Bangkok – January 19 – 21, 2018 – Following its 125th anniversary celebrations in 2017, Shell Thailand is presenting a three-day public festival in Bangkok entitled “Make the Future Thailand” (MtF) to showcase the latest energy innovations and retail solutions. Visitors can experience bright ideas that address global energy challenges and enjoy many exciting and
fun-filled activities.

Mr. Asada Harinsuit, Country Chairman and Vice President of Retail Business-East, Shell Company of Thailand Limited said, “Energy is a vital element to drive the future. As a leading energy provider, Shell believes that only through innovation and collaboration by the public and private sectors, academic institutions, and consumers, can we help to build a sustainable future together.”

“By hosting the ‘Make the Future Thailand’ festival, we hope to encourage more dialogue and raise awareness around important energy issues. We want to inspire Thais and help them appreciate how we all have a part to play in putting bright ideas and solutions into action today for a cleaner energy future,” said Mr. Asada.

Key highlights of the “Make the Future” Thailand festival include:

  1. Powering Progress Together Seminar

    This half day seminar will see Thailand’s experts and opinion leaders come together to discuss future smart cities, covering areas such as energy, urban planning, transportation, and modern technology. The seminar will cover the following three topics:

    • Innovation and Disruptions in Our Daily Lives led by Mr. Michael Jittiwanich, Head of Marketing, Google (Thailand) Company Limited and Mr. Ruangroj Poonpol, Asia 21 Young Leaders 2017 and Managing Partner of 500 TukTuks;
    • Innovation and Disruptions on Homes and Cities led by Mr. Chatchart Sitthipan, CEO of Q-House Plc., and Dr. Niramon Kulsrisombat, Director of the Urban Design and Development Center (UddC); and
    • Innovation and Disruptions on Mobility and Energy led by Mr. Ninnart Chaithirapinyo, Chairman of the Board of Toyota Motor Thailand, Dr. Twarath Sutabutr, Director-General of the Energy Planning and Policy Office (EPPO), Ministry of Energy, and Mr. Asada Harinsuit, Country Chairman and VP of Retail Business - East of the Shell Company of Thailand.
  2. Make the Future Thailand Festival:

    The Make the Future Thailand festival is divided into five major sections:
  1. Thailand’s Energy Challenges and Bangkok’s future city planning.
  2. Innovative energy solutions and the future of Fuel & Retail stations
  3. Container of Possibilities showcasing future technology and innovations for the home
  4. Shell Eco-marathon vehicles
  5. Thailand 2050 – future scenarios developed by university teams

    • Container of Possibilities: Visitors to the MtF festival will get to experience what our future homes can look like. This exhibit features a model concept home of the future and is filled with innovative ideas and gadgets. It demonstrates how an urban Asian home in 2050 could run on energy-efficient connected technology, such as windows that automatically adjust throughout the day. This elimates the need for blinds or curtains and significantly reduces energy consumption by air-conditioners. All devices and appliances communicate with one another and can be controlled by a smartphone, so residents can monitor and operate their appliances remotely.
    • Shell Eco-marathon vehicles: Futuristic and fuel-efficient vehicles designed and built by Thai university students will be showcased at the festival. A total of 14 such vehicles will compete at the Shell Eco-marathon Asia competition in Singapore from 8-11 March 2018, in a challenge involving 151 student teams from 19 countries around the Asia-Pacific and the Middle East.
    • Imagine the Future Competition: Three teams - KMITL (King Mongkut’s Institute of Technology Ladkrabang), Chiang Mai University, and Assumption University - are participating in this scenarios competition. They will share how they see Thailand in the year 2050. The winning team will be announced at the festival and be invited to take part in the regional competition to be held in Singapore in March.

The exhibition will feature virtual reality technology and interactive displays for visitors of all ages to experience and explore current energy trends and how they shape the future. Visitors will also be entertained with mini-concerts performed by Mario Maurer on 19 January, Guntee (CD) Pitithan from The Star, Tim & Kim from The Voice Kids on 20 January, and BNK48 on 21 January.

Don’t miss this fun-filled event for everyone. Come and find out how you can help build a sustainable energy future for Thailand at the Make the Future Thailand festival. The three-day event is free and open to public from 19 to 21 January 2018, at the Quartier Gallery at EmQuartier.

Program Schedule

Date Time Activity
Friday 19 January 2018 14:00 Make the Future Thailand Festival
Opening ceremony led by Dr. Twarath Sutabutr, Director-General of Energy Planning and Policy Office (EPPO), Ministry of Energy
17:00 Mini-concert by Mario Maurer
Saturday 20 January 2018 14:00 Presentations from the Imagine the Future competition
by teams from King Mongkut's Institute of Technology Ladkrabang, Chiang Mai University and Assumption University
17:00 Mini-concert by Guntee (CD) Pitithan from The Star and
Tim & Kim from The Voice Kids
Sunday 21 January 2018 14:00  Introduction of the 14 teams from Thailand that will join the Shell Eco-Marathon 2018 event in Singapore led by
Dr. Siri Jirapongphan, Energy Minister
17.00 Mini-concert by BNK48

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