CEBIT ASEAN Thailand encourages innovation to drive economy and society

Public and private sectors jointly present the first edition of CEBIT ASEAN Thailand (“CEBIT ASEAN”) to bring new levels of excitement and opportunities for the digital industry, through a combination of trade and business activities, networking and knowledge exchange, all under one roof, serving the needs of the industry and market on a global and local scale.

Through a support by organizations including the Ministry of Science and Technology; Ministry of Digital Economy and Society; Microsoft; Logitech; ABeam; and more than 200 companies and brands. CEBIT ASEAN will be held from 18 to 20 October 2018, Hall 7-8, IMPACT Exhibition and Convention Center, Bangkok, Thailand. The event is expected to attract 8,000 technology professionals and business leaders.

Dr. Soranit Siltharm, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Science and Technology, said “The Thai government’s mission is to transform the country into the 21st century, with two main drivers – the development of people and technology; and the Thailand 4.0 policy. Technology is crucial in this digital age and necessary to drive our country.”

The digital market in ASEAN is expected to grow by more than USD 200 billion by 2025, up six times when compared to 2015, according to Nuttapon Nimmanphatcharin, President/CEO of Digital Economy Promotion Agency, representative from Ministry of Digital Economy and Society “Thailand is the economic hub of ASEAN, with a digital and IT spending of USD12.7 billion 2017, and it is projected to grow by another USD30 million by 2010.

In 2017, the FDI digital sector was 642 million THB; with 386,300 ICT employees; and more than 90 startups.

Pun-Arj Chairatana, Executive Director, National Innovation Agency (Public Organization) (NIA) said: “The government’s Thailand 4.0 policy will transform the country into a value-based economy and move toward an innovation-driven economy with an emphasis on research and development, science and technology, and innovation. We are placing more emphasis on innovation that contribute towards a new phase of opportunities.”

CEBIT ASEAN brings new levels of excitement and opportunities for the digital industry, through a combination of trade and business activities, networking and knowledge exchange, all under one roof, serving the needs of the industry and market on a global and local scale.

The three-day event is expected to attract 8,000 technology professionals and business leaders.

CEBIT ASEAN covers every topic of relevance for the digitization of business and society. In its first edition, the focus will be on: Communications, Network Infrastructure and Security; Data and Cloud; Business Solutions; Peripherals and Accessories; IOT and Smart Technology; and Emerging Technology (AR/VR/ UAV/ Robotics/ 3D Printing).