| 09 December, 2022

POLAND-THAILAND Business Forum 2022

This year, Poland and Thailand are celebrating the 50th anniversary of the establishment of mutual diplomatic relations. To mark this occasion, the Polish Embassy in Bangkok along with the Polish Investment and Trade Agency (PAIH) organized the Poland-Thailand Business Forum - an event attended by more than 100 entrepreneurs and representatives of institutions from both countries. We are proud to report that the distinguished group of invited speakers included experts from TIAS as well.

Poland and Thailand – dynamic development of cooperation

Thailand is the second-largest economy in the Association of South-East Asian Nations (ASEAN) and is growing rapidly, distinguished by its openness and technological advancement. The Poland-Thailand Business Forum in Bangkok was an excellent opportunity to further strengthen relations that have been nurtured between the two countries for 50 years now. The forum was opened by: Krzysztof Drynda from Polish Investment and Trade Agency, and Waldemar Dubaniowski, the Polish Ambassador to Thailand. The gathered guests were also welcomed by Wirat Tatsaringkanskul, Deputy Secretary General of the Thailand Board of Investment.

Poland is aiming to expand the list of countries with which it maintains close economic ties, and the Polish Investment and Trade Agency supports this approach. We don't want to focus solely on the European Union. Thus far, ASEAN countries have had a relatively small share in Polish trade; however, in our opinion, the countries from that region, including Thailand, constitute one of the most promising markets. We recognize and highly value Thailand's economic achievements and active participation within ASEAN. Closer cooperation in fields such as medical equipment, cosmetics, food, or ICT could bolster the economic growth of both countries – stated Krzysztof Drynda from PAIH, during the Forum. 

Poland is an important trade partner for Thailand and an attractive gateway to EU markets. What brings our two countries even closer together is their great involvement in developing innovations for the automotive industry.

Both Poland and Thailand are committed to innovation in many fields. Therefore, we firmly believe that the potential of the Polish IT/ICT sector as well as our vast network of research and development centers constitute arguments that will convince investors from faraway Thailand to set their gaze upon Polan– stressed Krzysztof Drynda.

TIAS experts with a lecture on “Starting business in Poland”

For the second time this year, we had the honor of being invited to participate in an economic mission aimed at developing cooperation with the Asian market.
During the Poland-Thailand Business Forum in Bangkok, Johnson Zhang, Senior Manager at TIAS, together with our friend Adam Smuga, attorney-at-law, delivered a presentation titled "Starting Business in Poland”.

The Poland - Thailand Business Forum 2022 was a great success, and it was our pleasure to give a presentation on the legal and tax aspects of starting a business in Poland. Both Poland and Thailand are regarded as booming economies in their respective regions; trade turnover between the two countries has been increasing year by year, and we see a lot of potential in further economic cooperation between them. We are pleased that so many Thai entrepreneurs would like to pursue their ambitious investment plans in Poland – concluded Johnson Zhang, a TIAS expert.

Immense business potential

The Forum in Bangkok was an excellent opportunity to bolster Polish-Thai relations, also thanks to the numerous talks held between representatives of companies, chambers of commerce, and institutions offering support for business. During the Forum, representatives of Mercator Medical, the largest Polish investor in Thailand, as well as representatives of Comarch and CSHARK, recounted their stories and achievements connected with the Thai market. In turn, representatives of Thai companies Charoen Pokphand Foods (CPF), Indorama Ventures, and Thai Union Group, which have made large investments in Poland, shared their experiences of operating in Poland.

Poland and Thailand share a strategic location in their respective regions and a business-friendly climate. Events such as the Poland-Thailand Business Forum show how much investment potential we have together and what great strength lies in mutual relations, which are the driving force behind development and innovation.

In Bangkok, our firm was represented by a reliable team of experts consisting of: Dariusz Obrocki, Karol Kołodziejczyk, Johnson Zhang, and Adam Smuga – attorney-at-law and a close friend of TIAS.

We would like to thank the organizers and all the participants for their work on strengthening the economic bonds between our countries.

You are welcome to check out our photo report from the POLAND-THAILAND Business Forum 2022.

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Anna Czyż