Committee Meetings: November and December
Transportation & Logistics
On November 5, the committee met at the JW Marriott Hotel Bangkok to hear about Navigating the Next Decade of Air Cargo in Asia from Eric J. Wilson, Director of Asia Cargo Sales for Delta Air Lines. Pictured are ( from left): Douglas Harter de Weese, Ian Hamilton ( committee leader), Eric J. Wilson ( speaker), Dennis Berkompas ( committee leader), Jim Yarbrough and Judy Benn.
On November 13, the committee met at the Westin Grande Sukhumvit for a Compensation and Benefits session and a presentation on Attracting and Retaining Talent without Breaking the Budget. Participants included Pichpajee Saichua and Chris Mayes from Towers Watson; Ake Ayawongs and Nichanant Dulsari from Mercer; Bubphawadee Owrarinth, Standard Chartered Bank; and Johann Vernard Ang – Nestle Thailand. Pictured are the speakers with committee leaders Richard Jackson ( first from left) and Christ Schultz ( center).
Travel & Tourism
On November 19, the committee hosted a talk on How to Reach China’s Upscale Travelers in the Age of Wechat by David Johnson, Managing Director of Delivering Asia Communications at the Anantara Siam. Pictured are the speaker ( center, back row) with committee leaders Charles Blocker ( left) and Francis Zimmerman ( right) and attendees.
Energy & Environment
On November 10, the committee met at the JW Marriott Hotel Bangkok to hear about 2015 Alternative Energy Development Plan 2015- 2036” ( 2015 AEDP) from the Ministry of Energy. Pictured are ( from left) our guest speaker Dr. Apiradee Thammanomai, Engineer, Professional Level, Bureau of Biofuel Development and Mongkolnimit Auacherdkul ( Committee Leader).
On November 18, the committee met at Senor Pico Restaurant at Rembrandt Hotel to learn How to Improve Execution through High Velocity Feedback from Fred Mouawad, serial entrepreneur and the founder of Synergia One Group of Companies. Pictured are the speaker with committee leader Paul Robere ( center, holding the gift) and meeting attendees.
On November 19, the committee and friends gathered at Knock Kitchen & Kicks for a social networking night. The event raised Baht 9,550 for the AMCHAM Thailand Charitable Foundation’s Adopt- a- School program. Pictured are committee leaders Laurie Colyer- Charusorn, Tanya Phathanathong, and Melissa Edwards with Stephen Levesque, Alex Mcfarland, and Michele Waagaard of Knock Kitchen & Kicks.
Eastern Seaboard Networking
On November 20, members of the foreign chambers of Thailand gathered at Cape Dara Resort Pattaya for a networking hosted by the British Chamber of Commerce Thailand ( BCCT) and held in conjunction with the American, Australian, German, Mexican, South African, Dutch, and Belgian- Luxembourg chambers. Pictured are the leaders of participating chambers.
On November 24, the Chapter met at Khop Chai Deu for their monthly networking night. Pictured are representatives from Chapter members ANZ Bank Laos, EQHO Communications and Horton International.
Food & Agri- Business
On November 30, the committee visited the Animal Science Learning Center at Kasetsart University Faculty of Agriculture – Kamphaeng Saen Campus. Pictured are the hosts Yuwares Rungpanit, PHD ( second from right) and Dr. Neramit Sookmanee ( center), committee leaders Alan Adcock ( left) and Dee Richmond ( right) and guests.
On November 24, the committee met at AMCHAM’S Citi Boardroom to hear Kristina Kvien, Economic Counselor at the U. S. Embassy in Thailand, share her insights on how the United States policy of “rebalance” is helping to support economic growth, stability and prosperity throughout the Asia- Pacific. Pictured are the speaker ( center), flanked by committee leaders Peggy Creveling and Teera Phutrakul, and meeting attendees.
On November 30, the committee met at AMCHAM’S Citi boardroom to hear from Dr. Nares Damrongchai, CEO of Thailand Center of Excellence for Life Sciences ( TCELS) who shared his insights on the key successes and recent government policies that could potentially help enhance Thailand’s Life Science Industry. Pictured are meeting participants with the speaker ( center).
Myanmar Task Force
On December 1 at AMCHAM’S Citi Boardroom, the committee gathered for a roundtable discussion on the recent general elections in Myanmar titled “Was Winning the Easy Part for NLD?” led by Gwen Robinson ( Chulalongkorn University), Jonathan Head ( BBC News) and Nyantha Maw Lin ( Vriens & Partners Myanmar).