F.T.I. presents The Rocketman show and renowned innovators from Silicon Valley at the opening of the Exponential Manufacturing Thailand 2019 summit, the best industry seminar of the year

Event Calendar Press Releases Tuesday May 14, 2019 17:45
Bangkok--14 May--The Federation of Thai Industries

The Federation of Thai Industries (F.T.I.) held the opening of the "Exponential Manufacturing Thailand 2019"summit, the best seminar to transform the industrial sector for the first time in Southeast Asia. With the collaboration of Singularity University (SU), successful innovators from Silicon Valley, USA are joining the summit to share their knowledge and experience regarding the disruptive technology that has been a new trend and had an impact on every business sector in the Thai industry. The opening included a special show from Richard Browning, the founder of Gravity Industries Ltd., or the Rocketman, who performed a live flight demonstration at the VIP reception. The "Exponential Manufacturing Thailand 2019" is considered a national agenda that can significantly encourage the industrial sector to enhance its efficiency to get through and keep up with the rapidly changing technology as well as initiate exponential growth. In addition, it aims to promote investors in every sector of Thai industry to become business leaders by adopting advanced innovations in the region. Participants will gain useful information throughout the 2-day seminar on May 15-16, 2019 at the InterContinental Bangkok.

Mr. Supant Mongkolsuthree, Chairman of the Federation of Thai Industries said, "Since the world is changing every second, it is important that we open our mind to see things and constantly learn from them. As the Chairman of the Federation of Thai Industries, I am really delighted to be hosting the "Exponential Manufacturing Thailand 2019" summit on behalf of the country. I believe that it will expand the vision of both businesspersons and entrepreneurs toward transformation and reformulation of ideas in order to particularly tackle disruptive technology which is going to affect the growth and production of the industrial sector in the whole global market. I am also confident that the "Exponential Manufacturing Thailand 2019" summit can make those concerned in every sector of Thai industry aware of its significance and hasten their development accordingly. Additionally, this is a great opportunity to get to meet and share experiences with over 20 renowned speakers from Silicon Valley. Below are some examples of our speakers who are successful worldwide with their phenomenal inventions."

Richard Browning, Founder of Gravity Industries Ltd. or the Rocketman, who was recorded as the "Fastest speed in a body controlled jet engine powered suit" by Guinness World Records.
Lecture Topic: "Global Engineering Business to Challenge Human Flight Limitation"
  • Andre Wegner, Chairperson in Digital Manufacturing, Singularity University, and Founder & CEO of Authentise. He is an expert in 3D Printing and opportunities of distributed manufacturing.
Lecture Topic: "Priorities of Manufacturing"
  • Andres De Leon, Chief Operations Officer, HyperloopTT who is known throughout Europe and a significant figure in founding HyperloopTT as known as the largest and most successful start-up hub in the history.
Lecture Topic: "How HyperloopTT is reshaping the future of mobility"
  • Dr. Mark Post, Assistant Professor at Utrecht University and Harvard University, who has developed tissue engineering technology for medical applications and for food. He is the first person to create the world's first hamburger from cultured beef.
Lecture Topic: "Manufacturing instead of growing Food"
  • Dr. Anja Boisen, Professor and Head of the Centre of Excellence at the department of Micro- and Nanotechnology at the Technical University of Denmark and a faculty at Singularity University. Anja has thorough knowledge on micromechanics and nanotechnology.
Lecture Topic: "Nanotechnology and Design"
  • Scott Summit, founded design consultancy Summit ID and a lecturer at Singularity Universit, 3D Printing and Product Design expert
Lecture Topic : "Opportunity in the age of 3D Printing"
  • Jason Dunn, an international pioneer in the fields of commercial space using digital manufacturing, and disruptive technologies.
Lecture Topic: "Manufacturing in space and how it changes Manufacturing on Earth"
  • Tim Geurtjens, Co-founder and CTO at MX3D. His famous work is the world's first 3D printed steel bridge in Amsterdam.
Lecture Topic: : "Printing Outsite the Box"
  • Russ Angold, CTO and Co-founder of Ekso Bionics. His Exoskeleten technology helps people who have stroke and spinal cord injury to rehabilitate. The technology is used for construction, manufacturing, and industrial applications.
Lecture Topic: "Better, Stronger, Faster: Evolution and Applications of Exoskeleton Technology"

Mr. Chaiwat Kovavisarach, President and Chief Executive Officer of Bangchak Corporation Public Company Limited, and Vice Chairman of the Federation of Thai Industries, added "The two-day summit will include panel discussions and workshop and will be primarily focused on four topics, including

  • Industry 4.0 from the perspective of Silicon Valley experts
  • Additive Manufacturing, focusing on 3D printing that has experienced tremendous evolution since its inception with remarkable applications like construction of a steel bridge and manufacturing in space
  • Connectivity in Manufacturing, using blockchain, AR/VR, IoT or COBOT to enhance the industrial sector
  • Nanotechnology in Medicine e.g. the use of nano-cell to attack cancer cells directly or the production of meat substitutes from plant-based proteins to produce burgers

"The "Exponential Manufacturing Thailand 2019" summit is sponsored by many leading national and international organizations: Siam Commercial Bank, Bangchak Corporation, Charoen Pokphand Group, Energy Absolute, Indorama Ventures, True Corporation, Berli Jucker, Cisco, Digital Economy Promotion Agency, Frasers Property, IRPC,

Iconsiam, PTT, Stock Exchange of Thailand, Singha Corporation, and Synnex (Thailand),"
For more information about the "Exponential Manufacturing Thailand 2019" summit, please visit www.singularityuthailandsummit.org/
About Federation of Thai Industries

Federation of Thai Industries (F.T.I.) www.fti.or.th was established on November 13, 1967. It has operated under the management of Mr. Suphan Mongkolsuthee, Chairman, and Mr. Chaiwat Kovavisarach, Vice Chairman since 2018.

F.T.I. is the private sector administrative juristic person to serve as the core organization for all Thai industries in the kingdom. It is a non-profit organization with the main duties of promoting and supporting the industry, focusing on developing sustainable growth for all industrial operations in the country.

About Singularity University

Singularity University ("SU") is a global learning and innovation community using exponential technologies to tackle the world's biggest challenges and build an abundant future for all. Our collaborative platform empowers individuals and organizations to learn, connect, and innovate breakthrough solutions using accelerating technologies like artificial intelligence, robotics, and digital biology. Our offerings include educational programs, conferences, innovation workshops, corporate and startup accelerators, social impact programs, and online news and content.

Singularity University ("SU") spans more than 110 countries and includes entrepreneurs, corporations, development organizations, governments, investors, and academic institutions. With over 370 impact initiatives, the SU community is driving positive change in the areas of health, environment, security, education, energy, food, prosperity, water, space, disaster resilience, shelter, and governance.


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