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November 2010 Volume 20 No. 11 BOI Fair 2011: “Going Green for the Future” Under efforts for sustainable development in the country, the Thailand Board of Investment (BOI) is organizing a BOI Fair for 2011. To be held during 10-25 November next year, the event aims to stimulate the Thai economy and add vigor to investor confidence in Thailand. The theme of the BOI Fair is “Going Green for the Future.” This is in line with the BOI’s strong support of industries and technologies that protect the environment, and its policy on sustainable development adopted in early 2010. BOI Fair 2011 is to be part of nationwide celebrations marking the auspicious occasion of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej’s 84th birthday next year. The much-anticipated event will also serve as a showplace for business, with the country’s industrial capacity, modern technology and knack for innovation in the spotlight. Thailand’s competitiveness and productivity are expected to get a boost from the Fair, as local and foreign entrepreneurs will meet, build networks, transfer knowledge, and have the opportunity to show their companies’ industrial technologies. This will be the third such Fair held by the BOI, with previous events in 1995 and 2000 that had 2 million and 4.5 million participants, respectively. The 2011 event anticipates 5 million participants. The venue for BOI Fair 2011 is the Impact Exhibition and Convention Center in Muang Thong Thani near Bangkok. With eight halls and state-of-the-art facilities, the expansive Impact location has accommodated some of the most prestigious events held in Thailand, including the Science & Technology Fair, Motor Expo, and second BOI Fair in 2000. Building on Past Success Highly successful in their own right, the two previous BOI Fairs laid a solid foundation for the 2011 event. Both saw good coordination from the private and public sectors across the country. Held during celebrations of the King’s 50th year on the throne, the inaugural Fair in 1995 took place at Laem Chabang. With 57 pavilions, it attracted 344 exhibiting companies. Continued on P. 3 CONTENTS Page Cover Story: BOI Fair 2011 1 News Bites & BOI Net Applications 2 Thailand E&E Still Growing 4 Company Interview: Toyota Boshoku 6 First Global Forum on Medical Devices 8 Latin Business Forum 2010 8 Thailand and region grow in 2010 9 The World Investment Prospects Survey 2010-2012 10 BOI Investment Missions 11 Thailand Economy-At-A-Glance 12

Thailand Investment Review (november 2010)

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