Presentation on theme: "Connecting Thailand and Canada: The New Chapter of Business and Economic Relations Panel Discussion: The Way Forward Chen Namchaisiri – Vice Chairman The."— Presentation transcript:
Connecting Thailand and Canada: The New Chapter of Business and Economic Relations Panel Discussion: The Way Forward Chen Namchaisiri – Vice Chairman The Federation of Thai Industries March 20, 2015 Dusit Thani Hotel, Bangkok.
Areas of Cooperation Energy ◦ Shale Oil and Gas ◦ Oil price slump, but not for long ◦ Transportation Cost ◦ Conversion to LNG ◦ Technical Transfer ◦ Potential of Shale Deposit in Thailand ◦ Co-investment
Areas of Cooperation Forestry, Pulp and Paper ◦ Natural Forest Maintenance and Enrichment ◦ Cultivated Rubber and Eucalyptus Trees Abundant ◦ Contract Farming in Neighboring Countries ◦ Printing and Packaging Industry ◦ Furniture Industry ◦ Wood Pellets for Renewable Energy
Areas of Cooperation Renewable Energy & Energy Conservation ◦ Wood Pellet ◦ Lignin ◦ Gasification ◦ Bioenergy ◦ Green Building ◦ Fuel Cells ◦ Sustainable Transportations ◦ Green Industries
Areas of Cooperation Education ◦ Canada – Preferred Destination ◦ Student Exchange Program Tourism ◦ Eco-tourism ◦ Healthcare Services and Long-stay
Areas of Cooperation Automotive ◦ Rubber & Tyres ◦ Spare Parts (After Market) Medical Equipments & Supplies
Areas of Cooperation IT & Digital Commerce ◦ Canada as Gateway to NAFTA ◦ Thailand as Gateway to AFTA ◦ Borderless Economies
Closer Ties? Canada considers free trade with Thailand despite internal warnings STEVEN CHASE OTTAWA — The Globe and Mail Published Friday, Dec. 19 2014, 6:00 AM EST Last updated Friday, Dec. 19 2014, 6:00 AM EST
Closer Ties? Exchange of Investment Bureau ◦ BOI offices Exchange of Tourism Bureau APEC Business Travel Card (ABTC)
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