Commerce Ministry to launch the biggest and finest event on logistics in South East Asia – The 6th Thailand International Logistics Fair 2009

The Ministry of Commerce‘s Department of Export Promotion teams up with other public and private organizations, launching the 6Th Thailand International Logistics Fair 2009 with determination to set a prominent platform for business matching and networking among logistics service providers and users across the South East Asia region.
Mr. Alongkorn Ponlaboot, Deputy Commerce Minister revealed that the government, under the lead of Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva has highlighted the importance of Thailand‘s logistics development since the country relies upon the exports for 70 percent of the national Gross Domestic Product (GDP). Yet, the ratio of the country‘s logistics cost to GDP is currently at 18.9 percent. Thailand therefore, has to speed up on developing the logistics and infrastructure management, in order to save cost and increase competitiveness.
“All departments of the Ministry of Commerce are working together to come up with ways to increase the potential of exporters and entrepreneurs in order to boost the competitiveness of Thailand‘s production capability, exports, and logistics,” said the Deputy Commerce Minister.
Apart from the policies and plans to improve the country‘s trade logistics infrastructure, the ministry‘s Department of Export Promotion (DEP), with the cooperation with Thailand National Shippers‘ Council (TNSC), Hazardous Substances Logistics Association (HASLA), and 14 supporting organizations are organizing the 6Th Thailand International Logistics Fair 2009 on September 9-13, 2009 on the 9,600 square-meters of BITEC, Bangkok. The fair, held under the theme “ASEAN Logistics Networks” will be the biggest and most comprehensive logistics-related trade fair in the South East Asia, with more than 180 exhibiting companies from Thailand and beyond.
The products and services exhibiting at the fair include logistics services, logistics equipment and machinery such as warehouse automation, packaging system and commercial vehicles, and software and IT systems.
The event is also a great opportunity to establish trade ties and expand business cooperation with more than 13,000 logistics service providers and users in the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS), which comprises Thailand, China, Myanmar, Laos, Cambodia, and Vietnam, as well as other ASEAN countries.
The 6th Thailand International Logistics Fair 2009 is an all-in-one venue for you to experience in person with the latest innovative logistics software and IT professionals, as well as, to benefit from over 10 exciting logistics seminars.

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