CEBIT ASEAN Thailand opens today

IMPACT Exhibition Management Co., Ltd. (“IMPACT”) and Deutsche Messe AG (“DMAG”), the organizers of CEBIT ASEAN Thailand (“CEBIT ASEAN”), opened the doors of the three-day trade exhibition today. CEBIT ASEAN is expected to attract 8,000 technology professionals and business leaders during 18 to 20 October 2018, at hall 7-8, IMPACT Exhibition and Convention Center, Thailand.

A geo-clone of the most successful and renowned trade show in the technology and digital industry, CEBIT, which is held in Hanover, Germany, CEBIT ASEAN is showcasing more than 200 exhibiting companies and brands from more than ten countries, including Bangladesh, China, India, Indonesia, Israel, Japan, Malaysia, Republic of Korea, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand and USA.

CEBIT ASEAN is proud to be supported by the Ministry of Science and Technology; Ministry of Digital Economy and Society; Electronic Transactions Development Agency (Public Organization); and National Innovation Agency (Public Organization).

Dr. Pichet Durongkaveroj, Minister, Digital Economy and Society presided over the opening ceremony. Other guests of honor included Dr. Pathom Sawanpanyalert, Deputy Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Science and Technology; and Mr. Chiruit Isarangkun na Ayuthaya, President, Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau.

Dr. Pichet Durongkaveroj, said, “The government strongly supports the development of the country into the digital age with the policy, Thailand 4.0. The Ministry is the main agency in driving the country to the digital era in five key areas, namely 1) Infrastructure operations, such as the expansion of the Internet covering all villages throughout the country under the project ‘Citizen Network’; 2) Developing people to access and utilize digital technology; 3) Developing key projects such as Smart City, Digital Park, and the establishment of the IoT Institute; 4) Cyber security; and 5) Moving towards a digital government. By hosting CEBIT ASEAN Thailand 2018, the Ministry hopes to make this event a source of digital technology and experts from both the public and private sectors. It is also a platform to exchange knowledge, discuss business, and preparation to enter the digital economy.”

“The Ministry of Science and Technology have strategies to promote technology for economy, society and environment in four groups – foundations of the Thai economy, including farmers and OTOP (a local entrepreneurship stimulus program designed by Thailand’s former); SMEs; major entrepreneurs and multinational corporations; and startups. The ministry is supporting CEBIT ASEAN, as we have recognized the importance of developing Thailand’s technology and innovation to increase the efficiency of the country and aims to promote Thailand as a hub in the ASEAN region,” shared Dr. Pathom Sawanpanyalert, Deputy Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Science and Technology.

Mr. Chiruit Isarangkun na Ayuthaya President, Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau (Public Organization) said TCEB provides support to exhibitions that help drive national policies. As a result, the trade show has grown by more than 20% annually in terms of the size of the exhibition space and the money flowing in exhibition. TCEB also supports the CEBIT ASEAN Thailand 2018, the trade exhibition about the IT and digital industry first time in Thailand. It is not surprising that Thailand is an exhibition center in a variety of industries such as agriculture, machinery, metal parts, food processing, medical equipment, health and beauty, and etc.”

Mr. Loy Joon How, General Manager, IMPACT, said, “Knowledge exchange is a key feature at CEBIT ASEAN and we have developed a range of informational sessions to share market insights and encourage discussions on new trends and innovation, including the following:

  • CEBIT Technical Seminar: Digital Transformation for Business and Industry Development
  • CIO Forum: Workforce Transformation in the Digital Age by
    • Dr. Suvit Maesincee, Minister of Science and Technology of Thailand
    • Dr. Pun-Arj Chairatana, Executive Director of National Innovation Agency
    • Logitech Thailand
    • ABeam Consulting (Thailand) Ltd.
    • NTT Communications (Thailand) Co., Ltd. and etc.
  • Cyber Security Conference: Thailand 4.0 with Cyber Security Preparedness by
    • Ministry of Digital Economy and Society,
    • Electronic Transactions Development Agency (Public Organization),
    • Thailand’s National Electronics and Computer Technology Center,
    • Microsoft (Thailand) and more.”

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