Arthorn TechatadaChair of Organizing Committee
Arthorn Techatada is the third generation of Praphansarn Publishing Co.,Ltd. which is founded since 1960. He took full responsibility as a managing director of Praphansarn Publishing since 1990. Within five years under his administration, the company has been publishing more than 100 bestselling titles in fiction and non-fiction.
After more than 20 years of experiences as a publisher, in 2014, Arthorn stepped down from his role at Praphansarn and established Elite Creative Literary Agency, Thailand-based literary agency representing internationally published authors of fiction, non-fiction, children's fiction and picture books. Arthorn, who holds the position of managing director, also owns Elite+ Magazine, English-language magazine which features interviews of leading policy planners, ambassadors and key opinion leaders in many different fields in the ASEAN Economic Community.
Additionally, Arthorn was serving on the Executive Committee of The Publishers and Booksellers Association of Thailand (PUBAT) for 10 years from 1992 to 2012. He was also an active organizing committee member of the 30th International Publisher’s Association (IPA) Congress held in Bangkok 2015. He has been one of the active executive committees of The Association of Producers & Distributors for Educational Media & Technology from 2007 to present.
For more than two decades, Arthorn has visited book and trade fairs around the world and always sees copyright vitally important to authors and publishers. Hence, he is one of the key players to organize ICCRF to make Thailand become the hub for buying and selling of rights in Southeast Asia.
Trasvin Jittidecharak (Ms.)Chair of International Affairs Chair of Illustration Award Chair of Gallery of Illustration Committee
Trasvin Jittidecharak is a native of Chiang Mai, where her parents owned one of the oldest and finest bookstores in Chiang Mai. In 1991, Trasvin founded Silkworm Books, a general independent publisher of English-language books on Thailand and Southeast Asia. Silkworm Books has a reputation among the Thai scholars and academics for editorial quality.
Between 1985–1994, Trasvin was a resource person in book design and publishing for organizations at both national and regional levels, as well as a judge for a number of national publication design competitions. She also founded a children magazine, was involved with a story-telling group, and has illustrated a number of books. Since 1989, she has been actively supporting adherence to copyrights law in Thailand.
Trasvin was an advisor to the board of the Publishers and Booksellers Association of Thailand (PUBAT) from July 2009 to June 2015. She chaired the Organizing Committee of the 30th International Publisher’s Association (IPA) Congress, Bangkok 2015. She served on the Executive Committee of the International Publishers Association for two terms, 2012–14 and 2015–17. She is also a member of the International Publishers Association’s Freedom to Publish Committee for 2017–19.
Risuan Aramcharoen (Mrs.)Chair of Seminar and Workshop Committee
Mrs. Risuan Aramcharoen, currently the Managing Director of Plan For Kids Co., Ltd., one of the founders of Books for Children Foundation where it is the member of IBBY. Once the President of the Publishers and Booksellers Association of Thailand, now she is the honorable advisor and has been working in the publishing industry for more than 35 years and children’s book is among the top of her expertise. Apart from that, she has a lengthy experience in copyrights exchange and trade with several foreign publishers throughout the years.
Plan For Kids, itself, is also at the top of Thailand’s industry for its quality books and media which are designed not only for sales, but also to develop children’s intellect, emotion, skills, creativity and imagination with a variety of picture books for inborn up to 9 years old. Risuan enjoys publishing beautiful stories and fun characters for children in believing that the happy reading habit developed during childhood would eventually lead to lifelong learning. Some of her company’s titles have also been integrated into the national curriculums applied in many schools by Ministry of Education.
Perapan AngkhasukoChair of Professional Conference Organizer Chair of PR and Marketing Committee
Ms. Perapan Angkhasuko, currently Senior Vice President of Professional Conference Organizer (PCO) at N.C.C. Management and Development Co., Ltd. She is also a part-time lecturer of MICE subjects, and one of the frequently-invited speakers of Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau (TCEB) and TICA. She has been in MICE industry for more than 14 years with an extensive experience in organizing international conferences and exhibitions in Thailand.
The Professional Conference Organizer of N.C.C Management and Development Co., Ltd. or “NCC-PCO” has been organizing innumerable international famous events in different locations throughout Thailand including Chiang Mai despite its base in Bangkok. NCC-PCO is not limited to offer only conference services, but it also is a one-stop service provider with the capability of organizing meetings, conferences and congresses at any venue in Thailand for any events for Thai and international government agencies, professional associations and corporations from small internal meetings to world-class international congresses with its valuable resources.