A Bright Fu­ture

The in­au­gu­ral edi­tion of Gen­er­a­tion T, Thai­land Tatler’s de­fin­i­tive list of the coun­try’s most dy­namic young movers, shak­ers, in­no­va­tors and big thinkers, was re­cently launched to much fan­fare at the lux­u­ri­ous Park Hy­att Bangkok

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We cel­e­brate the launch of the in­au­gu­ral is­sue of Thai­land Tatler’s Gen­er­a­tion T list, the de­fin­i­tive guide to the coun­try’s most in­flu­en­tial young tal­ents, en­trepreneurs, cre­atives and big thinkers

over 200 peo­ple at­tended a chic bash for the in­au­gu­ral launch of Gen­er­a­tion T in Thai­land. Many at the gath­er­ing were the bright young things who have made the list it­self; oth­ers were mem­bers of the Tatler Tribe who helped put them there; still more were friends and fam­ily who came to cel­e­brate our recog­ni­tion of their loved one.

Gen­er­a­tion T is Tatler’s new an­nual list of 50 peo­ple un­der the age of 40 in the na­tion who have achieved sig­nif­i­cant ac­com­plish­ments in their fields and who, most im­por­tantly, show prom­ise in con­tin­u­ing to cre­ate a pos­i­tive im­pact on society. As an Asia-wide ini­tia­tive, our sister edi­tions in China, In­done­sia, Malaysia, the Philip­pines, Sin­ga­pore, Tai­wan and Hong Kong have also launched lists for their Gen­er­a­tion T com­mu­ni­ties, thus cre­at­ing an ul­ti­mate pan-Asian list of top young en­trepreneurs.

On a deeper level, Gen­er­a­tion T is a cel­e­bra­tion of mo­ti­va­tion and suc­cess for the pur­pose of per­pet­u­at­ing them. We wanted to gather a di­verse group of in­di­vid­u­als who’ve made it so that over the course of a year, through our pub­li­ca­tion, we can tell their story in the way that it de­serves to be told: as fur­ther en­cour­age­ment to them and as an in­spi­ra­tion to oth­ers. Af­ter all, Tatler has al­ways been in the busi­ness of shining the spot­light. Why not then on the peo­ple who, as you read this, are out there defin­ing what the fu­ture of our society is go­ing to be like?

For our very first edi­tion, we brain­stormed with a dis­tin­guished panel of in­dus­try vet­er­ans and in­flu­en­tial busi­ness lead­ers—the Tatler Tribe—to iden­tify this col­lec­tive of 50 out­stand­ing in­di­vid­u­als. In the end the fi­nal lis­tees were se­lected based on their ini­tia­tives and ac­com­plish­ments in the last 18 months, as well as for what makes them stand out as a voice of their gen­er­a­tion. From art and cui­sine to tech­nol­ogy and the en­vi­ron­ment, there is no sphere that they have not taken on and made their own. Their achieve­ments are all the more im­pres­sive be­cause they are the re­sults of their own painstak­ing ef­forts and not be­cause of some­thing that came from mum or dad.

The Gen­er­a­tion T launch event, which was also at­tended by se­nior man­age­ment from spon­sor Cartier, in­cluded photo sta­tions, light snacks and re­fresh­ments and an adorably flirty one-me­tre tall robot, which en­ter­tained guests in the foyer prior to the main event in the ho­tel’s ball­room. Other high­lights of the night in­cluded ad­dresses by Nigel Oakins, chair­man of Thai­land Tatler, and Ta­mara La­mu­nière, head of Gen­er­a­tion T Asia; a talk show in which our dig­i­tal editor, Mika Apichat­sakol, chat­ted with two of this year’s Gen­er­a­tion T hon­orees—Timo Trunk and AP Thai­land’s Sap­p­a­sit Foong­faungchaveng and Hubba’s Amarit Charoen­phan—and, of course, the grand un­veil­ing of the 50 names on this year’s list. The cel­e­bra­tion was also at­tended by VIPs and celebrities in­clud­ing Natalie Gle­bova and Kris­sada Sukosol Clapp. Af­ter the main en­ter­tain­ment, guests min­gled in the vi­o­let-tinted ball­room while DJ Ben Sor­rawat Su­viporn took to the decks un­til mid­night.

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