Tentative Programme
2018 MEKONG-LANCANG COOPERATION (MLC) MEDIA SUMMIT

2-3 July 2018, Vientiane, Lao PDR at Donchan Palace Hotel

Date
Activities
Venues
Remark
01 July 2018
  Arrival of all delegates
Wattay International Airport
  Hotel check-in
Donchan Palace Hotel
18:00-18:20 Meeting at hotels’ lobby
Donchan Palace Hotel
18:20-18:40 Leave for Lao Plaza Hotel
19:00-21:00 Welcome dinner hosted by Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism of the Lao PDR
Lao Plaza Hotel
21:00 Back to Donchan Palace Hotel
02 July 2018
7:00-8:00 Breakfast at Hotel’s restaurant
8:30-11:00 Registration
9:00-10:00 Visit That Luang stupa
Confirmed
10:00-10:30 Interview the LNTV  Channel 3 at Lao National TV
Confirmed
10:30-11:00 Return to Hotel
Confirmed
1st SESSION: OPENING CEREMONY OF 2018 MEKONG-LANCANG COOPERATION (MLC) MEDIA SUMMIT
13:45-14:00 All guests and delegates to be seated in the Meeting’s Venue
Donchan Palace Hotel
14:00-14:10 Arrival of VVIP guests and proceed to Summit Lounge
14:15 Invite VVIP guests to the Meeting’s Venue
14:15-14:20 Group Photo
14:20 Honorable guests and delegates introduction by H.E. Savankhone Razmountry (as Lao MC)
Donchan Palace Hotel
Confirmed
14:25-14:55 1. Welcome remarks by H.E. Prof. Dr. Kikeo Khaykhamphithoun, Secretary of the Lao People's Revolutionary Party Central Committee, Head of the Lao People’s Revolutionary Party (LPRP) Propaganda and Training Committee (10 minutes)
Confirmed
2. H.E. Huang Kunming, Member of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee & Head of the Publicity Department of the CPC Central Committee (10 minutes)
Confirmed
3. H.E. LI Jinzao, Vice Minister, China’s Ministry of Culture and Tourism (5 minutes)
Confirmed
  4. H.E. Prof. Dr. Bosengkham Vongdara, Member of the Lao People's Revolutionary Party Central Committee, Minister of Information, Culture and Tourism. (5 minutes)
Confirmed

14:55-15:05

Exchanging Ceremony of Cooperation Agreements: Chinese MC by H.E TUO Zhen, Editor-in-Chief, People’s Daily

  1. Cooperation Agreement between People’s Daily Overseas Edition and Lao’s Zhonghua Times Confirmed
  2. Cooperation Agreement between People’s Daily Online and Lao Asia Pacific Satellite Co., Ltd. Confirmed
  3. News Service Agreement between CCTV+ and Lao National Television Confirmed
  4. MOU between Global Times, China and Shwe Than Lwin Media, Myanmar Confirmed
Cooperation Framework Agreement among China International Television Corporation, Lao National Television and Lao Asia Pacific Satellite Co., Ltd. To be confirmed
Donchan Palace Hotel
15:05-15:10

Launch Ceremony: TV Programme -to invite 4 high rankings officials on the stage namely:

  • H.E. Prof. Dr. Kikeo Khaykhamphithoun
  • H.E. Huang Kunming
  • H.E. LI Jinzao
  • H.E. Prof. Dr. Bosengkham Vongdara
To press the button for launching the broadcasting
Confirmed
15:10-15:15
  • Flag Hand-Over Ceremony for 2018 MLC Media Summit Joint Reporting Trip by H.E. Prof. Dr. Kikeo Khaykhamphithoun  and H.E. Huang Kunming to Ms. Ma Xiaoning, Deputy Director-General of International News Department of People’s Daily and Mr. Phosy Keomanivong, Director General of Lao National Radio, and then to 6 young journalists from MLC Media countries
15:15-15:40 Refreshment

2nd Session: Plenary session

Theme: Cooperation in Mekong-Lancang Community for a bright future

Co-Chair: H.E Savankhone Razmountry, Vice Minister of Information, Culture and Tourism and H.E TUO Zhen, Editor-in-Chief, People’s Daily

- Introduction by Mr. Souphaksone Silaphet and Mrs. Sounita Phimmasone (as MC)
15:45-15:55

Media Representative from Lao PDR

Mr. Sounthone Khanthavong,
Director General of Lao News Agency 

Donchan Palace Hotel
Confirmed
15:55-16:05

Media Representative from Xinhua News Agency

ZHOU Zongmin
Deputy Editor-in-Chief, Xinhua News Agency

Confirmed
16:05-16:15

Media Representative from Cambodia

Soy Sophea, Editor-in-Chief, Derm Ampil News Center (DAP), Cambodia
Confirmed
16:15-16:25

Media Representative from Myanmar

U Ko Ko, Vice President, Shwe Than Lwin Media & CEO, Democracy Today Newspaper, Myanmar
Donchan Palace Hotel
Confirmed
16:25-16:35

Media Representative from Thailand

Tassanee Pholchaniko, Deputy Director-General, Government Public Relations Department (PRD), Thailand
Confirmed
16:35-16:45

