On March 27th, Thai-European Business Association attended the Thai Economy in 2020 – Given Many External and Domestic Challenges organised by British Chamber of Commerce Thailand. The speaker at the webinar was Ms. Birgit Hansl, Country Manager for Thailand, East Asia and Pacific of The World Bank.
On January 21st, Thai-European Business Association was invited in attended the 4th ARISE plus roundtable discussion on trade facilitation organised by ASEAN Regional Integration support by the EU ARISE Plus. Main speakers were: – Mr. Chris Humphrey, Executive Director of EU-ASEAN Business Council – Ms. Isabelle De Stobbeieir, Counsellor, Economic and Trade Section of EU Delegation – Ms. Kejpiroon Kohsuwan, Deputy Director General of Department of Trade Negotiations – Mr. Palo R. Vergano, ARISE plus key expert-trade facilitation and transparency who spoke about progressive operationalization of the ASEAN trade repository and the ASEAN solutions for investment, services and trade.
On December 2nd, 2019 Thai-European Business Associaton was invited to attend the Road Safety Campaign Press event, organised by the Department of Land Transport. His Excellency Mr. Saksayam Chidchob, Minister of Transport, the Transport Company Limited, the Office of the Vocational Education Commission, the Thai Automotive Industry Association and the Thai Motorcycle Enterprise Association who spoke about Road Safety Campaign, directed at a specific target group of road users and reduced road traffic accident during the 2020 New Year Festival.
On November 29th, 2019 Thai-European Business Association (TEBA) attended the official launch event of the 2019-2020 European Business Position Paper: Trade and Investment Issues and Recommendations in Support of a Competitive Economy in Thailand. The event was presided by H.E. Mr. Prinkka Tapiola, Ambassador Delegation of the European Union to Thailand, and H.E. Mr. Sansern Samalapa, Vice Minister of Commerce, Ministry of Commerce. The European Business Position Paper is the unified work of EABC’s twelve working groups contributing to the improvement of European-Thai economic relations, trade and investment and covering a board range of industries.
On 20th November 2019, Thai-European Business Association attended in the opening event of the 1st INTERNATIONAL AIR RAIL TRANSPORT SUMMIT 2019. The event was also joined by Thailand’s Ministry of Transport (MOT) and the Italian Embassy to Thailand, as well as supported by organisations such as the Railways of Thailand (SRT), Mass Rapid Transit Authority Thailand (MRTA), Thailand’s Office of Transport and Traffic Policy and planning (OTP), Bangkok Mass Transit Authority (BMTA), the Italian-Thai Chamber of Commerce (TICC), the Franco-Thai Chamber of Commerce (FTCC) etc.
On October 30th, 2019, Thai-European Business Association (TEBA) had the opportunity to meet with Deputy Director-General, Mr. Aditad Vasinonta of the Office of Industrial Economics (OIE), Ministry of Industry with main discussions focus on the ASEAN Automotive Products MRA Acceleration, Automotive Trade Opportunities in ASEAN, EU-Thailand FTA Negotiations, Emission Standard and Road safety. The meeting was attended by companies such as BMW, Michelin, Robert Bosch, Triumph Motorcycles, TUV Rheinland, and Schaeffler Manufacturing.
On October 22nd, 2019, Thai-European Business Association (TEBA) attended a press conference organized by Project Planning Service Public Co.,LTD (PPS) on the INNOCON Bangkok 2019, a part of the International Air Rail Transport summit at Novotel Suvarnabhumi Airport.
On October 10th, 2019 TEBA has successfully organized the BMW Manufacturing Tour at Amata City Industrial Estate Rayong. We have welcomed over 30 participants from thai automotive and auto parts industry. The plant first opened its doors in 2000. Between 2013-2016, BMW Manufacturing Thailand has been the only one of its kind—worldwide—to house production of three different brands under one roof: BMW, MINI, and Motorrad. Our special thanks for the insightful contributions goes to the attention of the participants and distinguished speakers: Mr. Uwe Quass, Managing Director of BMW Manufacturing (Thaialnd) Co., Ltd., Mr. Opas Noppornpitak, Manager Corporate Communication and Dr. Atthawit Techawiboonwong General Manager of BMW (Thailand) Co., Ltd. and TEBA Board Member.
On October 8th 2019, Thai – European Business Association (TEBA) held the Exclusive Dinner Talk with Department of Trade Negotiations (DTN), Ministry of Commerce at Grande Centre Point Hotel Terminal 21. Members of TEBA had an open discussion and information sharing meeting with Deputy Director-General, Ms.Kejpiroon Kohsuwan of the DTN with main discussion focus on the future Thailand-EU Free Trade Agreement (FTA) in the coming years. The meeting was attended by companies such as Bosch, BMW, Czech Trade, DHL Express, Embassy of Belgium-Flanders investment and Trade, Embassy of Switzerland, PCS Machine Group Holding PCL, Man Truck & Bus Asia Pacific,Michelin Siam, TUV Rhineland, Umicore Precious Metals and ZF Lemforder
On September 9th, 2019 TEBA was invited to attend the 7th ASEAN-EU Business Summit at the Okura Prestige Bangkok Hotel, with many excellent key note address by H.E. Dr. Uttama Savanayana, Minister of Finance for the Kingdom of Thailand, in which he focused on the need to help ASEAN with the finance of infrastructure and also planning for aging societies to avoid the middle income trap. Panels were held on the development of the Digital Economy in ASEAN and “Financing ASEAN’s Future”.