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Working Meeting with OPDC Subcommittees on LFA Issues
On 16 March 2017, EABC delegation, led by President Rolf-Dieter Daniel, EABC Board and Chair of Healthcare and Pharmaceuticals / EABC Silver Partner / GSK, Dr. Thavirap Tantiwongse, and EABC Board and Chair of Cross Sectoral Issues / KPMG, Mr. Nicholas Bellamy, had participated in the Kick-Off working meeting to improve Licensing Facilitation Act held by Office of the Public Sector Development Commission (OPDC).  The EABC delegation consisted of Mr. John Quarmby, EABC Chairman of Transport and Logistics, EABC Policy Manager, Mr. Chaladbhum Temkasem, EABC Automotive Representative / EABC Platinum Partner / BMW, Mr. Ron Sirivanasandha, EABC Food and Beverages Representative / EABC Gold Partner / Pernod Ricard, Ms. Wannaporn Wattanakasemsat, and EABC Healthcare and Pharmaceuticals Representative / Sanofi-Aventis, Ms. Wannapa Withaporn. The event was presided by Dr. Thosaporn Sirisumphand, Secretary-General of OPDC. This event was the initiative of EABC urging the Royal Thai Government to accept for the first time participation of foreign chambers in their working groups. Representatives from EABC provided the largest contingent of all participating organizations.
 
“It was one of the achievements for the Royal Thai Government to include foreign participations in the working groups. The large crowds of foreign representatives were most represented by the EABC in this meeting.”
 
The next meeting for intellectual property subcommittee will be on Thursday 30 March, 13:30 hrs. Other subcommittee meetings are to be announced.