International experts join Shell Thailand’s Imagine the Future Scenarios Competition 2021, to groom final 6 teams for energy transition and future city models
Apr 16, 2021
Bangkok - The Shell Company of Thailand Limited (Shell Thailand) welcomed the final 6 teams of “Imagine the Future Scenarios Competition 2021 Thailand” or ITF 2021 to the Bootcamp, where the talented young people were groomed by experts from various local and international organizations including depa on various aspects including “Sky 1.5” Shell Scenario, under the “Powering Progress” strategic goal. The finalists were challenged to find models that facilitate energy transition, mobility, daily life, and future city models in 2050, to win the Baht 50,000 prize and represent Thailand in an international competition.
Mr. Panun Prachuabmoh, Country Chairman, The Shell Company of Thailand Limited, said that Shell Thailand is aware of its role in promoting the quality of life and empowering domestic talents. Under the goals of Powering Progress, Shell is integrating its strategy, portfolio, environmental and social ambitions. Shell Thailand has taken part in social development, environmental protection and transition to the clean energy to achieve net-zero emissions. Supports and contributions from all parties particularly the young generations, considered trusted partners, play a significant part in achieving the ambitions. In this regard, the “Imagine the Future Scenarios Competition 2021 Thailand” affirms the young people’s capability in creating and designing inspirational city models, with their skills, imaginations and devotion to society where they belong to.
Ms. Thitipa Laxanaphisuth, Country Manager – External Relations, The Shell Company of Thailand Limited, and the chairperson of Imagine the Future Scenarios Competition 2021 Thailand organizing committee, added: “At the Bootcamp on 9 April 2021, local and international experts shared their knowledge and experiences in relevant aspects including Shell Scenario. The latest version of Shell Scenario, Sky 1.5, was unveiled here. We’re honored to learn about energy-efficient mobility systems, business knowledge and the government and private-sector policy towards energy transition. Experts from the Digital Economy Promotion Agency or depa, which involves in the development of Smart City model, shared knowledge and served as members of the judging panel for the competitions in both the national level and the Asia Pacific & Middle East level.”
Amid global efforts towards low-carbon energy and net-zero emissions, Shell Thailand has demonstrated its seriousness by integrating sustainable development principles with business strategies. Supports have been thrown to young people, as trusted partners, through the “Imagine the Future Scenarios Competition 2021 Thailand”. After the Bootcamp, the final 6 teams will enter the final round in June where they will be challenged to present realistic scenarios envisioning the way of life from 2021 towards 2050 as well as to map out energy transition and future city models.
Mr. Kanin Tangchartsiri, Ms. Keri Laoroekutai, and Ms. Natcha Yongphipatwong from Global Minds, one of final 6 teams, thanked Shell Thailand, all ITF 2021 speakers and volunteers “for the opportunity for the new generation to learn about new valuable knowledge and experiences. The opportunity opens a new world for all of us, particularly to the world of Smart City development. The Bootcamp equips us with the skills that can be useful in our real-life situations.”
Mrs.Xiaowei Liu, Asia Pacific Lead, External Relations, Shell Asia Pacific said: “Shell is determined to explore new energy that facilitates the transition to clean energy and to achieve net zero emissions by working with all parties to accelerate energy transition to net zero by 2050 under Powering Progress strategy. In addition to providing more and cleaner energy solutions, Shell also works with governments, industries and other stakeholders to share our thoughts about the longer-term possibilities. This of course includes the young generation today and leaders of the future who will influence future changes. Shell is delighted to welcome Imagine the Future Scenarios Competition 2021 Thailand Winner to the Asia Pacific & Middle East Competition, to be held in Singapore this September. At this round, the winner is entitled to the prize money of 4,000 Singapore dollars.”
Mr. Panun Prachuabmoh, Country Chairman, The Shell Company of Thailand Limited
Ms. Thitipa Laxanaphisuth, Country Manager – External Relations, The Shell Company of Thailand Limited
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