Wednesday, May 6th 2015 the Department of International Trade Promotion Ministry of Commerce, Royal Thai Government held a seminar on “Indonesia – Thailand Towards AEC 2015” at Bali Room Hotel Indonesia Kempinski. The welcome remarks were made by Ms. Vilasinee Nonsrichai, Director, Thai Trade Center and Mr. Sachin Gopalan, Chief Executive Officer of Berita Satu Media Holdings.
Department of International Trade Promotion (DITP) established the AEC Business Center in May this year. This is one of the proactive measures taken by the Ministry of Commerce in preparation for the AEC, which will be implemented in 2015. The objectives of AEC Business Center are to provide in-depth information, networking, and other services for Thai companies, who are eager to explore more business opportunities or invest in ASEAN countries. The centre basically offers sourcing information and business matching opportunities for both Thai and ASEAN importers.
Mr. Nithee Seeprae, Director of Tourism Authority Thailand also mentioned the possible process of single visa within ASEAN countries for non ASEAN nationalities. He said it will attract more tourists to explore the ASEAN countries.
The ASEAN Public Relations Network has spoken to Ms. Vilasinee Nonsrichai, Director, Thai Trade Center, and Mr. Nithee Seeprae, Director of Tourism Authority Thailand for any possible future collaboration in creating awareness and facilitating the network between companies and professionals of each ASEAN country. By collaborating in the future, we hope to transform the ASEAN region with approximately 600 million consumers into an integrated market for goods and services.
The forum successfully ended with the business matching session where 44 Thai companies were able to showcase traditional Thailand costumes, food and jewelleries.