3 October 2017, Bangkok

ICC Thailand held the annual Dinner Talk & Networking on 3 October 2017. The keynote speaker was Her Excellency Ms.Kobkarn Wattanavrangkul, Minister of Tourism and Sports who deliver one hour of presentation on ‘Present & Future of Tourism Industry and the Impact to Thailand Economy’ .

Tourism is a key driver for economic growth toward Thailand 4.0. Tourism industries contributed 1.65 trillion Baht of 17.8% of Thailand 2016 GDP. Tourism employment related accounted for 4.45 million jobs of Thais. The talk session shared the vision, progress and achievements of the government in transforming Thailand from a ‘Budget Tourism Destination’ to ‘Quality Leisure Destination’

The Dinner Talk brought more than 100 distinguished guests including the Executives of the Joint Standing Committee on Commerce, Industry and Banking, Commercial Counsellors, Leaders from the Joint Foreign Chambers of Commerce and Members of ICC Thailand. In all, the ICC Thailand Annual Networking Dinner Talk provided a great opportunity for over 100 international and Thai participants to exchange views expand their business networks and explore business connectivity.

ICC Thailand Dinner Talk & Networking 2017 received a generous support from the main sponsors Bangkok Bank, and Thai Beverage PLC. Other sponsors included Bangchak, C.P. Intertrade, Kasikornbank, Mitr Phol Group and the Tourism Authority of Thailand.