Royal Thai Embassy, Washington D.C.

Royal Thai Embassy, Washington D.C. Royal Thai Embassy, Washington, D.C. The Royal Thai Embassy in Washington began its operation in 1901 as the Legation of Siam (the name of Thailand then) with Minister Plenipotentiary as Chief of Mission.

Its first office was located in Arlington, Virginia, before moving to Washington, D.C., in 1913. While in Washington, D.C., the Office was relocated several times, until the Royal Thai Government acquired a plot of land at 2300 Kalorama Road in 1920. By 1921 a new office was built on the said plot which served at the Embassy for 46 years, until 1993. In 1947, the Chief of Mission was elevated to t

Its first office was located in Arlington, Virginia, before moving to Washington, D.C., in 1913. While in Washington, D.C., the Office was relocated several times, until the Royal Thai Government acquired a plot of land at 2300 Kalorama Road in 1920. By 1921 a new office was built on the said plot which served at the Embassy for 46 years, until 1993. In 1947, the Chief of Mission was elevated to t

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U.S. firm Salesforce setting up in ThailandSalesforce, the U.S. firm founded by billionaire internet entrepreneur Marc B...
11/21/2021

U.S. firm Salesforce setting up in Thailand

Salesforce, the U.S. firm founded by billionaire internet entrepreneur Marc Benioff, is opening an office in Thailand to better serve its local partners, help create local jobs, and work with the Thai government to build a digital workforce.

“Thailand is the second country in Southeast Asia where Salesforce has established a local office apart from Singapore, as the company sees the potential of the country's digital economy,” said Kittipong Asawapichayon, Area Vice-President and Managing Director at Salesforce Thailand.

Salesforce is a cloud-based software company headquartered in San Francisco, California. It provides customer relationship management (CRM) services and also enterprise applications focused on customer service, marketing automation, analytics, and application development.

FORTUNE magazine has ranked Salesforce in second place on its list of “100 Best Companies to Work For.” So far this year, Salesforce has revenues of $21.25 billion.

Kittipong cited a study by market research firm IDC that said Salesforce is driving strong growth for its partners in Thailand. It mentioned that Salesforce’s ecosystem of partners will create 31,200 jobs and $1.67 billion in new business through 2026. Furthermore, the study also shows that the company’s Thai clients will make US$6.28 for every $1 Salesforce makes locally by 2026.

“This is the right time to do it as the pandemic has accelerated digital transformation faster, which has brought out a massive opportunity,” Kittipong said.

The company has also launched the "Salesforce DEPA Career Kickstarter" program in collaboration with Thailand’s Digital Economy Promotion Agency (DEPA) to instill at least 100 Thai workers with future skills and prepare them for jobs under the Salesforce ecosystem.

“The collaboration is not only offering talent access to new technology and career opportunities, but also paving the pathway to new jobs and professions in Thailand as companies rethink their digital strategy and the need for personal with digital capabilities also increases,” said Ratthasart Korrasud, DEPA Senior Executive Vice-President.

Photo courtesy of https://www.salesforce.com/th/

U.S. firm Salesforce setting up in Thailand

Salesforce, the U.S. firm founded by billionaire internet entrepreneur Marc Benioff, is opening an office in Thailand to better serve its local partners, help create local jobs, and work with the Thai government to build a digital workforce.

“Thailand is the second country in Southeast Asia where Salesforce has established a local office apart from Singapore, as the company sees the potential of the country's digital economy,” said Kittipong Asawapichayon, Area Vice-President and Managing Director at Salesforce Thailand.

Salesforce is a cloud-based software company headquartered in San Francisco, California. It provides customer relationship management (CRM) services and also enterprise applications focused on customer service, marketing automation, analytics, and application development.

FORTUNE magazine has ranked Salesforce in second place on its list of “100 Best Companies to Work For.” So far this year, Salesforce has revenues of $21.25 billion.

