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THAI-UK 2016 – Maximise the Opportunities of Partnership

Thai-UK 2016 opens today, and runs from Wed 7th to Sat 10th September at BITEC to celebrate over 400 years of successful Thai-UK partnership and the British Chamber of Commerce Thailand (BCCT) 70th anniversary.

Thailand and the United Kingdom have shared a history of close friendship and partnership for more than 400 years beginning with the early trading routes of the late 1500’s. Today, examples of Thai-UK partnership stretch across all facets of business, education, culture and philanthropy. As a major partner and investor, the UK continues to play a significant role in the Thai economy and ‘Thai-UK 2016’ is a celebration of this partnership and a landmark for future co-operation.

I’m delighted The British Chamber of Commerce Thailand (BCCT) celebrates its 70th anniversary this year. Founded in 1946, the BCCT is the oldest foreign chamber and one of the largest foreign chambers in Thailand. A lot has changed since 1946 but what hasn’t changed is Thailand’s and the UK’s commitment to partnership. The UK is one of Thailand’s most active trading and investment partners and aims to double current bilateral trade values of good and services to 528 billion Baht by 2018. Said Mr. Greg Watkins, Executive Director, British Chamber of Commerce Thailand (BCCT)

Thai-UK 2016 will be officially opened by Mr. Brian Davidson, British Ambassador to Thailand and Mr. Simon Matthews, Chairman, British Chamber of Commerce Thailand at 11am, Wed 7th September 2016.

Thai-UK 2016 is an international exhibition to celebrate Thai-UK partnership, business and culture. The event is open to the public and all are very welcome. The main attractions at the show will be:

  • Classic original London Routemaster bus from the Technik museum
  • Vintage and new British cars and motorcycles: Rolls-Royce Corniche, Austin Healey, 2 E-Type Jaguars, Triumph motorcycles and new Jaguar/Land Rover and MG cars
  • Pictorial display of the History of UK-Thai relations, 1996 State Visit of HM Queen Elizabeth II to Thailand and History of the BCCT with dual language captions
  • Daily programme of seminars and workshops in Thai language

Thai-UK 20016 features 46 exhibitors including:
Banking & Insurance
Standard Chartered Bank Thai, HSBC, Prudential Life Assurance
Brighton College Bangkok, St Stephen’s International School, Regents International School Pattaya, British Council
Tesco Lotus, Boots
Triumph Motorcycles, Jaguar/Land Rover, MG Cars
Food & Beverage
Flow Inter, Scottish Development International, Smiling Mad Dog
Facilities Management
PCS Security and Facilities Services
South Asia Law
British Airways
Chillington Tool, Durham Duplex
Hotels & Clubs
The Landmark Bangkok, British Club, Fitness First  
Construction Services
Chapman Taylor, Cornerstone
British Community in Thailand Foundation for the Needy 
“Visit Thai-UK 2016 to see the Best of Britain in Thailand, meet great companies offering onsite promotions and fantastic displays, and play Thai-UK Photo Mania and win a flight to London and other prizes.” Said Mr. Justin Pau, General Manager, Bangkok Exhibition Services (BES) Ltd.

Thai-UK 2016 is co-organised by BCCT and Bangkok Exhibition Services (BES) and takes place Wed 7th to Sat 10th September at Hall 105, BITEC, Bangkok, www.thai-uk2016.com. Opening hours are from 10am to 6pm every day.
Thai-UK 2016 is held alongside Food & Hotel Thailand (FHT) 2016 take place from Wed 7th to Sat 10th September 2016 at Bangkok International Trade & Exhibition Centre (BITEC), Halls 103 to 105. Opening hours are from 10am to 6pm every day.

For more information on Thai-UK 2016 and FHT2016, please contact Ms. Wantita Porntanawong (Bow), Tel. +662 615-1255 ext. 123, email wantita@besallworld.com or visit:

www.thai-uk2016.com or Facebook: Thai-UK 2016
www.foodhotelthailand.com or Facebook: Food & Hotel Thailand