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prince of songkla university, Phuket

 28-29 January 

ASEAN Tourism Research Conference 2018




Wirachai Pranveerapaibool 

ASEAN Tourism Today


Mr Wirachai Pranveerapaibool is appointed as Managing Director of Pracharat Raksamackee Co Ltd, a joint venture of public, private and community with aims for sustainable development and prosperity of the community. From a highly successful businessman and extensive recognition as an architect and hotelier, he is now serving as a consultant for public, government, education institutions in various topical issues. His strong commitment and dedication to the development of Phuket is recognized as the Awardees of the 3rd ASEAN Leadership Award on Rural Development & Poverty Eradication.

Choedpong Khannabha

Developing SMART Destination

Mr. Choedpong Khannabha is currently a Managing Director of Phuket Application, a Business Unit of Phuket City Development (PKCD). With his Master’s Degree in Management Science and Engineering from Stanford University, USA, he oversees the creation of CHOOP Me, a digital platform to serve the needs of independent travelers to Phuket and local businesses and community. With his extensive experience in information technology, his roles in managing Phuket Application are critical to the growth of tourism in Phuket as the island is geared towards being a SMART tourist destination and still in need for greater advancement in many supporting infrastructure, including digital platform to help tourists navigating on the island.

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