SEMINAR: THAILAND – SPAIN PARTNERSHIP TOWARDS GREEN ENERGY

SEMINAR: THAILAND – SPAIN PARTNERSHIP TOWARDS GREEN ENERGY

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

PLAN FOR THE INTERNATIONALIZATION OF THE SPANISH ECONOMY 2021-2022

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.

MALAYSIA: BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES

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 WEBINAR (as at 12June 2020)

“MALAYSIAN ECONOMY POST COVID-19”

“MALAYSIAN ECONOMY POST COVID-19”

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
Registration: info@asempea.com

THAILAND AFTER COVID-19: CURRENT STATE OF BUSINESSES AND OPPORTUNITIES

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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1st CAFÉ DE LOS JUEVES WITH MRS. NATENAPA KONGSRI OF THE THAI EMBASSY

1st CAFÉ DE LOS JUEVES WITH MRS. NATENAPA KONGSRI OF THE THAI EMBASSY

This morning we celebrated the first “Café de los Jueves – Thursday Coffee” in which Mrs. Natenapa Kongsri, Chargé d’Affaires, a.i., of the Royal Thai Embassy in Madrid, was our guest. This is a new activity organized by our Association in which the Ambassadors and Representatives of the Embassies of the Asean Countries in Madrid, trade advisors and representatives of other Spanish institutions, will give a talk to our partners and guests on different topics of interest, both for Spanish companies that have already established in Asian countries, as well as for those that are developing their business idea or are considering setting up there soon.