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SEA-LAC Talk: Opportunities in Argentina: Agro-business Giant

December 16th, 2009 - The SEA-LAC Trade Center in collaboration with Embassy of Argentina, Thailand, Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), Office of Thailand Trade Representative, conducted a seminar on "SEA-LAC Talk: Opportunities in Argentina: Agro-business Giant" at University of the Thai Chamber of Commerce, Bangkok. H.E. Mr. Felipe Frydman, Ambassador of the Argentina, Thailand, shared an insight on Argentina's Economic Outlook. Our speaker is Mr. Pablo Hitters, an Argentinean businessman who has a family cattle business, exporting Argentinean beef to international market, and family manufactured natural ingredients such as Vitamin E mixed tocopherols and phytosterols. Mr. Hitters is a consultant on International Business Management. (Education: MBA degree from Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University). Mr. Phairush Burapachaisri, Secretary General of Thai Chamber of Commerce and Thailand Board of Trade was also presence at the seminar.

The seminar was joined by 40 business executives, representatives from Thai Chamber of Commerce, government officials, media, such as Betagro, Mitphol, CP Group, Siam Cement Group, Asia-fruit, Pan Asia Logistics, Department of Export Promotion (MOC), Department of Trade Negotiation (MOC), Ministry of Energy, among others.

The seminar provided a venue for participants from different sectors to share ideas of trade and investment opportunities of Argentina-Thailand. On agricultural business, Mr. Hitters shared his business experience in operating agricultural business in Argentina, offered the strategies of doing integrated agro-production, and providing possible trade and investment directions in agricultural sector between Argentina and Thailand.

Argentina is a leading global producer& exporter of food commodities and products. The growers, ranchers, processors, and other agribusinesses in Argentina are blossoming- accounted for more than $73 billion in exports. Main exports of Argentina are agricultural goods, almost 90% of Argentinean agricultural commodities and products exporting to Thailand. Moreover, Argentina is the second largest producer of ethanol after Brazil.



SEA-LAC Trade Center : The Southeast Asia and Latin America Trade Center : University of the Thai Chamber of Commerce
126/1 Vibhavadee-Rangsit Road, Dindaeng, Bangkok 10400, Thailand. Tel. +66-2697-6641-2 Fax. +66-2277-1803 E-mail : sealac@utcc.ac.th