges and also benefit from the formation of ASEAN Economic Community will be:

1. Innovation and technology 

2. Integration

3. English 


Participation: Admission to the conference is free, but travel cost and accommodation has to be covered by participants. For participants from overseas: Two nights accommodation will be provided for free for the first 30 overseas participants that register for the event.



For Overseas participants, please send your request for application to Sarita Suwannarat at 

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