Event: 3G for dummies, Bangkok, 22 September 2010

With all the talk of 3G of late The International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) Bangkok’s ‘3G For Dummies’ event has come at just the right time. 

The event takes place tomorrow, Wednesday 22 September, at  FCCT clubhouse Maneeya Plaza, Chitlom. Cost of entry is Bt 200 for members of the IABC, Bt 250 for members of the FCCT and 300 for others with lunch included.

Back to the event, the synopsis is below while more information can be found at the IABC website.

Thailand is finally about to introduce 3G (‘third generation’ high-speed wireless technology) which is expected to give a boost to communications and commerce and help close the digital divide.

IABC (International Association of Business Communicators) Bangkok has organized a lunchtime talk which looks at the basics of 3G – how it may change our lives and what it can and can’t do. The talk will cover:

What is 3G technology anyway and how does it work? What can you do with it if you are:

  • a business
  • an individual
  • a marketer or other professional communicator

The Panel Carl Rubin, founder of Thai-Fi, a wireless broadband and converged IP solutions company is co-chair of the AmCham ICT committee.

Bob Fox, director of Foxcom, has variously been CEO, senior executive or product manager for mobile (including 3G) and fixed line large scale telecommunications operators in Malaysia, Singapore and the UAE. He is (since 2005) chair of the ICT group of the Joint Foreign Chambers of Commerce in Thailand and has been doing business in and about Thailand for over 14 years. 


Note: judging by the opening line it is clear this panel was step a while back but it will be covering the ‘new’ issues around 3G which arose from events last week.

I’m likely to be attending so look forward to seeing any others there.