Last year, the global automotive industry was rocked by supply problems arising from the widespread flooding in Thailand. As the country continues on the path to recovery, Grand Prix International Group is once again preparing to stage the annual Bangkok International Motor Show. The car show--now in its 33rd year and already one of the most important motor shows in Asia--is employing the theme "Technology Difference."
The show, scheduled for March 28 to April 8, will be held at IMPACT Muang Thong Thani. It should be noted that this is the first staging of the show since Honda's manufacturing facility in Thailand--as well as those of many automotive suppliers--was submerged in floodwater.
Expected to join this year's event are automotive companies BMW, Chevrolet, Ford, Honda, Hyundai, Isuzu, Kia, Lexus, Lotus, Mazda, Mercedes-Benz, Mini, Mitsubishi, Mitsuoka, Nissan, Peugeot, Rolls-Royce, SsangYong, Suzuki, Thairung, Toyota, Volkswagen and Volvo. Among the motorcycle brands, those who will participate are Big Bull, BMW, Ducati, Harley-Davidson, Honda, Kawasaki, Modern Bike, Stallions, Suzuki, UDA, Vespa and Yamaha.
"I'm confident that this 33rd Bangkok International Motor Show will overturn the fortunes of the Thai automotive industry and be the gauge of the Thai economy," says Grand Prix International Group president Dr. Prachin Eamlumnow.
If, by any chance, you will be in Thailand on the dates of the motor show, you might want to pencil this in.