Welcome to the AAPBS 2021
Virtual Annual Meeting

AJ Kongpu

Dear AAPBS members,

Chiang Mai University Business School and I would like to welcome you to the AAPBS 2021 Virtual Annual Meeting.

We are honored to be entrusted by AAPBS to hold the meeting under these challenging times. Since our membership with AAPBS in 2016, we have progressed into a business school with global standards and excellence in higher education. CMUBS has continuously and proudly evolved with supportive collaborations of AAPBS. We are determined to advance our academic activities locally and globally, pursuing our vision to present Thailand’s business school of pride.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, business schools have undergone numerous challenges. Concurrently, it offers us with opportunities and ways to incorporate innovativeness into education. We have principally transformed the method of teaching, learning, internship, and engaging with practitioners with an integration of technology and close communication.

To advance the quality of business education and surpass the challenges attached to the pandemic, we need to re-examine the actions we made that benefit and extend business school standards. The AAPBS 2021 Virtual Annual Meeting will represent a noble time to work collaboratively and innovatively for the future of regional and global business and management education.

We are looking forward to seeing you.
Khongphu Nimanandh

Dean
Chiang Mai University Business School

Keynote Speakers

Geoff Perry

Executive Vice President and
Chief Officer Asia Pacific

Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)

Suchatvee Suwansawat

President

King Mongkut's Institute
of Technology Ladkrabang

Alfons Sauquet Rovira

Director

Quality Services EFMD & EQUIS

Panelists

Loredana Padurean

Associate Dean and
Faculty Director for Action Learning

Asia School of Business

Caroline Riot

Director of the Work Integrated Learning Program

Griffith Business School

Charoen Phosamritlert

Chief Executive Officer

KPMG in Thailand, Myanmar,
and Laos

Anil Subbarao Paila

Senior Dean and Senior Vice President for Strategy and Branding
Bengaluru Campus

Prin. L. N. Welingkar Institute
of Management Development
and Research

Pinnaree Tea-Makorn

Professor

Sasin School of Management

Naruanard Sarapaivanich

Professor

Chiang Mai University
Business School

Tulaya Tulardilok

Professor

Chiang Mai University
Business School

Wisuttorn Jitaree

Professor

Chiang Mai University
Business School

Kasemsak Uthaichana

Deputy Director

Science and Technology Park (STeP)
Chiang Mai University

Smith Taweelerdniti

Managing Director

Nithi Foods Company Limited

Jittrapon Jirakulsomchok

Innovation Developer

National Innovation Agency (NIA)

Moderators

Anin Rupp

Professor

Chiang Mai University
Business School

Kaj Miyake

General Manager for
Sales and Marketing

IHI ASIA PACIFIC (Thailand) Company Limited

Manuel Ortiz de Zevallos

Executive Director

The Latin American Council of
Management Schools (CLADEA)
Time Title
12:00-13:00
Registration
13:00-13:15
Opening Ceremony & Official Welcome

Prof. Khongphu Nimanandh
Dean, Chiang Mai University Business School

Prof. Robin Gauld
President, AAPBS; Dean, Otago Business School

Prof. Betty Chung
AAPBS Executive Director

13:15-14:00
Keynote Speech Sessions

Business School’s Contributions Beyond the Pandemic :

Prof. Geoff Perry
Executive Vice President and Chief Officer Asia Pacific, Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)

Transformational Education :

Prof. Suchatvee Suwansawat
President, King Mongkut's Institute of Technology Ladkrabang 

14:00-14:45
Panel 1 - Future of Internship and Project-Based Learning

Prof. Loredana Padurean
Senior Associate Dean and Faculty Director for Action Learning, Asia School of Business

Prof. Caroline Riot
Director of the Work Integrated Learning Program, Griffith Business School

Mr. Charoen Phosamritlert
Chief Executive Officer, KPMG in Thailand, Myanmar and Laos

Moderator : Prof. Anin Rupp, Lecturer of Chiang Mai University Business School.

14:45-15:30
Panel 2 - Edutech and VR application

Prof. Naruanard Sarapaivanich, Prof. Tulaya Tulardilok, and Prof. Wisuttorn Jitaree
Department of Accounting, Chiang Mai University Business School

Prof. Anil Subbarao Paila
Senior Dean and Director, Prin. L.N.Welingkar Institute of Management Development and Research

Prof. Pinnaree Tea-Makorn
Lecturer, Sasin School of Management

Moderator : Mr. Kaj Miyake, General Manager of IHI Asia Pacific Thailand Company Limited.