AMCHAM Ex­ec­u­tive Di­rec­tor’s Re­marks

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The Cham­ber’s 60th an­niver­sary year is now com­ing to a close. It was cer­tainly an honor to be able to cel­e­brate six decades AMCHAM in Thai­land and to have an op­por­tu­nity to re­flect on how U. S. busi­ness has pos­i­tively im­pacted Thai­land’s com­mer­cial and so­cial en­vi­ron­ment. We had a num­ber of sig­na­ture events to cel­e­brate this spe­cial year with the high­light be­ing the an­nual AMCHAM CSR Ex­cel­lence Awards ( ACE) din­ner in Novem­ber where we had a sold out house of over 500 peo­ple in at­ten­dance. The large turnout, cou­pled with the 62 com­pa­nies who were rec­og­nized dur­ing the evening, truly re­flects how strongly AMCHAM mem­bers be­lieve in be­ing good cor­po­rate cit­i­zens.

At this time of the year, we are look­ing for new Com­mit­tee lead­ers to help the Cham­ber dur­ing 2017.

The AMCHAM lead­er­ship team com­prises Com­mit­tee lead­ers who di­rect the Cham­ber’s 23 Com­mit­tees. Each year the Board of Gov­er­nors ap­point new Com­mit­tee lead­ers for the com­ing year. If you have an in­ter­est in serv­ing the U. S. busi­ness com­mu­nity and are able to de­vote time each month to help de­velop pro­gram con­tent for the Com­mit­tees, we want you! To vol­un­teer or for more in­for­ma­tion please con­tact me.

I want to thank our gen­er­ous 2016 Cor­po­rate Part­ners who are listed at the bot­tom of this page. I’d also like to re­mind you that we are now sign­ing up 2017 Cor­po­rate Part­ners and a full list of ben­e­fits can be found on page 55. The Cor­po­rate Part­ner­ship pack­age com­bines AMCHAM mem­ber­ship with spon­sor­ship sup­port for AMCHAM events and sports tour­na­ments and pro­vides for pro­mo­tional space in AMCHAM me­dia along with a num­ber of other ben­e­fits.

The Cor­po­rate Part­ner­ship pack­age in­cludes spon­sor­ship of the 2017 Gov­er­nors Ball which will be held on April 22, 2017. This is one of the best galas in town and at­tracts more than 500 mem­bers and guests for a fun evening of din­ing and danc­ing. We will also hold a spec­tac­u­lar silent auc­tion which helps sup­port the AMCHAM Thai­land Foun­da­tion and its ed­u­ca­tional pro­grams. This year’s theme is Coun­try Roundup and we are al­ready plan­ning a great night, so please mark the date.

I wish to ex­tend my sin­cere grat­i­tude and thank you to 2016 Pres­i­dent Brad Mid­dle­ton, the 2016 AMCHAM Board of Gov­er­nors and Com­mit­tee lead­ers for all the time and sup­port they put into mak­ing the Cham­ber suc­cess­ful this year. The Cham­ber is only as strong as its mem­bers and I want to be­lieve we have one of the strongest cham­bers in the re­gion. A huge thank you to the U. S. Em­bassy for all they do for the Cham­ber and their con­tin­ued in­volve­ment in many AMCHAM events. And, of course, a thank you to the AMCHAM staff for work­ing many long hours be­hind the scenes to make ev­ery­thing go smoothly.

I hope every­one had a great hol­i­day sea­son and I look for­ward to see­ing you in 2017. Best re­gards,

Judy Benn Ex­ec­u­tive Di­rec­tor

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