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EABC Luncheon seminar – “The next phase of EU-Thailand Free Trade Negotiations”

We are delighted to invite you to EABC Luncheon Seminar: The next phase of EU-Thailand Free Trade Negotiations on Friday, 9 June 2023, 11.00AM – 14.00PM at Sheraton Grande Sukhumvit.

The EABC Luncheon seminar will focus on the upcoming phase of EU-Thailand Free Trade Negotiations. The keynote speakers will discuss various topics related to this agreement, including the objectives and timeline, key issues and challenges in the negotiation process, and the benefits and impact of the Free Trade Agreement.

Ticket fees:

  • EABC Members = 2,700 THB/person
  • Members of Associate Chambers = 2,700 THB/person
  • Non Members = 3,200 THB/person



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Provisional Agenda:

11.00-11.30 Registration


11.45-12.40 Luncheon (3 course meal)


12.40-12.43 Welcome Remarks

Mr. Farid Bidgoli, President

European Association for Business and Commerce (EABC)


12.43-12.53 Free Trade Agreement Goal and Negotiation Process

H.E. Mr. David Daly, Ambassador

European Union Delegation to the Kingdom of Thailand


12.53-13.03 Key Issues and Challenges in Free Trade Agreement

Ms. Auramon Supthaweethum, Director General

Department of Trade Negotiations, Ministry of Commerce


13.03-13.13 The Benefits and Impact of Free Trade Agreement

Dr. Wisarn Pupphavesa, Senior Advisor

Thailand Development Research Institute (TDRI)



13.13-13.58 Panel Discussion on Next Steps and Future Prospects and Q&A

Moderated by Professor Dr. Thitinan Pongsudhirak

Professor of International Relations

Senior Fellow, Institute of Security and International Studies

Faculty of Political Science, Chulalongkorn University


13.58-14.00 Closing Remarks

Mr. Farid Bidgoli, President

European Association for Business and Commerce (EABC)


14.00 Photo Session




  • Registration will close on Friday, 2 June 2023 at 5PM.
  • Registration mandatory. No walk-ins allowed.

Sponsorship opportunities are available for this event.

  • Platinum Sponsor – 50,000 THB
  • Gold Sponsor – 20,000 THB
  • Silver Sponsor– 10,000 THB

Please find the details and benefits for each type of sponsorship package here