Com­mit­tee Meet­ings: Au­gust

Thai-American Business (T-AB) Magazine - - Committee Update -

Joint Le­gal & Tax

On Au­gust 17, the com­mit­tee met at the AMCHAM Citi Board­room learn about the new Thai In­her­i­tance and Gift Tax Law from Jonathan Blaine, Tax Con­sul­tant at Baker & Mcken­zie. Pic­tured are ( from left) E. T. Hunt Tal­mage, Dou­glas Man­cill ( Le­gal Com­mit­tee leader), Jonathan Blaine ( speaker), and David Lawrence ( Le­gal Com­mit­tee leader).

Hu­man Re­sources

On Au­gust 21, the com­mit­tee met at the Westin Grande Sukhumvit to hear about “In­no­va­tions in Re­cruit­ment: At­tract­ing Tal­ent in Dig­i­tal Age” from Atul Harkin­sanka, Linkedin ( via Skype); Markus Wehrhahn, RLC Re­cruit­ment; Si­wi­mon Sukma­han, PPG Coat­ings ( Thai­land); Bren­dan Cun­ning­ham, Adecco Con­sult­ing; and Derek Brown, Pronto Mar­ket­ing. Pic­tured are the speak­ers ( hold­ing gifts) with com­mit­tee lead­ers ( from left) Richard Jackson, Amy Chris­ten­son, and Christopher Schultz.

Myan­mar Task Force

On Au­gust 24 the Task Force met at the AMCHAM Citi Board­room to hear an anal­y­sis of the po­lit­i­cal and busi­ness risks in Myan­mar in the run- up to the elec­tions by Thet Aung Min Latt from Di­a­mond In­tel­li­gence in Myan­mar. Pic­tured are the speaker ( fourth from right) with task force mem­bers and at­ten­dees.

Joint Health­care & ICT

On Au­gust 20, the com­mit­tees met at the AMCHAM Citi Board­room to hear from James Spence Miser, ex­pert from Bum­run­grad In­ter­na­tional Hos­pi­tal, who pro­vided in­sights into cog­ni­tive com­put­ing and the Watson for On­col­ogy sys­tem that will change the fu­ture of Health­care sys­tem. Pic­tured are the speaker ( cen­ter) with mem­bers and com­mit­tee lead­ers.

East­ern Seaboard Net­work­ing

On Au­gust 21 at the Cen­tara Grand Mi­rage Beach Re­sort Pat­taya, The Ger­manThai Cham­ber of Commerce ( GTCC) hosted an East­ern Seaboard net­work­ing night in con­junc­tion with AMCHAM, Austcham, and the Bel­gian, Bri­tish, Ger­man, South African, New Zealand and Mex­i­can Cham­bers of Commerce in Thai­land. The at­ten­dees mixed and min­gled while en­joy­ing food and bev­er­ages kindly pro­vided by event spon­sor Cen­tara Grand Mi­rage Beach Re­sort Pat­taya.

Lao Chap­ter

On Au­gust 25, the Chap­ter gath­ered at the U. S. Am­bas­sador’s Res­i­dence in Vi­en­tiane, Lao PDR, for a break­fast meet­ing with the Am­bas­sador and to meet the new Deputy Chief of Mis­sion ( DCM). Pic­tured are AMCHAM mem­bers with Am­bas­sador Daniel Clune ( fourth from left) and DCM Michael Kleine ( far right).

Busi­ness Eco­nomics

On Au­gust 25, the com­mit­tee met at AMCHAM’S Citi Board­room to hear John Fran­gos, a con­sul­tant with Tilleke & Gib­bins, share an over­view of the Li­cens­ing Fa­cil­i­ta­tion Act and the Or­ganic Act on Counter- Cor­rup­tion and how they can af­fect for­eign in­vestors and do­ing busi­ness in Thai­land. Pic­tured are ( from left): Teera Phutrakul ( com­mit­tee co- chair); John Fran­gos ( speaker); and Ken­neth White ( com­mit­tee co- chair).

young Pro­fes­sion­als

On Au­gust 27, the Young Pro­fes­sion­als Com­mit­tee and friends con­verged at Hero Food & Gath­er­ing for a so­cial net­work­ing night. The event raised Baht 9,500 for the AMCHAM Thai­land Char­i­ta­ble Foun­da­tion’s Adopt- a- School pro­gram. Pic­tured are com­mit­tee lead­ers Peter Moore and Lau­rie Colyer- Charu­sorn with Nipit Arun­vongse Na Ayudhya, owner of Hero Food & Gath­er­ing ( cen­ter).

Cor­po­rate So­cial Re­spon­si­bil­ity ( CSR)

On Au­gust 27, the com­mit­tee met in AMCHAM’S Citi Board­room to hear about Mead John­son Nu­tri­tion’s best CSR prac­tices from Jan- Willem Eleveld, Vice Pres­i­dent & Gen­eral Man­ager. Pic­tured are the speaker and com­mit­tee leader Richard Bern­hard ( cen­ter) with meet­ing at­ten­dees.

Mar­ket­ing

On Au­gust 31, the com­mit­tee met at the Plaza Athénée Bangkok to watch the best ads from the Cannes Li­ons Ad­ver­tis­ing Fes­ti­val 2015, pre­sented by Paruj Dao­rai, Ex­ec­u­tive Cre­ative Di­rec­tor at Leo Bur­nett ( Thai­land). Pic­tured are ( from left): Su­mur Svasti­salee ( com­mit­tee leader); Wan­visa Ko­mindr ( com­mit­tee leader); Paruj Dao­rai ( speaker), and Ariya Banomy­ong ( com­mit­tee leader).

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