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Our first issue of TFCC News is out.  Please, read the latest news from TFCC and its members!

 

THE FULL NEWSLETTER IS HERE – June 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On June 6, 2019, The Embassy of Finland and TFCC organized “Waste-to-Value” Business Opportunity Validation Workshop, the goal of which was to present some identified market opportunities suitable for the Finnish companies working in this sector, and get comments and suggestions from participating companies on how to tap into these opportunities.  The event also provided a perfect platform for the key players, which have already established their operations here, for exchanging ideas and experiences, related to issues associated with waste management.

In total, 39 participants (representatives from Finnish and Thai businesses, Thai state officials and University scholars) shared their views on existing opportunities and barriers which slow down the business development in this sector.

The participants identified the following challenges for Finnish companies which impede winning the deals from ongoing and upcoming local projects:

1)      Understanding the real needs of customers and decision-making criteria;

2)      Understanding the local culture and conditions for participating in the upcoming bids; (Very often the participation process is non-transparent and the bids are won by those, who are in close connection with the decision-maker);

3)      Price-quality ratio; (Finnish companies usually have to master so-called “value selling”, as they are hardly ever the cheapest solutions.  The stress should be made on the unique value they offer to the local customer);

4)      More commitment from the Finnish side; (Selling the products/services via local partners without active participation in terms of investment will not lead to a successful business in Thailand);

5)      Project financing; (Finns should offer competitive financing.  Otherwise, it is very difficult to win deals against competitors from Japan, South Korea, China as well as from other western countries, which sometimes offer their solutions with a set of complete financing instruments);

The participants agreed on the following possible ways to overcome these barriers:

1)      The TFCC and the Embassy could open the doors to government and high-level decision –makers.  Just talk to us!

2)      TFCC can help in finding reliable local partners (this is a service which helps the companies to find the best possible expert to develop the Value Proposition and engage successfully with the right partners in the right sales channels);

3)      TFCC can help sharing the knowledge and information.  The Chamber offers a “mentoring service” which connects the newcomers to the industry experts and “product champions”;

4)      Organization of seminars, market updates and workshops (where participants can further exchange their experiences and interact with each other).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

How investment policy is promoted and supported in Thailand? Is it getting easier for foreign companies to start the business here? Which industries are in high priority for investment? What are the incentives for the new companies to step into the Thai market? How much investment has been already attracted within Thailand 4.0 program? The answers to these and other investment related issues can be obtained at the joint Nordic Chambers seminar, which will take place on June 20, 2019, at 16:30 – 18:30, at the Embassy of Denmark. The main speaker is the Secretary General of Board of Investment, Khun Duangjai Asawachintachit.

The members of TFCC get a special discounted entrance fee – 600 Baht.

TFCC would like to welcome our newest Corporate member, Peikko Group.

Peikko is a family-owned international company founded in 1965. It is headquartered in Lahti, Finland. Peikko supplies a large selection of concrete connections and composite beams for both precast and cast-in-situ solutions in a wide variety of applications. Peikko’s innovative solutions make your construction process faster, safer, and more effective. Peikko’s network covers local offices in 34 countries and certified own production in 10 countries worldwide.

Our aim is to serve you locally with leading solutions in terms of quality, safety, and innovation. Peikko has a clear focus on regularly introducing new, tested innovative solutions and services.

Headquarters Address:

P.O.Box 104, Voimakatu 3, 15101 Lahti

Country

Finland

Tel.: +358 20 707 511

E-mail address:

Website:

www.peikko.com / www.peikko.th

Established:

1965

Ownership:

Private company

Contact Person

Name: Mr. Triaskin Dmytro, Business Development Manager

Email:

In February 2019, TFCC held a survey among its members in order to understand its current status and to see the achievements and challenges of the member-companies. Following are the results that we would like to share with you.

TFCC business barometer 1.pptx

Embassy of Finland is pleased to invite you to the presentation of the Team Finland priorities and activities 2018 and to the launching of TFCC’s new strategy and services.

The 2nd “Digi.travel Thailand International Conference & Expo 2017” will give answers to five major questions in the digital tourism economy. “Digi.travel Thailand International Conference & Expo” is part of the “Digi.travel World Events”, is the top annual meeting-point for experts from the eTourism, mTourism, travel technology, digital travel marketing and distribution channels with decision makers, entrepreneurs, professionals from the travel & hospitality industry of Thailand, the ASEAN Countries as well as the rest of the world, where they can exchange knowledge and experiences, to learn and do business.

