Business Mission to Bangkok, Thailand (24th-27th June 2018)

24/06/2018- 27/06/2018

Ref No.: 220518 (2)

UEN: S97SS0046G

Dear Valued ASPRI Members,

RE: Business Mission to Bangkok, Thailand (24th-27th June 2018)

We are pleased to inform you that Singapore Manufacturing Federation(SMF) is organising the above Singapore Business Mission to visit Bangkok, Thailand from Sunday, 24 June 2018 to Wednesday, 27 June 2018. ASPRI members get to enjoy the same common cost as the SMF-members rate at S$500.00 per participant.

This mission will provide you with opportunities to meet relevant government officials in Bangkok, Thailand and the surrounding provinces to have an update on the Thai market and regulations. It will enable your organisation to tap on the business opportunities in Thailand for their expansion. Have business matching with business people in Thailand, based on the Singapore participants’ specific areas of interest for discussion on partnerships, markets and other business interest.


Mission Highlights

  1. Dialogues with the Deputy Prime Minister of Thailand, Minister of Industry & Minister of Commerce
  2. Introduction on Eastern Economic Corridor
  3. Investment promotion by Thailand Board of Investment
  4. Visit to Smart Cities Thailand Associations (SCTA)
  5. Site visits
  6. Meetings with senior officials of government and private organizations

With the introduction of Thailand 4.0 in May 2016, the Thai Government has formulated many policies to attract investors to Thailand. The industrial policy aims to attract new investment towards transforming the Thai economy. With the 4.0 strategy, Thailand envisions to create an eco-system for innovative technology-based manufacturing and services. The 3 main aims of the 4.0 strategy are to elevate Thailand to the status of a high-income nation; to reduce inequality, and to promote environmentally sustainable growth and development.

Mr Douglas Foo, President of Singapore Manufacturing Federation will be leading this Singapore mission to Thailand which will cover the greater Bangkok city area. Bangkok is the capital and largest city in Thailand. As a metropolitan city with a thriving population of close to 10 million inhabitants, Bangkok is the business centre for Thailand.

Several opportunities exist for Singapore companies to expand to Thailand in areas such as sectors for medical technologies, life sciences, construction, smart city development, infrastructure, fintech, F&B, retail, automation, agro and aquatech, services, consultancies, etc. We urge companies to participate.

The business mission will allow Singapore companies to identify project which companies can tap on to work together as a group in Bangkok and the surrounding provinces of Thailand.

Delegates will also have opportunities to join high level meetings with the Thai Deputy Prime Minister, the Minister of Industry and Minister of Commerce.


Cost of participation:

Details of Expenses SGD
Common Cost **
(Mission gifts, printing of mission brochures, arrangement of business matching, rental of meeting rooms, coach, local destination transfers & networking)
S$500 (ASPRI & SMF members)/per pax
S$800 (Non-members)/per pax
*Above includes GST (after IMAP)
** Common cost is payable directly to SMF as part of sharing of above common costs
Air-Ticket* (est)
Air fares (return ticket on economy class) for Bangkok & Coach transfers
Est. S$260*
(To be paid by participant directly to travel agent)
Hotal Accommodation* (est)
Single room & breakfast at 5-Star hotel x 3 nights
Est. S$900*
(To be paid by participant directly to travel agent)

*Above airfares & accommodation rates are subjected to changes and will depend on the type of tickets Payment of airfare & accommodation are to be made directly to travel agency. Participants are allowed to make their own travel arrangements online or through their own travel agents.

**Cheque for non-refundable common cost is payable to: Singapore Manufacturing Federation, 2985 Jalan Bukit Merah Singapore 159457 Attn: Mr Leon Chong / Mr Wu Sihan


Financial Assistance

Eligible companies can apply to IE Singapore for Double Tax Deduction Scheme (DTD) for travel and accommodation costs for up to 2 employees per participating company. For more information, please visit



For more information on SMF Business Mission to Bangkok, Thailand please contact:

Mr Leon Chong, Global Business Groups of SMF—Tel: 6826 3036 / email:

Mr Wu Sihan, Global Business Groups of SMF—Tel: 6826 3032 / email:


If you are interested to participate in this Business Mission to Thailand, Bangkok.

Please fill up the registration form attached and submit to Singapore Manufacturing Federation by Friday, 15th June 2018.