Thailand Tender and Business News

Asia Trade and Exhibition Show Three Month Rolling Calendar

In our current 3-month rolling calendar of some of the more intriguing and trade shows, we feature one of the biggest Maritime shows in the world, along with exhibitions on Food Manufacturing Tech, Industry Automation, Apparel Manufacturing, Food Packaging, Pools & Spas, Garden and Landscaping Design, and the signature Asian Airshow event for this time of the year.

'Thailand 4.0' Emphasizes Move to Robotics and Automation For Growth

As Thailand moves past its original technology role mostly as a low-cost manufacturer, it is now focusing on Value Creation as the key focus of its Thailand 4.0 model. The country has specifically begun targeting robotics and automation technology as key to the country's economic and tech future.

APEC Develops Policies to Help Diversify Asia-Pacific Workforce

The APEC member economies just completed a major planning effort to look at how to enhance economic empowerment for women across the region. It is part of a broader move to secure workforces and growth as major new forces shift the nature of the Asia-Pacific business landscape.

ITOCHU Invests $1M in Thai Startup Eko

Japanese trading house ITOCHU Corporation has made a $1 million strategic investment into Eko Communications, a Thailand-based technology startup that operates a business messaging app.

Bangkok to Build Region's Tallest Observation Tower

Bangkok will soon get its first city observation tower, designed as a cultural landmark and a future major tourism draw. It will be 459 meters high and will be the tallest observation tower in Southeast Asia.

APEC Locks Down Illegal Timber Trade

APEC is working on a plan to enhance customs checks throughout the member countries, with the goal of potentially slowing the flow of illegal lumber and wood products shipped within the community.

Bombardier to Supply First Monorails in Thailand

Bombardier Transportation, a rail equipment manufacturer in Germany, has won two contracts for its BOMBARDIER INNOVIA Monorail 300 system for two mass rapid transit lines in Bangkok, Thailand.

OECD Begins Tighter Collaboration with Thailand, With Focus on Digital Economy

The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), with headquarters in France, has increasing confidence in Thailand's potential, especially after implementation of recent reforms. It is now taking the step for a much closer partnership with the government of Thailand in helping transform the country's economic potential.

APEC Moves to Simplify Food Export Regulations

APEC has launched work on a major simplification of food export documentation in the region. Now it is so complex that a single producer of frozen processed foods such as lasagna may need to submit over 200 pages of certification paperwork per shipment to export their product.

Viet Nam Prime Minister Represents APEC at G20 Summit

During the Group of 20 leaders' summit in Hamburg, Germany, recently, Viet Nam Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc delivered a strong message of support for international cooperation on behalf of the APEC member nations, to address trade and growth challenges in the unsettled global environment.

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