Our Breakfast Briefing on Thursday 12th of December with Dr. Somchai Harnhirun from the Office of Industrial Economics (OIE), Ministry of Industry gave us a great opportunity to find out what ‘Green’ means to European manufacturers and how Thailand’s policy can further it’s development as the Automotive hub of ASEAN.
Thai European Business Association (TEBA) initiated a special meeting at Chulalongkorn University’s Smart Mobility Research Center on the topic of developing the electric vehicle (EV) sector in Thailand. The meeting was comprised of a broad group of relevant stakeholders from the private and public sectors and academia.
Thailand is now the 9th largest automaker in the world – largely dominated by Japanese OEM’s and their supply base along with an excellent support structure.
POWER-GEN Asia, co-located with Renewable Energy World Asia, is the leading force in delivering a platform for the power industry to meet, share information on the challenges facing the power industry and discuss solutions for advancing Asia’s energy future.
As Thailand relies its economy on exports particularly to the ASEAN region, logistic physical infrastructure and its management will play a significant role. Therefore the public sector must commit its long-term plan in developing an effective country’s transport system to gain greater competitiveness. For private sector, logistics are considered the most important activities and have the most valuable in the process of business operations.
This breakfast session has objectives to – Understand the current and future demand and supply of labour market. – create awareness of government policies from ministries and progresses in ensuring quality workforce will meet growing demand of the industrial sectors. – discuss how public and private sector can collaborate to ensure that availability of labour workforce, qualitatively and quantitatively.
Education reform in Thailand has successfully raised educational qualifications since 1997. Subsequently, unemployment rate has declined especially those with diplomas or vocational diplomas. This has resulted in the shortage of low-skilled labour while diploma holders require industrial experience in order to enter international working environment
Specifically, purpose of TEBA is to promote cooperation in various industrial, technological and scientific spheres between enterprises, companies, universities from Thailand and Europe. TEBA’s activities is mostly concentrate on investment promotion and technology transfer rendering assistance industrial areas through capacity building programmes
Thai-European Business Association and its corporate partners had a meeting on the 5th April 2012 with Dr. Atchaka Sibunruang, Deputy Secretary General of BoI to follow up from previous meeting with Minister Pongsavas Svasti to setup the structure to the joint committee and officially appoint industrial sub-committee from the Ministry of Industry.
Thai-European Business Association (TEBA) and its partners had a meeting with Mister of Industry H.E. Pongsvas Svasti on 13th March 2012, a proposed joint working committee was established with intention to follow up with actions to be taken according to industrial specific recommendations. Dr. Atchaka Sibunruang, Secretary General, Thailand Board of Investment has been appointed to chaired the Joint Committee collaborating with Thai-European Business Association (TEBA), 5 industrial sectors have been set as priorities are: Food, Pharmaceuticals, Automotive/Autoparts, Aerospace and Green Technology.
Michelin Siam decorates its pavilion to show innovation of tire under the concept “Michelin A Touch of Tire.” Learn about Michelin’s development path starting from the plantation of rubber to its high-technology tire production process through exhibition in rubber plantation zone, Michelin laboratory as well as 4-dimension technology in the 4D theatre.
TEBA Automotive Platform have identify these issues and concerned in cooperating European Automotive Industries to analyze common issues on the following topics: 1. Homologation 2. Taxation 3. Alternative fuels and Electric Vehicles 4. Safety and Environmental Protection 5. Grey Market 6. AEC 2015