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Opportunity Thailand - Many opportunities at the centre of ASEAN, a growing market with 600+ million consumers -

  • Scandic Simonkenttä 9 Simonkatu Helsinki, 00101 Finland (map)

Thailand is located at the geographic centre of ASEAN and is an ideal logistics base to serve the region and countries beyond. Free-trade agreements have been established within ASEAN and with China, India, Australia and New Zealand to facilitate trade and investment. This fact coupled with Thailand Board of Investment incentives and a reasonable priced, high quality labour force, good infrastructure and a stable economy make Thailand an ideal steppingstone for expansion into ASEAN.

Business Finland and Thailand Board of Investment (BOI) invite you to a seminar where you will get the opportunity to learn more about Thailand and the possibilities you have for doing business there.

Thailand fulfils many of the key factors required for an attractive destination:
- Young, abundant talent
- Sustained cost competitiveness
- Healthy and manageable turnover rates
- Emphasis on quality, information security
- Enabling Business Policy and regulations
- Access to ASEAN, a growing market with 600+ million consumers

The seminar offers:
- An update of the latest development in the government policies and incentives
- New business opportunities in Thailand for Finnish companies
- Testimonials from Finnish companies doing business in Thailand

Tueday 22 May 2018 at 09:45-13:00, Scandic Simonkenttä, Simonkatu 9, 00100 Helsinki

Contact and registration:

If you have already registered, please disregard this invitation.

Participation is free of charge.


Tuesday 22 May 2018
Scandic Simonkenttä, Simonkatu 9, 00100 Helsinki

09.45 Registration and coffee

10.00 Opening remarks
H.E. Mr Nopporn Adchariyavanich, Ambassador of Thailand to Finland

10.05 Investments opportunities in Thailand
Ms Kanchana Noppun, Executive Director, Investment Services Center, Thailand Board of Investment (BOI)

10.35 Business opportunities for Finnish companies in Thailand
Mr Kai Tuorila, Advisor at Thai-Finnish Chamber of Commerce and fomer Thai Representative for Busines Finland (TBC)

10.55 Case study I: "Services to pulp, paper and energy industries in APAC"
Mr Mika Ollikainen, Director Board and Paper Mills, Asia-Pacific and China, Valmet Technologies Inc.

11.15 Case study II: "Web systems and Mobile applications, developed in Bangkok"
Mr Jukka Katajaharju, COO&Co-founder, Codemate Ltd (TBC)

11.35 Case study III: "Packaging for food and drink"
Mr Olli Koponen, Executive Vice President, Huhtamaki Flexible Packaging

11.55 Q & A

12.00 Lunch buffet and Networking