The Future of U.S.-Thailand Economic Relationship with Ambassador Manasvi Srisodapol of Thailand

On November 10th 2021, the Meridian Corporate Council partnered with S&P Global to host a conversation with His Excellency Manasvi Srisodapol, Ambassador of Thailand to the United States, for a discussion on Thailand’s recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic and the future of trade and investment in the country. The discussion was moderated by Ambassador Stuart Holliday, CEO of Meridian International Center, with remarks by Ambassador Srisodapol who was introduced by John Phipps, Head of Government Affairs and Public Policy for Asia Pacific, South Asia and Latin America at S&P Global 

Ambassador Manasvi Srisodapol has been a lifelong public servant for the Kingdom of Thailand. He has a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Ottawa, Canada and a Master of Arts in International Affairs from Columbia University in New York. His extensive career began in 1987, when he joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs as Attaché of the American Division in the Department of Political Affairs. Most recently, Ambassador Srisodapol served as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Thailand to the Kingdom of Belgium, prior to his current position as Ambassador to the United States of America.  

The discussion was centered on the benefits of corporate investment in Thailand as well as the local efforts to increase regional collaboration and trade to promote economic growth in Thailand. The country will be hosting APEC 2022 in December, aspiring for in-person attendance. The Thai Ambassador highlighted foreign investment and investment in R&D through initiatives such as the Eastern Economic Corridor as priorities. On November 1st, Thailand was the first country in the region to open up the borders to fully vaccinated visitors, which will positively impact tourism and the economic future of Thailand.   

Project summary

The Future of U.S.-Thailand Economic Relationship with Ambassador Manasvi Srisodapol of Thailand | November 2021
Number of Attendees: 22
Regions: South and Central Asia
Countries: Thailand
Impact Areas: Business and Trade
Program Areas: Diplomacy
Partners: Private Sector