Future Tech Mission to Thailand: March 2021

Staged virtually over two full days from 10-11 March, Global Victoria, together with the Victorian Government Trade and Investment (VGTI) office in Malaysia will be showcasing the innovation, skills and capabilities of 15 Victorian tech companies looking to do business with Thailand.

Aimed at maximising business opportunities for mission delegates, the Virtual Future Tech Mission to Thailand will deliver tailored business matching programs, sector specific briefings and a range of networking opportunities to help connect our delegates to the right people and maximise business opportunities.

Discover Victoria's best in tech below.

About the VTM

Thailand’s vision to attain developed country status and transition to a digital economy by 2036 provides opportunities for Victorian technology businesses in a multitude of sectors.

This virtual trade mission will enable Victorian exporters to build market insights, explore opportunities, expand their networks, promote their capabilities and identify potential partners in Thailand in order to pursue opportunities arising from Thailand’s rapid development whilst under travel restrictions.

Why Thailand?

Thailand is the second largest economy in Southeast Asia.

According to the World Bank Group “Doing Business” 2020 report, Thailand is rated fifth for ease of doing business out of the 25 countries in the region.
It has a growing middle class, good infrastructure, a strong industrial base, strong regional and global connectivity and globally significant industries.

Thailand’s infrastructure is currently undergoing transformation, and the Thai Government’s 20 Year National Strategy Thailand 4.0 to attain developed country status and transition to a digital economy is modernising its economy, driving reform and creating opportunities in technologies in:

  • smart cities
  • construction
  • Industry 4.0
  • Internet of Things (IoT)
  • smart logistics
  • medtech
  • digital health
  • fintech
  • clean technologies
  • agritech
  • energy.

The business potential with Thailand is widely recognised by the Victorian Government, with a number of Global Victoria led trade missions to Thailand in 2016 and 2018 resulting in positive business outcomes for Victorian companies that participated.

Background

In September 2018 the Victorian Government released Globally Connected: Victoria’s Southeast Asia Trade and Investment Strategy. The Strategy highlighted the Victorian Government’s commitment to delivering trade missions to Southeast Asia. Virtual trade missions play an important role in helping to connect

Victorian companies with opportunities across Southeast Asia. The Strategy highlighted opportunities in the technology sector in Thailand as one of the most prospective for Victorian tech firms.

The Thailand-Australia Free Trade Agreement provides Victorian exporters and investors increasingly good market access. Thailand is looking towards international partnerships to help deliver
its economic reform strategies, many of which are technology based.

The VTM experience

Delegates will be provided with assistance and opportunities that focus on achieving their business goals.

Pre mission:
  • The Victorian Government Trade and Investment (VGTI) office in Malaysia will work together with a professional business matching service provider to assist in maximising business opportunities.
  • A conference call to discuss each business' needs in the market with the business matching service provider and appropriate partners.
  • Support for media announcements/ stories each business would like to propose.
  • Promotion in the Victorian Government mission’s marketing materials and through social media channels.
  • A pre-mission briefing, held online, prior to the mission’s commencement, plus an opportunity to network with other delegates.
On the virtual mission:
  • Bespoke business matching program tailored to each companies needs.
  • Sector specific briefings delivered from Thai industry experts.
  • Networking opportunities with Thai leaders in enterprise and the technology industry.
Post mission:
  • An evaluation form will be distributed to all businesses.
  • Where requested, a follow up with delegates will be held.

Virtual trade mission details

Mission dates: 10-11 March 2021
Applications opened: Monday 14 December 2020
Applications closed: Monday 18 January 2021

Applications have now closed


Contact us


For more information about this virtual trade mission, contact A/g Trade Specialist, Madelaine Kenihan by sending her an email.

Delivered by Victoria State Government Australia