Kittipong cited a study by market research firm IDC that said Salesforce is driving strong growth for its partners in Thailand. It mentioned that Salesforce’s ecosystem of partners will create 31,200 jobs and $1.67 billion in new business through 2026. Furthermore, the study also shows that the company’s Thai clients will make US$6.28 for every $1 Salesforce makes locally by 2026.

“This is the right time to do it as the pandemic has accelerated digital transformation faster, which has brought out a massive opportunity,” Kittipong said.

The company has also launched the "Salesforce DEPA Career Kickstarter" program in collaboration with Thailand’s Digital Economy Promotion Agency (DEPA) to instill at least 100 Thai workers with future skills and prepare them for jobs under the Salesforce ecosystem.

“The collaboration is not only offering talent access to new technology and career opportunities, but also paving the pathway to new jobs and professions in Thailand as companies rethink their digital strategy and the need for personal with digital capabilities also increases,” said Ratthasart Korrasud, DEPA Senior Executive Vice-President.

Photo courtesy of https://www.salesforce.com/th/

Consumer confidence, industry sentiment rising highBuoyed by optimism over Thailand’s reopening to foreign visitors, the...
11/20/2021

Consumer confidence, industry sentiment rising high

Buoyed by optimism over Thailand’s reopening to foreign visitors, the Kingdom’s indexes for consumer confidence and business sentiment both rose to their highest levels in five months on expectations the adverse effects of the pandemic have passed.

“We see more people mobility and more hotel bookings for the New Year period, which are good signs for the country's reopening,” said Supant Mongkolsuthree Chairman of the Federation of Thai Industries (FTI), which publishes the Business Sentiment Index.

Thailand’s economy has been growing at a rate of about 1 percent this year partly because of necessary travel restrictions to prevent the COVID-19 outbreak from becoming an epidemic.

The government has initiated several stimulus packages to relieve the hardship on businesses and the public. The FTI urged the government to introduce more stimuli and further relax restrictions to spur domestic activity. The Federation said it is confident the economic recover will continue.

The Consumer Confidence Index published by the University of the Thai Chamber of Commerce (UTCC) echoed that view.

“Consumers have some hope that the economy will recover,” said UTCC President Thanavath Phonvichai.

He said that hope was based on the lifting of restrictions, the Kingdom’s reopening to visitors from overseas, and the government’s plan to spend about $15 billion next year to kick the economy into higher gear and return to a growth rate in the neighborhood of 4 percent.

Consumer confidence, industry sentiment rising high

Buoyed by optimism over Thailand’s reopening to foreign visitors, the Kingdom’s indexes for consumer confidence and business sentiment both rose to their highest levels in five months on expectations the adverse effects of the pandemic have passed.

“We see more people mobility and more hotel bookings for the New Year period, which are good signs for the country's reopening,” said Supant Mongkolsuthree Chairman of the Federation of Thai Industries (FTI), which publishes the Business Sentiment Index.

Thailand’s economy has been growing at a rate of about 1 percent this year partly because of necessary travel restrictions to prevent the COVID-19 outbreak from becoming an epidemic.

The government has initiated several stimulus packages to relieve the hardship on businesses and the public. The FTI urged the government to introduce more stimuli and further relax restrictions to spur domestic activity. The Federation said it is confident the economic recover will continue.

The Consumer Confidence Index published by the University of the Thai Chamber of Commerce (UTCC) echoed that view.

“Consumers have some hope that the economy will recover,” said UTCC President Thanavath Phonvichai.

He said that hope was based on the lifting of restrictions, the Kingdom’s reopening to visitors from overseas, and the government’s plan to spend about $15 billion next year to kick the economy into higher gear and return to a growth rate in the neighborhood of 4 percent.

Webinar series: “Forging #Thailand-US Climate and Energy Partnership”The East West Center and the Royal Thai Embassy, in...
11/19/2021

Webinar series: “Forging #Thailand-US Climate and Energy Partnership”

The East West Center and the Royal Thai Embassy, in collaboration with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Thailand and the International Studies Center, invite you to New Opportunities for the United States-Kingdom of Thailand Alliance in the Indo-Pacific Webinar Series: Forging Thailand-US Climate and Energy Partnership.

