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20 Mar 2018

Incorporating Automotive Manufacturing, Interplas Thailand, Intermold Thailand, Assembly & Automation Technology, and Surface & Coatings

20 – 23 June 2018
BITEC, Bangkok, Thailand

The Engineering Industries Association (EIA) are pleased to advise that the Department for International Trade (DIT) has confirmed funding for the ME Manufacturing Expo and that all eligible UK companies will receive £2,500 towards eligible costs under the Tradeshow Access Programme (TAP).

Thailand’s automotive sector has developed into the biggest automotive hub in Southeast Asia and one of the largest in the world. The country offers a dual advantage in terms of a large domestic market as well as an established automotive cluster of component suppliers. The industry accounts for nearly 12% of Thailand’s GDP and employs more than 500,000 people including Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEMs) and 700 Tier 1 companies, and 1,700 Tier 2, and 3 companies employing almost 80% of the total automotive workforce.

The cost of a stand on the UK Pavilion will be US$ 621 (£478) per square metre (including 7% GST). The price will include space, construction, lighting, furniture and UK signage. A space measuring 9 square metres will therefore cost US$5,589 (£4,302) less £2,500 giving a total of £1,802. Additionally there is a US$268 (£206) Exhibitor Registration Fee and a US$161 (£124) CVM Package. Total Cost: £2,132 (instead of £4,632). The management fee will be £500 + VAT for members and £600 + VAT for non members of the EIA will have to be added to this. Other stand sizes divisible by 3 can be reserved.

The grant is not only for new companies to the market. Companies would also qualify if they were already trading in Thailand or have a distributor, agent or even an office in the region as long as the UK company has paid £2,500 towards the eligible costs for the show, or even freight which would have to go out to the market at this time. If a company is not a new exporter (ie: is exporting more that 35% of it’s business or has been exporting for more than 10 years), as long as the UK company did not exhibit at the previous edition of the show, your distributor or agent can man the stand and you would qualify for the grant.

Further details on the exhibition can be found on http://www.manufacturing-expo.com/ or via the information flyer here.

EIA only have a limited number of grants for this exhibition, so if you are interested or require any further information, please contact karen.finegold@eia.co.uk or direct dial: 07815867390.

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