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BeluThai Chamber of Commerce: ‘Laos – small country, big ambitions’, Bangkok, Thailand

When: 4 November 2014 

Where: Bangkok 

Jack Sheehan will be a speaker at this business talk on Tuesday afternoon in Bangkok. His presentation will focus on Lao Legal and Tax Overview/Regional Perspective. 

Lao has been drawing the attention of foreign investors for a number of reasons, including its abundant natural resources, low-cost labor force, and proximity to China and the fast-growing markets of ASEAN. What is the potential, and what are the pitfalls of this small country with big ambitions? 


The Belgian-Luxembourg/Thai Chamber (BeLuThai), together with the Thai-Canadian (TCCC), New Zealand- Thai (NZTCC) and Thai-Swedish Chamber of Commerce (SWECHAM) is happy to invite you to the business talk ‘Laos – small country, big ambitions’. After the business talk we invite ALL Chamber members to join us for a networking drink.

Registration is required, please click here to register.

For bio of the speakers, see attachment here 

Tentative Program 

3.30 pm


4.00 pm

Welcome by Dr. Sutharm Valaisathien, President BeLuThai Chamber of Commerce

4.05 pm

Overview on Laos’ economic situation and underlying business opportunities by Dr. Ramon Bruesseler, Executive Director of the European Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Lao PDR (ECCIL)

4.50 pm

Laos – ‘the battery’ of Asia, investments in the power industry by Mr. Gert Meersman, Country Manager Laos at Glow Energy Pcl (GDF Suez)

5.20 pm

Lao Legal and Tax Overview/Regional Perspective by Jack Sheehan, DFDL Partner, Regional Tax practice group

6.30 – 9.30 pm

Networking Drink