TWNE Marseille 2020 (cancelled)

Cancelled due to Coronavirus Outbreak

Thai Women Network in Europe (TWNE)
The Thai-Provence Association
Help Thai Foundation

2020 TWNE Annual Meeting

The Art of Living (Savoir-Vivre)

Friday 29th – Sunday 31st of May 2020

Le Fort Ganteaume Seminar Room
2, boulevard Charles Livon
13007 Marseille, France

Enroll for the meeting online at Online Application Form in Thai before 10th May 2020)

Registration fees
Includes Sarn Satree Magazine, 3 coffee breaks and 2 lunches on Friday 29th May and Saturday 30th May 2020

30€ for members of host organizations, non-members in France and TWNE membe
35€ for non-members outside of France

TWNE membership fees (voluntary)
30€ for individual annual membership
300€ for individual life membership
50€ for organisation annual membership
500€ for organisation life membership

Dinner Reception Ticket
45€ per adult person, includes a three-course meal dinner, table wine, drinking water and tea/coffee (Your entrance ticket will enter you into a prize draw to win 2 round-trip air-tickets from Paris to Bangkok on Thai Airways)

Excursion Ticket
35€ per adult person, includes transportation (land/sea), lunchbox and drinking water


Friday 29th May 2020

10:00 Registration

10:30 2020 TWNE Annual Meeting
Moderator: Chongcharoen Sornkaew Grimsmann, TWNE President
1. Presentation and Approval of the Report of the 2019 Annual Meeting, held in Zurich, Switzerland. Presented by Twiporn Brandt, TWNE Secretary
2. Presentation and Approval of the 2019 Financial Report. Presented by Anurak Viradecha (TWNE Treasurer) and Payungsri Kulawong and Saha Sarapant, auditors
3. Report on Public Relations work in 2019 by Chanya Saejiang, TWNE Vice-President
4. Report of TWNE Activities in 2019 by Pintusorn Anstey, TWNE Vice-President
5. Selection of host country for the 2021 Annual Meeting, moderated by Anurak Viradecha

12:00 Closure of the Annual Meeting by Chongcharoen Sornkaew Grimsmann

12:00-12:30 “Beyond Closed Doors” Screening, a film in collaboration of a professional production team and the UK-based TWNE team, moderated by Pintusorn Anstey, TWNE Vice-President

12:30-13:30 Lunch

13:30-15:00 Seminar “Legal knowledge”: Experiences, lessons and best practices from representatives of the member countries.

Moderated by Prapairat Mix (Germany)
The panelists
1. Potchanee Renaux (France)
2. Saha Sarapant (The Netherlands)
3. Prayoongsri Kulawong (Germany)
4. Saengdao Berg (Norway)
5. Suthisa Chalardlon Kierans (The United Kingdom)

15:00-15:30 Coffee Break

15:30-16:30 Presentation “Conscripted Soldiers”
Moderated by Anurak Viradecha (Italy)
Guest Speakers
1. Colonel Worawech Wanamongkol, Attaché de Défense et Militaire de la Thaïlande en France
2. Timothy Promphan Henderson (France)
3. Guest speaker

18:00 Dinner at your own discretion (seaside restaurants to be suggested by the Host)

Saturday 30th May 2020

08:00 Registration of new participants

8:30-10:00 Opening Ceremony
Welcome address by Mrs. Namtip Sanayha Fichot, President of the Thai-Provence Association
Report by Mrs. Chongcharoen Sornkaew Grimsmann, TWNE Chairperson

Opening speech by
1. His Excellency Mr. Sarun Charoensuwan (Thai Ambassador to France)
2. Ausanee Kangwanjit (Director General of Department of Women and Family Affairs, Ministry of Social Development and Human Security)
3. Deputy Mayor for International Affairs of the City of Marseilles, France

10:00-10:30 Coffee Break

10:30-12:00 Plenary discussion “Uniqueness-Identity-Social Integration” Facilitated by Sophit Tubtim (Belgium)

1. Dr. Waraporn Srisakul (Denmark)
2. Kasama Ericson (Sweden)
3. Daranee Phromphan (Monaco)
4. Nonglak Chaisong Trepp (Switzerland)

12:00-13:30 Lunch

13:30-15:30 Workshop under the main theme of “the Art of Living (Savoir-Vivre)” to exchange experience and gather recommendations on the three topics of “How to Love,” “How to Cope” and “How to Live”

Moderator: Mrs. Twiporn Brandt (Germany)

Group 1. “How to Love” To strike the right note between love and responsibility. To know the balance between self-love and gratitude towards others. Resource person: Ms. Chiraporn Puakluang (Finland)

Group 2. “How to Cope” To handle marital conflicts, cross-cultural disagreements, language barriers. To turn crisis into opportunity. Resource person: Mrs. Chanya Saejiang (Italy)

Group 3. “How to Live” Europe is the new terrain of life. How to integrate smoothly in the new culture and lifestyle. How to become a dignified citizen of the new country and enjoy equality and social entitlements. Resource persons: Professor Louise (France)

15:30-16:00 Coffee Break

16:00-16:45 Group Presentations

16:45-17:00 Closing ceremony.

18:00-23:00 Dinner reception

1. Dress code (Sea, Sun and Sky – detail to be announced)
2. Cultural show by the host country “Dance of Provence”
3. Country shows by members “the Art of Living (Savoir-Vivre)”
4. Contest of the Best Dresses of the Evening (by the theme, by popularity etc.)
5. Raffle Prize: Roundtrip Air-Tickets Paris – Bangkok 1 price for 2 tickets

Sunday 31st May 2020

8:00-14:00 Sightseeing Cassis – The Romantic Mediterranean Coast – Bus from hotel to Cassis and boat ride to the Les Calanques

Travel Information for Marseille (Click here!AoUD6hBtoXMSgZYIGZCBfMqhjFkNHQ?e=wbOcNL)

1. Travel from City to the Airport
2. Travel from Train Station to the meeting venue
3. Hotels near the meeting venue

Enroll for the meeting online at Online Application Form before 10th May 2020)