|Foreign Investment & the Foreign Business Act
A deep dive into understanding Thailand’s foreign investment regime, history and priorities.
Tuesday 26 February 0830 – 1130
Radisson blu, Sukhumvit Bangkok, The Suite 3rd Floor
The Foreign Business Act was enacted in AD 1999, with the intent of protecting Thai industries not yet ready to compete. An annual review mechanism was intended to allow industries over time to be opened up to competition, but that system has barely been used.
It is a generally accepted view that many industries are ready to compete, but they remain officially closed. Most companies would benefit from completion, rather than be harmed by it. The real harm is more likely to be the continue protection, allowing inefficient and non-competitive practices.
This seminar is a deep dive into an understanding of the workings of the regulation of foreign investment and insights into what can be done to contribute more to the competitiveness of the Thai economy. A Primer and Backgrounder will provide background understanding.
Agenda (in PDF here) *revised edition
|0800 - 0830
||Registration and Refreshments
|0830 - 0840
||Opening – Mr Giuseppe Busini. Minister Counsellor and Deputy Head of Mission, Delegation of the European Union to Thailand (confirmed)
|0840 - 0900
||Overview of Foreign Investment in Thailand via the FBA and other means – Mr. Vuttikrai Leewiraphan, Director-General, Department of Business Development, Ministry of Commerce (confirmed)
|0900 - 0925
||Foreign Investment economics and regulation Dr Deunden Nikomborirak, Research Director, Economic Governance TDRI (confirmed)
|0925 - 0950
||Process and Criteria for Foreign Business Licences and Foreign Business Certificates; Mr Chaiwat Keratisuthisathorn, Senior Associate, Corporate & Commercial Department, Tilleke & Gibbins (confirmed)
|0950 - 1000
||Foreign Dominance Notification – what is it, what does it mean? Speaker confirmed
|1000 - 1015
|1030 - 1125
||Moderated Business Roundtable – major issues. Three business leaders, TDRI, DBD. Dialogue, then Q&A by Pigeonhole and directly
|1125 - 1130
Ticket Price (including VAT 7%) includes refreshments and booklet
|General ticket price / Non Members
|EABC members, other participating Chambers; Sponsors/Supporters if in addition to limited complimentary places
SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR SPONSOR
Lufthansa Group is a leading aviation group
The Lufthansa Group is an aviation company with operations worldwide. In the financial year 2017, the Lufthansa Group generated revenue of EUR 35.6bn and employed an average of 128,856 staff. The structure of the business segments was adjusted in line with the three-pillar concept behind the corporate strategy at the beginning of the financial year. Since then, the Lufthansa Group has been organized into the business segments Network Airlines, Point-to-Point Airlines, Aviation Services (comprising the segments Logistics, MRO and Catering), and Additional Businesses and Group Functions. All segments occupy a leading position in their respective markets.
Please note that registrations not cancelled in advance will be invoiced (as is the normal practice). Please advise by 5pm Monday 25 February to firstname.lastname@example.org if you cannot attend.
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- 2 free tickets
- Company logo on stage
- Oral recognition.
- Inclusive VIP Photo
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- Company logo on stage
- Oral recognition
- Inclusive VIP photo
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- 4x free tickets
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