Ploy Saeng Festival 8 : Let the Kids Shine
10 may 2011
Ploy Saeng Festival8 : Let the Kids Shine
Date and TimeJune 22 – August 14, 2011 | 10:30 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
VenueExhibition Room 2, TCDC
Because creative ideas from your childhood are parts of who ‘you’ are today
TCDC once again opens our stage for youth talents to shine their light of creativity. On the “Ploy Saeng Space”, a free space allocated specifically for the next generation, they are encouraged to making their dreams come true in the real world through unlimited capability and power. This time, the activity under the project “Creative Thailand – Building Thai Economy through Creativity”, which has been named “Ploy Saeng Festival8 : Let the Kids Shine”. The activity is aimed at promoting Thai youth to seek for and develop their potential and to prepare themselves for driving the country’s social and economic growth with their creativity
Ploy Saeng Space…Always Active
Ploy Saeng Space is an activity that invites owners of creative works from every discipline who are seeking for business partners to showcase their works, get to know one another, exchange their ideas and viewpoint, as well as effectively develop their business opportunities.
In this Ploy Saeng Festival 8 – Let the Kids Shine, the Ploy Saeng Space cordially invites only those students who are going to graduate in this academic year (2011) in vocational certificate, vocational diploma, bachelor’s degree, and master’s degree level to present their graduate project. The project must be outstanding, full of creativity, and more importantly reflect potential in terms of business. TCDC’s stage is open for all kinds of creative works on a first-come-first-serve basis. Students will be provided a booth of 1 sq.m. in size to showcase your portfolio of all kinds for free as the first step to creating a strong business.
Join Ploy Saeng Space: Open Space for those High-Potential People
If you are a student in vocational certificate, vocational diploma, bachelor’s degree, and master’s degree level who is going to graduate in this academic year (2011), having fruitful ideas and looking for a stage to showcase your portfolio in order to open up your business opportunities, TCDC is ready to provide you with the stage. Send us your portfolio via www.tcdc.or.th/ploy-saeng during Monday May 2nd to Sunday June 5th.
If your graduate project is creative, interesting, and has business potential – being able to be enhanced into a competitive product, you will be among 100 students to be provided with a free-of-charge exhibition booth. Announcement of those selected candidates for this exhibition and training activity will be available via www.tcdc.or.th/ploy-saeng on Monday June 6th, 2011.
Important Opportunity to Transform your Portfolio into Success
Highly qualified committee in business and industries – businesspeople, professional designers, marketers, representatives from government entities, and TCDC – will select 30 outstanding projects and have business potential. These projects will be published in a day magazine – October 2011 issue, as well as through other PR channels of TCDC, e.g. www.tcdc.or.th, www.creativethailand.org, and E-News. And this will make you become well-known to the wider audience.
For more information, contact 02-664-7667 Ext. 135or 119
or visit www.tcdc.or.th/ploy-saeng
Translated by Thaya Wichayathian
Creative City: Bangkok’s Creative Potentials
17 december 2010
Thailand Creative & Design Center (TCDC) has gathered creative people, whose role is significant for transforming a “city” to “creative city”, to exchange ideas and perspectives in the seminar “Creative City: Bangkok’s Creative Potentials”. The event aims at inviting city people to find out how to transform “Bangkok” into a new “creative city” of the world. In the seminar, an in-depth research on public administration is presented. Also shared in the session are findings from the survey of fashion industry, an important industry in terms of economics and creativity which contributes to making “Bangkok” an eye-catching modern business city.
Mr. Apisit Laistrooglai, TCDC Managing Director saidthat today the concept of “creative economy” has become a key strategy to drive the economy of many countries, including Thailand. The Thai government focuses on the concept and has therefore incorporated it as a master plan in the 11th National Economic and Social Development Plan. So, TCDC, of which the role is to develop the knowledge base and to encourage Thai people to utilise creativity to create value added for the economy, has formulated the strategies to drive the organisation in materializing the creative economy. The theme “Creative Future”consisting of 3 components: Creative Entrepreneur, Creative City, and Creative Knowledge, is adopted in developing framework of plans and various types of activities so as to align with the government policy.”
