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Digital Transformation - The Implementation of PromptPay: Pushing Forward a Cashless Society

On Tuesday 27 June, NCCT in collaboration with BCCT, AustCham, CanCham and Singapore-Thai Chamber of Commerce organized a Multi Chambers Lunch Panel on "Digital Transformation - The Implementation of PromptPay: Pushing Forward a Cashless Society" at So Sofitel Bangkok. PromptPay is a new online banking system, initiated by the Thai Banker’s Association and the Bank of Thailand, that allows users to easily transfer funds to each other electronically. The panel, moderated by Gareth Davies, included Yos Kimsawatde, Anuchit Anuchitanukul and Wanna Noparbhorn. See the presentation for a short overview of what has been discussed at this luncheon.


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Transport Infrastructure Investment Action Plan 2017 - Towards Sustainable Transport

On Wednesday 21 June the Minister of Transport, H.E. Arkhom Termpittayapaisith, gave an presentation on Thailand's infrastructure plans and the key priorities. At this Joint Chambers Luncheon, Thailand’s Transportation Infrastructure Development Plan and Strategy was highlighted and an update on the transport infrastructure investment action plan and priority projects was given. For a quick overview of Thailand's infrastructure investment plans make sure to check the uploaded presentation.


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Thailand's Transformation Roadmap - a presentation by Dr. Porametee Vimolsiri, Secretary General NESDB

Dr. Porametee Vimolsiri, Secretary General of the National Economic and Social Development Board gave a presentation on the future of Thailand during the last Joint Chambers luncheon. The presentation outlined Thailand's development agenda, (future) challenges and NESDB's 20 years vision for the future of Thailand. A lot was addressed and discussed during the luncheon. See the presentation below to learn more.


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McKinsey & Company report on regional trends in the ASEAN countries - March 2017

Management consulting firm McKinsey&Company analyses macroeconomic trends, financial markets and government and policy in the ASEAN countries. The ASEAN economies showed signs of consolidating the robust gains of the past several months. Retails sales continued to grow across the region, but the pace of growth slowed slightly from previous months. Retail sales growth in Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, and Vietnam moderated, while improving slightly in the Philippines and Singapore. Industrial production growth grew at a slower pace in the region and inflation is becoming a concern for many ASEAN countries, in part driven by imported inflation as a result of the strong US dollar. See the report for the full analysis.

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BOI Policy Update - A Presentation by Duangjai Asawachintachit, Deputy Secretary General of the BOI

During the European Chambers Luncheon in March 2017 the Deputy Secretary General of the Thailand Board of Investors Khun Duangjai Asawachintachit updated the Thai-European business community on the current and future policy of the BOI. The presentation covered the new investment promotion tools and policies towards Thailand 4.0. The presentation also covered area-based and investment promotion policies and measures in 2017, such as those in the Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC). We have uploaded the presentation for you in case you want to reread some of the things mentioned.




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