Technology trade mission: Thailand December 2018

The Victorian Government, through Trade Victoria invites export-ready Victorian ICT companies to join them on a technology focused trade mission to Thailand from 10 to 13 December 2018.

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Trade mission details

What types of businesses should attend?
Applications are sought from Victorian technology companies with solutions in the areas of (but not limited to):

  • supporting infrastructure (hardware, software, telecoms, networks etc)
  • eBusiness (how business is conducted)
  • eCommerce
  • smart cities
  • smart manufacturing
  • smart logistics
  • govtech
  • health/ medical including biotechnologies and medical technologies
  • food
  • fintech
  • workforce skills
  • cybersecurity.

Companies should be export ready, have clear mission objectives and a business case for doing business in Southeast Asia.

Why should you attend?
Trade missions enable Victorian exporters to build market insights, explore opportunities, expand their networks, promote their capabilities and identify potential partners. By participating in the mission, you will make important contacts from within the delegation, sharing expertise and exploring potential collaborations with other Victorian technology businesses that are on the same journey.

The mission will be intimate, accepting a maximum of 15 companies providing for a bespoke and tailored program for every company participating.

Attendees will gain access to key decision makers and industry stakeholders from the Thai Government, industry associations, enterprise and technology sectors.

What's included?
Delegates will be provided with assistance and opportunities that focus on achieving their business goals.

  • The Victorian Government Trade and Investment (VGTI) office in Malaysia will work together with a professional business matching service provider, Trade Victoria and Thailand’s Board of Investment and Software Park to assist in maximising business opportunities.
  • A conference call to discuss your business needs in the market with the business matching service provider and appropriate partners.
  • Support for media announcements and/or stories you would like to propose.
  • Promotion in the Victorian Government mission’s marketing materials and through social media channels.
  • A pre-mission briefing, held in Melbourne, prior to the mission’s departure, plus an opportunity to network with other delegates.
On the mission
  • Transportation to and from any offsite business meetings made by the department as part of your program.
  • On-ground assistance and expertise on demand from the Victorian Government, Austrade and Thailand’s Board of Investment.
  • Business matching services tailored to your specific needs as part of your program.
  • Two networking business lunches.
  • A Victorian Government evening networking event with Thai leaders involved in enterprise, Government and the technology industry.
The Itinerary
  • Day 1: commences in the evening with an in-country briefing and an informal dinner with the delegation.
  • Day 2: delegates will present their company profile to promote their business to all Thai attendees. The remainder of the day comprises B2B meetings and a networking lunch. An official networking reception is held in the evening.
  • Day 3: includes B2B meetings and an informal networking lunch. Any off-site meetings for delegates will be scheduled post lunch.
  • Day 4: includes a site visit
  • Delegates may choose to remain in Thailand for follow-up meetings.
  • Upon return, a de-brief with delegates will be held. An evaluation form will be distributed to all businesses.
  • An evaluation form will be distributed to all participants to receive your valuable feedback.

  • What's not included?
    The Victorian Government will not pay for your airfares, accommodation, ground transport or meals outside of official activities.

    The cost of the informal dinner with fellow delegates on the night of arrival is not covered and to be borne by the individual.

    Key dates

    Applications open: 24 September 2018
    Applications close: 24 October 2018
    Pre-mission briefing: TBA
    Travel dates: 10 - 13 December


    For further details about the trade mission, please contact Amelia King by phoning (03) 9651 9476 or by sending her an email.

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