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Thailand: business opportunities for Quebec companies

Explore prospects for your company in the heart of Southeast Asia Explore prospects for your company in the heart of Southeast Asia The speech will be delivered in English only.

On March 1st, attend a business breakfast and hear a talk by the Ambassador of Thailand to Canada, Mr. Vijavat Isarabhakdi, and a Deputy Secretary General of the Thailand Board of Investment, Ms. Ajarin Pattanapanchai.

Following the breakfast, you will be able to meet key stakeholders with whom you can discuss your projects. You will also have the opportunity to meet the speakers on a one-to-one basis.

To register, please contact Claudia Despins at
Please note that places are limited, we will study your application and we will confirm your participation by February 22, 2016.

No reservations, cancellations or refunds as of 2 days before the event. Participant substitutions are accepted at no extra charge until the event is held. Please note that only written cancellation notices sent by fax at 514 871-5971 or by email at will be accepted.


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Claudia Despins
Assistant advisor, International market development
514 871-4002 ext 6220

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Registration deadline

February 25, 2016


Omni Mont-Royal
1050 Sherbrooke Street West

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  • Understand Thailand’s economy and explore business and investment opportunities in the country
  • Meet key stakeholders for your business development on site
  • Learn more about expanding sectors, in particular, about the aerospace, environment, therapeutic food, food supplement, clean technology, software development, IT, data centre, and information and communications technology
  • Discover how the Board of Investment's new Super-Cluster Policy attract foreign investment and make the country more competitive
  • Network with other firms active in Thailand or hoping to expand onto the market


In 2014, Thailand’s economy grew by 4%—growth that should continue until 2019. Thai imports showed a significant jump, going from 165 to 232 billion USD between 2008 and 2013. In 2014, exports from Quebec doubled compared to the previous year, growing from 85.83 to 177.25 million CAD. Several sectors saw a large share of private investments, which has resulted in the Southeast Asia region now surpassing both China and India combined in terms of FDI.

Since 2013, several national acts have been put into place to facilitate the establishment of foreign service providers, such as insurance companies and fiduciary institutions, operating in certain sectors. In December 2014, certain changes in national legislation benefitted more added-value sectors—such as the technology, health, and research and development sectors—with regard to tax incentives and customs clearance. A unilateral agreement with Canada also allows industrial/semi-industrial products and certain agricultural products from Canada to move freely within the country.

Thailand is renowned for its modern infrastructure, its business-friendly climate, and its pro-investment policies. The Thai government takes a favourable approach to the private sector, which makes it easier to do business, and to do so at lower costs. In short, the commercial prospects for Quebec companies are numerous.

Thailand facts and figures:

  • 22nd in the world (2014) and 2nd in Southeast Asia (2014) in terms of GDP
  • The world’s 26th largest importer (2014) and the 2nd largest in Southeast Asia, after Singapore, representing a total of 200.2 billion USD (2014)
  • Average economic growth of 4% per year (World Bank, 2016), and likely to increase by 2017
  • 716.37 million CAD in imports from Canada (2014)
  • 177.25 million CAD in imports from Quebec (2014), an increase of 106.5% compared to the previous year
  • A market made up of some 68 million individuals, putting the country in 21st place in terms of population


All companies seeking to develop their business in Thailand or that want to learn more about this market.

Other sectors also offer opportunities:

    • Aeronautics
    • Therapeutic foods
    • Automobiles and trucks
    • Data centres
    • Food supplements
    • Software development
    • Electricity
    • Oil and natural gas
    • Advanced security
    • Clean technology
    • Telecommunications
    • IT

Register for this breakfast meeting and explore Thailand’s full potential for your business!

Co-organized by

The "Exporting Québec" initiative 
is produced in cooperation with:

Official airline of the
"Exporting Québec" initiative:

LaPresse+   AIR CANADA
Acclr, through its international trade department, receives financial support from Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions

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Centers Associations


Canada Economic Development   World Trade Centers association (WTCA)