Tuesday, November 23, 2021
8:00 A.M.-9:15 A.M. EDT (8:00-9:15 PM Bangkok Time)
To RSVP, please click here: www.eastwestcenter.org/ZYB

For registration and more information:
https://www.eastwestcenter.org/events/forging-thailand-us-climate-and-energy-partnership

East-West Center in Washington
กระทรวงการต่างประเทศ Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Thailand
Royal Thai Consulate-General Los Angeles
Royal Thai Consulate General NY
Royal Thai Consulate General - Chicago

Webinar series: “Forging #Thailand-US Climate and Energy Partnership”

The East West Center and the Royal Thai Embassy, in collaboration with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Thailand and the International Studies Center, invite you to New Opportunities for the United States-Kingdom of Thailand Alliance in the Indo-Pacific Webinar Series: Forging Thailand-US Climate and Energy Partnership.

Tuesday, November 23, 2021
8:00 A.M.-9:15 A.M. EDT (8:00-9:15 PM Bangkok Time)
To RSVP, please click here: www.eastwestcenter.org/ZYB

For registration and more information:
https://www.eastwestcenter.org/events/forging-thailand-us-climate-and-energy-partnership

East-West Center in Washington
กระทรวงการต่างประเทศ Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Thailand
Royal Thai Consulate-General Los Angeles
Royal Thai Consulate General NY
Royal Thai Consulate General - Chicago

Thailand opens world’s largest floating solar power stationThe world’s largest floating solar power station went operati...
11/19/2021

Thailand opens world’s largest floating solar power station

The world’s largest floating solar power station went operational in Thailand last week as the Kingdom announced plans to build the second one, as part of its continuing transition to green energy.

The largest floating hydro-solar farm in the world rests on the surface of the Sirindhorn Dam and Reservoir in northeastern Ubon Ratchathani province. Roughly the size of 70 football fields, it combines two renewable energy sources: solar and hydro.

Its 145,000 solar panels produce power during the day while three turbines generate electricity at night from the flowing waters of the dam. The solar farm represents a $34 million investment. It began supplying power to the national grid on October 31, 2021.

Although China has several floating solar facilities, Thailand’s is the largest.

The Kingdom has plans to build a total of 16 hydro-solar power facilities to produce a total of 2.6 gigawatts. These green energy facilities will contribute to the Kingdom’s ability to cut its greenhouse gas emissions and achieve its goals of carbon neutrality by 2050 and net zero emissions by 2065.

Thailand is already the leader in Southeast Asia in solar and wind energy production. The Kingdom’s main source of energy today is natural gas, which accounts for about two-thirds of power generation.

Shortly after the opening of the facility in Ubon Ratchathani, the Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (EGAT) announced it would begin construction of the second floating hydropower plant at the Ubolratana Dam in northeastern Khon Kaen province.

An EGAT official said that to raise the public’s environmental awareness, the agency would build natural walkways around all the reservoirs so that people could and see the plants in operation.

Photo courtesy of https://iie.fti.or.th/

Thailand opens world’s largest floating solar power station

The world’s largest floating solar power station went operational in Thailand last week as the Kingdom announced plans to build the second one, as part of its continuing transition to green energy.

The largest floating hydro-solar farm in the world rests on the surface of the Sirindhorn Dam and Reservoir in northeastern Ubon Ratchathani province. Roughly the size of 70 football fields, it combines two renewable energy sources: solar and hydro.

Its 145,000 solar panels produce power during the day while three turbines generate electricity at night from the flowing waters of the dam. The solar farm represents a $34 million investment. It began supplying power to the national grid on October 31, 2021.

Although China has several floating solar facilities, Thailand’s is the largest.

The Kingdom has plans to build a total of 16 hydro-solar power facilities to produce a total of 2.6 gigawatts. These green energy facilities will contribute to the Kingdom’s ability to cut its greenhouse gas emissions and achieve its goals of carbon neutrality by 2050 and net zero emissions by 2065.

