The Joint Standing Committee on Commerce, Industry and Banking (JSCCIB) comprising of the Board of Trade of Thailand, the Federation of Thai Industries and the Thai Banker?s Association has organized its annual seminar on:

?Thailand?s  Investment Environment: Looking Forward?

Organized by

The Joint Standing Committee on Commerce, Industry and Banking (JSCCIB)

with cooperation of

The Joint Foreign Chambers of Commerce in Thailand (JFCCT)

Thursday, July 15, 2010, at 08.30-12.00 hours

At  Mahisorn Hall, SCB Park PlazaRachadapisek Road, Chatuchak, Bangkok 10900



Members of foreign Chambers of Commerce are cordially invited to attend the event, please kindly circulate the invitation to your chambers members for their interest.

For reservation please contact MTCC office Tel No. 02 677 7393 or e-mail to by Friday, 9 July 2010.




0800-0830 hrs.                        Registration


830-845       .                          Welcome Remarks

Dr. Prasarn Trairatvorakul,

Chairman, The Joint Standing Committee on Commerce, Industry and Banking

Chairman, The Thai Bankers? Association


0845-0915 hrs.                        Opening Remarks

H.E. Mr. Abhisit Vejjajiva, Prime Minister of Thailand  


0915-1015 hrs.                        Session 1 : Panel Discussion on ?Ease of Doing Business in Thailand?

                                                Focus areas:

– Trade and investment impediments affecting both local and  foreign investors? decision.

– Main criteria to improve the country?s  ?Ease of Doing Business?

– How to comply with the required international standards and the forthcoming standards. 


Mr. Mathew A. Verghis, Lead Economist, The World Bank

Mr. Nandor G.von der Luehe, Chairman, The Joint Foreign Chambers of Commerce in Thailand (JFCCT)

Mr. Payungsak Chartsutipol, Chairman, The Federation of Thai Industries

Mr. Dusit  Nontanakorn, Chairman, The Board of Trade of Thailand

                                                Moderator: Mr. Phongsak Assakul, Vice Chairman, The Board of Trade of Thailand



1015-1130 hrs.                        Session 2 : Panel Discussion on ? New Paradigm of Development with full participation?

                                                Focus areas:

– How has income distribution changed over the past decades?

– Short and long term strategies to narrow the income gaps : welfare measures and productivity improvement

– National Committee with broad participation to map out policy, measures and target to eradicate  poverty and narrow income gaps

– Propose this as National Agenda


Dr. Somchai Jitsuchon, Research Director, Macroeconomic Department and Income Distribution, Thailand Development Research Institute (TDRI)

Mr. Jean-Pierre Verbiest, Country Director, Thailand Resident Mission, Asian Development Bank

Mr. Voranai Vanijaka, Coordinating ?editor, Bangkok Post


Mr. Arin Jira,

  Co-Chair, ASEAN Business Advisory Council

  Deputy Secretary General, The Federation of Thai Industries


1130-1145 hrs.                        Session 3 : Summary  and Recommendation

Dr. Twatchai Yongkittikul, Secretary General, The Thai Bankers? Association


1145-1200 hrs.                        Closing Remarks

H.E. Dr. Trirong Suwannakhiri, Deputy Prime Minister


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