On 13 July, the Royal Thai Embassy to Spain, the Centre for the Development of Industrial Technology (CDTI) and ASEMPEA will hold a hybrid seminar focused on the renewable energy sector. Through this event, the Thai Government will present its BIO- CIRCULAR – GREEN model, through which it seeks to develop these energies and help to promote a more sustainable growth model.
The Thai government has set itself the target of reducing its greenhouse gas emissions by 20 to 25 % by 2030 and, in order to achieve this goal, it offers great opportunities through a wide range of renewable energies, such as solar, wind and biomass, as did the Spanish Government in the same field.
The purpose of this event is to show potential investors the opportunities that both countries, Thailand and Spain, offer in the field of green energies, and, at the same time, promote relations between the two countries. The seminar will be attended by the Ambassador of Thailand to Spain, H.E. Ms. Phantipha Iamsudha Ekarohit, and the Ambassador of Spain to Thailand, H.E. Mr. Emilio de Miguel Calabia, as well as senior officials of the Thai Government and leading entities of the renewable energy sector in both Spain and Thailand.
In order to join the seminar please register through the following form: https://www.asempea.com/seminar-thailand-spain-partnership-towards-green-energy/?lang=en
Yesterday the Minister of Industry, accompanied by the Secretary of State for Trade and ICEX’s CEO, presented the COVID-19 Crash Plan and the Plan for the Internationalization of the Spanish Economy 2021-2022. In the first case, the Secretary of State for Trade put special emphasis on the two main guidelines of the Crash Plan, namely, the preservation of the productive fabric by promoting an image of Spain associated with competitiveness and excellence, and the configuration of the foreign sector as a pilar of growth and employment through the diversification of exports. And in the second case, ICEX’s CEo highlighted the three main elements of the Internationalization Plan, that is to say, digitization, sustainability and, again, market diversification.
On July 15, the Spain Asean Business Association (ASEMPEA) held its last Webinar of the early season on “EU Trade Policy and Free Trade Agreements in Southeast Asia”. On this occasion the Webinar was presented and moderated by Mr. Antonio Viñal, Secretary-General of Asempea and Director of Avco Legal, and counted on Mr. Jochen Müeller, Deputy Director of the EU Mission in Madrid, as speaker.
Mr. Müeller made a complete and exhaustive analysis of the Free Trade Agreements with Singapore -that entered into force last November 21, 2019- and Vietnam -that will enter into force next August 1-. Through these Treatises, important tariff barriers will gradually be eliminated, thus making these countries more attractive for European and Spanish companies alike.
In addition to tariff barriers, Mr. Müeller examined non-tariff barriers, industrial property rights, access to service sector, public tenders and dispute settlement systems. He concluded by saying that the next Treaty of the so-called New Generation Agreements is being negotiated with Indonesia.
Through the following link it is possible to get access to the Webinar’s video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WsStqb9RleE
This Webinar closed a first cycle of events that started with the interventions of the Ambassadors of Spain to the Philippines, Thailand and Indonesia and the Ambassador of Malaysia to Spain. Next September Asempea will resume its activities in order to give a more concrete vision of the Asean countries and in particular the business opportunities they offer to Spanish companies.
Today theSpain Asean Businees Association (Asempea) held a new Webinar. This time the invited country was Malaysia and the attendees were updated on the situation that Malaysia is currently going through as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and, looking ahead, the outlook for economic growth. They also had the chance to know which sectors offer opportunities for foreign investors.
As usual, the event was presented and moderated by Mr. Tomás González, Asempea’s Chairman, and the speakers were the Ambassador of Malaysia to Spain, H.E. Mr. Akmal Che Mustafa, and the Director of the Paris MIDA (Malaysia Investment Development Authority)’s Office, Mr. Pravinganesha Rajoo.
Both the Ambassador and the Director of MIDA encouraged Spanish companies to learn more about the Malaysian market in order to do business in it. They inform the attendees about the incentives in force, the short-term economic recovery plan and, finally, talked about the sectors that currently present the best opportunities for investors, such as: electronics, machinery, chemicals, medical devices, aerospace, automotive, transport, textile, pharmaceutical, metal and processed food.
Asempea is hosting an interesting webinar on “Malaysian economy post Covid-19” with the participation of H.E. Mr. Akmal Che Mustafa, Ambassador of Malaysia to Spain; Mr. Pravinganesha Rajoo, Director of the Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA). and our Chairman, Mr. Tomás González.
Date: 17 June
Time: 11:00 a.m.
Where: via Webex
This morning, the Spanish-Asean Business Association (ASEMPEA) held a Webinar about Thailand, focused on the political, economic and social situation of the Country, as well as on the opportunities it presents for foreign investors, despite the delicate situation caused by the spread of Covid-19.
The session was open by Mr. Tomás González, Asempea’s Chairman, and the speakers were H.E. Mr. Emilio de Miguel Calabria, Ambassador of Spain to Thailand; Mr. Luis López, Economic and Trade Counselor; and Mr. José Sánchez, President of the Spanish-Thai Chamber of Commerce.
The speakers agreed that Spain is still a very unknown country in Thailand and they encouraged Spanish companies to take risks and bet on a country that presents great opportunities in different sectors, such as: automotive components, transport, renewable energy, water treatment, agro-industry, food, biotechnology, pharmaceuticals and health.
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