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Highlights from the 16th World Chinese Entrepreneurs Convention: Insights into Thailand’s Trade Relations in Asia

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28 Jun 2023

On Sunday, 25 June, Dr Pojanath Bhatanacharoen, Executive Director of SweCham, had the rare opportunity to attend the convention held at the Queen Sirikit National Convention Centre.  The enlightening sessions yielded several key takeaways. 

According to Khun Sanan Angubolkul, Chairman of the Thai Chamber of Commerce, China has maintained its position as Thailand’s number one trading partner for 11 consecutive years since 2013.  This presents a tremendous opportunity for Thailand to attract Chinese businesses and foster investment. 

Khun Narit Therdsteerasukdi , the Secretary General of the Board of Investment Thailand (BOI), expressed a warm welcome to investors and highlighted the new BOI strategies and investment promotion measures. Thailand’s attractive investment environment stems from its strategic location, excellent infrastructure, strong supply chain, competitive incentives, government support, green investment policies, and competence in providing renewable energy to businesses. Additionally, the geopolitical stability of the region ensures safety and resilience. 

In addition to the upgraded investment promotion measures and investment stimulation measures for the economy, the BOI has introduced new programmes such as retention and expansion initiatives, relocation programmes, and social and local development programmes.  These initiatives aim to further enhance the economic landscape and create a conducive environment for businesses to flourish. 

Dr Pojanath would like to extend sincere thanks to Khun Vibeke Lyssand Leirvåg, Chairwoman of the Joint Foreign Chamber of Commerce Thailand (JFCCT) and the JFCCT Office for facilitating the opportunity to participate in this event and gain valuable insights into the dynamic trade relations between China and Thailand. 

For a detailed account of the event, please see the article by Bangkok Post:

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