Thai agency eyes return of Chinese exhibitors to stimulate economy


  • Thailand
  • Wednesday, 25 Nov 2020

Chinese exhibitors are well-known in introducing latest technology such as aviation, aircraft repairing technology, next-generation automotive, and smart electronics.

BANGKOK (Xinhua): A senior officer from Thailand's state convention planning agency said Tuesday (Nov 24) that the agency is eyeing for an early return of Chinese exhibitors to Thailand to boost the regional trade hub for logistics, infrastructure and advanced technologies.

Chinese exhibitors are well-known in introducing latest technology such as aviation, aircraft repairing technology, next-generation automotive, and smart electronics, among others, President of the Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau (TCEB) Chiruit Isarangkun Na Ayuthaya told Xinhua.

The agency is waiting for the Thai government to ease the Covid-19 related travel restrictions, he said.

The TCEB has registered 350 companies from China which had shown their intent to bring meeting and incentive groups to Thailand in April 2021, said Nichapa Yoswee, TCEB's senior vice-president.

"So if a Covid-19 vaccine is accessible, then our projection for the MICE (meetings, incentives, conventions and exhibitions industry) growth will return to the pre-pandemic period of 10 per cent," said Nichapa.

"As for now, with no vaccines and with air restrictions in place, our projection of growth is at a conservative estimate of 3.5 per cent only."

Nichapa said the latest Chinese innovation and technology can help bring about more alternatives and help facilitate investments and the supply chain in Thailand's Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC).

"We have registered 200 groups of Chinese exhibitors, 150 people in each group, all waiting for the pandemic to sooth out so that air restrictions will eventually ease," said Nichapa.

Once the foreign exhibitors are in to showcase their products and innovation, the Thai economy will pick up again, Nichapa said.

Article type: metered
User Type: anonymous web
User Status:
Campaign ID: 1
Cxense type: free
User access status: 3

Thailand , China , convention , agency , exhibitors

   

Did you find this article insightful?

Yes
No

100% readers found this article insightful

Next In Aseanplus News

Philippines: More infectious Covid-19 variant found in northern country, total nears 515,000
China says US military in South China Sea not good for peace
India and China clash again on Himalayan border (update)
Covid-19: 3,048 new cases, 11 fatalities bring death toll to 689
HSR Project might be revisited when economy is more stable
22 Trapped Chinese miners: 11 rescued, 10 dead in total, one still missing, rescue mission still on
Suu Kyi in line to get vaccine early as Myanmar readies rollout
Philippines universities reject accusation of Maoist rebel recruitment on campus
Russia provides Covid-19 vaccine Sputnik V to Laos; total cases now at 44
KLCI tumbles 20 points; over 1,100 stocks in red

Stories You'll Enjoy


-->