The Joint Mekong Forum and GMS Logistics Forum 2019 brings together policymakers and government officers, members of the academe, and business and civil society and development experts and professionals to discuss relevant and timely issues concerning the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS). It engages and provides a platform for interaction, dialogue and networking of multiple stakeholders working together to advance the development agenda of the region.



The Forum offers several sessions with dynamic presentations key actors and leading experts in development and development cooperation, trade and business actively working in the GMS and beyond. Participants can expect to gain action-oriented ideas and insights on initiatives geared at regional development, and a network of professionals engaged in/and or knowledgeable in development cooperation and innovations.

Members of the GMS countries, development practitioners, and executives or senior officials of development organizations especially those engaged at the regional (GMS/ASEAN) level are highly encouraged to join.

It is also open to those in the government sector, non-government and civil society, academic and research and/or training institutions, development organizations and other support agencies within the region.

Joining the Forum is free. However, you are requested to pay for your own domestic and/or international travel expenses. MI will only shoulder the expenses of invited speakers and panelists.

Meals (2 coffee breaks and lunch) are provided for free on the day of the forum as well as during the Reception Dinner.

The Mekong Forum - GMS Logistics Forum 2019 will be held at Pullman Khon Kaen Raja Orchid Hotel, Khon Kaen, Thailand. Participants (except invited speakers and panelists) are expected to arrange your own flights/transportation to and from Khon Kaen as well as accommodation.

MI will provide airport pick-up for guests and participants staying at selected hotels.

A Reception Cocktails will be held the day before the forum. Guests may come in smart casual attire. Please confirm with the Forum Secretariat if you are joining the Reception Cocktails.