MI and Creative Economy Agency Explore Prospective Alliance to Boost Creative Industries

Mekong Institute (MI), represented by its Executive Director, Mr. Suriyan Vichitlekarn, welcomed Mr. Saksee Phonsuntikul, Director of the Creative Economy Agency (CEA), Khon Kaen Branch, to MI Headquarters on March 28, 2024. The two parties delved into potential collaboration avenues, focusing on creative economy initiatives and entrepreneurial empowerment across the Northeast Region of Thailand and the Greater Mekong Subregion.

MI and CEA explored joint efforts for their flagship events slated to take place in Khon Kaen, Thailand. Mr. Suriyan proposed a partnership with Thailand Creative & Design Center (TCDC) under CEA for the Mekong Forum 2024 to be held in July. The potential collaboration could foster cross-sectoral dialogue on matters shaping the creative economy landscape, specifically in the areas of digitalization, innovation, and technology.

On the other hand, Mr. Saksee invited MI to support TCDC’s Isan Creative Festival 2024, scheduled from June 29 to July 7, 2024. By participating in this festival, MI could contribute its expertise towards nurturing local talent, promoting cultural exchange, and catalyzing innovation within the creative sector.

The prospective collaboration between MI and CEA signifies a shared commitment to harnessing the transformative power of creativity and entrepreneurship for sustainable development. Through concerted efforts, both entities aspire to unlock new opportunities, drive economic prosperity, and empower communities across the region.

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