AMCHAM Com­mit­tee Meet­ings

Thai-American Business (T-AB) Magazine - - Contents -

Hu­man Re­sources

On Septem­ber 9, com­mit­tee mem­bers gath­ered at the Westin Grande Sukhumvit to hear about The Rise of Chief Em­ploy­ment En­gage­ment Of­fi­cer. Pre­sen­ter was Mark Ma­clean, Ex­ec­u­tive Di­rec­tor and Hu­man Cap­i­tal Prac­tice Leader for South­east Asia at Deloitte. Pic­tured are the speaker and the at­ten­dees.

SME

On Septem­ber 13, the com­mit­tee met at Mex­i­cano Res­tau­rante at the Rem­brandt Ho­tel to hear a pre­sen­ta­tion by Somwang Luang­phai­boon­sri, Coun­try Lead, Paypal Thai­land, on how to iden­tify ev­ery­thing you need to start and grow your busi­ness with Paypal. Pic­tured are the Somwang Luang­phai­boon­sri and com­mit­tee leader Paul Robere ( cen­ter) and meeting at­ten­dees.

East­ern Se­aboard Net­work­ing

On Septem­ber 16, mem­bers of the for­eign cham­bers gath­ered at Ha­vana Bar & Restau­rant, Hol­i­day Inn Pat­taya for a net­work­ing even­ing hosted by the Bel­gianLux­em­burg Cham­ber of Com­merce in Thai­land and held in con­junc­tion with the Amer­i­can, Aus­tralian, Ger­man, Bri­tish, Sin­ga­porean, South African, and Dutch cham­bers of com­merce. The event was spon­sored by Brew­berry Co. Ltd. and Ha­vana Bar & Restau­rant, Pic­tured are the lead­ers of par­tic­i­pat­ing cham­bers.

Travel & Tourism

On Septem­ber 13, AMCHAM in col­lab­o­ra­tion with the Aus­tralian, Bri­tish, Ir­ish, Nether­lands and Sin­ga­pore Cham­bers of Com­merce hosted a din­ner panel dis­cus­sion on “Dig­i­tal Mar­ket­ing or Dig­i­tal Dis­ap­point­ment?” at Novo­tel Bangkok Sukhumvit 20. Pic­tured are ( from left): Ben­jamin Krieg, Pasquale Ru­berto, Ryan Fer­gu­son, Ian Fen­wick, David Bar­rett, Mat­teo Mar­letta and Charles Blocker.

Joint Health­care and Trade & In­vest­ment

On Septem­ber 15, the com­mit­tees met at St. Regis Bangkok Ho­tel to hear the pre­sen­ta­tion “What is e- pro­cure­ment and how it could en­hance in­vest­ment en­vi­ron­ment in Thai­land” by Thana­choke Rungth­ipanon and Ni­tiya­porn Im­jai, Fi­nan­cial An­a­lysts from the Comptroller Gen­eral Depart­ment ( CGD) at the Min­istry of Fi­nance. Pic­tured are ( from right): Chris­tian Mal­herbe ( Board Li­ai­son), Siri­wan Chuen­chom­sakun ( com­mit­tee leader), the speak­ers and Ian Ham­ing­ton ( com­mit­tee leader).

Le­gal

On Septem­ber 19, the com­mit­tee and the Bri­tish Cham­ber of Com­merce in Thai­land met at AMCHAM of­fice to hear about U. S. Trade Fa­cil­i­ta­tion & UK Modern Slav­ery Acts. Pic­tured are ( from left): Fer­gus Evans, ( Clif­ford Chance, speaker), Michael Joseph ( Home­land Se­cu­rity In­ves­ti­ga­tions ( HSI), speaker), Christo­pher Knight, ( com­mit­tee leader) and Dou­glas D. Man­cill ( Price­sanond, speaker).

Aerospace

On Septem­ber 19, the com­mit­tee met at AMCHAM’S Citi Board­room to hear a pre­sen­ta­tion by Ja­cob Sifers, Re­gional Sales Man­ager, Siko­rsky Air­craft Cor­po­ra­tion, about Siko­rsky re­gional main­te­nance/ ser­vice & ex­pan­sion Plan. Pic­tured are Ja­cob Sifer and com­mit­tee leader Jim Grunewald ( cen­ter front) and meeting at­ten­dees.

Busi­ness Economics

On Septem­ber 27, the com­mit­tee met at AMCHAM’S Citi Board­room to hear Si­mon Landy, Ex­ec­u­tive Chair­man of Col­liers In­ter­na­tional Thai­land, Vice Chair­man of the Bri­tish Cham­ber of Com­merce Thai­land ( BCCT) and an in­de­pen­dent di­rec­tor of two prop­erty funds, speak about Prop­erty; Longer Lease­holds and Tax Changes. Pic­tured are the speaker ( cen­ter) flanked by com­mit­tee lead­ers Bob Fitts and Peggy Crev­el­ing and meeting at­ten­dees.

Myan­mar Task Force

On Septem­ber 30, the com­mit­tee met in AMCHAM’S Citi Board­room to hear about the chal­lenges and op­por­tu­ni­ties af­ter the end of the U. S. Burma sanc­tions from Eric Rose, Lead Di­rec­tor of Herzfeld Ru­bin Meyer & Rose Law Firm Lim­ited. Pic­tured are the speaker ( left) and Board Gov­er­nor Dale Lee.

Cor­po­rate So­cial Re­spon­si­bil­ity ( CSR)

On Septem­ber 22, the com­mit­tee met at Bueng Cham- Or Sub- district Ad­min­is­tra­tive Or­ga­ni­za­tion, Pathum Thani to visit Coca- Cola’s CSR pro­gram, RAKNAM. The tour was led by Wan­pen Lol­ert­piphop, Pub­lic Af­fairs Man­ager, Coca- Cola ( Thai­land) Lim­ited. Pic­tured are the par­tic­i­pants in the tour.

Young Pro­fes­sion­als

On Septem­ber 28, the Young Pro­fes­sion­als Com­mit­tee and friends gath­ered at Club­house Sports bar & Grill for so­cial net­work­ing night and raised Baht 6,060 for the Amer­i­can Cham­ber of Com­merce in Thai­land Foundation ( ATF)’ s Adopta- School pro­gram. Pic­tured are Lau­rie Colyer ( com­mit­tee leader) and Antony Hughes, Gen­eral Man­ager of Club­house Bar.

ICT

On Oc­to­ber 18, the ICT Com­mit­tee met at Mar­riott Café, JW Mar­riott Bangkok Ho­tel to hear about the ben­e­fits of ap­ply­ing blockchain tech­nol­ogy that ex­tends be­yond fi­nan­cial ser­vices from Alan Lim, ASEAN Prac­tice Leader, IBM Blockchain & Bluemix Garage. Pic­tured are the speaker Alan Lim ( cen­ter) with com­mit­tee lead­ers and guests.

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