Mr. Panun Prachuabmoh, Country Chairman of The Shell Company of Thailand Limited, said: “Cities across the world are facing the COVID-19 pandemic and have borne its effects in different aspects and time frames – each requiring its own distinctive response. Looking forward and preparing for the challenges and impacts that will come after is important; therefore, Shell Thailand is continuing our Imagine the Future Scenarios Competition 2020 Thailand, which gives the younger generation an opportunity to design scenarios and plausible events in cities of the future, and especially, adapting to the New Normal. We need close cooperation like never before, both between different sectors and generations, and this will help us foresee clearly how we should utilize more and cleaner energy for a better future.”

Liu Xiaowei, Vice President for External Relations, Shell Asia Pacific, said: “Shell has been sharing our thoughts about the future of energy in the form of Scenarios for half a century. We are glad to see that Thai youth are continually interested and have enthusiastically taken part in the Imagine the Future program. I would like to thank everyone for all their great efforts in coming up with plausible scenarios, and congratulations to all. There may be only one winning team to represent Thailand in the Asia Pacific and Middle East finals, but for Shell, you are all winners as you are the future!”

Shell’s purpose for Imagine the Future Scenarios Competition 2020 Thailand was to equip young people with skills in developing plausible scenarios for future cities by using Shell Scenarios, a methodology invented 50 years ago that has been applied widely in scenario thinking in business, academia and government. This extends to the use of scenarios to support policymaking, urban design and city planning around the world. The young participants received training on energy transition, sustainability, and science of the future through an intense virtual bootcamp with Thai and foreign experts. Especially for this year, Shell also allowed young Shell employees to participate in the competition as ‘Volunteer Mentors’ to share their experience and to advise their assigned teams. The contestants had to present comprehensive, plausible scenarios of how residents will live, work, and play in the future, while using energy sustainably. They also had to connect these scenarios with variables such as the economy, politics, and the environment as well as unexpected factors such as the COVID-19 pandemic.

The results for the Imagine the Future Scenarios Competition 2020 Thailand were announced in April, and the winner was ‘Good Night Consulting’ from the Faculty of Commerce and Accountancy, Thammasat University. The team will represent Thailand in the Asia Pacific and Middle East finals, which will also be held virtually in August 2020.

Visit and the Facebook page: Imagine the Future Scenarios Competition for more information on the upcoming competition.


Thitipa Laxanaphisuth
Country External Relations Manager
The Shell Company of Thailand
T +66 (0) 2 262 7839

Sakaowan Supanpaesat
H+K Strategies Thailand
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