Thailand is the second largest economy in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations – including states like Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, and Vietnam – and is home to more than 50,000 British residents.
So it’s no surprise the UK is one of the leading investors in Thailand with companies such as HSBC, Standard Chartered, Triumph Motorcycles, and Prudential all having a large presence out there.
Thailand is also home to Tesco’s biggest overseas operation.
If you’re thinking of doing business in Thailand, you’ll need a reliable international conference call provider to keep in touch with colleagues and clients, here’s how to set one up in a few simple steps.
How to set up a conference call between the UK and Thailand
Visit ConferenceCall.co.uk to get your free PIN.
Click on the ‘Invite Participants’ tab to generate an email template into which you should enter the time, date and subject of the conference call you’re setting up.
Choose UK and Malaysia dial-in codes, click ‘Copy this invitation’.
Paste it into an email and sending it to up to 100 participants.
Dial-in numbers to call
At the allotted time colleagues should dial the following numbers and enter your PIN:
– UK participants dial 0843 0 250 250
– Thailand participants dial 060-0035871
Your conference call is ready to begin.
Where is Thailand?
Situated in southeast Asia, in the Indochina Peninsula, Thailand is bordered by Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, and Myanmar, with coastlines along the Andaman Sea and the Gulf of Thailand.
What is the Foreign and Commonwealth Office advice on traveling to Thailand?
Thailand is a popular destination for people traveling for both business and pleasure, and thousands of UK nationals travel to and from the mainland and islands each year without incident.
But you always need to be aware that Thailand is a very unstable country and the political situation can make it a very volatile place, and there is always the chance of civil and political unrest in the region.
There’s also a high crime risk, in both the major cities and tourist areas, where bag-snatchers and pickpockets operate, some of which ride on motorbikes for a quick escape or will target people travelling on tuk tuks. Always keep your valuables secure and out of sight, and avoid falling asleep on public transport. Although rare, there is also the risk of violent crime, sometimes involving guns, and never leave any drinks unattended as spiking is relatively common.
Be careful using bank cards in Thailand, as credit card fraud, especially ATM skimming, is relatively common – never lose sight of your card and only ever use ATMs within a bank.
You also need to be aware that, what you might consider innocuous, social media posts can land you in trouble with the Thai authorities – posting images on social media of people drinking alcohol or wearing inappropriate clothing can result in fines and/or imprisonment both for the person who uploaded the images and the people in them.
If you’re thinking of buying a property in Thailand, the process can be complicated and risky and scammers are rife. Another potential pitfall is that you can face defamation charges for alleging fraud and malpractice in response to being scammed and the legal process can be lengthy and expensive.
If you’re the victim of a crime in Thailand and wish to report it to the Thai police you should do so before leaving the country. If you do not, your case may not be investigated. The emergency number for police is 1155.
What’s the best time to call Thailand from the UK?
Bangkok is over 8,500 miles from London, it takes around 11 hours to fly there, and it’s seven hours ahead of GMT (six hours during British Summertime) so factor this in to any conference calls you set up.