Huawei Technologies (Thailand) Co., Ltd., in cooperation with Bangkok Post Public Company Limited, ASEAN Foundation, and over 60 ICT industry partners across Thailand, organised “Powering Digital Thailand 2022: Huawei Cloud & Connect” in conjunction with Asia-Pacific Innovation Day, in a hybrid format comprising onsite exhibitions and online broadcast from 17-19 November 2021, at Convention Centre, 22nd floor, Centara Grand at CentralWorld.

Carrying on the same theme from last year and featuring many keynote industry speakers, exhibitions, and a hands-on lab, the event delves into how digital technologies can unlock new potentials, markets, and business models while also supporting post-pandemic economic recovery in Thailand and the Asia Pacific region.

Furthermore, it thoroughly explores practical applications of Cloud, 5G, AI, and Digital Power technologies in industries through digital transformation, especially Thailand’s agriculture, manufacturing, and renewable energy sectors.

In a welcome speech by Guo Ping, Huawei Rotating Chairman, he expressed his strong belief in post-pandemic economic recovery and digital economic growth in the region, saying, “Digital technology, especially 5G, Cloud, and AI, will surely become a pillar for economic recovery and resilience in many countries.

We plan to invest $100 million over the next three years to help build a startup ecosystem in the region. We believe all countries in the Asia Pacific region will succeed in their push to go digital. We will extend our roots deeper and do our part during the region’s ten golden years of digital transformation.”

General Prawit Wongsuwon, Deputy Prime Minister, opened the event, stating that, “Digital technology is crucial to Thailand’s digital economic development, post-pandemic recovery, and social well-being. The collaboration between government and industry to integrate technologies and move the country forward will enhance business potential, government efficiency, and Thailand’s sustainability.”

Chaiwut Thanakamanusorn, Minister of Digital Economy and Society, said, “Under strong policies to develop the national digital economy and technology, Thailand’s digital infrastructure and data economy have taken great strides in the past several years. We believe that Thailand’s digital economy can reach 30% of the country’s GDP by 2030, or even earlier. In this endeavour, we look forward to continue working with Huawei and deepen our collaboration to use innovation in promoting Thailand’s digital economy.”

Lin Baifeng, President of Huawei Asia Pacific, emphasised that, “As one of the most populous and diverse regions in the world, Asia Pacific is marching to the forefront of the global digital landscape. With over 20 years of partnership with and contributions to the region, Huawei is committed to supporting Thailand and the region’s digital vision in three key areas: Connectivity and Intelligence, Low-Carbon Development, and Digital Inclusion Initiatives.”

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