Com­mit­tee Meet­ings: Jan­uary and Fe­bru­ary

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


On Jan­uary 19, the Mar­ket­ing Com­mit­tee met at the Sher­a­ton Grande Sukhumvit Ho­tel to hear about The Chang­ing and Fast Evolv­ing Thai Me­dia Scene of 2016 from Pathamawan Satha­porn, Man­ag­ing Di­rec­tor of Mind­share Thai­land. Pic­tured are ( from left) Wan­visa Ko­mindr ( com­mit­tee leader), Pathamawan Satha­porn ( speaker), Su­mur Svasti­salee ( com­mit­tee leader), Pasquale Ru­berto ( com­mit­tee leader), and Waewka­nee As­so­rat­goon ( Board Li­ai­son).

East­ern Se­aboard Net­work­ing

On Jan­uary 22, mem­bers of the for­eign cham­bers of Thai­land gath­ered at Amari Ocean Pat­taya for a net­work­ing hosted by the South African- Thai Cham­ber of Com­merce and held in con­junc­tion with the AMCHAM and the Aus­tralian, Bri­tish, Ger­man, Dutch, Bel­gian, and Lux­em­bourg Cham­bers of Com­merce in Thai­land. The at­ten­dees mixed and min­gled while en­joy­ing food and bev­er­ages kindly pro­vided by event spon­sor Amari Ocean Pat­taya. Pic­tured are the lead­ers of par­tic­i­pat­ing cham­bers.


On Jan­uary 28, the com­mit­tee met at the For­eign Cor­re­spon­dents Club of Thai­land ( FCCT) to learn How to lev­er­age PR to get In­vestors’ and Cus­tomers’ At­ten­tion from Pacha­ree Pan­toomano, Brand Now & En­tre­pre­neur Now Awards; Kit­tima Sethi, Brand Now; Martin Toft Sorensen, Weary­ouwant; San­tit Ji­ra­wongkraisorn, lalam­ove; and Michael Cluzel, eatigo. Pic­tured are the speak­ers with SME com­mit­tee leader, Paul Robere ( 3rd from right).

En­ergy & En­vi­ron­ment

On Jan­uary 20, the com­mit­tee met at the Mar­riott Cafe, JW Mar­riott to hear about the 2016 gas plan from the Plan­ning Divi­sion at the Min­istry of En­ergy. Pic­tured are the com­mit­tee lead­ers and at­ten­dees with guest speaker Dr. Supalak Pana­nu­rak, Chief of Strate­gic Plan­ning at the Min­istry of En­ergy ( cen­ter, with gift).

Busi­ness Eco­nom­ics

On Jan­uary 26, the com­mit­tee met at AMCHAM’S Citi Board­room to hear James Pitchon, Ex­ec­u­tive Di­rec­tor of CBRE Thai­land, de­liver his An­nual Real Es­tate Mar­ket Overview. Pic­tured are the speaker ( 3rd from right), flanked by com­mit­tee lead­ers Peggy Crev­el­ing and Bob Fitts, and meet­ing at­ten­dees.

Young Pro­fes­sion­als

On Jan­uary 28, the com­mit­tee and friends con­verged on Mode Sathorn Ho­tel for a so­cial net­work­ing night. The event raised Baht 11,850 for the AMCHAM Thai­land Char­i­ta­ble Foun­da­tion’s Adopt- a- School pro­gram. Pic­tured are com­mit­tee lead­ers Lau­rie Colyer- Charu­sorn and Peter Moore with the man­ager of The Roof @ 38 at Mode Sathorn ( cen­ter).

Travel & Tourism

On Fe­bru­ary 4, the com­mit­tee hosted a panel dis­cus­sion with pre­sen­ta­tions on “Hu­man Re­source and Tal­ent Build­ing through CSR En­gage­ment”. The panel in­cluded John Dasilva, Ke­nan In­sti­tute Asia; John B. Trew, Plan In­ter­na­tional; Vivien Lee, WEDU Global; Santosh Bhu­vad, YCI Asia Pa­cific and was mod­er­ated by Sonya Brown, Mi­nor In­ter­na­tional. Pic­tured are the speak­ers with com­mit­tee lead­ers Ben­jamin Krieg, Charles Blocker, and Jack­son Fer­gu­son.


On Fe­bru­ary 10, the com­mit­tee met at Mex­i­cano Restau­rant at Rem­brandt Ho­tel to learn how to ‘ In­crease the Value of Your Busi­ness’ from An­drew Stotz, Fi­nance Di­rec­tor, COFFEEWORKS Lim­ited. Pic­tured are the speaker with com­mit­tee lead­ers and meet­ing at­ten­dees.

Joint Le­gal / Hu­man Re­sources / ICT

On Fe­bru­ary 12, the com­mit­tees met at the Westin Grande Sukhumvit to hear an Em­ploy­ment Law Overview. Pan­elists in­cluded John Fo­tiadis, Ather­ton Le­gal; Dou­glas Man­cill and Pramote Srisamai, Price Sanond Prab­has & Wynne; Sui Lin Teoh and Su­pawat Srirun­grung, Ra­jah & Tann. Pic­tured are ( from left): Richard Jack­son ( com­mit­tee leader), John Fo­tiadis, Sui Lin Teoh, Pramote Srisamai, Dou­glas Man­cill, and Christ Schultz ( com­mit­tee leader).

Greater Phuket Chap­ter

On Fe­bru­ary 5, the com­mit­tee met at the Keemala Re­sort Phuket to hear about Trends in Sus­tain­able Hos­pi­tal­ity from Grace Kang of Green­view Hos­pi­tal­ity from Sin­ga­pore and Natasha El­dred, Man­ag­ing Di­rec­tor of Shine PR. Pic­tured are ( from left): Eric Ri­cau­rte of Green­view Hos­pi­tal­ity, Grace Kang ( speaker), Natasha El­dred ( speaker), and Bill Bar­nett ( com­mit­tee leader).

Food & Agri- Busi­ness

On Fe­bru­ary 11, the com­mit­tee met at COFFEEWORKS Ex­pe­ri­ence Cen­ter to en­joy an in­tro­duc­tory sem­i­nar on coffee roast­ing and tast­ing. Pic­tured are the com­mit­tee lead­ers and at­ten­dees.


On Fe­bru­ary 17, the com­mit­tee met at The Cam­pus at Grand Hy­att Erawan Ho­tel to hear about ‘ In­duc­ing For­eign In­vest­ment in SMES in Knowl­edge In­dus­tries’ from Isara Vongku­solkit, Mitr Phol Sugar Cor­po­ra­tion; Greg Brown, Frank Hawkins Ke­nan In­sti­tute of Pri­vate En­ter­prise, UNC Chapel Hill; and Ki­atchai Sophastien­phong, Vice Min­is­ter, Min­istry of Fi­nance. Pic­tured are the speak­ers with com­mit­tee leader Charles Blocker.

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