If you are coming to Bangkok to conduct any kind of business, your local guide will also be your personal assistant and translator.
Bangkok is a thriving place for business with international banks being represented as well as large companies. Your local guide will not only make sure you will find the location for your business meetings, but also be by your side to assist with translation. A lot of Thai business men and women have either only limited of no grasp of the English- and you most likely none of the very hard to learn Thai language. A business meeting under those circumstances will be very difficult and most likely not achieve the desired outcome. Your local guide, being a bright student and fluent in both, Thai and English will be your lifesaver in that situation.
Here is where your local guide and personal assistant will provide the solution. He/she will help you develop a battle plan and find those manufacturers that are close together to visit on one day and others in a different area the next. In many cases you will have to go to Thonbury or other outskirts of Bangkok like Bangkapi and the local Taxi driver you picked up on Sukhumvit Road by your Hotel will not know the area at all. Your local guide will be indispensable in making sure you’ll get there and back. His or her experience will also make sure you do not plan too many visits in one day because in Bangkok everything takes longer than you think.