“ETDA” organizes “Thailand e-Commerce Week 2017”
“ETDA” organizes “Thailand e-Commerce Week 2017 “Online, Shall We GO … “Thailand e-Commerce Week 2017” ..grab the opportunity because e–Commerce market is not waiting for anyone ” which mobilizes all the e-commerce push the growth of Thais by e-Commerce, maintaining Asian championship – toward to world market and create new online merchants with e-marketplace and Meet the Buyer to meet big buyers from overseas, and the award ETDA e-Commerce Award 2017 for the Electronic Commerce of the Year.
Mrs. Surangkana Wayuparb Director of Electronic Transactions Development Agency (Public Organization), or ETDA, Ministry of Digital Economy and Society revealed that during 24-26 November 2017 ETDA together with …… will organize the event, “Thailand e-Commerce Week 2017” under the concept of “Online, Shall We GO… grab the opportunity because eCommerce market is not waiting for anyone” at the Plenary Hall 1-3, Queen Sirikit Convention Center as a platform for creating potential and increasing opportunities for entrepreneurs who want to develop their e-commerce business successfully.
The first day of opening (24 November 2017) was honored by having General Prayut Chan-Ocha, Prime Minister, presided over the opening ceremony as well as being speaker for special lecture on “How could the national strategy support e-Commerce?” The Prime Minister will be presenting in award giving of “Thailand e-Commerce Awards 2017: People’s Choice 2017” to award-winning e-commerce entrepreneurs.
We are also honored by speakers from leading Thai and foreign companies such as Mr. Thot Chirathivat, Executive Chairman of Central Group Co., Ltd., Ms. Thapana Sirivadhanabhakdi, President of Thai Beverage Co., Ltd. to share the experience of the Giant dabbled in e-Commerce World, Ms. Opal Panissara Arayasakul, an actress, Master of Ceremony and owner of the online soap, “Oab’s Soap”, together with the owner of the e-Commerce business, Mr. Richard Liu, chairman and CEO of JD.com, Inc., a major e-commerce company from China, who is shaking the e-commerce world heatedly with the plan to invest 100 billion Baht in Thailand . This will help support the business of e-commerce in Thailand.
For an overview of the Thai ecommerce market in 2016, the major retailers and consumers are increasingly interested in e-Commerce with a value of 2.5 trillion Baht. The highest value was in retail e-Commerce (B2C) which becomes number 1 of ASEAN. This reflects the fact that buyers are getting good acceptance and there is an increased demand of ecommerce shopping. It is expected that the Thai e-commerce market will grow to 2.8 trillion Baht.
.8 million baht or up 9.86% in 2017. Hence, ETDA wants to support Thai entrepreneurs both the existing one and new one to have potential and new business opportunities. Therefore, ETDA organizes “Thailand e-Commerce Week” for the 2nd time continually from last year. The concept for this year is “Online, Shall We GO… grab the opportunity because eCommerce market is not waiting for anyone”. Last year, we solicited those who are interested in doing ecommerce business to join us. So this year we will bring people together at the same time to win business opportunities in the future. ”
Thailand e-Commerce Week 2017 brings together all of the eCommerce related business together, including e-commerce platform providers such as welove shopping, tarad.com, 11street, payment providers such as banks and paypal, delivery of goods such as Kerry, Thai Post, Lalamove, providers of digital marketing services such as Ready planet, package delivery service for shipping products, full service warehouse management, or even service providers in the field of photography.
There is also a showcase for the successful online store whether it is SMEs, OTOP, public, and goods from actors and actresses such as Mint Chalida, Opal – Mor Aok, C – Amy, and Kru Ngao. There will also be areas for sale of SMEs products that focus on online marketing to be showed and sold in the event as well.
Regarding major activities in the event, there will be international seminars having ecommerce and digital industry gurus in both in Thailand and international level as speakers, in order to fully transfer knowledge of ecommerce techniques, whether brad creation for digital business, digital marketing, ecommerce business tools, to cater to the needs and lifestyles of the digital age such as e-commerce opportunities of the country is needed to be driven and the big challenge that leaders of the leading organizations in Thailand is facing, creating a global opportunity with e-Commerce and trading through the social platform where Thailand is considered the number one in ASEAN? , Food go Online: Opening a Restaurant in the Digital Age, “Old shop” VS “Online Shop”, a battle to fight in the day when the world has changed.
“This year, we aim to support Thai ecommerce entrepreneurs to move into the bigger market. Business Matching has been organized to help the strong Thai ecommerce business to meet with major international buyers such as importers from China and Hong Kong which need quality products and services from Thai entrepreneurs. Beginners will get new knowledge and business networks. Those who are thinking of starting an ecommerce business will be able to get started properly under the guideline and guidance of e-commerce gurus. “, said Mrs. Surankana.
ETDA e-Commerce Award 2017 will be announced and given to the e-Commerce of the Year who is selected from nominations from the public witnessed by Ecommerce committees from government and private sectors, such as Google, Facebook, Line, E-Commerce, Electronic Transactions Development Agency (Public Organization), Thai Electronic Commerce Association, and partner organizations.
This exhibition supported by Bangkok Bank PCL., Advanced Info Service PLC., Total Access Communication PLC., Interspace Thailand Co.,Ltd., Kasikornbank PCL., Metropolitan Electricity Authority (MEA), NIPA Technology Co.,Ltd., The Federation of Thai Industries, Thailand Post Co.,Ltd., The Thai Bankers’ Association, Thai e-Commerce Association, Thai Webmaster Association, Pro-Toys Co.,Ltd., Schnell Media Asia Co., Ltd., MCOT PCL. and Marketing Oops magazine