Thailand is already the leader in Southeast Asia in solar and wind energy production. The Kingdom’s main source of energy today is natural gas, which accounts for about two-thirds of power generation.

Shortly after the opening of the facility in Ubon Ratchathani, the Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (EGAT) announced it would begin construction of the second floating hydropower plant at the Ubolratana Dam in northeastern Khon Kaen province.

An EGAT official said that to raise the public’s environmental awareness, the agency would build natural walkways around all the reservoirs so that people could and see the plants in operation.

Photo courtesy of https://iie.fti.or.th/

Americans led all visitors to Thailand after reopeningU.S. citizens formed the largest group of foreign nationals to tou...
11/18/2021

Americans led all visitors to Thailand after reopening

U.S. citizens formed the largest group of foreign nationals to touch down in Thailand during the first ten days of the Kingdom’s reopening to visitors from overseas as the government begins rolling back pandemic restrictions.

A total of 3,864 U.S. citizens arrived in Bangkok between November 1 and 10, while German citizens followed at 3,274. Americans have often been among the top ten nationalities that visit the Kingdom during normal times, but are not usually near the top slot because of the great distance and long traveling times.

But Americans were adventurous enough to take advantage of Thailand’s reopening after months of border closures that were part of measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Following Americans and Germans were visitors from the UK who numbered 1,376, while tourists from Japan and South Korea placed fourth and fifth on the list.

A total of 30,538 foreign visitors arrived during those first ten days. Just 15 of them tested positive for the virus and they were quarantined.

Thailand’s business community enthusiastically welcomed the reopening. The Kingdom had largely escaped the worst effects of COVID-19 and was credited with one of the world’s most effective responses until the advent of the highly contagious delta variant.

Reopening was first piloted on the island resort of Phuket using a ‘sandbox’ model, which proved successful. The model was later used in other islands and more provinces were added to the list until Thailand was fully reopened on Nov. 1, 2021.

Photo courtesy of https://thecoloursofthailand.com/

Americans led all visitors to Thailand after reopening

U.S. citizens formed the largest group of foreign nationals to touch down in Thailand during the first ten days of the Kingdom’s reopening to visitors from overseas as the government begins rolling back pandemic restrictions.

A total of 3,864 U.S. citizens arrived in Bangkok between November 1 and 10, while German citizens followed at 3,274. Americans have often been among the top ten nationalities that visit the Kingdom during normal times, but are not usually near the top slot because of the great distance and long traveling times.

But Americans were adventurous enough to take advantage of Thailand’s reopening after months of border closures that were part of measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Following Americans and Germans were visitors from the UK who numbered 1,376, while tourists from Japan and South Korea placed fourth and fifth on the list.

A total of 30,538 foreign visitors arrived during those first ten days. Just 15 of them tested positive for the virus and they were quarantined.

Thailand’s business community enthusiastically welcomed the reopening. The Kingdom had largely escaped the worst effects of COVID-19 and was credited with one of the world’s most effective responses until the advent of the highly contagious delta variant.

Reopening was first piloted on the island resort of Phuket using a ‘sandbox’ model, which proved successful. The model was later used in other islands and more provinces were added to the list until Thailand was fully reopened on Nov. 1, 2021.

Photo courtesy of https://thecoloursofthailand.com/

Ambassador Manasvi joined a roundtable discussion with U.S leading companiesOn November 10, 2021, Ambassador Manasvi Sri...
11/17/2021

Ambassador Manasvi joined a roundtable discussion with U.S leading companies

On November 10, 2021, Ambassador Manasvi Srisodapol gave remarks to representatives of U.S. leading companies in a roundtable discussion organized by Meridian International Center and moderated by Ambassador Stuart Holliday, President & CEO of Meridian International Center.

On this occasion, Ambassador Manasvi expressed his appreciation to the participants for their continued support of investment in Thailand and their commitment to supporting Thailand in hosting the APEC next year.

