Com­mit­tee Meet­ings: Novem­ber and De­cem­ber

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

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.

Hu­man Re­sources

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.

Young Pro­fes­sion­als

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.

Lao Chap­ter

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.

Busi­ness Eco­nom­ics

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).

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