Chinese business leaders to gather in Bangkok
Chinese business leaders will meet global entrepreneurs in June
Around 4,000 Chinese business leaders are set to gather in Bangkok in June to meet entrepreneurs from around the globe at the first World Chinese Entrepreneurs Convention since the pandemic and the 16th since it was launched in 1991.
Today, WCEC is the biggest forum for connecting Chinese entrepreneurs with international partners.
Narongsak Putthapornmongkol, president of the Thai-Chinese Chamber of Commerce, said the conference will be good for trade in Thailand. Tourism will be high on the agenda. There will be discussions of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership, the Eastern Economic Corridor, and Beijing’s Belt and Road Initiative.
“We are ready to push the development of global Chinese entrepreneurs in this digital age, cooperating in various fields and promoting trade between Thai entrepreneurs and the world, linking investments and creating a future with Chinese business owners around the world to restore Thailand’s and the world’s economy.”
Thailand, Singapore, and Hong Kong take turns in hosting the convention every two years.
The stock of Chinese business leaders in Thailand has perhaps never been lower. Every day seems to bring to light another corruption scandal or crime ring with Chinese origins. That could all have changed by the time the conference rolls around, as the forthcoming election threatens to expose further depts of Chinese criminality in Thailand.
According to Kasikorn Research Centre, Chinese tourists to Thailand are expected to reach 5 million this year – 42% of their total in 2019. Chinese tourism will spike in the second quarter and accelerate in the second half of the year as the number of flights and package tours rises.
Thailand’s economy will be “revitalised” if the country becomes a preferred destination for Chinese tourists. Chinese travel peaks are during the summer school break in July and August and during the week-long celebrations of National Day on October 1.
The three-day conference will be held from June 24 at Queen Sirikit National Convention Centre from June 24 to 26.
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