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Forbes Asia Best Under A Billion Forum and Awards Dinner December 9, 2014 • Bangkok, Thailand

Forbes Asia Best Under A Billion Forum and Awards Dinner On December 9, more than 300 guests gathered at Bangkok, Thailand to attend a forum and awards dinner to celebrate and honor the success of Forbes Asia’s 2014 Best Under A Billion companies. This year’s Best Under A Billion list draws from a universe of 17,000 listed companies in Asia Pacific with annual revenue between $5 million and $1 billion, have positive net income and have been publicly traded for at least a year. The candidates are screened on their sales growth, earnings growth and return on equity. The result is a final list featuring 200 exceptional small and midsized companies from Asia Pacific. The complete list can be found on www.forbes.com/BUB. Joining the awards dinner as special guests were General Prayut Chan-o-cha, Prime Minister of Thailand, General Tanasak Patimapragorn, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Thailand, and M. R. Pridiyathorn Devakula, Deputy Prime Minister of Thailand.

Opening remarks and keynote address by General Prayut Chan-o-cha, Prime Minister, Thailand

General Prayut Chan-o-cha, Prime Minister of Thailand gave a keynote address on Thailand’s economic reforms and investment policies. In his address, he remarked on Thailand’s progress in laying the groundwork for economic stability and prosperity in the future. He talked about the government’s priorities to initiate policies that will help build a robust, inclusive and sustainable economy, and to create an efficient and transparent business climate that will boost investment. The Prime Minister also shed light on Thailand’s efforts to upgrade its infrastructure to better facilitate regional trade. In addition, he expressed confidence that Thailand stands ready to take a leading role with others in the ASEAN Economic Community that will be established in 2015.

AS PUBLISHED IN FORBES ASIA JANUARY 2015 ISSUE


Forbes Asia Best Under A Billion Forum and Awards Dinner December 9, 2014 • Bangkok, Thailand

This year, three companies were presented with Special Honoree awards. BEST OF THE BEST

(Left to right) General Prayut Chan-o-cha, Prime Minister, Thailand; Lim Kian Onn, Co-Founder, Tune Money; Razman Hafidz bin Abu Zarim, Chairman, Tune Ins Holdings; Christopher Forbes, Vice Chairman, Forbes Media

THE FASTEST GROWING

(Left to right) General Prayut Chan-o-cha; Srikanth Chakkilam, Co-Founder & Executive Director, Cigniti Technologies; Christopher Forbes

THE BEST RETURN ON INVESTMENT

(Left to right) General Prayut Chan-o-cha; Michael Boorne, Non-Executive Director, My Net Fone; Christopher Forbes

Selected Award Recipients of Forbes Asia’s Best Under A Billion:

(Left to right) Supachai Chearavanont, President & CEO, True Corporation; General Tanasak Patimapragorn, Deputy Prime Minister & Minister of Foreign Affairs, Thailand; Loh Meow Chong, President Director/CEO, Lippo Cikarang; Christopher Forbes

(Left to right) Thapana Sirivadhanabhakdi, President & CEO, Thai Beverage; M. R. Pridiyathorn Devakula, Deputy Prime Minister, Thailand; Zhang Hong Jiang, CEO, Kingsoft Group; Christopher Forbes; Chansak Fuangfu, Director & Senior Executive Vice President, Bangkok Bank

(Left to right) Supachai Chearavanont; General Tanasak Patimapragorn; Muhammad Ali Tabba, CEO, Lucky Cement; Christopher Forbes

(Left to right) Thapana Sirivadhanabhakdi; M. R. Pridiyathorn Devakula; Tan Yeow Khoon, Executive Chairman & CEO, Cogent Holdings; Christopher Forbes; Chansak Fuangfu

(Left to right) Supachai Chearavanont; General Tanasak Patimapragorn; Hitoshi Aiba, President, Money Square Holdings; Christopher Forbes

(Left to right) Thapana Sirivadhanabhakdi; M. R. Pridiyathorn Devakula; Andrew Tseng, Chairman, Grape King Bio; Christopher Forbes; Chansak Fuangfu

(Left to right) Supachai Chearavanont; General Tanasak Patimapragorn; Thomas Chan, Chairman, Playmates Holdings; Christopher Forbes

(Left to right) Thapana Sirivadhanabhakdi; M. R. Pridiyathorn Devakula; Rho Si Chul, CEO, INTEROJO; Christopher Forbes; Chansak Fuangfu

(Left to right) Supachai Chearavanont; General Tanasak Patimapragorn; Marut Arthakaivalvatee, CEO, VGI Global Media; Christopher Forbes


Forbes Asia Best Under A Billion Forum and Awards Dinner December 9, 2014 • Bangkok, Thailand

Cecilia Ma Zecha, Deputy Executive Director, Forbes Asia and Tim Ferguson, Editor, Forbes Asia, moderated a panel on the “Blueprint for success” with distinguished business leaders.

