AMCHAM Member Luncheon with Thosapone Dansuputra, the Director-General of the Department of Business Development, Ministry of Commerce

AMCHAM Member Luncheon with Thosapone Dansuputra, the Director-General of the Department of Business Development, Ministry of Commerce

On August 23, 2022, at the Anantara Siam Hotel, 130 members joined the American Chamber of Commerce in Thailand (AMCHAM Thailand) Member Luncheon. The participants gathered to network and learn about the Department of Business Development (DBD)’s initiatives for increasing the ease of doing business. In addition, members welcomed students who received the scholarships under the AMCHAM Thailand Foundation (ATF) and celebrated their achievements. 

AMCHAM President Jeff Nygaard, Executive Vice President of Operations & Technology of Seagate Technology, opened the event by welcoming new member companies, the AMCHAM’s scholarship students, and Gwen Cardno, Chargé d'Affaires to the U.S. Embassy in Bangkok. The President then introduced Thosapone Dansuputra, Director-General of the Department of Business Development as the keynote speaker, before passing the floor to him. 

Director-General Thosapone started his presentation with the department’s responsibilities and the expansion of online services and platforms to facilitate business operations in Thailand. With the vision to become a leading state agency in providing a full suite of digital services within 2027 and to generate a dynamic mechanism for sustainable, innovation-driven growth of the Thai commercial sector, the DBD will develop their online platforms to establish more swift, reliable, and accessible services. Before concluding his presentation, the Director-General invited Somatat Sangkomkamhang, Trade Officer, Senior Professional Level, to showcase the DBD’s Data Warehouse and business registration online platforms.  

During the question and answer session, Director-General Thosapone provided additional information on the e-commerce Trustmark, business registration processes, and DBD’s projects that contribute to the Bio-Circular-Green (BCG) Economy Model.  

About AMCHAM  

The American Chamber of Commerce in Thailand (AMCHAM) is an independent, non-partisan, non-profit organization. With over 2,600 members representing over 600 American, Thai, and other international companies, AMCHAM is the leading international business association in Thailand. Member companies have cumulatively invested over 50 billion US dollars in Thailand and provided more than 200,000 local jobs.  

If you would like to learn more about AMCHAM, please visit: www.amthamthailand.com or contact Tirin (Graffy) Kaewlaiad, AMCHAM Communications Officer, at e-mail graffy@amchamthailand.com. 

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