The discussion was attended by representatives of leading U.S. companies such as Amgen, Abbott, Boeing, Cargill, Chevron, Citi, Hess Corporation and Pfizer.

Meridian International Center

เอกอัครราชทูตมนัสวีฯ ร่วมการหารือกับบริษัทชั้นนำของสหรัฐฯ

เมื่อวันที่ 10 พฤศจิกายน 2564 เอกอัครราชทูต มนัสวี ศรีโสดาพล ได้บรรยายแก่ผู้แทนกลุ่มบริษัทชั้นนำของสหรัฐฯ ในหัวข้อ “The Future of U.S. – Thailand Relations” ซึ่งจัดโดยศูนย์นานาชาติเมอริเดียน (Meridian International Center) โดยมีเอกอัครราชทูต Stuart Holliday ประธานและ CEO ของศูนย์ฯ เป็นผู้ดำเนินรายการ

ในโอกาสดังกล่าว เอกอัครราชทูต มนัสวีฯ กล่าวแสดงความขอบคุณกลุ่มบริษัทสหรัฐฯ ที่เชื่อมั่นในการดำเนินธุรกิจในประเทศไทย รวมถึงการแสดงความมุ่งมั่นที่พร้อมจะสนับสนุนประเทศไทยในการเป็นเจ้าภาพการจัดประชุมเอเปค

ทั้งนี้ ผู้แทนกลุ่มบริษัทสมาชิกที่เข้าร่วมหารือในครั้งนี้ เช่น Amgen, Abbott, Boeing, Cargill, Chevron, Citi, Hess Corporation และ Pfizer

