Driving business growth in the Lancang-Mekong region

Mekong Institute (MI), as part of its partnership with the Ministry of Commerce of the Royal Government of Thailand, is implementing a five-year project supported by the Lancang-Mekong Cooperation (LMC) Special Fund. The project sets out to further drive the growth of small and medium enterprises in the Lancang-Mekong region through the conduct of business forums and related trade promotion events. This 3rd Lancang-Mekong Business Forum kicks off a series of business forums to be carried out in the next five years across the LMC region. Set on October, 2020 in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, this year’s Forum revolves around the theme, “Promoting Agribusiness and Investment in Processed Food Sector.” The Forum serves as an important platform for the sharing of innovations and good practices on new approaches to sustainable and inclusive innovation in the processed food industry. It also offers an interesting opportunity for businesses and SMEs in the industry to showcase their products as well as connect with potential partners and investors from the region and beyond.



Days Program


High-level Speakers


International Delegates


Key Countries

Reasons to join

Be part of our platform and connect your business.

Networking Opportunities

The Lancang-Mekong Business Forum offers an excellent networking experience for meeting potential business partners and investors from within and outside the Lancang-Mekong region.

Business Matching

Enjoy the advantage of a directed business matching experience designed to address specific business interests and needs. Our online and onsite business matching can help you find and connect with prospective partners and access a broad range of investment opportunities.

Insightful Presentations from Industry Experts

We gather leading industry experts from the region, model companies and successful start-ups to discuss and share ways on how companies and enterprises in the Lancang-Mekong area can drive their growth, leverage on emerging business opportunities and accelerate their integration in broader regional and global value chains.


Learn, share and discover business opportunities at the Lancang-Mekong Business Forum.
Day 1 Wednesday - 07.10.2020
  • Venue
    - 08:30

    Hotel TBC - Phnom Penh - Cambodia

  • Registration
    08:00 - 08:30

  • Business Matching
    08:50 - 12:25

    Business Matching Procedure

    • Introduction to the Business Matching [08:50-09:00]
    • Business Matching Slot No. 1 [09:00-09:30]
    • Business Matching Slot No. 2 [09:35-10:05]
    • Business Matching Slot No. 3 [10:05-10:40]
    • Business Matching Slot No. 4 [10:45-11:15]
    • Business Matching Slot No. 5 [11:20-11:50]
    • Business Matching Slot No. 6 [11:55-12:25]

  • 12:30 - 14:00 Interval & Luncheon
  • Welcome remark of Lancang-Mekong Business Forum 2019 (10 Minutes)

    Opening Remark (10 Minutes)

    Introduction of the Business Forum (5 Minutes)

    Keynote Speech: The Power of INNOVATION in Food Sector (10-15 Minutes)

  • Group Photo
    14:40 - 14:50

  • 3 Subtopics - 15 mins/each + 15 mins Q&A: approx

    • Policy Issues on Food Safety and Possible Challenges in the Lancang Mekong region
    • Processed food sector emerging trends and opportunities
    • Lancang-Mekong megatrends in the emerging new generation of processed food industry

    Moderator: Dr. Watcharas Leelawath - Executive Director of Mekong Institute

  • 15:50 - 16:20 Interval & Networking Refreshments
  • 3 Subtopics - 15 mins/each + 15 mins Q&A: approx

    • Product Innovation and development challenges in processed food sector
    • Marketing Innovation in processed-food sector
    • Packaging Innovation for Processed Food Industry

    Moderator: Mr. Madhurjya Kumar Dutta - Director - Trade and Investment Facilitation (TIF) Department of Mekong Institute (MI)

  • Synthesis and Ways Forward by Dr. Watcharas Leelawath - Executive Director of Mekong Institute

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Our Speakers

We bring business and industry leaders to share their experiences in our interactive discussions.

Mr. Visit Limlurcha

President, Thai Food Processors Association / Chairperson, Food Processing Industries Club, Federation of Thai Industries (FTI)

    Mr. Madhurjya Kumar Dutta

    Director, Trade and Investment Facilitation Department, Mekong Institute (MI)

      Pattra Maneesin Ph.D.

      Director of Thai Packaging Centre (TPC)

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        Check our list of frequently asked questions to get more information about the event and this platform.


        How do I use this platform?

        This site serves a dual purpose: to provide information about our current and future business forums, and to facilitate online business matching. In addition to getting news and updates about our business events, this site also serves as an online database of companies in the Lancang-Mekong region, and can be used to connect with other businesses and individuals for potential partnership and collaboration.


        Who can join the Lancang-Mekong Business Forum?

        Our Forum gathers businesses, small and medium enterprises and business associations from Cambodia, P.R. China, Lao PDR, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam. Other delegates from the private sector also include agro processing companies, producer groups, exporters, equipment and technology suppliers, transport and logistics firms, banks, agriculture research and development organizations; as well as representatives from relevant government and intergovernmental agencies.

        How do I register for the Lancang-Mekong Business Forum?

        Registration to attend the Business Forum is available on this website. You may click the link to the online registration page.


        Who can register on this platform?

        We invite large companies and small and medium enterprises from Cambodia, P.R. China, Lao PDR, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam to join the platform.

        What are the requirements and procedures for joining?

        Follow the steps below to register in the business matching platform: 1. Click on the “Register” or “Join” button on this site. 2. Fill out the requested information. 3. Wait for a confirmation email from our team informing you that your company has been officially added.

        How do I use the platform to connect with other companies?

        To get full use of our platform for business networking and linkaging, we suggest: – Updating your company profile and providing as much information about your business as possible to help facilitate easier business matching. – Indicating your business interests and needs to view matching prospects and their corresponding profiles. – Click on the “Meet” icon to make or confirm meeting requests.

        If I register here, will I automatically be joining the Business Forum event?

        All companies are welcome to register on this platform so your business can be included in our database. The business matching at the event is for selected companies only. The project team will contact if you have been selected to participate in the business matching at the forum.

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