Creative Economy Council: Cultural Diplomacy Unleashed -The Power of Creativity
In a world where ideas and art can freely and instantly cross borders, cultural diplomacy emerges as a formidable force for positive change. The AMCHAM Creative Economy invites you to explore how art, music, literature, and innovation can become the bridge that connects nations. We'll look into the relationship between a country's soft power in various sectors and its influence on economic and cultural diplomacy.
Join us in welcoming our distinguished speakers, Paetongtarn Shinawatra, Tossaporn Roongwitaya, and Dr. Narong Prangcharoen to discover how the fusion of cultures can spark innovation, deepen understanding, and create lasting connections. We will also examine not only how the arts may boost a country's soft power but also how governments might help cultivate and market that influence abroad.
About the Speaker
Paetongtarn (Ing) Shinawatra, Deputy Chairperson of the National Soft Power Strategy Committee. Also known as "Ing," Paetongtarn is a distinguished figure in the world of business and government. She currently serves as the Deputy Chairperson of the National Soft Power Strategy Committee, the latest mechanism of the Thai government to systematically drive soft power and creative economy promotion policy. With an extensive background in Thailand's real estate and hospitality industries, Paetongtarn has held key management positions in renowned corporations such as SC Assets and Rosewood Bangkok. Her track record demonstrates a commitment to excellence and innovation within these sectors. She has also played a pivotal role in numerous marketing endeavors to augment brand prominence and broaden market penetration.
Tossaporn Roongwitaya is the Director of Production and Technical for APAC at Disney Character Voices International or DCVI, a division overseeing all localization works for the Walt Disney Company. Since 2015 Tui has played this key role in the magic of Disney?s storytelling for our local audiences in this region and working closely with other business units in the company to ensure consistency for our characters on every platform. Outside the world of localization at Disney, Tui still works as a music producer and audio engineer mixing both albums and live concerts for various artists including Thai Soul and funky band "Soul After Six". He co-produced Soul After Six since their second album which received three season awards in 2003 for the Best Group of The Year, the Best Engineered Song of The Year and theBest Album of The Year.
Dr. Narong Prangcharoen is the Dean of the College of Music at Mahidol University. Parallel to the academic world, he is also a composer who received many awards such as the prestigious Charles Ives Award 2021 from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the 2013 Guggenheim Fellowship, and the Barlow Prize. His music has also been presented at many important music festivals and venues, such as the Grant Park Music Festival, the Asia: the 21st Century Orchestra Project, and the MoMA Music Festival. Prangcharoen received his DMA from the University of Missouri-Kansas City.