Samakkee Summit 2013: Washington, D.C.
Samakkee Thai American Community
November 24, 2013 • Washington DC
AGENDA & SPEAKERS
Saturday, November 24, 2013
Royal Thai Embassy
1024 Wisconsin Avenue, N.W. Washington DC, 20007
The purpose of this year’s Summit is to address various social issues impacting our community as well as highlighting opportunity areas that may be of interest to the group including:
• The importance of community organization and what can we do to enhance this awareness
• The proposed Immigration Reform – what are the potential social and economic impacts? What should our community need to know about this Bill and how can we part take in voicing our opinions as a community?
• Economic Development Opportunities – What are the available programs for minority/women owned businesses. How can we capitalize on the economic growth in Thailand and Southeast Asian Countries?
• Other concerns of the community i.e. impact of the new healthcare reform, senior citizen benefits, etc.
1:00pm Guest Registration
2:00pm Welcome Remarks by the Thai Ambassador to the United States
2:15pm 1st Panel – Importance of Community Organization
3:00pm 2nd Panel – Discussion on proposed immigration reform
3:45pm Coffee Break
4:00pm Open Forum Discussion around issues and concerns of the community
4:30pm 3rd Panel – Economic Development Opportunities
5:15pm Coffee Break
5:30pm Keynote Address
6:30pm Dinner Reception