Blueprint for success (Left to right) Cecilia Ma Zecha, Deputy Executive Director, Forbes Asia; Thapana Sirivadhanabhakdi, President & CEO, Thai Beverage; Loi Pok Yen, Group CEO, CWT; Aloke Lohia, Group CEO, Indorama Ventures; Vikrom Kromadit, CEO, Amata Corporation; Tim Ferguson, Editor, Forbes Asia

The evening provided excellent networking opportunities for all award recipients and guests.

(Left to right) General Prayut Chan-o-cha, Prime Minister, Thailand; Christopher Forbes, Vice Chairman, Forbes Media

(Left to right) M. R. Pridiyathorn Devakula, Deputy Prime Minister, Thailand; Lim Kian Onn, Co-Founder, Tune Money

(Left to right) General Tanasak Patimapragorn, Deputy Prime Minister & Minister of Foreign Affairs, Thailand; Christopher Forbes, Vice Chairman, Forbes Media

(Left to right) Chartsiri Sophonpanich, President, Bangkok Bank; Supachai Chearavanont, President & CEO, True Corporation; Thapana Sirivadhanabhakdi, President & CEO, Thai Beverage; William Adamopoulos, CEO/ Asia, Forbes Media


Forbes Asia Best Under A Billion Forum and Awards Dinner December 9, 2014 • Bangkok, Thailand

(Left to right) Lim Kian Onn, Co-Founder, Tune Money; General Prayut Chan-o-cha, Prime Minister, Thailand; Christopher Forbes, Vice Chairman, Forbes Media

(Left to right) Virasak Sutanthavibul, Senior Executive Vice President, Bangkok Bank; Chartsiri Sophonpanich, President, Bangkok Bank; Chaisith Viriyamettakul, MD, Vibhavadi Medical Center; M. R. Pridiyathorn Devakula, Deputy Prime Minister, Thailand; Wittawat Pornkul, President, DCON Products; Kumpol Plussind, MD, Chularat Hospital

(Left to right) Thapana Sirivadhanabhakdi, President & CEO, Thai Beverage; William Adamopoulos, CEO/ Asia, Forbes Media; Serene Lee, Deputy Executive Director, Forbes Asia; Fion Chua, Deputy CEO, Biomax Technologies; Sim Eng Tong, CEO, Biomax Technologies

(Left to right) Norris Lam, Partner, Forbes Group; Loi Pok Yen, Group CEO, CWT

(Left to right) General Tanasak Patimapragorn, Deputy Prime Minister & Minister of Foreign Affairs, Thailand; Supachai Chearavanont, President & CEO, True Corporation

(Left to right) Narongchai Akrasanee, Minister of Energy, Thailand; Christopher Forbes, Vice Chairman, Forbes Media

(Left to right) Makoto Takano, CMA, Editor-in-Chief, Forbes Japan, CEO, Atomixmedia; Norihiko Ishihara, Managing Partner, Sun Investment; Chutintorn Sam Gongsakdi, DirectorGeneral, Department of International Economic Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Thailand; Vikrom Kromadit, CEO, Amata Corporation

(Left to right) Srikanth Chakkilam, Co-Founder & Executive Director, Cigniti Technologies; Chartsiri Sophonpanich, President, Bangkok Bank

(Left to right) Leong Yew Cheong, MD, Boilermech Holdings; Suthipak Chirathivat, Executive Vice President, Central Pattana; Tan Jun, CEO, Willowglen


Forbes Asia Best Under A Billion Forum and Awards Dinner December 9, 2014 • Bangkok, Thailand

(Left to right) Vorapol Socatiyanurak, Secretary-General, Securities and Exchange Commission, Thailand; General Tanasak Patimapragorn, Deputy Prime Minister & Minister of Foreign Affairs, Thailand; William Adamopoulos, CEO/ Asia, Forbes Media

(Left to right) Supachai Chearavanont, President & CEO, True Corporation; Vikalp Mundra, Joint MD, Ujaas Energy

(Left to right) Thapana Sirivadhanabhakdi, President & CEO, Thai Beverage; Stuart Kelly, MD, Weber Shandwick

(Left to right) Hitoshi Kano, President & CEO, FISCO; Christopher Forbes, Vice Chairman, Forbes Media

(Left to right) Chansak Fuangfu, Director & Senior Executive Vice President, Bangkok Bank; Aloke Lohia, Group CEO, Indorama Ventures

(Left to right) Supakorn Vejjajiva, Director, President & COO, The Post Publishing; Michael Boorne, Non-Executive Director, My Net Fone

Forbes Asia would like to thank all the award recipients, guests and sponsors of the Best Under A Billion Forum and Awards Dinner. Host Sponsor:

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