Dear AMCHAM Mem­bers,

Thai-American Business (T-AB) Magazine - - Executive Director’s Remarks -

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

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