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Note on a country-by-country view on shifting geopolitics in the region.

With the recent APEC, ASEAN and East Asia Summits along with President Trump’s first major trip to Southeast Asia, Vriens & Partners has prepared the attached note to provide a country-by-country view on shifting geopolitics in the region. Please click the button for the full report.



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Joint Chambers Luncheon: “2018 Prospects for Thailand Tourism"

On Wednesday 15 November “2018 Prospects for Thailand Tourism and Tourism Ministry's Plan", a Business Luncheon with special guest speaker H.E. Ms. Kobkarn Wattanavrangkul, Minister of Tourism and Sports Thailand was hosted. 
Khun Kobkarn gave an update on the future direction of Thailand Tourism and the Tourism Ministry’s plans for 2018, as well as the extent to which it will affect business in Thailand both in public and private sectors. Presentation slides can be found below.



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NFIA-TNSC Seminar: "Export Logistiscs Europe"

A fruitful seminar with profound speakers from the Export and Logistics sector was organized by the Netherlands Foreign Investment Agency and the Thai National Shipper's Council Thursday 19 October. During this seminar speeches were given by the representatives of the Thai National Shipper’s Council, Holland International Distribution Council, the Port of Rotterdam, the Customs Attaché of the Netherlands, and by KPMG. Presentations by [1] Remco Buurman (HIDC), [2] Rick Ligthart (Customs) and [3] Sofie Tolk (Port of Rotterdam) can be found below respectively. 



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Joint Chambers Luncheon: “Thailand Customs 4.0"

On Tuesday 10 October a Joint Chambers Luncheon: "Thailand Customs 4.0" was hosted in partnership with leading bilateral foreign Chambers of Commerce. “Customs 4.0” is a modern platform to improve customer services quality, transparency and efficacy in custom process. A total of 12 programs have been introduced by Thai Customs to align customs service with the world-class standard. Customs Alliances is one among the programs to enhance communication and coordination between Thai Customs and the private sector. In addition to the introduction of “Thai Customs 4.0”, the key changes in new Customs Act B.E. 2560 (2017) and its impact on business were discussed at the event. The presentations slides used at the seminar can be found below.



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Joint Chambers Business Talk & Networking Event: "Economic Update and Present Real Estate Market in Thailand" 

Tuesday 26 September the Joint Chambers Business Talk & Networking Event: "Economic Update and Present Real Estate Market in Thailand" took place. During this event guest speakers were Dr. Kirida Bhaopichitr, Director Of Research, Thailand Development Research Institute and Mr. Phanom Kanjanathiemthao, Managing Director of Knight Frank Thailand. Please find the presentations accompanying their Business Talks respectively below.



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