A First for Thailand - Communic Thai & Broadcast Thailand receive widespread response
At 10 a.m. on February 22 the Telephone Organization of Thailand (TOT), the Communication Authority of Thailand (CAT) and Bangkok Exhibition Services Ltd.
(BES) will host the opening ceremony for the Communic Thailand 2001 & Broadcast Thailand 2001 Exhibition and Conference at the Queen Sirikit National Convention Center.
Communic Thailand 2001 will have international focus upon Thailand’s communication, internet & information technology industries, combined with
Broadcast Thailand’s gathering of the broadcast, audio, film and multimedia sectors.
Communic Thailand & Broadcast Thailand, sister shows of CommunicAsia, are officially supported by the Telephone Organization of Thailand (TOT) and the
Communications Authority of Thailand (CAT) and organized by Exhibition Services Ltd. and will provide a specialized and focused industry event for the Indo-China market. The
private sector has given tremendous international support from France, Germany, China, Singapore, UK, Hong Kong, and Canada. Nationally, for example, Total Access
Communication Public Company Ltd., the leading Thai cellular operator providing mobile communication services, has taken a pro-active role and is preparing a high impact and
innovate presence at the event.
Communic Thailand 2001 also enjoys the support of the A.P.T. (Asia Pacific Telecommunication) who will be organizing their international conference along
side, themed “I.P. Based Networks and Internet Charging”. The TOT and CAT have joined to organize the second conference themed “Equilibrium between Technology,
Operators and Users: Challenges and Opportunities in the New Economy”. The response to the conference program has been excellent with over thirty sectors being covered from
Albar Car Center moves into top gear
The concept of an automotive industry centre was put forward by Urs Schonenberger from the Albar Thai company last year. At that stage, the primary problem
was not whether Pattaya was ready for this, but more of where it could be sited.
With the closure of the U&J Mart on Sukhumvit Road, a central location became vacant and was chosen as the site for the 50 M baht development. The almost
3,000 square metre building, standing on 7,000 square metres of land, with parking space for 1,600 vehicles, was considered to be pivotal to the concept, and work began on the
constructing of separate “bays” for the individual businesses. Urs Schonenberger has also expanded the initial concept to include showroom space at the front of the
building as well as serviced office space on the second floor.
With the finish of the construction phase after next month, there will be provision for undercover areas for used vehicle sales, tyre fitting, windscreens,
sound and air-conditioning, 4x4 accessories, exhaust fitting, upholstery, panel repairs and painting, general mechanical workshops, car wash and radiator works. The rental for
a typical industrial module will commence from around 1,500 baht per metre per year.
All these businesses will be individual enterprises, but must adhere to a European code of industrial cleanliness, with an on-site recycling centre at the
rear of the industrial complex.
With the number of industries involved, satellite businesses are also being attracted, including two restaurants, a security lock company, a stainless steel
supplier and even an import-export company have booked space in the complex.
Companies interested in having an outlet in the complex, or investors wishing to become shareholders should contact Urs at (038) 420 252, or (038) 412 815 or
BCCT announces Executive Committee 2001
The British Chamber of Commerce Thailand announced their new Executive Committee for the year 2001 as follows:
Chairman: Alan Craig - Survive in Asia Ltd.
Vice Chairmen: Nigel Robinson - KPMG Holdings (Thailand) Ltd., and Jon Gray - SSL Healthcare (Thailand) Ltd.
Committee: Kevin Sargison - Boots Retail (Thailand) Ltd., Jane Furber - British Airways PLC, Mark Greenwood - Brooker Group Ltd., Rodney Bain - Business
Address Databases Co., Ltd., George Webster - Castrol (Thailand) Ltd., Mark Fraser - Johnson Stokes & Master, Guy Hollis - Jones Lang LaSalle (Thailand) Ltd., Puangsan
Xumsai Na Ayudhya - Bovis Lend Lease, Graham Macdonald - MBMG International Inc., Vishnu Mohan - Standard Chartered Bank, David Quine - YES Technologies (Thailand) Co., Ltd.
