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PKF Thailand officially launched PKF Eastern Seaboard

12 Jul 2018

On Friday 6th July, independent member firm PKF Thailand officially launched “PKF Eastern Seaboard” becoming the only global accounting firm with an active branch in the Eastern Seaboard. The launch was attended by guest speaker Khun Suwatana Kmolwatananisa - Deputy Governor responsible for Strategy and Development of the Industrial Estate Authority of Thailand, local business executives and press, and also John Sim - Global CEO of PKF International. 

PKF’s Eastern Seaboard branch is staffed by experts living locally that have a strong understanding of the unique and specific requirements of businesses and individuals who are based in this exciting and dynamic region of Thailand. These experts have access to PKF’s extensive global network of over 400 offices operating in 150 countries across five regions. Providing global expertise, delivered locally.

In her presentation at the launch on the "Current Status and Opportunities in the EEC" Khun Suwatana commented on the significant opportunity in the region especially since the 2018 Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC) Act was published in the Royal Gazette in May. She highlighted the main changes in the various laws and demonstrated how this would help grow the 10 targeted industries across the 3 main provinces of the EEC.

Andrew McBean, CEO of PKF Thailand added “The area covered by the Eastern Economic Corridor is about 13,000 square kilometers – about the size of Montenegro in Europe or Connecticut in the US. The GDP per capita in Chonburi is already nearly the same as Bangkok Metropolis, supported by existing investments in manufacturing in the province. This will further increase substantially with investments of $45bn across ten targeted industrial and commercial sectors in the 3 provinces of the EEC. We are very excited about the significant opportunities in the Eastern Seaboard and the Eastern Economic Corridor. Businesses that invest here will expect global quality and for it to be delivered locally. We are investing in local skills that will deliver services with global standards to businesses in the region".

The launch celebrations were held at the InterContinental Pattaya Resort. PKF’s Eastern Seaboard Branch can be found in South Pattaya Road in Pattaya, Chonburi. 

For more information visit www.pkfthailand.asia.


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