European Association for Business and Commerce
Joint Chambers Luncheon on Thailand Economic Outlook 2017 on 28 February 2017

European Association for Business and Commerce (EABC) , in  partnership with GTCC (host) and leading bilateral foreign Chambers of Commerce, is delighted to invite you and your friends to join:
Joint Chambers Luncheon  “Thailand Economic Outlook 2017”

Date: Tuesday, 28 February 2017
Time: 11:30-14:00 hours
Venue: Pimarnman room, Anantara Siam Bangkok Hotel (map)

Facing various risks especially from the external sector in 2016, would Thai economy gain speed in growth this year? Political, economic and financial issues in European countries, the U.S. and China are seen as challenges for Thailand's economic growth. However, many experts believe that Thailand will receive an economic boost due to the government's efforts, increasing domestic spending and effects of ASEAN economic network. But will the Thai economy gain speed in 2017 and how fast will it be?
Luncheon "Thailand Economic Outlook 2017" will provide you with an overview of global and regional challenges, in particular for German businesses — discussed by our prominent keynote speaker, Dr. Volker Treier, Deputy Chief Executive Officer, DIHK. Representatives of distinguished German companies DHL Supply Chain, Thailand Cluster, Mercedes-Benz (Thailand), M+W (Thailand), Siemens, and Trumpf will discuss Thailand’s economic trends, insights into key industry sectors in Thailand, and challenges to face in 2017.
11:30-12:00      Registration
12:00                Welcoming remarks, Mr. Phongsakdi Chakshuvej, President, GTCC
12:05-12:20      Keynote Speech
"Global and Regional Challenges for German Businesses in 2017"
Dr. Volker Treier, Deputy Chief Executive Officer, DIHK
12:20-12:50      Lunch starter & main course served
12:50-14:00      Panel Discussion 
“Will the Thai Economy Gain Speed in 2017? What does it need?"
Moderator: Ms. Piyakanit Yen-Ura, Senior Representative at Commerzbank AG Representative Office Bangkok
 Mr. Kevin Burrell, Chief Executive Officer      DHL Supply Chain, Thailand Cluster
 Mr. Michael Grewe, President and Chief Executive Officer       Mercedes-Benz (Thailand) Limited
 Mr. Martin Malleier, Managing Director  M+W (Thailand) Ltd.
 Mr. Markus Lorenzini, President and Chief Executive Officer       Siemens Ltd.
 Dr. Florian Zock, Head of Business Development Asia-Pacific & GM      Trumpf Thailand Ltd.
 14:00     Q&A / End of luncheon

Admission fee:
Members:          1,200
Non-members:   2,000
**payment method: Cash at event is preferred