Monday, January 30, 2012

Nice turnout at AFG Meeting on Friday 27th of January

A very interesting evening with more than 40 members attending the presentation of Khun Charn Saralertsophon, Executive VP from Federation of Thai Industries (FTI).

Khun Charn covered the effect of the 'Great Flood' in 2011 emphasizing the resilience of the industry which is expected to 'bounce back' and display further growth in 2012 and the following years.

The presentation will be made available for download within the next days for AFG Members.

In an unannounced surprise presentation, Uli Kaiser introduced a preview of the upcoming THAI AUTO BOOK 2012 which will be available for the iPad. It's a comprehensive directory of Thai based OEM's Tier 1s, organizations, industrial parks, events and supporting industries providing basic information about the companies, address data, contact information, maps and is aimed at professionals both in Thailand as well as in ASEAN and overseas in Europe and the US. You can register your business for free here.

A directory of the Thai Automotive Industry

After this presentation, AFG President Jim Beeson presented AFG member and correspondent Doc Iain Corness with a 50,000 Baht grant towards his 'Retro Racing Program'. The Doc will invite AFG members to future race events and can also organize 'special outings'. From usually well informed circle we heard the he is looking for additional supporters – and can be contacted by email in this matter.

After the talk the NOVA PLATINUM had prepared a fabulous poolside networking setting which inspired many participants to stay around, discuss and exchange ideas.