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U.S. firm Salesforce setting up in Thailand Salesforce, the U.S. firm founded by billionaire internet entrepreneur Marc Benioff, is opening an office in Thailand to better serve its local partners, help create local jobs, and work with the Thai government to build a digital workforce. “Thailand is the second country in Southeast Asia where Salesforce has established a local office apart from Singapore, as the company sees the potential of the country's digital economy,” said Kittipong Asawapichayon, Area Vice-President and Managing Director at Salesforce Thailand. Salesforce is a cloud-based software company headquartered in San Francisco, California. It provides customer relationship management (CRM) services and also enterprise applications focused on customer service, marketing automation, analytics, and application development. FORTUNE magazine has ranked Salesforce in second place on its list of “100 Best Companies to Work For.” So far this year, Salesforce has revenues of $21.25 billion. Kittipong cited a study by market research firm IDC that said Salesforce is driving strong growth for its partners in Thailand. It mentioned that Salesforce’s ecosystem of partners will create 31,200 jobs and $1.67 billion in new business through 2026. Furthermore, the study also shows that the company’s Thai clients will make US$6.28 for every $1 Salesforce makes locally by 2026. “This is the right time to do it as the pandemic has accelerated digital transformation faster, which has brought out a massive opportunity,” Kittipong said. The company has also launched the "Salesforce DEPA Career Kickstarter" program in collaboration with Thailand’s Digital Economy Promotion Agency (DEPA) to instill at least 100 Thai workers with future skills and prepare them for jobs under the Salesforce ecosystem. “The collaboration is not only offering talent access to new technology and career opportunities, but also paving the pathway to new jobs and professions in Thailand as companies rethink their digital strategy and the need for personal with digital capabilities also increases,” said Ratthasart Korrasud, DEPA Senior Executive Vice-President. Photo courtesy of https://www.salesforce.com/th/
Consumer confidence, industry sentiment rising high Buoyed by optimism over Thailand’s reopening to foreign visitors, the Kingdom’s indexes for consumer confidence and business sentiment both rose to their highest levels in five months on expectations the adverse effects of the pandemic have passed. “We see more people mobility and more hotel bookings for the New Year period, which are good signs for the country's reopening,” said Supant Mongkolsuthree Chairman of the Federation of Thai Industries (FTI), which publishes the Business Sentiment Index. Thailand’s economy has been growing at a rate of about 1 percent this year partly because of necessary travel restrictions to prevent the COVID-19 outbreak from becoming an epidemic. The government has initiated several stimulus packages to relieve the hardship on businesses and the public. The FTI urged the government to introduce more stimuli and further relax restrictions to spur domestic activity. The Federation said it is confident the economic recover will continue. The Consumer Confidence Index published by the University of the Thai Chamber of Commerce (UTCC) echoed that view. “Consumers have some hope that the economy will recover,” said UTCC President Thanavath Phonvichai. He said that hope was based on the lifting of restrictions, the Kingdom’s reopening to visitors from overseas, and the government’s plan to spend about $15 billion next year to kick the economy into higher gear and return to a growth rate in the neighborhood of 4 percent.
Webinar series: “Forging #Thailand-US Climate and Energy Partnership” The East West Center and the Royal Thai Embassy, in collaboration with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Thailand and the International Studies Center, invite you to New Opportunities for the United States-Kingdom of Thailand Alliance in the Indo-Pacific Webinar Series: Forging Thailand-US Climate and Energy Partnership. Tuesday, November 23, 2021 8:00 A.M.-9:15 A.M. EDT (8:00-9:15 PM Bangkok Time) To RSVP, please click here: www.eastwestcenter.org/ZYB For registration and more information: https://www.eastwestcenter.org/events/forging-thailand-us-climate-and-energy-partnership East-West Center in Washington กระทรวงการต่างประเทศ Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Thailand Royal Thai Consulate-General Los Angeles Royal Thai Consulate General NY Royal Thai Consulate General - Chicago
Thailand opens world’s largest floating solar power station The world’s largest floating solar power station went operational in Thailand last week as the Kingdom announced plans to build the second one, as part of its continuing transition to green energy. The largest floating hydro-solar farm in the world rests on the surface of the Sirindhorn Dam and Reservoir in northeastern Ubon Ratchathani province. Roughly the size of 70 football fields, it combines two renewable energy sources: solar and hydro. Its 145,000 solar panels produce power during the day while three turbines generate electricity at night from the flowing waters of the dam. The solar farm represents a $34 million investment. It began supplying power to the national grid on October 31, 2021. Although China has several floating solar facilities, Thailand’s is the largest. The Kingdom has plans to build a total of 16 hydro-solar power facilities to produce a total of 2.6 gigawatts. These green energy facilities will contribute to the Kingdom’s ability to cut its greenhouse gas emissions and achieve its goals of carbon neutrality by 2050 and net zero emissions by 2065. Thailand is already the leader in Southeast Asia in solar and wind energy production. The Kingdom’s main source of energy today is natural gas, which accounts for about two-thirds of power generation. Shortly after the opening of the facility in Ubon Ratchathani, the Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (EGAT) announced it would begin construction of the second floating hydropower plant at the Ubolratana Dam in northeastern Khon Kaen province. An EGAT official said that to raise the public’s environmental awareness, the agency would build natural walkways around all the reservoirs so that people could and see the plants in operation. Photo courtesy of https://iie.fti.or.th/
