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Business Innovation 4.0 Forum & Networking, Chiang Mai

Business Innovation 4.0 Forum & Networking, Chiang Mai Connect Edition

Join us for the largest business event platform connecting the business community in Thailand with the North organised by the Netherlands-Thai Chamber of Commerce in Cooperation with the Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau (TCEB) and several foreign Chambers of Commerce in Thailand.

  • Meet 300+ fellow entrepreneurs, established players, SMEs, and Startups – Chiang Mai-based and all around Thailand via the international chamber networks and top business associations
  • Learn from local industry champions; Thai and international companies, on the happenings and investment trends in Agrofood, Health, Tourism/MICE, IoT/Tech, Manufacturing in Chiang Mai
  • Find out WHY Chiang Mai? from business perspectives of established global players; how livability and the flow/influx of quality, creative professionals will change your minds for relocation
  • Connect with potential international business partners from all around Thailand; from the international biz community (Netherlands, USA, Australia, Germany, Singapore, Turkey, Canada, Belgium, France, and more) to Bangkok- & Central Thailand- based companies

Date: Friday 20 September 2019

Time: 15.30 – 21.30 hrs.

Location: Northern Science Park, Chiang Mai University (map)
*It is not advisable to follow Google Map’s navigation. Enter from the university’s entrance where you will first pass the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine Chiang Mai University. Please consult this link for the correct routing from Chiang Mai International Airport.

Event program

15.30 – 16.00 Registration, enjoy welcome mocktails by Reception area

16.00 – 17.00 Official tour of the Northern Science Park (NSP)
(Business pitches by local SMEs and Startups based in NSP during tour)
NSP is an incubation centre for SMEs/Startups bringing in know-how from 7 top tech universities in the North of Thailand to develop innovative products viable for the global market

17.30 – 18.00 Official welcome and opening speeches by:

  • Khun Kalin Sarasin, Chairman,Thai Chamber of Commerce, Board of Trade
  • Khun Nichapa Yoswee, Senior Vice President – Business, Thailand Convention & Exhibition Bureau (TCEB)
  • Khun Anucha Meekiatchaikul, Chairman, Federation of Thai Industries (FTI) Chiang Mai
  • Dr. Tanyanuparb Anantana, Director, Northern Science Park
  • Mr. Stanley Kang, Chairman, Joint Foreign Chambers of Commerce (JFCCT)
  • Mr. Stefan van der Sluijs, President, Netherlands-Thai Chamber of Commerce (NTCC)

18.00 – 19.15 Forum: Business Innovation 4.0 Trend talk by Chiang Mai industry leaders


  • Khun Smith Taweelerdnithi, Managing Director, Nithi Foods
    “Chiang Mai: home and hub for Food Innovation”


  • Khun Jaruwan Suwannasat, Director of MICE Intelligence and Innovation, Thailand Convention & Exhibition Bureau (TCEB)
    “Building the fundamentals to create SMART MICE City through creativity and innovation”


  • Associate Professor Sirianong Namwongprom, Assistant Dean for Research & Foreign Affairs, Faculty of Medicine, Chiang Mai University
    “Healthtech trends and the Medical Innovation District”


  • Khun Kittichai Phiphatbunyarat, Co-Founder, Chiangmai&Co | Partner, Punspace
    “Why do tech companies”


  • Mr. Jerry van Vive, CEO, Safran’
    “Industry 4.0 and aviation in the Lamphun Industrial Estate”

19.15 – 21.0 Business fair & Cocktail dinner
Business matching @SME Biz Synergy Hub

Entry Fee

  • THB 600 for members of NTCC, TNCC and partner organisations
  • THB 900 for non-members


For more information:

Exhibition space

We are also offering exhibition space for our members who may be interested in showcasing innovative products on the 5 focus sectors [Agrofood, Health, IoT/Tech, Tourism/MICE, Manufacturing].
As space is rather limited given the number of partners involved, we leave it to your discretion on how to promote this part of the event to your selected members and friends.

For application, please follow this link: