ROYAL THAI EMBASSY IN SPAIN, IN COLLABORATION WITH ASEMPEA AND CDTI, PRESENTS OPPORTUNITIES IN THE RENEWABLE ENERGY SECTOR IN THAILAND

ROYAL THAI EMBASSY IN SPAIN, IN COLLABORATION WITH ASEMPEA AND CDTI, PRESENTS OPPORTUNITIES IN THE RENEWABLE ENERGY SECTOR IN THAILAND

Royal Thai Embassy in Madrid hosted, in collaboration with Spain-ASEAN Business Association (Asempea) and Centre for Industrial Technological Development (CDTI), on July 13 at Hotel Melia Serrano, “Thailand-Spain Partnership towards Green Energy” a hybrid-format seminar on the renewable energy to promote business as well as research and development partnership between Spain and Thailand. This seminar brought together, in person and virtually, more than a hundred of Spanish and Thai participants from public, private and academic sectors.

The event was inaugurated by the Ambassador of Thailand to Spain, H.E. Mrs. Phantipha Iamsudha Ekarohit, and the Ambassador of Spain to Thailand, H.E. Mr. Emilio de Miguel Calabia. It featured keynote speakers, such as representatives of Thailand’s Ministry of Energy, Board of Investment, National Energy Technology Center (ENTEC) and major Thai state-owned and private companies in the sector, such as (1) The Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (EGAT), (2) PTT PCL and (3) Gulf Energy Development PCL. On the Spanish side, representatives are from (1) APPA Renewables, (2) Centre for Energy, Environment and Technology (CIEMAT) and (3) Centre for Industrial Technological Development (CDTI).

During the seminar, the Thai side presented the BIO-CIRCULAR-GREEN economy model as the main pillar of the country’s economic recovery in the post COVID-19 crisis, through which Thailand will develop cleaner energy with a view to strengthening a more sustainable growth model. Special emphasis on the incentives offered by Thailand for projects in this sector were highlighted at the seminar. The Thai companies also presented their business profiles and investment plan in the area of renewable energy.

On the Spanish side, the panelists offered their support in developing pilot projects, especially in solar energy, which has been successfully implemented in other countries with Thailand. Some agencies, such as CDTI, also offered opportunity of financial support, channeled through private companies or institutions for the future joint projects development by both countries in this area.

In her opening remark, Her Excellency Ambassador Ekarohit highlighted Thailand´s commitment to the United Nation’s 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development as well as the Paris Climate Agreement. Therefore, green and renewable energy is an essential factor to achieve such goals. As Thailand is developing a number of ongoing projects in renewable energy where Spain possesses expertise, she strongly believes that this sector is a future area of cooperation with great potential. Her Excellency, thus, looks forward to welcoming Spanish investors in Thailand as well as supporting the promotion of technology transfers under research and development schemes between relevant agencies of the two countries.

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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

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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WEBINAR: “COVID-19 in Thailand: Current Situation and Prospects for Spanish Companies”

WEBINAR: “COVID-19 in Thailand: Current Situation and Prospects for Spanish Companies”

Next june 9, at 09:30 am Spanish time, ASEMPEA, in collaboration with ICEX, will hold a Webinar on the current situation in Thailand. Interested companies will be able to find out what the state of the country is, as well as prospects and future opportunities.

As panelists will intervvvene H.E. Mr. Emilio de Miguel, Spanish Ambassador to Thailand; Mr. Luis López, Economic and Commercial Couselor; Mr. José Sánchez, Chairman of the Spanish-Thai Chamber of Commerce; and Mr. Tomás González, Chairman of ASEMPEA.

To be registered, please do so at the following ASEMPEA’s email address: [email protected]

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.

TALK-COLLOQUIUM “CULTURE AND PROTOCOL IN THE WAY OF DOING BUSINESSHE ASEAN”

TALK-COLLOQUIUM “CULTURE AND PROTOCOL IN THE WAY OF DOING BUSINESSHE ASEAN”

Today, January 7, 2020, in our Association’s headquarters, took place a Talk-Colloquium about “CULTURE AND PROTOCOL IN THE WAY OF DOING BUSINESS IN THE ASEAN”, with the participation of Mr. Carlos Gastón, representative of BBVA in South-East Asia for more than twenty years.

The Talk focused on the Asean countries’ specific features that all companies should take into account when doing business in these countries, as well as on the business opportunities the latter offer to Spanish companies throughout this year.