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The NTCC provides its members with information on the economic situation of and outlook for Thailand, information on the regulatory aspects of doing business in Thailand and the steps in setting up businesses. We have collected a number of interesting presentations and documents which contain valuable information.



Can South-East Asia live up to its E-commerce potential?

Southeast Asia is on the verge of an e-commerce boom. Winning starts by understanding how consumer behavior here is quickly evolving. The region is home to more than 250 million smartphone users. But only one in four consumers over the age of 16 in the region has ever made an online purchase. Check Bain's report and find out what it will take to help Southeast Asia reach its vast potential for digital commerce.

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PwC Tax Insight #19/2016 Tax & Legal Update

This tax and legal update from PwC concerns the revised regulations of the Free Zone storage time limits.

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EU-ASEAN Business Council sentiment survey

This sentiment survey shows that European businesses in ASEAN overwhelmingly expect their profits to grow and their operations to expand over the medium term. The EU has previously launched Foreign Trade Agreement negotiations with Thailand and Malaysia and already has completed negotiations with Singapore and Vietnam. Recently also talks with Philippines and Indonesia were launched. These agreements will comprise building blocks for a possible future region-to-region FTA with ASEAN.

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Facilitate Immigration Policy in driving towards “Thailand 4.0”

Please see attached the presentation on Facilitating Immigration Policy in driving towards “Thailand 4.0” which was presented at the PC meeting on 17 August 2016 by K. Surong Bulakul, Vice Chair of Thai Chamber of Commerce and Chairman, The working group on Immigration (Public-Private Collaboration).

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We aim for you to remember our events. First of all by organizing an unforgettable gathering, and secondly by always having a photographer by our side to capture all impressions - please find below the result of these efforts in 2016. Would you like to see historical pictures? Do let us know, we have a large database of pictures from 2004 onwards!


Tourism Breakfast Meeting

At the early hours of 21 March the Tourism Breakfast Meeting was held at the Sheraton Grande Sukhumvit. The discussion during the meeting centered around the question 'how to support Dutch tourists in trouble in a responsible manner'. The attendees discussed whether exhange of information or enhanced collaboration in crisis situations could be the way forward. Guest speakers Lucien Heijstee, Thaivivat Insurance PCL, and Ernst-Otto Smit, Green Wood Travel, started the discussion chaired by Dr. Bert van Walbeek 

New Year Cocktail SO Sofitel

On January 24th we toasted on 2017 during the New Year Cocktail at the SO Sofitel. With over 120 attendees it was a great event. The location at the rooftop on the 30th floor was fantastic. Many thanks to Jet Airways for sponsoring the night!

Chiang Mai Chapter networking

The first Chiang Mai event of 2017 took place on 12 January at a new venue: the Starwork Co-working space on Tunghotel Road. Next to the usual networking setting Alex Veldkamp (CEO of Life Style Mall Retail Investment Co., Ltd) gave a special ‘quick-scan’ presentation on the change and business opportunities following the creation of the ASEAN Economic Community (EAC). 

NTCCxTech kick-off

On the first of December we organized the NTCCxTech kick-off event. The evening began with a panel discussion with speakers John Traas from, Amarit Franssen from AppMan, Gary Saisangkagomon from GoBear and Jérôme Le Louer from Wishbeer. As we had many attendees from both start-ups and corporates we continued networking with a very diverse group. 

Joint Chambers Tourism luncheon

On November 23 we organized a Joint Chambers Tourism luncheon:  ‘The road to 30 million visitors, what’s next?’ with John Koldowski. Check here the photos from the talk and networking afterwards.

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