Empowering modern businesses at #TEDFund training

IAS Advisory co-founding partner Mr Anuwat Ngamprasertkul was pleased to join the TED INNOVATION & BUSINESS TRAINING project, which took place from 26-27th October 2023 at the Best Western Nada Don Mueang Airport Hotel in Bangkok.

National experts and esteemed commentators and lecturers were invited to examine the needs of today’s entrepreneurs and to highlight and enhance the knowledge required for successful business ventures. Participants were also able to exchange successful business practices with industry experts and foster networks with other entrepreneurs.

The Technology & Innovation-Based Enterprise Development (TED) Fund, part of Thailand’s Ministry of Higher Education, Science, Research & Innovation, organises the TED project with the aim of helping start-ups and entrepreneurs to strengthen and grow their businesses.

This year’s line-up included: Ms Rhiaveinnta Teyvputtaranon, on “Pitching techniques for modern businesses”; Ms Paweensuda Drouin, on “Improving the image of modern executives”; and Dr Wit Sittivaekin, on the “Formula for success in modern global business.”

Anuwat was asked to talk about key Thai laws affecting modern businesses and other legal aspects that are essential for entrepreneurial success. His sessions, on 27th October, included legal considerations that affect the entire business cycle, from initial establishment and corporate structuring to phases of scaling up through mergers and acquisitions (M&A) and initial public offerings (IPOs).

He talked about family business structures and how they can contribute to significantly enhancing businesses. He highlighted the role of contracts in modern business dealings and stressed their importance over informal agreements. He gave updates on Thai labour law and their practical application in the contemporary business environment.

He also covered the importance of ensuring compliance with the Personal Data Protection Act (PDPA) in today’s data-driven world, and suggested dispute resolution strategies to help participants navigate challenges effectively.

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IAS Advisory delivers PDPA training & workshop event for EXAT

IAS Advisory is proud to have successfully delivered a three-day Personal Data Protection Act (PDPA) training and workshop event for the Expressway Authority of Thailand (EXAT) from 20th-22nd September 2023.

Sessions were led by co-founding partner, Mr Anuwat Ngamprasertkul, and by associate, Mr Piniti Chomsavas, who are experts in data protection and privacy law in Thailand.

Training covered PDPA general knowledge and best practice to help ensure compliance. We also went through case studies from General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) countries, and looked at how to handle data breaches, consent management, and data subject rights.

Workshops were a hands-on experience for participants, who were divided into groups and given real-life scenarios to solve.

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NEA meeting in Bangkok gets national media coverage

This month’s successful New Economy Academy (NEA) meeting in Bangkok has gained further coverage, with reports appearing on national television.

The NEA, part of Thailand’s Department of International Trade Promotion under the Ministry of Commerce, held a practical training course, “Essential information for operating an export business,” for 120 selected entrepreneurs as well as other invited parties.

The meeting took place between 1st–5th September 2023 and was led by various experts in international trade and exports, including IAS Advisory co-founding partner, Anuwat Ngamprasertkul, who ran seminars on the legal aspects of operating an export business and intellectual property.

The course was packed with 10 intensive topics for five days of in-depth discussion and thought leadership, with news reports featuring Anuwat appearing on Thai TV highlighting the level of interest in the event and drawing further attention to its success.

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Anuwat co-leads NEA course for entrepreneurs and exporters

IAS Advisory co-founding partner Mr Anuwat Ngamprasertkul was delighted to join the practical training course, “Essential information for operating an export business,” which took place between 1st–5th September 2023.

The course, held for 120 selected entrepreneurs as well as other invited parties, was led by various experts in international trade and exports and was packed with 10 intensive topics for five days of in-depth discussion and thought leadership.

Sessions focussed on the preparations that are needed to be a successful exporter, such as business planning and marketing, cost and price structuring, payment methods, logistics and customs procedures, data analytics, among others.

My session involved preparing the exporter for key legal matters, such as how to structure a legally sound business organisation, how to identify and mitigate risk, how to prepare a proper legal contract with fully aligned terms and conditions, as well as a contract drafting checklist and negotiation plan. I was delighted to share the intellectual property session, also on Day 4, with co-speaker Ms Tatchaporn Natprasertkul, partner at WE Intellectual Property Co., Ltd.

The event was organised by the New Economy Academy (NEA), part of Thailand’s Department of International Trade Promotion (DITP), Ministry of Commerce, and took place at the Four Wings Hotel in Bangkok.

For more information about the NEA, visit https://nea.ditp.go.th/.

Because learning never ends!

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Anuwat joins DITP’s “Knock Door Africa” event as speaker

IAS Advisory co-founding partner Mr Anuwat Ngamprasertkul was delighted to be asked to speak at the Department of International Trade Promotion (DITP)’s recent “Knock Door Africa” event, which took place on 21st July 2023.

Anuwat was welcomed in his capacity as a senior commercial lawyer and as a qualified Thailand Arbitration Center (THAC) arbitrator to help equip Thai entrepreneurs, investors and start-ups to commence safe and legally sound business operations in Africa.

It was Anuwat’s fourth appearance as part of this series of events, with previous sessions focusing on South Asia, China and Saudi Arabia.

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DITP invite Anuwat to discuss how to do safe business in South Asia

On 15th June 2023, IAS Advisory co-founding partner Mr Anuwat Ngamprasertkul was invited by the Department of International Trade Promotion (DITP), part of Thailand’s Ministry of Commerce, to speak in his capacity as a senior commercial lawyer and as a qualified Thailand Arbitration Center (THAC) arbitrator to help equip Thai entrepreneurs, investors and start-ups to commence safe and legally sound business operations in the South Asian region.

It was Anuwat’s third appearance at this particular event, with sessions earlier this year focussing on China and Saudi Arabia. The event, which was attended by over 50 guests including large domestic corporations and business institutions, welcomed prominent Thai thought leaders and influencers to its speakers panel.

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Anuwat directs workshop and training for large state-owned enterprise

It was a pleasure for IAS Advisory co-founding partner Mr Anuwat Ngamprasertkul to present and direct a training session and workshop for more than 400 participants from a Thai state-owned enterprise last month.

The subject of the event, on 2nd February 2023, was Thailand’s Personal Data Protection Act (PDPA) and its related regulations and what organisations need to do to ensure compliance.

In the training session, participants learnt about the fundamentals of PDPA compliance, including the life cycle of personal data in an organisation’s business operation. Also, how personal data can be justifiably collected, processed, circulated, disclosed and retained and how this aligns with or is required to change under the PDPA. Anuwat also covered how compliance is organised and which business units are involved during the session.

Then, during the workshop, representatives from 10+ business units of the organisation delved into how personal data is actually processed, links up with other units and flows out to external parties in compliance with one of the key legal requirements of the PDPA.

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