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Propak Thailand forecasts 100% growth

BCCT presents “Advanced Negotiation Skills“ Seminar

German investment showing positive growth on the Eastern Seaboard

Propak Thailand forecasts 100% growth

Propak Thailand 2001 is forecasting an incredible 100% growth over the previous event in 1999. Propak Thailand is the region’s largest food and pharmaceutical processing and packaging technology event, sister show to Propak Asia held in alternate years.

The vice president of the Food Science and Technology Association of Thailand (FoSTAT), Dr. Darunee Edwards (2nd from right) and director of Thai Packaging Center, Ms. Anchalee Kamolratanakul (2nd from right) made presentations on behalf of the supporting organisations, while David Aitken, general manager and Ms. Warisara Naiyachit, senior project manager of Bangkok Exhibition Services Ltd. (BES) presented on behalf of the organiser at the press conference of Propak Thailand 2001 (The 8th International Food Processing and Packaging Technology Exhibition and Conference). “Propak Thailand 2001” will be staged from June 13-16 at the Queen Sirikit National Convention Center.

Organised by Bangkok Exhibition Services Ltd. (BES) the event will be staged at the Queen Sirikit National Convention Centre from June 13-16. Propak Thailand is the industry’s leading showcase for the professional companies in Asia and enjoys the strong pro-active support of the region’s major buyers and organisations: Food Science & Technology Association (FoSTAT), Thai food Processors’ Association, Thai Frozen Food Association and the Thai Packing Center.

Propak Thailand 2001 welcomes the return of industry leading companies, many of whom have significantly expanded their presence in reflection of the growing opportunities in the industry and the increasing importance of Propak. This year’s event also welcomes for the first time an international group pavilion from Spain; confirmed companies already include Progalsa, Mivisa, Sommetrade, Surdy and Talleres Ramon.

“Propak Thailand has received the overwhelming support of the food and pharmaceutical processing and packaging technology companies worldwide. The Propak events here in Thailand are undisputedly recognized as the regions most important and effective trade platforms with a proven track record of delivering quality buyers from throughout Asia,” explained Ms. Warisara Naiyachit, senior project manager at BES, who went on to say, “This year’s event has already sold out the Plenary Hall at the Queen Sirikit National Convention Centre and space in hall C is being quickly booked up. We are very confident that Propak Thailand 2001 will be the most successful exhibition for many years.”

Asia’s regional presidents of FIFSTA have been invited to Propak Thailand 2001 to once again host their regional meeting, discuss development within the industry and plan their 2002 biennial Asian conference to be held alongside Propak Asia 2002. FoSTAT, Thailand’s representative of FIFSTA, will also be hosting the National University Food Science & Technology competition with teams of Thailand’s elite academics.

Buyers are expected from throughout Asia. Despite Propak Thailand having traditionally focused on the Thai market, the event’s success has inevitably attracted international interest and buyers on an annual basis. In recognition of Asia’s demand to source the leading technology at Propak Thailand the organisers have arranged direct visits to Indo-China’s key buyers. With a decade of industry contact, the network of the industries associations, the pro-active visitor promotion campaign, the 34 officers of the Montgomery Network and the status of Propak in Asia, the show will undoubtedly be the platform for business for 2001.

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BCCT presents “Advanced Negotiation Skills” seminar

BCCT Seminars, in close co-operation with First Training, presents “Advanced Negotiation Skills” seminar at the Amari Watergate Hotel, Pratunam, Tuesday-Wednesday 29th - 30th May 2001. Day One: 09:00-09:30 (Registration), 09:30-16:30. Day Two: 09:30-16:30.

This seminar is aimed at Thai junior to middle management who need to participate in negotiations at a high level in English. The seminar will look at various aspects of taking part effectively in negotiations, such as preparing the ground, setting the agenda, establishing positions, clarifying positions, managing conflict, making and responding to proposals, bargaining, conclusion and agreement.

During the seminar, participants will be given every opportunity to put into practice what they have learnt using group work, pair work, role-plays and real life situations.

The cost per participants is 5,750 baht inclusive of VAT, course materials, certificates, lunch (x2) and coffee breaks (x4). Please fax or e-mail the name/s of participants to the BCCT office, fax: +662-651-5354, tel. +662-651-5350-3, email: [email protected]

Due to difficulty in collecting payments for previous seminars, payment must be made in advance to confirm bookings as space is limited to 16 participants. Please make cheques payable to “First Training”. Bookings received with payment will be accepted. Please ensure that attendees do not change their bookings without informing the BCCT first.

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German investment showing positive growth on the Eastern Seaboard

The German - Thai Chamber of Commerce held another one of their ‘Stammtisch’ (networking) evenings at the Amari Orchid Resort. It was a friendly gathering with many of the regulars plus some important new faces. One of these was Jochen Lemke, the managing director of Rittal Ltd., an electronic components manufacturer. Having only officially registered the company at the beginning of this year, Rittal has exceeded even its own expectations, having obtained a number of contracts on the Eastern Seaboard for supplying electrical components to many companies including the very strong local automotive industry.

(L-R) Stefan Mais, Andreas Gob and Olaf Schaefer from Schenker living it up in true Stammtisch Style.

Another very new face was Stefan Mais, the sales manager for Schenker on the Eastern Seaboard, who had only been in Thailand for two weeks and was finding it relatively easy to adjust to life over here. Schenker are also planning to open a new warehousing facility in the near future.

The continuing positive outlook on the economics of German Business in Thailand is encouraging, not only for the overall growth of the Thai economy but also for the continuing growth potential of the Eastern Seaboard region.

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