Americans led all visitors to Thailand after reopening U.S. citizens formed the largest group of foreign nationals to touch down in Thailand during the first ten days of the Kingdom’s reopening to visitors from overseas as the government begins rolling back pandemic restrictions. A total of 3,864 U.S. citizens arrived in Bangkok between November 1 and 10, while German citizens followed at 3,274. Americans have often been among the top ten nationalities that visit the Kingdom during normal times, but are not usually near the top slot because of the great distance and long traveling times. But Americans were adventurous enough to take advantage of Thailand’s reopening after months of border closures that were part of measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Following Americans and Germans were visitors from the UK who numbered 1,376, while tourists from Japan and South Korea placed fourth and fifth on the list. A total of 30,538 foreign visitors arrived during those first ten days. Just 15 of them tested positive for the virus and they were quarantined. Thailand’s business community enthusiastically welcomed the reopening. The Kingdom had largely escaped the worst effects of COVID-19 and was credited with one of the world’s most effective responses until the advent of the highly contagious delta variant. Reopening was first piloted on the island resort of Phuket using a ‘sandbox’ model, which proved successful. The model was later used in other islands and more provinces were added to the list until Thailand was fully reopened on Nov. 1, 2021. Photo courtesy of https://thecoloursofthailand.com/
Ambassador Manasvi joined a roundtable discussion with U.S leading companies On November 10, 2021, Ambassador Manasvi Srisodapol gave remarks to representatives of U.S. leading companies in a roundtable discussion organized by Meridian International Center and moderated by Ambassador Stuart Holliday, President & CEO of Meridian International Center. On this occasion, Ambassador Manasvi expressed his appreciation to the participants for their continued support of investment in Thailand and their commitment to supporting Thailand in hosting the APEC next year. The discussion was attended by representatives of leading U.S. companies such as Amgen, Abbott, Boeing, Cargill, Chevron, Citi, Hess Corporation and Pfizer. Meridian International Center เอกอัครราชทูตมนัสวีฯ ร่วมการหารือกับบริษัทชั้นนำของสหรัฐฯ เมื่อวันที่ 10 พฤศจิกายน 2564 เอกอัครราชทูต มนัสวี ศรีโสดาพล ได้บรรยายแก่ผู้แทนกลุ่มบริษัทชั้นนำของสหรัฐฯ ในหัวข้อ “The Future of U.S. – Thailand Relations” ซึ่งจัดโดยศูนย์นานาชาติเมอริเดียน (Meridian International Center) โดยมีเอกอัครราชทูต Stuart Holliday ประธานและ CEO ของศูนย์ฯ เป็นผู้ดำเนินรายการ ในโอกาสดังกล่าว เอกอัครราชทูต มนัสวีฯ กล่าวแสดงความขอบคุณกลุ่มบริษัทสหรัฐฯ ที่เชื่อมั่นในการดำเนินธุรกิจในประเทศไทย รวมถึงการแสดงความมุ่งมั่นที่พร้อมจะสนับสนุนประเทศไทยในการเป็นเจ้าภาพการจัดประชุมเอเปค ทั้งนี้ ผู้แทนกลุ่มบริษัทสมาชิกที่เข้าร่วมหารือในครั้งนี้ เช่น Amgen, Abbott, Boeing, Cargill, Chevron, Citi, Hess Corporation และ Pfizer
The Royal Thai Embassy is now accepting applications for the 2022 Thai American National Internship Program (TANIP). A once-in-a-lifetime experience for Thai-American students and young graduates to gain a firsthand look at the American government and political system in Washington, D.C. Apply now through January 10, 2022. Visit https://thaiembdc.org/tanip/ for online application and additional details on the program.
Bitkub becomes Thailand’s second unicorn Bitkub, a crypto currency exchange, has become the latest Thai startup to become a unicorn after Siam Commercial Bank bought a majority stake in the young company to push its valuation over $1 billion. “Bitkub has reached a milestone by becoming an important part of Thailand’s digital economic infrastructure,” said Jirayut Srupsrisopa, 31-year-old CEO and a founder of Bitkub Capital Group Holdings. “Bitkub is no longer just a startup and is now becoming a necessary part of the infrastructure critical for Thailand’s financial industry.” Siam Commercial Bank said that Bitkub had about 92 percent of the total trading turnover among all licensed crypto exchange operators in Thailand with turnover of about $30 billion. The company founded in 2018 had a profit of about $45 million in the first nine months of 2021 from revenue of $98.4 million. Bloomberg News reported that demand for assets such as crypto currencies and equities “has boomed in Southeast Asia’s second-largest economy as young investors seek better returns from their savings amid low interest rates and an economic slowdown,” caused by the pandemic. Thailand has a vibrant startup scene but only recently have any of its new firms reached unicorn status. A unicorn is a startup that achieves a valuation of $1 billion. The digital coin produced by Bitkub nearly tripled in value after the share purchase was announced. Photo courtesy of https://www.facebook.com/