BCCT half-day Eastern Seaboard Seminars
Communication skills for front office staff
BCCT, in association with First Training, presents half-day seminars titled ‘Communication Skills for Front Office Staff’. The seminars will be held in
separate morning and afternoon sessions (9 a.m. (registration) - 12:30 p.m. and 1 p.m. (registration) - 4:30 p.m.) on Thursday February 15 at the Orchid Room, Amari Orchid
Resort, Pattaya. Each session is limited to a maximum of 20 participants and will be conducted in the English language.
The seminars are aimed at receptionists, telephone users and other front employees. The following topics will be covered: greetings and introductions, when
the person called is out, leaving/taking a message, the wrong number/extension, communication problems, making/changing appointments.
The cost per participant is Baht 1,150 inclusive of VAT, course materials, certificate, and coffee breaks. Please fax the name/s of participants to the
BCCT office (fax: 02 651-5354 or email: email@example.com). Payment can be made on the day (receipts will be issued) but all cheques must be made payable to “First
Training”. Bookings will be taken on a first come, first served basis.
Sun Microsystems and Ethnic Earth form strategic alliance
Sun Microsystems Asia South and Ethnic Earth.com Holding Co. Ltd., signed a strategic teaming agreement to provide “one-stop” e-commerce services to
help enterprises dot com their business.
This alliance commences immediately in Thailand and will be replicated in other countries within the Alliance’s coverage in due time.
The agreement was jointly signed by Rumpa Benjarattanaporn, managing director of Ethnic Earth.com and Sanpat Sopon, managing director of Sun Microsystems
(Thailand) Limited, and jointly witnessed by Randolph Hill, country director of the Professional Services Division for Sun Microsystems (Thailand) Limited and Shayne L. Van
Vlerken, director for Ethnic Earth.com
The alliance signifies a joint business decision to pursue opportunities to provide comprehensive e-commerce solutions to customers, with emphasis on
integration services based on Java.
Under this teaming arrangement, Sun Microsystems Professional Services Organization (SunPS) will engage with the Ethnic Earth.com to jointly pursue
opportunities in the e-commerce industry within the fast growing Asia South region by providing world class solutions and consulting services to dot com visionary
Through this partnership, SunPS can leverage on the strength and experience of Ethnic Earth.com in providing integration services based on Java. Ethnic
Earth.com can be assured of Sun’s formidable expertise to provide a highly scalable, available and secure infrastructure based on Sun’s technology. The SunPS and Ethnic
Earth.com alliance will share infrastructure, training and support resources from both organizations.
While there is increasing support from the government and tremendous growth shown in e-commerce awareness and interests, Thailand’s enterprises still
need to understand the complexities involved in implementing dot com strategies that are critical factors for survival in the global net economy. With this synergy, these
enterprises can expect world class e-commerce solutions and e-consulting services from SunPS together with Sun PS’s “best of breed” partners - working together and
leveraging the best technology, strategy, ideas, methodologies and talent to dot com their business.
“It is an honor and privilege for Ethnic Earth to be selected by Sun Microsystems PS as their Strategic Alliance Partner. SunPS global experience and
cutting edge technologies, along with Ethnic Earth’s local knowledge and highly skilled personnel is ideally suited to bringing global solutions to local businesses.
E-commerce is an essential part of the global e-business revolution that is unavoidable if a company wishes to remain competitive in today’s world economy. E-commerce is
not only about payment systems, but about fully utilizing the many facets of e-business, the World Wide Web and mobile communications to reduce the costs of conducting
business as well as promoting businesses on a global scale,” Rumpa Benjarattanaporn said.
“This partnership will enable us to deliver a high quality end-to-end e-commerce solution at a very competitive rate. This will further emphasize our
commitment in working with local companies to open a much wider market opportunity for both parties,” Sanpat Sopon said.
“This is a key step towards dot com-ing Thailand. The partnership will allow us to move up a gear in fulfilling our dot com vision,” Sanpat added.
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