Travel Media Applications in cooperation with PATA Thailand Chapter organize this well esteemed event for the second year in Bangkok, on June 28th 2017. This year also incorporates “TripAdvisor Insights Masterclass” in partnership with TripAdvisor.

In the evening of the first day we will celebrate the 4th Digital Innovation Asia Awards where the most innovative digital work in Asia Pacific travel and tourism is featured.

Registration: http://thailand2017.digi.travel/#tile_registration_anchor

Event type: Webinar
Date: Thursday 11, May 2017
Time: 10:00–11:00am (Brussels) / 15:00-16:00 (Bangkok)
Location: Your own computer
Admission: No charge
Language: English


Event Description:

In light of the EU Gateway | Business Avenuess business mission to Singapore and Thailand on the Information and Communication Technology Sector of May 22 to 27, join the South-East Asia IPR SME Helpdesk for a Webinar Session on ICT in Thailand: IPR Protection on 11 May 2017. Thailand’s ICT Sector is growing rapidly, and the Thai government is placing heavy emphasis on its development. This provides the perfect circumstances for EU SMEs providing ICT technology and interested in expanding in South-East Asia to further explore the many possibilities Thailand might offer. However, true to our motto “Know before you Go!”, we would like to emphasise the IPR risks and essentials which come along with any new foreign market.

So join the South-East Asia IPR SME helpdesk on Thursday, 11 May 2017, 10:00 – 11:00am (Brussels time), 15:00 – 16:00pm (Bangkok time), you are welcome to join Helpdesk experts Mr. Nic Garnett for a webinar session ” ICT in Thailand: IPR Protection“. Mr. Garnett will give European SMEs a comprehensive overview of the IPR landscape in Thailand, opportunities that this sector may offer and how to best tackle these, as well as relevant best practices in the shape of case-studies.

The free of charge web-based expert presentations provide cost-effective, applicable business advice, including practical IP steps to be taken before and during business activities in or related to the ICT Sector in Thailand. The webinar includes interactive poll questions and case study examples.

Get valuable insights from our expert, ask questions live throughout the webinar and receive expert response during the Q&A session!

Agenda (Bangkok time):

15:00 – 15:05 | Welcome and introduction by the IPR SME Helpdesk team

15:05 – 15:45 | Presentation by the South-East Asia IP expert Mr.Nic Garnett

15:45 – 16:00 | Live Q&A session

Registration: HERE


Expert bio:

Mr. Nic Garnett

Nic Garnett, a consultant with Inter Right (Asia) Co. Ltd , is an internationally recognised expert on the management and protection of copyrights, and a leading lawyer in e-commerce. Nic has represented major online content service providers and rights holders in the licensing of exploitation rights in Asia, the United States and across the European Union. He has advised a wide range of international clients on diverse aspects of e-commerce and internet law, including areas such as security, data privacy, distance selling, e-money, and website contracting. His knowledge of digital media technologies, especially those deployed in the protection of copyrights, has led to extensive advisory work with clients such as the UK Government and the World Intellectual Property Organization, for whom he has written a number of major studies on the relationship between copyright and technology.

A UK-qualified lawyer, Nic holds a postgraduate degree (D.E.A.) in French private law from the Université de Bordeaux, and he received his Masters of Arts in Law from the University of Cambridge. He spent 10 years in Silicon Valley working as both in-house counsel and as a business consultant in the digital media field. His previous assignments include leading the international music recording industry’s anti-piracy efforts in Asia and in Eastern Europe, as well as the organisation’s standardisation efforts in new technology. Nic joined the Helpdesk network in February 2014.

 

About webinars:

A webinar is a virtual web-based seminar which you can join from the comfort and convenience of your own office or home. Attending webinars can save you time and money, while still delivering key information and allowing for speaker-attendee interaction.

 

About the South-East Asia IPR SME Helpdesk:

The South-East Asia IPR SME Helpdesk is a European Union co-funded project that provides free, practical, business advice relating to ASEAN IPR to European SMEs. To learn about any aspect of intellectual property rights in South-East-Asia, visit our online portal at www.ipr-hub.eu. For free expert advice on South-East Asia IPR for your business, e-mail your questions to: . You will receive a reply from one of the Helpdesk experts within three working days. The South-East Asia IPR SME Helpdesk is jointly implemented by DEVELOPMENT Solutions, European Union Chamber of Commerce in Vietnam, Thai European Business Association & European Business Network.