Samakkee Summit 2015: Chicago


“Building a Samakkee’s Foundation, Roadmap, and Sustainability for Thai Associations in the U.S.”



August 21-22, 2015 • Chicago, IL



Friday, August 21, 2015

Westin River North Hotel, Japanese Gardens

320 N. Dearborn St., Chicago


7:00 - 10:00pm  Cocktail Reception 


Saturday, August 22, 2015

Royal Thai Consulate General

700 N. Rush Street, Chicago, IL


8:00 – 9:00AM:  Registration


9:00 – 10:15AM:  Opening Remarks

  • Tiffany Genovesi, President of Thai Americans for the Future

  • H.E. Pisan Manawapat, Ambassador for the Kingdom of Thailand to the United States

  • Congresswomen Tammy Duckworth (Video)

  • Ira Sukrungruang, Keynote speaker


10:15 – 10:30AM:  Break


10:30 – 12:00PM:  Financial Planning and Retirement, Insurance, Long Term Care

  • Richard Hanviriyapunt, Financial Consultant, AXA Advisors

  • John Ryan, Financial Consultant, AXA Advisors

  • Chris Wyllie, Financial Consultant, AXA Advisors


12:00 – 1:00PM:  Lunch


1:00 – 2:30PM:  Understanding Thai and US Citizenship and Immigration Law

  • Tammy Sumontha, The Law Offices of Tammy Sumontha (Speaker)

  • Panida Rzonca, Staff Attorney, Thai Community Development Center

  • Ms. Woraporn Kanjanawong, Consul, Royal Thai Consulate-General-Chicago


2:30 – 2:45PM:  Break


2:45 – 4:00PM:  Organizational Sustainability between Generations

  • Dr. Chris Malaisrie, President of Thai Physicians Association of America

  • Dr. Pisit Rangsithienchai, Former President of Thai Physicians Association of America

  •  Ian Asvakovith, President of Thai Alliance in America


4:00 – 5:00PM:  Closing remarks

  • Archawee Dhamavasi, Former President of Thai Americans for the Future.


6:00PM: Dinner and Fireworks

195 N. Harbor Drvie, Chicago, Party Room

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