On July 15th 2010, Teerayuth Aiumtrakul, a Vice Governor of Phuket, presided over a business negotiation meeting called ‘Business Matching’ hosted by the Office of Commercial Affairs Phuket at Phuket Orchid Resort and Spa, Karon Beach. The event was crowded by a lot of entrepreneurs from Phuket and 35 other provinces in Thailand.
Sompong Ornprasert, Head of Office of Commercial Affairs Phuket, said that this event was held to promote Phuket tourism and to facilitate entrepreneurs in the southern region to get new market channels by meeting with traders from other parts of the country.
He added that a lot of the entrepreneurs got new customers from the event. Those customers would take local Phuket products to sell in their provinces. The event not only added value for products but Phuket would also be recognized as a center of high standard trading and tourism.