European Association for Business and Commerce
EABC meets with Minister of Tourism and Sports

On 3 October 2017, EABC delegates led by Mr. Rolf-Dieter Daniel, President of EABC European Chamber of Commerce, had a dialogue meeting with Ms. Kobkarn Wattanavrangkul, Minister of Tourism and Sports. Participated in the meeting were Mr. Georg Wolff, EABC Board and Silver Partner, Mr. Koen Vermeersch, EABC Chair of Tourism / Ascott, Mr. Chaladbhum Temkasem, EABC Executive Director, and EABC Advocacy Group Tourism (AGT) Mr. Dieter Ruckenbauer / Marriott, Mr. Thomas Meier / Minor, Mr. Thanadej Iamkhongsee / Sukhothai, Mr. Bruno Rotschaedl / Swissotel, Ms. Pasiree Thongsak / EABC Communications Manager, and Mr. Hans Van Den Born / NTCC. The meeting was aimed to promote tourism activities and to bring more investment to Thailand. The Minister expressed appreciation to the EABC delegates and promised to set up a Tourism Working Group with the EABC. EABC Tourism will meet again with the Ministry of Tourism and Sports to hear the update on the EABC concerns regarding ease of guests, fair competition, and training the local talents to support sustainable employment for tourism industry. The meeting was also joined by Professor Chavanee Tongroach, Vice Minister for Tourism and Sports, Ms. Jathaporn Rerngnasa, Chair of the Minister’s Tourism Working Group and senior executives from Tourism Authority of Thailand.