Dear ,

Myanmar Business Delegation Visit to the UK

05 - 07 March

DIT's Burma team are following up on the hugely successful 2016 Myanmar Trade and Investment Forum that took place in London with an inward business mission to the UK. The visit will focus on three key sectors: education, financial services and infrastructure. There will a one-day forum on each of these sectors, updating audiences on the opportunities followed by 1-2-1s with the key players in the sector.

Education has already been recognised by the Myanmar government as a priority where they have increased the percentage of GDP annual funding from 2% to 8%. The government has also chosen TVET (vocational training) as a top priority within the sector in recognition of the massive skills shortage throughout all industries. We aim to focus primarily on TVET at the forum.

The Myanmar government is developing strategies to deliver a number of major infrastructure projects in areas like energy, (particularly power transmission) and transport (road, port, rail and airports) through attracting private sector investment as well as the use of soft loans and aid.

Development of Myanmar's capital markets and the use of financial technology within the wider financial services sector will underpin Myanmar's growth.

This visit will further stimulate and enhance the bilateral economic and trade relatoinship between the UK and Myanmar.

For more information on the three forums, and to register, please click here.

Thai Business Delegation Visit to the UK
BT Centre, London
05 - 06 March


DIT’s Thailand team will be bringing some of Thailand’s largest companies to the UK in March, to look at innovative UK technologies that would help improve their business operations. This visit forms part of the work being carried out under the Thai-UK Leadership Council, which was set up by the Thai and UK governments to foster bi-lateral commercial partnerships.

The tech-buyers include household Thai names, including: Bangkok Bank PLC, Charoen Pokphand Food (CPF), Carabao Group, PTT PLC, Siam Cement Group and Thai Airways International.

During the morning sessions of the two-day forum Thai companies will be briefed about the trends and opportunities in a range of technology sectors in the UK and learn how they can get access to the UK technology suppliers. The afternoon 1-2-1 meeting sessions on both days will offer a unique access for the UK suppliers to the tech-buyers with the cheque books from Thailand.

For more information, including a list of the Thai company profiles and to register for the forum and business matching, please click here.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch.

Best wishes,


Georgina Martin
Events Manager
UK-ASEAN Business Council (UKABC)