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Thai Garment Manufacturers Association (TGMA) holds annual meeting
to review activities and set strategies
April 25, 2001
April 25, 2001 - The Thai Garment Manufacturers Association (TGMA)
held its annual meeting on April 25, 2001, to review the previous
year's activities and to draw up directions for the coming year.
On this occasion, the association also organized a special seminar
on the trends and strategies of the Thai garment industry.
meeting was attended by thailand.com who have joined the TGMA to
set up a Thai garment e-market as part of the thailand.com website.
The vertical web portal will offer members of the TGMA and the global
market more complete information and up-to-date news on Thailand's
garment manufacturing industry.
the annual meeting, the TGMA summarized the association's activities
during the year 2000 to its members. The report reinforced the association's
ongoing commitment to its principal missions in spite of harsh competition
in the global market and the feeble domestic economy. These missions
are to support and enhance the businesses and trading of members,
and also to work as a representative to cooperate with concerned
agencies and solve obstacles for the benefit of members and the
industry as a whole.
year the association emphasized the strengthening of member capacity
and potential. Specific projects included Improving and Enhancing
the Production Process for Reducing Operating Costs and Increasing
Productivity, Managing Development, and Industrial Development Training.
The association also sought new aggressive strategies to penetrate
part of the meeting, the association held a lecture on the topic
"Free Trade Trends: Adaptations of the Thai Garment Industry
to the World Market", delivered by the Permanent Secretary
of the Ministry of Commerce, Kirkkri Jirapat. Another seminar held
during the same day covered the topic "Tactics and Vision of
the Thai Garment Industry".
the meeting the association also arranged a minor exhibition covering
development of the garment industry, and IT and finance facilities,
to boost awareness of these issues among association members.
set up a booth at the event to promote its activities and services
to the TGMA members. As well as providing up-dated information and
statistics on the Thai and world garment industries, the thailand.com/TGMA
website will act as a central trading ground for foreign importers
and Thai exporters, and provide space for Thai garment manufacturers
to promote their products to the global market. The cooperative
venture between the TGMA and thailand.com will create the biggest
on-line market place for Thai garment exporters and importers from
all over the world, serving to propel the Thai garment industry
towards greater worldwide recognition.
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