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At this networking event, there will be a presentation about research and industry 4.0, with a comparison between Thailand and Sweden. The speakers of this event is going to be the Swedish Professors from Jönköping University, Kent Salomonsson, the CEO of  Virtual Manufacturing Thailand, Pontus Rosengren and the Head of Corporate Strategy & Sustainability Development of Somboon Group, Tithaphong Phongsphetrarat.

Speaker information

Dr. Kent Salomonsson is an Associate Professor in Computational Mechanics at the Department of Materials and Manufacturing at the School of Engineering, Jönköping University, Jönköping, Sweden. His research interest includes bio-mechanics, characterization of advanced materials, tribology, solid mechanics, multi-scale mechanics and computational mechanics.


Pontus Rosengren started his career in sales at Bufab Sweden, a company that is supplying parts to industries around the world. He has then worked with Sales and Key Account Management around the world following various business opportunities. After that, he has been working as a Senior Consultant and Business Developer for a couple of years before taking the step to become the CEO of Virtual Manufacturing Thailand. 

Virtual Manufacturing is a supplier of lean-based production development services. They believe in and are willing to take on the challenge of combining technology, methods and hard work around production development in order to achieve results. This is carried out both in the virtual and physical world, before and after the start of production.


Tithaphong Phongsphetrarat is currently working for Somboon Advance Technology Public Company Limited, leading automotive part’s manufacturer in Thailand.
His experience is in business transformation through project/program management, digital and automation transformation and employee engagement and empowerment programme.
In his existing role, he is focusing on corporate strategy planning, key partnership development, and execution of project and program to enhance its competitiveness in various perspective from new business development, new technology development, and business transformation for future.

SomboonGroup is a Thailand-based company engaged in the manufacture and distribution of motor vehicle parts for passenger cars, pickup trucks, trucks and agricultural machinery. The main major customers are the original equipment manufacturer (“OEM”) both domestic and international market with the long term purchase contract.

Date: 10 January 2019

Time: 6.30 – 9.00 pm

Professor Roy Andersson: Introduction    18:30 – 18:40
Panel Discussion                                       18:40 – 19:15
Q&A                                                          19:15 – 19:30
Networking                                                19:30 – 21:00

Location: Rembrandt Hotel & Suites Bangkok, 9 Sukhumvit Soi 18, Khwaeng Khlong Toei, Khet Khlong Toei, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10110

Member                   300 THB
Non-member           600 THB

Food and Beverage:
Finger food and free flow drinks are included in the price.

Registration: https://bit.ly/2SavKT2

If you have any questions please contact: [email protected]