Thai alternative bourses forum showcases listed firms as SMEs role model

Stocks and Financial Services Press Releases Wednesday May 25, 2016 11:20
Bangkok--26 May--SET

Market for Alternative Investment (mai) jointly with mai Listed Company Association (maiA), and The Siam Commercial Bank (SCB) will hold "mai FORUM 2016" on July 1, 2016 in Bangkok, a big event where more than 100 mai-listed companies together with their shareholders and investors can meet directly, highlighting mai's role as an alternative fund-raising source for entrepreneurs. In tandem with Thai government's policy, this event facilitates small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to learn how to grow their business from successful mai-listed firms.

mai President Prapan Charoenprawatt stated that to showcase the attractiveness of mai-listed firms, this year'sforum which has been held for the third year in a row would highlight investment booths from 100 mai-listed firms. In addition, there would be seminars on economics, investment strategy, capital market benefits, among others, with the launch of "IPO Case Study," a case study handbook providing guidance how to be listed on mai, in order tostrengthen mai-listed firms' capabilities and quality towards sustainability.

maiA President Sumeth Lersumitrkul said that this event has underlined maiA mission to promote growth,synergize capabilities and expand businesses among mai-listed firms. Under the "SME Role Model, opportunity platform for investors and SMEs with mai" concept, the event would be full of exhibitions and seminars joined by mai listed firms' executives to present their company strengths and effectiveness directly to investors and shareholders, and share their experience in growing family business via the capital market for SMEs. In additions, there would be a special seminar to get insights on government policy to support SMEs.

SCB First Executive Vice President Sarut Ruttanaporn said that SCB has always been fully equipped to supportThai businesses to drive the Thai economy. One of the ways we do this was by sponsoring this mai forum for three consecutive years to strengthen and support SMEs' business growth through financial supports, consultation, seminar, ect.

The mai FORUM 2016 will be held on July 1, 2016, from 11 a.m. 6 p.m. at Centara Grand at CentralWorld Hotel in downtown Bangkok. For more information, please visit

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