Thailand, Guest Country of Honor of this year's CIFTIS, is located in the center of ASEAN, boasts one of the largest Chinese communities in the world, and is also the gateway to 600 million consumers in Southeast Asia. In recent years, encouraged by Thailand's favorable investment policies and under the China-proposed Belt and Road Initiative, the industrial cooperation between China and Thailand has become closer and closer, with a trend of cooperation in various fields.
Since 2014, the Thai Chamber of Commerce in China has organized different Thai industries to participate in the fair for five consecutive years. With the support of the Royal Thai Embassy in China, it has held Thai-themed conferences, built the Thai exhibition area to provide Thai companies with a platform for exhibitions, negotiations and talks. The chamber also actively followed up after the conference to promote the progress of cooperation between the two countries' industries.
During the 2019 CIFTIS, with the support of the Royal Thai Embassy in China, the Thai Chamber of Commerce in China invited the Charoen Pokphand Group, the Bangkok Dusit Medical Services Group, the 304 Industrial Park under the Double A, BNH Hospital and some Thai Chamber of Commerce member enterprises to form a Thai business delegation to the fair.
At the fair, the Thai exhibition area was designed in the same way as it was in 2016, combining traditional elements with modern design and taking distinctive Buddhist architecture as the main theme. It displayed Thailand's full-fledged industrial service system, flexible service trade platform, and focused on promoting services including food service system of the Charoen Pokphand Group, high-end medical services, advanced industrial park services, as well as its tourism and hotel service system.
During the fair, the Thai exhibition areas arranged performances with traditional Thai cultural elements every day, and Thai exhibitors held activities and conferences of different forms and themes, fully demonstrating the unique and unparalleled charm of Thailand in the field of service trade.