UK and Thailand develop business partnership

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UK and Thailand develop business partnership

Originally Posted on 22nd July 2014|Original Link

Visit of Thai business leaders to the UK provides opportunity to develop the bilateral trade and investment relationship.

Ambassador Mark Kent accompanied a delegation of Thai business leaders on a visit to the UK from the 22 to 25 June 2014. The visit programme focused on developing trade and investment cooperation between the UK and Thailand.

Opportunities in Thailand

The visit enabled UK businesses to hear about developments in Thailand, and learn more about the opportunities for UK companies in south east Asia’s second largest economy.

Mark kent meetingThailand is ranked 18th of 189 countries in the World Bank’s ‘Ease of Doing Business’ survey. It offers opportunities for British businesses across a diverse range of sectors including:

agri-business, food processing, food and drink
consumer products
automobiles
advanced engineering and aerospace
renewable energy
services (business, financial and professional)
digital TV
smart city technologies
education and skills
Visit programme

The visit programme included:

a roundtable discussion on investing in the UK
a seminar for UK companies on the opportunities and challenges of doing business and investing in Thailand (over 90 attendees)
briefings on the UK’s world leading capabilities in the food, drink, bio-fuels and financial services sectors
briefing on entrepreneurship including ‘Sirius’, the UK government backed programme to support graduate entrepreneurs
meeting with the British Chambers of Commerce, the Board of Trade and Thai Chamber’s counterpart organisation in the UK
The delegation also met with the Rt Hon Mike Weatherley, Chair of the ASEAN All Party Parliamentary Group and other MPs with an interest in Thailand.

Delegation

The delegation was led by the Board of Trade / Thai Chamber of Commerce and the Board of Investment. It included senior representatives from some of Thailand’s leading companies including:

Central Retail Corporation
Thai Bev
Mitr Phol
Bangkok Bank
Thanachart Bank
CP Foods

  

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