Monday - January 4th 1999


09.00-12.00 REGISTRATION

L U N C H
13.00-14.00
Opening Ceremony
Chair of session Mr Maxwell G. Lee, Deputy President, International Vegetarian Union

Chorus from Payap University

Welcome Address by His Excellency General Prem Tinsulanonda, Statesman and President of the Privy Council

Welcome Greetings from:
Mr.Pravit Sihsobhon, Governor of Chiang Mai
Mr. Francisco Martín, Hon. General Secretary, International Vegetarian Union (IVU)
General Saiyud Kerdphol, President of Thai Vegetarian Union (TVU)
H.H.Sri Satguru Jagjit Singh Ji Maharaj, Supreme Spiritual Leader of Namdharis Sikh

14.00-14.15
International Launch of the Millennium Pledge for a Vegetarian World - Nitin Mehta
14.00-15.00
Keynote Speech "Vegetarianism Is the Way"
by Professor Dr.Art-Ong Jumsai Na Ayudhaya, Director of Sathya Sai Centre

REFRESHMENTS
15.20-17.00
International Panel: Vegetarianism and the Global Food and Environmental Crisis
Dr.Simon Chau, President, Vegetarian Society of Hong Kong
Pra Dharmapidok, Wesakawan Temple, Thailand
Mr.Robert Fraser, President, Vegetarian Society of Western Australia
Mr.Dudley Giehl, Author, "Vegetarianism: a Way of Life"
Dr.Pushpendra K. Jain, President, Vegetarian Society of Botswana
Dr. Claude Pasquini, President, Luxembourg Vegetarian and Vegan Society
Chair: Mr.Maxwell G. Lee, Deputy-President, International Vegetarian Union

18.30 Welcome Reception Cocktail Party at Pool Side of Pang Suan Kaew Hotel