AMCHAM Com­mit­tee Meet­ings

Thai-American Business (T-AB) Magazine - - Contents -

En­ergy & En­vi­ron­ment

On July 15th, the com­mit­tee met at the JW Mar­riott Ho­tel Bangkok to hear about Thai­land’s In­te­grated En­ergy Blueprint from the Min­istry of En­ergy. Pic­tured are ( from left) Neil Hansen, AMCHAM Board Li­ai­son and guest speaker Dr. Sarawut Kaew­tathip, Di­rec­tor of Pol­icy and Strat­egy Man­age­ment Of­fice, Min­istry of En­ergy.

Hu­man Re­sources

On July 17, the Com­mit­tee met at the Sher­a­ton Grande Sukhumvit to hear about “Gen­er­a­tion Y - Is there really a dif­fer­ence?” from Dr. Mal­in­visa Sakdiyako­rnm, Lec­turer at Mahi­dol Univer­sity In­ter­na­tional Col­lege; Katie Wood­er­son, Hu­man Re­sources Man­ager, Chevron; and Anyada As­sav­ab­hokhin, Strat­egy and In­no­va­tion Con­sul­tant at APM Group. Pic­tured are the speak­ers ( hold­ing gifts) with com­mit­tee lead­ers ( from left) Christopher Schultz, Richard Jackson, and Amy Chris­ten­son.

Le­gal

On July 20, the com­mit­tee met at Plaza Athénée Bangkok to learn about Eas­ing Busi­ness Reg­u­la­tions & Up­grad­ing Trans­parency: The Li­cens­ing Fa­cil­i­ta­tion Act from Pakorn Nil­pra­punt and Chin­ta­pun Dan­sub­u­tra, Law Coun­cilors at the Of­fice of the Coun­cil of State. Pic­tured are the speak­ers ( sec­ond and third from left) with com­mit­tee lead­ers Dou­glas Man­cil ( far left) and Christopher Knight ( far right).

East­ern Seaboard

On July 17 at the Drum Room, Hard Rock Ho­tel Pat­taya, the Bri­tish Cham­ber of Commerce in Thai­land ( BCCT) hosted an East­ern Seaboard net­work­ing night in con­junc­tion with AMCHAM, Austcham, and the Ger­man, South African and Bel­gian Cham­bers of Commerce in Thai­land. Pic­tured are the lead­ers of par­tic­i­pat­ing Cham­bers with Matthew Fr­yar - Di­rec­tor of Oper­a­tions ( far left) and John Man­ley, Hard Rock Ho­tel Ex­ec­u­tive As­sis­tant Man­ager ( sec­ond from left).

SME

On July 17, the com­mit­tee met at Jelly Belly and Emer­son fac­to­ries at Ray­ong for the Jelly Belly - Emer­son spe­cial field trip. Pic­tured are the speak­ers with com­mit­tee lead­ers and at­ten­dees.

Cor­po­rate So­cial Re­spon­si­bil­ity ( CSR)

On July 23, the com­mit­tee met in AMCHAM’S Citi Board­room to hear about AIA’S best CSR prac­tices from Sang Hui Lee, Chief Fi­nan­cial Of­fi­cer and mem­ber of the Ex­ec­u­tive Com­mit­tee, AIA Thai­land. Pic­tured are Sang Hui Lee and com­mit­tee leader Richard Bern­hard ( cen­ter) with meet­ing at­ten­dees.

Lao Chap­ter

On July 23, the Chap­ter met at Jazzy Brick ( Bar and Restau­rant) in Vi­en­tiane, Lao PDR, for their monthly net­work­ing night. Pic­tured are the new AMCHAM Lao Chair, Mark Grif­fin of Lao Coca- Cola Bot­tling Com­pany ( cen­ter left) with a new mem­ber of the Lead­er­ship Team, Bri­ana Ol­son of DFDL ( far right) with con­tacts from Sun­labob Re­new­able En­ergy and the Lao Min­istry of For­eign Af­fairs.

All Cham­bers Sun­down­ers

On Au­gust 5, mem­bers of the for­eign cham­bers in Thai­land gath­ered at the Eastin Grand Ho­tel Sathorn for an All Cham­bers Sun­down­ers hosted by Austcham. Pic­tured are the lead­ers of the for­eign cham­bers.

Food & Agri- Busi­ness

On Au­gust 13, the com­mit­tee gath­ered at the AMCHAM Citi Board­room to hear about new devel­op­ments at the Thai Food and Drug Ad­min­is­tra­tion ( FDA) and the Depart­ment of Live­stock. Pic­tured are speaker Narue­mol Chat­sanga, Food Con­trol Di­vi­sion ( fourth from left), flanked by Dee Rich­mond and Alan Ad­cock ( com­mit­tee lead­ers) and guests.

young Pro­fes­sion­als

On July 29, the Young Pro­fes­sion­als Com­mit­tee and friends gath­ered at Sonie Sushi & Bar for a so­cial net­work­ing night. The event raised Baht 8,550 for the AMCHAM Thai­land Char­i­ta­ble Foun­da­tion’s Adopt- a- School pro­gram. Pic­tured are the com­mit­tee lead­ers with Mr. Sonie, Chef at Sonie Sushi & Bar ( 2nd from left).

Trans­porta­tion & Lo­gis­tics

On Au­gust 6, the com­mit­tee, in con­junc­tion with the Bri­tish Cham­ber of Commerce in Thai­land ( BCCT), met at the JW Mar­riot Ho­tel to hear a pre­sen­ta­tion on Lo­gis­tics & In­fra­struc­ture De­vel­op­ment by Dr. Ruth Banomy­ong, Head of the Depart­ment of In­ter­na­tional Busi­ness, Lo­gis­tics and Trans­port Man­age­ment at the Fac­ulty of Commerce & Ac­coun­tancy, Tham­masat Univer­sity. Pic­tured are the speaker ( third from left) with com­mit­tee lead­ers and AMCHAM Board mem­bers.

SME

On Au­gust 14, the com­mit­tee met at the COF­FEE­WORKS Ex­pe­ri­ence Cen­ter to learn about the suc­cess story be­hind COF­FEE­WORKS from Dale Lee, Co- Founder and Man­ag­ing Di­rec­tor, and An­drew Stotz, Co- Founder and Fi­nance Di­rec­tor of COF­FEE­WORKS. Pic­tured are the speak­ers with com­mit­tee lead­ers and at­ten­dees and a re­stored an­tique cof­fee roaster.

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