Emily Halgrimson, Today’s Machining World’s Managing Editor, is currently on a press tour of Thailand’s manufacturing industry. The following are her first impressions.
Monday: The tour has been awesome so far!! Food is incredible and others in group are great. We are in 5 star hotels and being treated like royalty. Toured Western Digital yesterday and an investment fair. Today off to Pattaya to a spa hotel and day of tours and meetings. Haven’t spotted any screw machines so far but will keep looking.
Tuesday: Thailand Board of Investment CEO Forum today. Guest speaker: Tony Blair. Thailand is putting on a huge push for foreign investment, including an eight year tax holiday, free leases on land for a time, no taxes on imports of equipment, and free work visas for foreign tech workers and business leaders.