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With cross-border market opportunities growing rapidly and the end of the Covid-19 pandemic still distant, many businesses are now looking for ways to "go out" and explore new markets and further their business beyond conventional channels.

For companies looking to sell their services and products online, Thailand's rapidly expanding e-commerce market and mature digital landscape can be an attractive destination.

The country ranks third in the world for e-commerce adoption, with 84% of its internet users having made an online purchase in the previous month. Thailand has also recorded the highest number of transactions globally through mobile banking and financial transaction apps.

This year, Thai consumers' e-commerce spending has seen a skyrocketing rise of 74% on food & personal care, and 40% fashion & beauty, and toys & hobbies, compared to 2020. All other sectors, apart from tourism, are seeing double-digit growth.

This is all thanks to the Thai Government actively promoting the "Digital Thailand" initiative and helping businesses digitize their operations and services, especially for SMEs seeking to undergo digital transformation, and promoting a transition to e-commerce amid the global pandemic.

At this webinar, Consul General of Thailand Tull Traisorat will give members an overview of Thailand's recent economic developments and share his insights on the country's rapidly evolving digital landscape.

Dr Chaichana Mitrpant, Executive Director of Thailand's Electronic Transactions Development Agency (ETDA), will talk about the new policies and changes that the Thai government is implementing to boost the country's e-commerce sector, and how members can take advantage of the country's robust online market growth.

Last but not least, Dr Narain Chutijirawong, Director of Clients and Industries at Deloitte Thailand, will explain why Thailand has achieved its success in digital transformation, and give practical advice on Hong Kong businesses can set up shop in Thailand.

Join this webinar to gain unique insights on Thailand's digital transformation and business opportunities in the e-commerce sector!

Speakers' presentations at this event are intended for educational purposes only and do not replace independent professional judgment. Statements of fact and opinions expressed during this event are those of the speakers and participants and, unless expressly stated to the contrary, are not the opinion or position of the Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce, its members, or its committees. The Chamber does not endorse or approve, and assumes no responsibility for, the content, accuracy or completeness of the information presented. Attendees should note that, with the approval of speakers, this event may be recorded, and possibly published on the Chamber's website in audio and/or video formats without further notice.

Recording, duplication or distribution of the contents of the online event is prohibited without prior written permission from the Chamber.


Tull Traisorat, Consul General, Royal Thai Consulate-General in Hong Kong (Opening Remarks)

Dr Chaichana Mitrpant, Executive Director, Electronic Transactions Development Agency (ETDA)

Dr Chaichana Mitrpant heads the ThaiCERT and digital forensics operations and supervises a policy research and development team responsible for promoting electronic transactions in Thailand. As a member of several sub-committees of Thailand's Electronic Transactions Commissions, he contributes to making laws and regulations that foster the secure environment for electronic transactions. He has over fifteen years of experience in digital communications and information security. Mitrpant received BS, MS and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from Rice University, the University of Michigan and Universitaet Duisburg-Essen, respectively.

Dr Narain Chutijirawong, Director of Clients and Industries, Deloitte Thailand

Dr Narain Chutijirawong has over 20 years in management consulting, sales and marketing, as well as IT Industry experiences with international companies, IBM, Microsoft, Oracle. He was also a lecturer in IT & Digital Marketing and CRM/Business Analytics in various universities. Narain holds a Doctoral degree in IT in business from Chulalongkorn University, a MBA degree from Sasin Graduate Institute of Business Administration of Chulalongkorn University and BSc in Industrial engineering from Chulalongkorn University.

Date and Time 2021/09/27 14:00 to 15:00
Venue This seminar will take place online
Media Closed to media
Enquiries German Cheung
Tel: 28231297
Fee Members @ HK$100 / Non-Members @ HK$200
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