Workshop in Business and Logistics- Austria, Slovenia, and Slovakia
The Royal Thai Embassy in Vienna, Austria, has recently established a workshop to promote business and logistics in Austria, Slovenia, and Slovakia from June 14th – 18th. Participants of this workshop involved representatives from both private and public sectors, including Mrs. Pimpaporn Chansin, Deputy Permanent Secretary of the Thai Ministry of Commerce; and Mr. Paibul Pornsuwanna, Director of Thailand’s Council of Trade through shipments.
Mrs. Nongnuth Phetcharatana, Thai Ambassador to Austria, arranged for Thai business representatives to meet with the Board of Commerce and business managers of Austria, Slovenia and Slovakia, as well as members of the public sectors including the Austrian Foreign Ministry and Finance Ministry. The purpose of this meeting was to exchange ideas and information involving investment and management opportunities in terms of logistics. The business network covers not only just the three countries mentioned above, but it extends out to other parts of Central Europe and Eastern Europe, as well as the Balkan region. Austria, Slovenia and Slovakia play the role of acting as the hubs of this large network. Meanwhile, the Thai business representatives have provided information regarding investments in Thailand, also suggesting that Thailand can serve as a marketing channel that allows European investors to effectively reach out to other parts of the Asia-Pacific region.
Participants of this workshop have developed a communication network with representatives from the European countries and vice versa- a great mutual benefit for both Thailand and Europe’s business leaders. Knowledge regarding new methods of the handling and distribution of goods will help to reduce the expenditures of Thailand’s exporting companies when shipping products from Asia to Central Europe, Eastern Europe and the Balkan Region. Apart from this, the workshop served as an educational opportunity for the business representatives to receive firsthand knowledge concerning the basis of the economic activities in each country, particularly merchandise and trade, shipments, and the structuring of the communications system that will be of asset to businesses including land, railroads, and seas.