Year of Establishment: 2011
Chairman representing Turkey: Hakan Bulgurlu
Company and Position: Arçelik A.Ş.
Chairman of Counterpart Organization: Dr. Sombat Thiratrakoolchai
Company and Position: Thai Chamber of Commerce (TCC), Chairman
Counterpart Organization: Thai Chamber of Commerce
Turkey - Asia Pacific Business Councils and Thailand Ministry of Foreign Affairs achieved a consensus on establishing DEİK/Turkey-Thailand Business Council in 2010. Thus, Thailand Ministry of Foreign Affairs decided to put the Joint Standing Committee on Commerce, Industry and Banking (Thailand) in charge of the Business Council establishment.
The Joint Standing Committee on Commerce, Industry and Banking (Thailand), which consists of the Thai Chamber of Commerce (TCC), the Federation of Thai Industries (FTI) and the Thai Bankers’ Association (TBA) visited DEİK on November 29, 2010.
The Agreement about the establishment of DEİK/Turkey-Thailand Business Council was signed in 2011 during the 1st Business Council Joint Meeting in Istanbul.
The main purpose of the Business Council is to provide a communication platform for both countries’ business world, serve as a cooperation bridge, and increase bilateral trade, economic and investment relations.