You may be acutely aware that we share similar challenges within our community. We live in an economy that is growing but can be volatile due to external forces. Rather than focusing on the past, we must now look to the future, lending each other mutual support and encouragement. The broad diaspora in Thailand lends weight and credibility to our message that helping each other is the backbone and foundation of a Chamber of Commerce.
Like others in Thailand, we rejoice in the coronation of His Majesty King Maha Vajiralongkorn Bodindradebayavarangkun: I have no doubt that his benevolent presence will provide inspiration to us all in our endeavors within the chamber and the Thai community.
Trade between India and Thailand is on the rise. A major factor contributing to this is Thailand’s current Chair of ASEAN. This will afford the country recognition and opportunities to extend our hand to India and other neighboring countries to show that we are open to business opportunities and collaborations.
Again the BRICS initiative mooted by ITCC last year will continue to be my focus area as this block of five countries will be the driving force for the future global trade and commerce. We will leverage on the BRICS Chamber of commerce platforms in Thailand to the advantage of our members to not only grow their existing businesses but also to identify new opportunities through the vast network that these Chambers would provide.
With over 300 plus diverse members rich in expertise, experience and a big contribution to the economic growth of the country, we have an extensive network offering an abundance of business and marketing opportunities to ensure the community’s continued prosperity. Acting on this strength the Chamber shall thrive to represent the business interest and concerns of its members to the various authorities for a fruitful conclusion. It shall act as a communication hub to provide our members with updated news on important business issues and their impending impact and also create a databank to access information on various economic matters and professional skill development. Without question, we would be an organization committed to building a strong prosperous and thriving community.
Last but not the least, chambers strength lies in its team, who between them run successful businesses as entrepreneurs or professionals. They fully understand that the team strength lies in their ability to work together and sharing their expertise to make the chamber a sustainable dynamic organization and have thus committed themselves and their time for the cause of the chamber and its members. It gives me immense pride to be head of such a team.
Mr. Ravi Sehgal