National Dialogue #ILOFOW

“Thailand 4.0” and the Future of Work

High level discussion- organized by the ILO and the Ministry of Labour of Thailand, on the impact and implications of technological advancement, increased fragmentation of production and shifting employment relationships in the context of “Thailand 4.0” national strategy.

The event was opened by the Minister of Labour of Thailand and the Director of the ILO Country office for Thailand, followed by three sessions of discussion.

Opening Remarks
    • Mr. Maurizio Bussi, Director ILO Country Office for Thailand, Cambodia and Lao PDR
    • H.E. Gen Sirichai Distakul, Minister of Labour, Royal Thai Government

    "Thailand 4.0" and the Future of Work

    Moderated by Matthieu Cognac, Youth Employment Specialist, ILO Regional Office Bangkok
    • Overview of the Future of Work by Mr Sameer Khatiwada, Employment Specialist, ILO Regional Office Bangkok 
    • 20-year Strategic Plan of Thailand by Ms Jinanggoon Rojananan, Senior Advisor in Policy and Plan, National Economic and Social Development Board
    • Economic impact of Thailand 4.0 by Dr. Pavida Pananond, Thammasat University
    • Q&A Session

    Trends and Implications for the Thai Labour Market

    Moderated by: Ms Petcharat Sin-auay, Inspector General of the Ministry of Labour
    • Overview of labour market challenges and opportunities by Dr. Piriya Pholphirul, Director, Centre for Development Studies, NIDA
    • Workers’ Perspective by Mr Chinnachot Saengsank, President, Labour Congress of Thailand
    • Business Perspective by Mr Thavorn Chalassathien, Vice Chairman, Federation of Thai Industries, Chairman, Human Capacity Building Institute of the Federation of Thai Industry
    • Q&A Session

    The Way Forward

    • Overview of Opportunities and Challenges by Dr. Supachai Srisuchart, Thammasart University
    • Future Direction and Planning by M.L. Puntrik Smiti, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Labour , Royal Thai Government 
    Closing remarks, by Mr. Maurizio Bussi, Director, ILO Country Office for Thailand, Cambodia and Lao PDR