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Krungsri-MUFG virtual business-matching event breaks record with more than 300 matches

Krungsri (Bank of Ayudhya) recently joined forces with Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (MUFG), Japan’s largest financial group, and one of the world’s largest financial groups, to organise the Krungsri-MUFG Virtual Business Matching Fair 2020. Krungsri’s eighth international business match-making event went online for the first time, attracting over 200 entrepreneurs and companies from Thailand, Asean and Japan, as well as regional organisations and MUFG partner banks.

The result was a record success rate of more than 300 matches.

In addition, Krungsri and MUFG provided online advice to support commercial customers and enhance their foreign business opportunities.

The business matching fair leveraged Krungsri’s local strength and MUFG’s extensive network to offer international solutions for commercial customers at a time of Covid-19 travel restrictions, said Pornsanong Tuchinda, Krungsri head of Commercial Banking.

Said Yoshiyuki Horio, Krungsri head of Japanese Corporate and Multinational Banking: “[The fair] had more than 200 participants consisting of entrepreneurs, buyers and sellers from Thailand, Japan and Asean countries, including the Philippines, Vietnam, Myanmar, and new joiner Indonesia. Meanwhile, Hong Kong also participated for the first time this year. Offering investment advice were four major international investment agencies – the Japan External Trade Organisation (JETRO-Bangkok), Yokohama Industrial Development Corp, Tokyo SME Support Center, and Aichi Prefecture ¬– along with five partner banks of MUFG – Krungsri Laos, Myanmar’s Co-operative Bank, Vietnam’s VietinBank, the Philippines’ Security Bank, and Bank Danamon Indonesia.”

The Krungsri-MUFG Virtual Business Matching Fair 2020 covered various sectors, ranging from consumer products, home furnishing materials and medical devices, to digital and innovation businesses.

Published : November 05, 2020

By : The Nation