AIT Launching Edu-Tourism Project
(AIT press release May 7, 2014)
Advanced Information Technology Public Company Limited (AIT), the SET-listed leading systems integrator and ICT solutions provider, is launching a new Edu-Tourism project aimed at providing training combined with leisure for technical personnel from neighboring countries in ASEAN.
Brand-named “TRAIN 4”, the new project is an expansion of training facilities that AIT has been providing for its own staffs out of its certified Cisco Training Center at the Queen Sirikit Convention Center. “TRAIN 4” is officially launched today alongside another new business – a “Telepresence” center to provide high-quality, long-distance teleconference facilities for clients both in the government and private sector.
“The opening of our new training and telepresence center today corresponds with our corporate focus this year to tap the huge business potentials that are opening up with the advent of the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) in 2015,” stated AIT President and CEO Siripong Oontornpan.
AIT in particular is eyeing the newly-opened and booming markets in Myanmar, Laos and Cambodia which have strong demand for Information Technology (IT) and telecommunication infrastructures and services. The company recently set up a joint venture with the Samart and Loxley groups to tap these markets.
The new training center, which will cater to the needs of technical personnel from these countries as well as others in ASEAN, will offer a range of technical courses as well as AEC Business English. It will also have the flexibility to design and customize courses to suit the customers’ internal needs.
Like foreign patients who come here for medical treatment cum leisure, AIT is applying the same business model for technical personnel coming here for training from the neighboring countries.
The company has budgeted 9.5 million baht investments for “TRAIN 4”.
For the “Telepresence” project, AIT will be the only company offering the complete set of training and the center can also be used by clients to conduct international meetings with best-in-class video and audio offered by the Cisco Telepresence solution.
The Cisco Telepresence system is being installed as AIT is required to have at least one such system for demonstration and training purposes for AIT to be a Cisco Telepresence Partner. The company, however, projected that there will be demand by multinational companies to use the facility for international meetings while it would also be able to sell the system in the future as an ex-demo unit and more than cover the investment costs.
The latest expansion is coming after a successful year in which AIT reported record-high revenues of profits of 6,023 million baht and 568 million baht respectively.