Queen Sirikit National Convention Center, BKK


25-27 October, 2023
QSNCC, Bangkok



"Connecting Thailand to Global Community with Space Economy" by H.E. Mr. Anutin Charnvirakul, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of interior, Thailand
Thailand have been benefiting greatly by space technology advancement and has become part of our daily life. We navigate faster at the level of convenience beyond expectation. Our farmers can check accurate conditions of weather and environment to best plan for their plantation. The internet satellites enable medical services from anywhere through Big Data. Barriers in learning are greatly removed with telecommunication satellites.
Space economy has taken huge space in our lives, and there's no limit in possibilities.
The global space economy is broadening, extensively. According to the latest report from Space Foundation, the global space economy grew 8%, reaching $546 billion (U.S. dollars) in 2022, and expected to hit $800 billion in the next 5 years. Despite challenges in high costs, technological complexity, legal framework, human constraint and sustainability, Space Economy is our future.
For Thai government, we have announced a set of policies to transform Thailand. Among these is our commitment to advance the country through technology. We aspire to creat "Digital Government" as part of our infrastructure. Space Economy has formed a part of the strategy and long-term plan of the Ministry of Higher Education, Science, Research and Innovation.
The launch of THEOS-2 - our Earth Observation Satellite, earlier this month, is part of our milestones. Through technology, we are resolute in our aim to reduce disparities among our citizens, to narrow the digital divide and to promote sustainability with better living. We will extend our reach not only within Thailand but also on a global scale, as part of collaborative efforts to improve livelihood of mankind.
For us, Space Economy is here to stay. Space is Thailand's new growth engine. "The New Era of Thailand's Space Economy" starts today. This marks a new chapter for Thailand, one that will position us firmly within the global space value chain.
Thailand Space Week is a historic first for Thailand. Our government is committed to ensuring Thailand's readiness for full engagement in the development of Global Space Economy.
As the Deputy Prime Minister, I want to emphasize that Thailand seeks collaboration with you. It is promising to see delegates from more than 25 leading space exploring nations being here with us today. I believe that this networking opportunity will bring future growth to us all.

H.E. Mr. Anutin Charnvirakul, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of interior, Thailand

Special Talk "Connecting Thailand to Global Community with Space Economy” at Thailand Space Week 2023
25 October 2023
Message of Minister of Higher Education, Science, Research and Innovation

Thailand Space Week 2023 is a meaningful platform that highlights Thailand and our region to go further on the space activities and business.

Today, we have gathered here to celebrate a significant milestone in Thailand's journey toward a space-based economy. We firmly believe that space will play an important role in driving scientific and technological advancements in the years to come.

Thailand Space Week is a great event to facilitate the sharing of knowledge, the exchange of ideas, business opportunities, and discussions related to space. It's not restricted to Thailand; it's open to participants from all countries, aiming to contribute to the advancement of the space economy for all of us.

H.E. Supamas Isarabhakdi, Minister of Higher Education, Science, Research and Innovation, Thailand

Speech at the opening of Thailand Space Week 2023
25 October 2023
Message of GISTDA Executive Director
Thailand's journey in space activities spans over five decades, primarily focused on telecommunication business, as well as satellite data such as Earth observation and Weather forecast. However, in recent years, a new chapter has emerged with the initiation of "NEWSPACE." Supported by the government's vision, we aim to foster the Space Community to drive our nation with the Newspace Economy.
Presently, Thailand shows a diverse spectrum of players in space domain, including satellite manufacturers, ground segment enterprises, technology companies using space-derived data, space startups, and various government entities increasingly joining space-related activities. Therefore, we should not restrict space communities to just in-country. Let's open our eyes to what the world is eager to discover.
I have visited many space events across the globe and aimed to host an international space event in my own country. As Thailand's space agency leader, I have engaged with various space agencies and companies. Today, we are ready to host an effective space community in Thailand.
Indeed, we have previously hosted Thailand Space Week under the name Geo-infotech, but this year marks a significant departure from the past. This year, we proudly present the international Space event in Thailand, signifying our commitment to lift-off Thailand's presence onto the global space stage.
During this event, I will emphasize the five critical steps that Thailand must undertake to achieve success in the space sector:
1. Space for better living environment
2. Space to bridge the digital divide
3. Space for government & Government for Space
4. Space for Future mankind
5. Strengthen Regional Collaboration with Newspace Economy
Thailand Space Week shows a remarkable array of opportunities:
- 35 sessions alongside over 150 distinguished speakers, representing global leaders in space agencies and companies
- An exclusive Business Matching session awaits, connecting 80 space companies for potential collaborations
- 30 exhibitions showcasing innovation and cutting-edge technologies
- 25 countries of space partnerships and friendships
In conclusion, we expect the announcement of numerous agreements and investments related to Thailand Space Week 2023, exceeding 15 billion Thai Baht or 0.5 billion US Dollars. This marks a significant milestone for Thailand and the entire region in the space business.

Pakorn Apaphant, Ph.D.,Executive Director GISTDA

Speech at the opening of Thailand Space Week 2023
25 October 2023
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About TSW2023

Thailand Space Week 2023

Title Thailand Space Week 2023
Date October 25(Wed)-27(Fri), 2023
Venue Queen Sirikit National Convention Center, Bangkok
Theme Fostering Global Value Chain - เชื่อมไทยสู่อุตสาหกรรมอวกาศโลก