Dear AMCHAM Members,
It is hard to believe that we are saying farewell to 2015 and welcoming 2016 already. November and December were extremely busy months as we wrapped up 2015 with the annual CSR Excellence Awards, a Board and Committee roundup dinner, hosted several holiday parties and got a jumpstart on 2016 with a New Board Orientation session and soliciting new Committee Leaders.
2016 is an auspicious year for AMCHAM Thailand as we are celebrating 60 years since the founding of the Chamber in 1956. We launch this special year by announcing our 60th anniversary logo ( see above). A big thank you to our Communications Director, Deanna, for her help in designing the new logo. Our theme for 2016 will be “Partnership for Prosperity” as we continue to work together with the many stakeholders of the Chamber to ensure that Thailand becomes a designation of choice for U. S. companies looking to invest and for trade opportunities.
I want to use this opportunity to thank the member companies who have already signed up for our 2016 Corporate Partnership Program to- date:
Platinum – Chevron; Citibank; CocaCola; General Motors; Mcthai; and Phillip Morris.
Gold – Bank of Ayudhya; Ford; Hemaraj Land and Development; and Seagate.
Silver – American School of Bangkok; Boon Rawd Brewery; Caterpillar; Dow Chemical; Esso; Fedex; Honeywell Systems; Hooters; Jelly Belly Candy; KIS International School; La- Z- Boy Asia; RMA Automotive; Sansiri; Servcorp; Transpo International; and Yum Restaurant.
We are pleased that at present all but three of last year’s Corporate Partners have renewed their support and we are delighted to add three new Corporate Partners this year. It isn’t too late for your company to consider participating in the program to support our 60th year and if you are interested, please contact me. Note that we will start producing our 2016 media shortly, so the time to call is now!
As my fi nal words for 2015, I want to give my deepest and sincere thanks to Darren Buckley for all the time and eff ort he put into the Chamber as its President, along with the rest of the 2015 AMCHAM Board of Governors, the Committee leaders and the AMCHAM staff . Together, this leadership team of over 100 individuals have helped make AMCHAM Thailand a leading Chamber in Thailand and the region.
I am looking forward to an exciting and prosperous 2016. Judy Benn Executive Director