AIBD Director Yang Binyuan recently paid a visit to the Thai Public Broadcasting Service (Thai PBS) to contribute for successful preparations of the Asia Media Summit 2012, which will be hosted by Thai PBS in Bangkok May 28-30, 2012. The visit was fruitful as it laid a solid foundation for the preparations of AMS 2012 in Thailand and provided an opportunity for AIBD and Thai PBS to strengthen bilateral cooperation. Director Yang Binyuan also made courtesy calls to ITU Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific and UNESCO Bangkok office during the trip.
Visit Thai PBS and Meet with Managing Director Thepchai Yong
On April 25th, 2011, together with AIBD Program Manager, Mr. Marcel Gomez, Director Yang Binyuan visited the newly built Thai PBS headquarters in Bangkok and met with Mr. Thepchai Yong, Managing Director of Thai PBS, and his staff.
Yang Binyuan with Thepchai Yong, Managing Director of Thai PBS
At the Studio of Thai PBS’s New Headquarters
Thepchai said that Thai PBS has set up the Organizing Committee and Working Groups to lay down the guidelines on hosting AMS 2012. Director Yang Binyuan thanked him for Thai PBS’s host of AMS 2012 and promised him that AIBD would work closely with Thai PBS in the coming year to make AMS 2012 a great success.
During the visit, AIBD and Thai PBS team headed by Anothai Udomsilp, Director of Academic Institute of Public Media, Thai PBS held preparatory meeting on AMS 2012.
AIBD and Thai PBS Team on AMS 2012 preparations
Venue Inspection for AMS 2012
On April 24th, 2011, AIBD team inspected the selected venues for AMS 2012, which includes Dusit Thani Bangkok and Sofitel Centara Grand Bangkok. They inspected the hotel facilities and held initial discussions with the hotels and Thai PBS on AMS2012 arrangement. Given the heavy traffic jams in Bangkok, it is decided to select only one hotel for AMS 2012.
Dusit Thani Bangkok
Meeting with Dusit Thani Sales Team
Sofitel Centara Grand Bangkok
Meeting with Sofitel Director of Sales
Visit ITU Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific
On April 26th, 2011, Director Yang Binyuan visited ITU Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific and met Regional Director, Dr. Eun-Ju Kim and her team.
Both sides discussed ITU-AIBD joint events in 2011 and updated the ITU-AIBD-ABU-FES Regional Workshop on Strengthening Digital Broadcasting Experience scheduled in Hanoi during AMS2011. They also discussed on areas of cooperation between AIBD and ITU regarding regional initiatives on Broadcasting and agreed to jointly raise funds for projects.
Yang Binyuan with ITU Regional Director, Dr. Eun-Ju Kim
Visit UNESCO Bangkok Office
Also on April 26th, 2011, Director Yang Binyuan visited UNESCO Bangkok office and met Ms. Susanne Ornager, Adviser for Communication and Information in Asia and Ms. Dararat Weerapong, Communication and Information Programme Assistant.
Susanne introduced the restructuring of UNESCO Communication and Information Sector in Paris and reaffirmed UNESCO Bangkok office’s support to AIBD.
Director Yang Binyuan briefed Susanne about AMS 2012 in Bangkok and asked for their continued support, including the invitation of UNESCO Director-General to the opening of AMS 2012.