Commerce Min holds ASEAN-India Expo and Forum enhancing ASEAN-India relation

The Ministry of Commerce has collaborated with various partner organizations to organize the ASEAN-India Expo and Forum, strengthening relations between ASEAN member nations and India.

Prime Minister General Prayut Chan-o-cha presided over the opening ceremony of “ASEAN-India Expo and Forum”, which was held under the theme “Strategic Economic Partnership & Connectivity”.The inter-regional event was attended by high-ranking executives from the public and private sectors in ASEAN nations and India.

Commerce Minister Apiradi Tantraporn said in her welcoming speech that ASEAN and India are both essential parts of the world economy, adding that cooperation between the two would drive global economic growth. The forum featured a series of networking activities, including one-on-one meetings and activities geared towards young entrepreneurs. The ASEAN-India Expo and Forum is considered an important platform for the regional bloc and the South Asian giant to further their cooperation in the pursuit of mutual growth and prosperity.

The event was organized in celebration of the 25th anniversary of ASEAN-India diplomatic relations and also marks the 70th anniversary of Thai-Indian relations. Both the forum and the exposition are admission free to businesspeople and the general public. For more information, please visit

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Insight into Indian-Thailand Relations with H.E. MR. Bhagwant Singh Bishnoi, Ambassador of India to Thailand

India has been Thailand’s great allies for over 70 years. At the same time, India has long enjoyed good economic and trading partnerships with ASEAN countries, This issue, MICE  Spotlight by NCC is honored to have a chance to talk with H.E. Mr. Bhagwant Singh Bishnoi, Ambassador of India to Thailand, on the relations between these countries, as well as the upcoming grande-scale event to mark the 25th anniversary of India-ASEAN relations.


70th Anniversary of India-Thailand relations

“Thailand was one of the first countries with which India established diplomatic relations in 1947. The relationship between Indian and Thailand is actually rooted and antiquity. Our relationship covers all aspects, covering political aspect, economic and commercial, education, scientific, technology, basically just about everything (smile). We have frequently hosted High-Level Exchanges between our two countries. Also, India and Thailand have always been solid bilateral economic partners. Whenever Indian companies thinks of establishing a manufacturing base in Southeast Asia, for many of them, the obvious choice is Thailand. Many of Indian largest conglomerates such as the Aditya Birla Group, Tata Group, and Polyplex (Thailand) Public Co., Ltd., all have manufacturing bases in Thailand. At the same time, India offers the largest and the most attractive market for foreign investors and a number of leading Thai companies are operating in India such as CP Group, Italian Thai Development and Thai Summit. The governments of our two countries jointly support and facilitate the international trade to ensure our trade’s continuing growth (smile).”


25 years of India-ASEAN Solidarity

“Apart from the bilateral context, for India it is also about region and global context. So when we look at Thailand we recognize the fact that Thailand is the center of ASEAN, and as far as India is concerned, ASEAN is the center of India’s ‘Look East’ policy. Throughout the past, we have arranged knowledge exchange, trade negotiations with ASEAN countries, as well as numerous events, including the 50th Anniversary of the Establishment of ASEAN, the 25th Anniversary of AEAN-India Dialogue Partnership, he 15th Anniversary of Summit Level Interaction and the 5th Anniversary of Strategic Partnership is organizing ASEAN-India Expo and Forum to celebrate the 25th anniversary of India-ASEAN relations, which is guaranteed to be a very interesting event.


ASEAN-India Expo and Forum… Celebrating 25 years of Friendship and The Future of Economic Prospects


“The ASEAN-India Expo and Forum, which is scheduled for August 2 – 5, 2017 at QSNCC (Queen Sirikit National Convention Center), is an excellent opportunity for India to present our economic information. We plan to focus of five areas:

  1. Pharmaceutical issues
  2. Automobile
  3. Textile
  4. India’s flagship investment programs
  5. India’s innovations and technologies.

Most importantly, this is the event where all ten ASEAN countries to present the best our countries have to offer. We hope to bring the business sector of every country even closer and encourage more investment partnership. We hope to see significant increase of India’s investment in Thailand and also of ASEAN’s investment in India (smile).”

The friendships between these nations are set to grow even further. This will surely contribute to the growth and prosperity of “ASEAN” in the foreseeable future.

Source: Spotlight

ASEAN-India Expo and Forum

To celebrate the 25th Anniversary of ASEAN-India relations, Thailand is delighted to host a far-reaching ASEAN-India Expo and Forum from 2-5 August 2017 at the Queen Sirikit National Convention Center in Bangkok that will offer exciting business, trade, investment and tourism opportunities.

ASEAN-India Expo and Forum will strengthen the strategic partnership between the 10 ASEAN nations and India, multiply trade and investment, strengthen tourism connectivity, and attract business and investment from outside the region. With vigorous connectivity, the world will be amazed at the power of the “ASEAN-India” economy, a dynamic destination with enormous potential for trade and investment.

Executives of leading companies, entrepreneurs and policy makers from ASEAN and India will be able to meet and conduct business, to find partners and opportunities, and to engage in cultural diplomacy.

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