“TCDC has designed several types of activities under the policy and plan for “creative city”. This begins with the important academic seminar “Creative City : Bangkok’s Creative Potentials”. It is one activity under the scope of the continuous project “Creative City”, of which the objective is to enhance the understanding in the development of creative city, a significant part to drive forward Thailand creative economy. The seminar aims at developing and leveraging “Bangkok” into a new leading global “Creative City”. This is the reflection of the national agenda in the city level. It is necessary that the city be developed in alignment with its own context, culture, and uniqueness in order to create an environment which incubates thinkers, as well as supports the business of both domestic and international creative people. These entrepreneurs can then contribute to drive the city economy and the macro economy.”, said Mr.Apisit.
Baht & Brains : Creative Economy
15 july 2010
From a mobile exhibition to a book that gathers interviews and documentaries that explain everything about “Creative Economy”, the book covers the origination of the concepts, interpretation, current as well as future situations.
It includes insights into the potential of Thai industries and introduces 5 creative entrepreneurs who think like artists but act like business people.
Get to know the core of the Thai creative industry, a perfect combination between two extremely different disciplines: “economics” and “creativity”.
Find great examples of the food industry, organic agriculture industry, handicraft industry, advertising industry and R&D business.
Porntaweesophonthe owner of the ‘ready-to-cook instant Som Tum’ menu
Khaokho Talaypua nature’s home that originates a resort, a holistic health center and processed organic products
KorakotInternationalbamboo handicrafts. One idea, 10 workers
Matchinga Thai advertising company that overhauls the media industry with the ‘Through the Line’ approach
Sci-ARMSdeveloper of ‘RAIDZ’ a wholly Thai-made battle simulation system
Translated by Siritharin Chareonsiri
Bangkok Creative City : Skills Mapping
30 november 2009
Nowadays, technology has made it possible for almost everywhere in the world to manufacture similar products and services. Differentiation, consequently, comes from knowledge and creativity applied in the manufacturing process, thus, creating unique and diverse products to serve both local and global consumers.
Entrepreneurs who succeed in this new environment, therefore, are not those who own natural resources, cheap labor or low-cost capital; they are the ones who own ‘creativity’ that can turn manufacturing factors into products and services that overcome those of their competitors.
Thailand’s future economic wealth, similar to other countries, relies on creative people or the ownership of creative rights which will generate endless jobs and income.
Therefore, Thailand must head towards the creative economy, which is an economic system driven mainly by creative entrepreneurs, as it will generate employment and larger tax base for the government, enabling Thailand to maintain its sustainable economic growth.
Creative entrepreneurs does not only include those in arts and design, but also those who gather knowledge, talent, technology and the aesthetic of culture and arts and turn them into valuable and distinguished products that serve the needs of each group of consumers.
To create such creative entrepreneurs, environment and public activities that bring inspiration and learning are key factors that need to be implemented along with the general education and state policies that support the creation of thinkers who can be nurtured into creative entrepreneurs. This is what the governments of various countries are implementing under the ‘Creative City’ policy.
Ploy Saeng Festival 100 : Hundred of Idols – 100 Creative Output
21 january 2011
Ploy Saeng Festival 100: Hundred of Idols – 100 Creative Output
Date and Time February 2 - March13, 2011| 10:30 a.m. – 9.00 p.m.
Venue Exhibition Room 2, TCDC
100 leading creative people select the 100 masterpieces of original Thai products that will inspire you to create new ideas for the society.
Thailand Creative & Design Center (TCDC) invites you to explore the conceptual paradigm, find out how inspiration is ignited, and experience the world through the perspective of 100 inspirational idols in “Ploy Saeng 100: Hundred of Idols – 100 Creative Output”. The festival showcases the most comprehensive collection of 100 Thai masterpieces which have inspired these avant-garde from various industries, and of which the inspiration, practical process, and attraction will also inspire you.