The Report: Thailand 2009 was launched on 29 June 2009 at Royal Thai Government House Santi Maitri Building in the presence of the Prime Minister of Thailand Abhisit Vejjajiva, the Minister of Industry, Chanchai Chairungruang, and other key representatives from the world of politics and business.
Marking OBG's first report on Thailand's economy, The Report: Thailand 2009 includes a detailed, sector-by-sector guide for foreign investors, together with a wide range of interviews with the most prominent political, economic and business figures, including the Prime Minister.
Other key personalities contributing interviews include Taro Aso, the Prime Minister of Japan, Korn Chatikavanij, Thailand’s Minister of Finance, and Supachai Panitchpakdi, Secretary-General UN Conference on Trade and Development and former Director-General WTO.
High profile international figures, such as former US President George W Bush also gives their views on Thailand’s economic development. The Report: Thailand 2009 has been produced in partnership with the Board of Investment (BOI), which provides investment information, services and incentives for investors. Contributions have also been made by Thanachart Securities as OBG’s capital markets research partner, Tilleke & Gibbins as its legal partner and BDO Richfield Advisory Limited as its accountancy partner.
Thailand's Minister of Industry, Chanchai Chairungruang, welcomed OBG's decision to publish its first report on the country. "OBG has provided ground-breaking analysis and data in The Report: Thailand 2009 at a time when key players in the international business community are making important investment decisions," he said. " Dr. Atchaka Brimble, BOI Secretary General, said that the Board had relished the opportunity to contribute its knowledge and experience of Thailand’s investment potential to The Report: Thailand 2009.