Media Representative from Vietnam

Phan Huy Hien, Deputy Editor-in-Chief, Nhan Dan Newspaper, Vietnam
Confirmed
16:45-16:55

Representative from Lao Asia Pacific Satellite

HAN Qingping, Vice Chairman, Lao Asia Pacific Satellite Company
Confirmed
16:55-17:05

Representative from Lao Digital Television (LDTV)

YU Lei, President, Lao Digital Television Company Ltd.
Confirmed
  Free Programme
3 July 2018
3rd Session: Panel discussion
9:00-10:15

Panel 1: “Consumption Upgrading & Tourism Development”

Keynote speaker: Mr. Thonglor Duangsavanh, Director General of Lao Press in Foreign Languages, Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism Confirmed
Confirmed
 

Moderator: Mr. Sangkhane Choumkhampanh, Deputy Director General, Lao National Radio
Panelists:

  1. Cambodia (Khan Sophirom, Chief, Office of Overseas News Department, Agence Khampuchea Press (AKP)) (confirmed
  2. China (Zhou Li, Member of Editorial Board, China Daily) (confirmed
  3. Lao PDR (Mr. Thonglor Duangsavanh) (confirmed
  4. Myanmar (Win Tin, Editor-in-Chief, Northern Light Journal, Myanmar) (confirmed
  5. Thailand (Sopon Onkgara, Executive Editor, Manager News Group, Thailand(confirmed
Vietnam (Phi Hoang Le, Reporter, Voice of Vietnam (VOV)) (confirmed
10:15-10:35 Refreshment
10:35-11:50

Panel 2: "Core Value & Media Transformation"
Keynote Speaker: YE Zhenzhen, President, People’s Daily Online
Moderator: China (HU Xinjin, Editor-in-Chief, Global Times)
Panelist:

  1. Lao PDR (Mr. Pineprathana Phanthamaly, Director General of Mass Media Department, Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism
  2. China (YE Zhenzhen, President, People’s Daily Online)
  3. Myanmar (U Ko Ko, Vice President, Shwe Than Lwin Media CEO, Democracy Today Newspaper)
  4. Cambodia (Leang Delux, CEO, Thmey Thmey Online News,

            Cambodia)

  1. Thailand (Anucha Charoenpo, News Editor, The Bangkok Post)
Vietnam (Le Quoc Minh, Deputy Director General, Vietnam News Agency)

(confirmed

14:00-17:00 Interview with the China-Lao Railway Project in Vientiane
Confirmed
04 July 2018
6:00-7:20 Breakfast at the hotel’s restaurant
07:20-7:30 Meeting at hotel’s lobby  
7:30-8:30 Leave for Lao Asia Pacific Satellite Company  
8:30-9:30 Interview with  Lao Asia Pacific Satellite Company in Vientiane  
Confirmed
9:30-10:40 Leave for Wattay Airport  
Confirmed
11:30-12:15 Depart from Vientiane to Luang Prabang by QV 101  
Confirmed
12:45-14:00 Lunch  
14:00-17:00 Interview with the Waterpower station of Sino Hydro in Luang Prabang  
17:00 Dinner at Waterpower station of Sino Hydro in Luang Prabang  
19:00 Check-in at Le Paliana Hotel (Luang Prabang)  
05 July 2018
7:00-8:00 Breakfast at Hotel’s restaurant  
9:00-12:00 City tour in Luang Prabang  
12:00-13:30 Lunch in the hotel  
14:00-17:00 Visit Kaung Si waterfall  
17:00-18:00 Return to hotel and buffet dinner  
06 July 2018
4:30 Get up  
5:00 Meeting at hotel’s Lobby   
5:30-7:00 Alms giving (Tak Bat)  
7:00-8:00 Return to Hotel and breakfast  
8:00-9:00 Hotel check-out  
9:00-9:30 Leave for Luang Prabang Airport  
10:40-12:20 Depart from Luang Prabang to Champasak by QV513  
12:20-14:00 Check-in and Lunch at Champasak Grand Hotel  
14:00-17:00 Visit the World Heritage Site of Vat Phou Temple  
17:00-18:00 Return to hotel  
18:00 Dinner at hotel’s restaurant  
07 July 2018
7:00-8:00 Breakfast at Hotel’s restaurant  
8:00-8:30 Meeting at lobby  
8:30-10:30 Leave for Khonephapheng waterfall  
10:30-12:00 Visit Khonephapheng waterfall  
12:00-14:00 Lunch at Khonephapheng restaurant  
14:00-17:00 Visit Phou Salao Mountain and City tour around Pakse city  
18:30 Dinner at hotel’s restaurant  
08 July 2018
7:00-7:45 Breakfast at hotel’s restaurant  
7:45-8:00 Hotel check-out  
8:00-8:30 Leave for Pakse Airport  
9:45-11:00 Depart from Pakse to Vientiane by QV306  
12:00-13:00 Lunch in Vientiane with Chinese Reporting Group  
13:30-14:10 Leave for Vientiane Airport by Chinese Reporting Group  
15:50-23:10 Departurefrom Vientiane to Beijing by MU2574 for Chinese Reporting Group  
  All delegation to check-in at International Terminal   
  Departure of all delegates to their respective countries   

 

End of programme