On 5 June, at the invitation of Austrade Thailand, NS BlueScope (Thailand) Limited participated in the Australia-Thailand Forum focused on Urban and Public Transport Development for the Future of Khon Kaen City. The objective of this forum was to gain insights into the trends and opportunities in Khon Kaen ’s Economic and Social Development Plan, and its positioning as a future hub of ASEAN. The opportunity was also taken to raise awareness of Australian education and industry capabilities, particularly in urbanisation, green industrial estates and sustainability, and public transport. The event is also used to further develop business and academic relations between Thailand and Australia.
Dechakom Boonma, VP Marketing NS BlueScope Thailand was a guest speaker at the forum and presented on BlueScope’s premium products for roofing and walling. These products are selected in many transport projects, both in government and the private sector – examples include the Bangkok Mass Transit System (BTS Sky Train), MRT (Mass Rapid Transit) Purple Line, Suvarnabhumi Airport and Airport Rail Link, and the latest construction of Phuket International Airport which gained considerable attention from the audience.
Also in attendance at the forum were: His Excellency Mr James Wise, Australian Ambassador to Thailand, who was a keynote speaker; Mr. Kamtorn Tavornsatit, Governor of Khon Kaen province; and executives from both government and private organizations.