Thailand is an aging society and transitioning to a super aged society, a fact we all know well. We often view the aging trend as a bogeyman that will come in the middle of the night to snatch our economic growth and destroy the viability of our social safety nets.
Her Excellency คุณหญิงชฎา วัฒนศิริธรรม, Chairperson, Kenan Foundation Asia,
Executive Committee, Kenan Foundation Asia,
Distinguished Speakers and Guests,
Ladies and Gentlemen,
On behalf of the Ministry of Social Development and Human Security, it is my great pleasure and honor to deliver my opening speech at this important gathering today.
Khunying Jada Wattanasiritham, Chairperson, Kenan Foundation Asia
Good morning distinguished speakers, honored guests, and all ladies and gentlemen in attendance.
We thank you for being with us today, and I’m excited to officially welcome you to NextGen Aging: Shaping a Smart Future for an Aging Society.
Before we get started,
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Kenan Foundation Asia, in collaboration with the University of North Carolina’s Kenan-Flagler School of Business and the Gillings School of Global Public Health, are co-organizing the ‘NextGen Aging – Shaping a Smart Future for an Aging Society’ conference on November 7, 2018 at Dusit Thani Hotel.
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