Joint Chambers Networking & Chatrium Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony
On December 7, the foreign chambers of commerce in Myanmar gathered for a networking evening and enjoyed the Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony at the Chatrium Royal Lake Yangon. The event was organized by the American Chamber of Commerce in Myanmar ( AMCHAM Myanmar) and sponsored by Chatrium Royal Lake Yangon.
The festive event attracted over 300 participants from the foreign chambers and business associations in Myanmar, as well as Embassy officers including U. S. Ambassador to Myanmar Derek Mitchell, Royal Thai Ambassador to Myanmar, Pisanu Suvanajata, and Turkish Ambassador to Myanmar, Murat Yavuz Ates.
Choirs from Chatrium, Saint Barnabas Church, and children from the Kyimindaing Blind School made the atmosphere even more joyful with renditions of popular Christmas songs.
In keeping with the season’s spirit of generosity the event raised 1,020,000 Kyats for the Kyimindaing Blind School. A number of businesses provided products On November 20 at the U. S. Embassy in Yangon, AMCHAM Myanmar members gathered to hear a briefing on current issues, including the recent general elections, by U. S. Ambassador Derek Mitchell.