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Asia Nano Forum Summit 2012(ANFoS2012)
Bankok, Thailand
From:  2012/08/22   To:  2012/08/23
ANFoS is an annual meeting where representatives from all 15 of our member economies meet to update the Nanotechnology development and discuss related issues such as policy, R&D, EHS-Standardization, education and commercialization. ANF annual general meeting will also be held during the summit.

Asia Nano Forum Summit 2012 (ANFoS2012) will be held in Bangkok, Thailand during August 22th-23th, 2012, which is organized by the Asia Nano Forum and National Nanotechnology Center of Thailand. It will be held in conjunction with Technical Seminar focuing on "Nanolabelling and Safety Issue" and "Green Nanotechnology".


Asia Nano Forum Secretariat (Singapore)
National Nanotechnology Center of Thailand (NANOTEC)


Tue. / Aug.21th

Arrival of Participants

Wed. / Aug. 22th

Morning: ANF Technical Seminars: Nanolabeling and Safety Issues

Afternoon: ANF Technical Seminars: Green Nanotechnology

Night : Welcome Dinner

Thurs. / Aug.23th

Morning: AGM Meeting and Update on Nanotechnology Development & Policy Session

Afternoon: Update on Nanotechnology Development & Policy Session

Night : Dinner Banquet

Friday. / Aug.24th

Morning? Check out / Excursion

Afternoon: Excursion

Night: Departure of Participants

Thailand hosted the 9th Asia Nano Forum Summit 2012 (AnFoS2012) on August 23 at Royal Orchid Sheraton Hotel in Bangkok. H.E. Dr. Plodprasop Suraswadi, Minister of Science and Technology was the guest of honor to present the Opening Remarks on the “Status of Nanotechnology Development in Thailand”.

Dr. Plodprasop informed that his ministry is responsibility to ensure that the government gives importance to promoting the development of science and technology especially new and advanced technologies such as nanotechnology. This is vital for the well-being of the Thai people, and for national competitiveness in global market.

“We realize nanotechnology has the potential to change every part of our lives. Nanotechnology affects all materials: ceramics, metals, polymers, and biomaterials” said Dr. Plodprasop. “New materials are the foundation of major technological advances. In the coming decade nanotechnology will have enormous impacts. Future advances could change our approaches to manufacturing, electronics, IT and medical technologies. This will soon make previous technologies redundant and lead to applications which could not have been developed or even thought about, without this new approach”.
Dr. Plodprasop focused his talk on the area of policy, infrastructure development, human resources, and R&D spending which he stressed need to be increase to 2% of GDP in this decade. He informed the ANF members that his ministry has been allocated the budget of USD 10 billion. Given the country’s urgency on water management, priority will be given to R&D of water management related topics. He urges the ANF members to collaboration on research projects that is of vital importance for the region.

Asia Nano Forum Summit is an annual meeting of the representatives of 15 economic members of Asia Nano Forum (ANF). The meeting provides an opportunity for member countries to update on status of nanotechnology development in their respective countries. It also serves as a venue to hold the ANF Annual General Meeting (AGM).

This year in addition to holding the summit, NANOTEC and Asia Nano Forum (ANF) jointly organized the 1st Asia Nano Forum Summit Technical Seminar on August 22 at Thailand Science Park on the topic of “Nano Labeling and Safety Issues” and “Green Nanotechnology”. Invited speakers from 15 of ANF member economics participated in the technical presentation and discussion.

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