The Duke of York is in Thailand for a visit that will focus on supporting and promoting Entrepreneurship across the region.
On arrival in Thailand, The Duke was welcomed by His Excellency Mr Brian Davidson, Her Majesty’s Ambassador to Thailand. His Royal Highness later visited Sra Pathum Palace and was greeted by HRH Princess Sirindhorn. In 2017, The Duke, on behalf of The Queen, attended the funeral of Princess Sirindhorn’s father, King Bhumibol Adulyadej.
His Royal Highness hosted [email protected] ASEAN Boot Camp, where the 17 selected Entrepreneurs had the chance to hear from industry experts, practise their Pitches and receive support and mentoring to develop their business. The Entrepreneurs taking part have been selected from all ten countries of the ASEAN, and the winners will be invited to Pitch at [email protected] Global 4.0 in December at St James’s Palace.
Later, The Duke of York attended the ASEAN Business and Investment Summit in Bangkok, where he was received by the Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs. The Summit is the ASEAN’s premier annual business and investment event, which serves as a platform for the business community to engage with leaders from ASEAN and beyond.
His Royal Highness gave a keynote speech on Entrepreneurship at the summit.
“I believe it’s possible, through collaboration and working together, we can help build businesses that will grow into winners.”
On the final day in Thailand, His Royal Highness met HRH Tengku Amir Shah, Crown Prince of Selangor. Selangor is one of the 13 States of Malaysia, which is one of the 53 Commonwealth Nations.
At the IMAX [email protected], The Duke hosted [email protected] ASEAN, where the 17 Entrepreneurs Pitched their businesses in front of an influential Audience. Each Entrepreneur had three minutes to Pitch and the winner was chosen by Audience vote via the [email protected] APP.
You can read the results on the [email protected] website.
The [email protected] ASEAN Entrepreneurs now join all join the [email protected] ecosystem that now includes over 1,000+ Alumni from 64 countries, who have collectively generated £1,119 million economic activity and created over 6,000 jobs.