Pushing the Thai Economy Forward with Science and Technology in the Thailand 4.0 Era

Bangkok – 12 June 2018 – VNU Exhibitions Asia Pacific Co., Ltd. organized an executive interview session at BITEC, Thailand, with invited experts Dr. Jeerasak Pipattanapongsophon – Deputy Director-General of the Department of Livestock Development, Dr. Salakchit Chutipongvivate, representative from Medical Association of Thailand under the Royal Patronage, along with Dr. Udom Chanasitand, president of Science and Technology Trade Association and Mr. Anucha Parnpichate (Project Manager of Thailand LAB INTERNATIONAL 2018).

In the session, the topic of laboratory equipment trading and maket trend was raised. According to Thailand 4.0 Policy which transforms the economy from heavy industry into an innovation-driven one, the laboratory instrument industry, scientific devices, latest technology and the biotechnology market are mainly what drives the Thai economy forward. It has reached a growth rate of up to 15-20% and can potentially increase in the future.

With the turning point of the economy, Dr. Salakchit Chutipongvivate, representative from Medical Association of Thailand under the Royal Patronage (AMTT) talked about the importance of sciences and technology. “Nowadays, technology in the laboratory has been rapidly changed. Medical technologists need to adapt themselves and be ready to learn new technology coming into this industry. Moreover, think out of the box and apply it to build on new innovations, for example, Thai CKD risk calculation – new application of medical technologist from Pua Crown Price Hospital in Nan Province, and other masterpieces from other departments e.g. rapid diagnostic test kit of Malaria, Melioidosis and Leptospirosis”

Deputy Director-General of the Department of Livestock Development, Dr. Jeerasak Pipattanapongsophon, revealed the demand of scientific equipment and technology in the lab, “Now, it has been increasing, especially the food quality control and food safety. We have developed the product quality control system as well as the test kit, and this makes the receivers get the result more accurate and faster, in terms of better system, logistics and online data transfer.” He added, “Due to the main policy of research institute supporting researched and studies in Thailand, there should be a real collaboration between the government agencies and private sectors. This is a great opportunity to enhance the better system of livestock in Thailand. ”

Dr. Udom Chanasitand, president of Science and Technology Trade Association (STTA) asserted, “To see Thailand moving forward, our association is ready to support not only operating enterprises and lab tools and innovation market potential, but also the researches and analytical studies. This mission matches with the government policy because both are focusing on advance Thai economy to be a value based economy. This would be another solution to help stimuting Thai economy.”

“Lab industry, Bio-technology industry, plus medical or healthcare industry are in the significant driven group that push Thailand forward into a new era. Regarding the expanded market which predicts to grow even more in the forthcoming years and survey of MICE travelers from 20 countries around the world, Thailand is their wish destination to visit. It is a perfect occasion to organize the international laborattory instruments and innovation trade exhibition.”, stated Mr. Anucha Parnpichate, project manager of Thailand LAB INTERNATIONAL 2018.

The project manager added more, “The theme for this edition is the mixture of Technology, Network and Investment. Visitors will be able to meet 330 leading companies from 30 countries around the world and  visit international pavilions from China, India, South Korea, Taiwan and special pavilions. Local and international buyers, researchers, laboratory managers and technicians, and experts are expected to participate in this exhibition. Biotechnology, Medical Laboratory and Medical Science will be one of the highlighted sectors, along with “MedLAB”, which is a new sector at this year. Moreover, business matching will be facilitated to promote investment in Thailand and the region Furthermore, we will invite 500 potential buyers, researchers, laboratory professionals from all over the world to meet leading laboratory instrument manufacturers and distributors via our hosted buyer program.”

Thailand LAB INTERNATIONAL 2018 will be from 12 to 14 September 2018 at EH 102-103, BITEC, Bangkok, Thailand. Intersted buyers can register at www.thailandlab.com until 30 June 2018. Pre-registration online is also now open at www.thailandlab2018.com. (Use this invitation code “VMB 30021” to get the digital show directory and a chance to win the lucky draw onsite.)