Thailand’s Sufficiency Economy to Feature at the IncrediblEdge Global Summit in New Zealand

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Bronwen Evans, a former economics correspondent for Radio New Zealand, and the founder and co-owner of Faasai Resort and Spa, an award winning eco-resort in Thailand, will be one of the international speakers at the inaugural IncrediblEdge Summit in New Zealand. Her topic will be Making a Business Plan for the Next Thousand Years and will draw inspiration from Thailand’s sufficiency economy and her experience as a green entrepreneur.

Owner-manager of Faasai Resort and Spa Bronwen Evans

The global trends include extreme weather conditions, financial and geopolitical upheavals, low or negative economic growth and a scramble for resources.

The organizer of IncrediblEdge Jillian de Beer said the two day event will bring together leaders in many different fields who will provide fresh inspirations on how humanity can positively face the future. It will take place in Auckland, New Zealand 5-6 March and speakers are coming from 11 countries - USA, Australia, Russia, Turkey, Austria, the United Kingdom, Thailand, Italy, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Croatia and New Zealand. Ms de Beer described the speakers as leaders in commerce, entrepreneurship, arts and culture, design, science, technology, architecture, niche manufacturing, fashion, music, film, visual effects, education, environmentalism, agriculture, economics, media and investment.

“This is the first time such a diverse gathering has been held in the Southern Hemisphere,” Ms de Beer said.

The event will be held at Q, Auckland’s new performing arts hub, and Gibbs Farm, one of the world’s great sculpture parks, at Kaipara Harbour, New Zealand.

Bronwen Evans, a New Zealander who was the Economics Correspondent for Radio New Zealand before moving to Thailand 12 years ago, said there are many serious challenges emerging which will affect all individuals and businesses around the world.

“The global trends include extreme weather conditions, financial and geopolitical upheavals, low or negative economic growth and a scramble for resources. Many of these problems are already emerging and everyone should prepare themselves for the future.”

She advocates taking a long term perspective which focuses on heritage, education, conservation and ecology. She says the Thai philosophy of the Sufficiency Economy offers valuable lessons to the West, such as being people-focused, practicing moderation and reasonableness, and ensuring that you have adequate immunity to protect yourself against external events.

Her talk will cover green economics, business differences between the West and East, the importance of heritage and the knowledge and skills we need to survive in a no-growth economy.

About Faasai Resort and Spa

Faasai Resort and Spa is a 14 room eco-resort in Chanthaburi, Thailand about 200 kilometers southeast of Bangkok. Contact details: Tel: (+66 86 889 2595 (Bronwen) +66 81 3426234 (office)
Awards won by Faasai Resort and Spa

  •     Best Small Hotel Thailand Green Awards 2011
  •     Green award and special award for cultivation and use of herbs and spices from the Governor of Chanthaburi 2011
  •     Outstanding service to the environment and nature in the Eastern region – Thailand Boutique Awards 2010
  •     Best Small Hotel Thailand Green Awards 2009.
  •     Runner-up in the budget category in the 2008 Wild Asia Responsible Tourism Awards.

For further information about IncrediblEdge contact:

  •     Jillian de Beer
  •     Initiator and Enabler
  •     Incredible Edge
  •     Tel: +64 9 302 0405
  •     e-mail: jillian(at)debeer(dot)co(dot)nz


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