Coconuts Colloquiums are back in Bangkok on March 28! This time we’re discussing subscription businesses.

We’re back with our Coconuts Colloquium event series and this time it’s gonna be even more special because this event marks the one year anniversary of our awesome sauce membership program, COCO+. (If you haven’t heard, here’s why it’s spectacular.)

Join us for an evening of free-flow drinks, yummy finger-food, and of course, loads of knowledge coming your way thanks to a titillating panel discussion with leading media and tech industry executives.

Okay so let’s cut to the chase, and to the topic of our not-so-traditional panel discussion. How does the act of paying for regular content and services change the relationship between these businesses and their audiences? Will folks whip out their credit card to pay for something they’re used to getting for free?

We’ll discuss these questions and more with local leaders of the media, tech, and entertainment industries, moderated by Coconuts Media’s very own Marketing Director, Tara Chanapai.

Isn’t it just perfect that we get to talk about this on the anniversary of COCO+?

Let’s meet our esteemed panelists.

Artima (Kimmy) Suraphongchai

Country Manager, iflix Thailand

Kimmy joined iflix in early 2015 as Country Manager of iflix Thailand and is responsible for growing the entertainment platform’s business in Thailand. Prior to joining iflix she was a consultant at The Boston Consulting Group (BCG) and Claris Consulting, a strategic planning and business development manager for Novartis and Big C Super-center.

Kimmy has more than 15 years’ experience in Marketing and Business Development. She holds a degree in Electrical Engineering from Imperial College and an MBA from Sasin School of Business Administration, Chulalongkorn University.

Punn Chanrasmi

Country Head, ClassPass 

Punn is the Country Manager of ClassPass and was responsible for bringing their product to market last year and growing the business in Thailand. Prior to Joining ClassPass Punn was the Head of New Business at Grab Thailand and was responsible for services like GrabExpress.

Punn was born in Thailand but grew up in Paris. He completed his masters degree from the London School of Economics and started his career as part of the M&A/Corporate Development team at PayPal, London.

Clarissa Cortes

Head of COCO+ Membership at Coconuts Media

Clarissa is one of the primary people responsible for the growth of COCO+. Since the membership program launched in March 2018, she has been responsible for managing payments, events, giveaways, customer service, and community for COCO+.

Prior to joining Coconuts, Clarissa was the gallery manager at ARNDT Fine Art in Singapore where she is based. She has over 6 years of experience in office administration and management with a special interest in visual arts, event planning, marketing, and client liaison.

The drinks shall be free-flow, and the complimentary bites, delicious. All on the house. After the talk, we’ll have time to meet and mingle, too.

COCO+ Members are welcome to join all Coconuts Colloquiums events free of charge. RSVP to to book your spot (with one guest).

For more information, follow our discussion on the Facebook event page.

WHAT: Coconuts Colloquium #7: Subscription Businesses (a panel discussion, and COCO+ anniversary party with free-flow finger-food, beer, wine, and sodas!)

WHEN:  Thursday, March 28, 2019 (6-9pm)

WHERE: The Hive Bangkok, Piman 49, Soi Sukhumvit 49, 10110 Bangkok, Thailand

HOW TO ATTEND: Admission is free for COCO+ Members with one guest each (RSVP to Admission for non-members is THB300 via Eventbrite.