Centre for Content Promotion


MPA Fast Track 2019 – Thailand

MPA Conference


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Time and Date

1 Aug 2019, 9am – 4:30pm


Electronic Transactions Development Agency (ETDA)

The 9th Towers Grand Rama IX, 33/4 Rama IX Road, Huai Khwang

Tower B, Floor 21

Bangkok, 10310



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Executive Summary

0900 – 1000  Registration

1000 – 1030  Welcome & Keynote Remarks

      • Surangkana Wayuparb – Executive Director & CEO, ETDA
      • Chalermchatri Yukol – Thai Film Director Association / Program Director, PCCW OTT (Thailand), Viu
      • Stephen Jenner – VP, Communications, Asia Pacific, Motion Picture Association

1030 – 1200 Session 1: Identifying the current commercial online video market, available services, and future trends.

The VOD landscape has evolved rapidly in recent years. The market involves a growing number of local, regional and international services. Expectations are running high on the proposed launch of Disney+, HBO Max and the yet-to-be named service from NBCUniversal. How are VOD services distinguishing their offer from their competitors? What works and what doesn’t? What are the trends worthy of note? How will the industry keep the customer satisfied?

Moderator: Kong Rithdee – Former Bangkok Post film editor


  • Chalermchatri Yukol – Thai Film Director Association / Program Director, PCCW OTT (Thailand), Viu
  • Kimmy Suraphongchai – Thailand Country Manager, iflix
  • Young Ming – SVP, iQiyi

1200 – 1330 Lunch

1330 – 1500 Session 2: The filmmaker’s view, case studies and future opportunities for the production sector.

How well has the production community adapted to doing business with the VOD industry? We hear from local and international filmmakers on their experiences creating content for VOD players, how they develop successful relationships and we go behind the scenes on projects made for online distribution.

Moderator: Panu Aree – Director of Acquisitions, Sahamongkolfilm International


  • Freddie Yeo – COO, Infinite Studios
  • Matt Vitins – COO, Matchbox Pictures (Australia)
  • Pantham Thongsang – Producer & Director

1500 – 1515 Tea Break

1515 – 1630 Session 3: Opportunities and challenges for growing the online video ecosystem / Blueprint for the future.

How can stakeholders work together to stimulate a vibrant online video ecosystem? How is the curated streaming video sector stimulating jobs and contributing to the digital economy? What can be learned from global best practice? Does piracy present the biggest challenge to the legitimate VOD ecosystem? What are the consequences of incentivizing VOD sectors, rather than imposing artificial barriers?

Moderator: James Cheatley – Regional Director, Operations, South East Asia, Motion Picture Association


  • Asst. Prof. Dr. Pakdee Manaves – Deputy Secretary-General of Broadcasting, Office of the NBTC
  • Jennifer Batty – Chief Content Officer, HOOQ
  • Surangkana Wayuparb – Executive Director & CEO, ETDA