A joint Thailand-Taiwan Smart Healthcare Seminar and Trade Meeting was held today afternoon in Bangkok to work on making the Kingdom Asia’s medical hub.
泰國政府正執行打造泰國成為亞洲醫療中心（Medical Hub of Asia）十年計劃，泰方積極導入智慧醫療相關產品與解決方案，與臺灣現今之產業優勢相符合。
The Thai government is implementing a 10-year plan to make the country Asia’s medical hub and actively introducing smart medical-related products and solutions, which are in line with Taiwan’s industrial advantages.
In order to promote cooperation between Thailand and Taiwan in the field of smart healthcare, the Thailand-Taiwan Smart Healthcare Seminar & Trade Meeting aims to introduce smart healthcare products and solutions from award-winning Taiwanese companies.
Jason Hsu, director of the economic division at the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Thailand, said that Taiwan’s long-established strength in information and communications technology has consolidated Taiwan’s healthcare, and inspired medical health innovation.
He said Thailand’s healthcare industry had high potential for growth and expected that the healthcare medical devices market in Thailand will grow at around 8-10 per cent per year.
Shao-Hui Lin, deputy executive director of Taiwan External Trade Development Council, stated that today’s Taiwanese companies represent the epitome of Taiwanese industrial advantage, because their products are selected through a rigorous selection process.
The Taiwan Excellence Award selection was launched by the Taiwan’s Ministry of Economic Affairs in 1993. More than 100 judges evaluate products in terms of R&D, design, quality, marketing, and made in Taiwan, every year. Only the top products that meet these criteria can be awarded “Taiwan Excellence”.
Award-winning products can use the “Taiwan Excellence logo” to promote themselves, just like customers can choose best restaurants easily by choosing the ones awarded Michelin Star.
六家具代表性之臺灣企業受邀出席並進行發表，包括上銀(HIWIN) 、研華(Advantech) 、威強電(IEI) 、鼎眾(Mediland) 、創心醫電(公司名Imediplus/品牌名Cardiart)及菲思博(Faspro)。
Subsequently, representatives from six Taiwanese leading companies including Hiwin Technologies Corp, Advantech Co Ltd, IEI Integration Corp, Mediland Enterprise Corporation, Imediplus Inc and Faspro Systems Co Ltd made presentations.
She said that last year, Thailand imported medical products and devices from Taiwan worth around US$8.6 billion.
By The Nation Thailand (ANN) and The China Post