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As­cott In­ter­na­tional Man­age­ment ( Thai­land) Ltd.

The As­cott Limited is a Sin­ga­pore com­pany that has grown to be one of the lead­ing in­ter­na­tional ser­viced res­i­dence owner- op­er­a­tors. It has over 29,000 op­er­at­ing ser­viced res­i­dence units in key cities of the Amer­i­cas, Asia Pa­cific, Europe and the Mid­dle East, as well as over 19,000 units which are un­der de­vel­op­ment, mak­ing a to­tal of more than 49,000 units in over 300 prop­er­ties. The com­pany op­er­ates three award- win­ning brands – As­cott, Ci­tadines and Som­er­set. Its port­fo­lio spans more than 100 cities across 27 coun­tries.

As­cott, a wholly owned sub­sidiary of Cap­i­ta­land Limited, pi­o­neered Asia Pa­cific’s first in­ter­na­tional- class ser­viced res­i­dence with the open­ing of The As­cott Sin­ga­pore in 1984. To­day, the com­pany boasts over 30 years of in­dus­try track record and award- win­ning ser­viced res­i­dence brands that en­joy recog­ni­tion world­wide.

In Thai­land, As­cott is the largest in­ter­na­tional ser­viced res­i­dence op­er­a­tor, with 17 prop­er­ties and more than 3,000 units across Bangkok, Pat­taya and Sri Racha. Seven of the ser­viced res­i­dences are sched­uled to open pro­gres­sively from next year till 2024.

Des­ig­nate: Jean Kei­j­dener, Coun­try Gen­eral Man­ager Al­ter­nate: Koen Ver­meer­sch, Di­rec­tor of Busi­ness De­vel­op­ment

D8ii Limited

D8ii mis­sion is a com­bined con­sul­tancy and tech­nol­ogy com­pany. We fo­cus on dig­i­tal dis­rup­tion, com­pet­i­tive­ness, global op­er­at­ing mod­els and ta­lent and lead­er­ship strate­gies to help com­pa­nies be­come com­pet­i­tive in the age of dig­i­tal.

Fo­cus­ing on high per­for­mance and de­liv­ery. Dig­i­tal dis­rup­tion is speed­ing up in­no­va­tion and chang­ing tra­di­tional in­dus­try mod­els from years to weeks. We do this by help­ing com­pa­nies cre­ate a new model for com­pet­i­tive­ness.

D8ii is a small but grow­ing com­pany with over 50 em­ploy­ees now glob­ally and a new head of­fice of tech­nol­ogy in Thai­land. We aim to ex­pand to over 100200 em­ploy­ees within the next year.

The tech­nol­ogy side of D8ii fo­cus on Tech­nol­ogy Ser­vices, which in­cludes global de­liv­ery ca­pa­bil­i­ties as well as ap­pli­ca­tion ser­vices— span­ning sys­tems in­te­gra­tion and ap­pli­ca­tion out­sourc­ing; and Tech­nol­ogy In­no­va­tion & Ecosys­tem, which in­cludes the R& D ac­tiv­i­ties in the D8ii Labs and the man­age­ment, ser­vice and sup­port for our clients.

Des­ig­nate: Ja­son Ho, Founder/ Pres­i­dent Al­ter­nate: Rawee­wan Wongsaroch, Man­ag­ing Di­rec­tor of Thai­land

Es­cape Break Co., Ltd.

Es­cape Break of­fers a real life es­cape game ex­pe­ri­ence, where cus­tomers are locked into themed game rooms and must work to­gether in teams to search for clues, solve puz­zles, and at­tempt to es­cape within 60 min­utes. Our games are de­signed for pri­vate groups of 2- 7 play­ers to pro­vide a thrilling and in­tense ex­pe­ri­ence. Play­ers need to use their imag­i­na­tion and cre­ativ­ity to think out­side the box in order to es­cape.

The Work Loft is a well- de­signed pre­mium co- workspace lo­cated in the heart of Bangkok’s Silom area, right next to the BTS and MRT sta­tions. We of­fer pri­vate of­fices, co- workspace hot desks, meet­ing rooms, event spa­ces and more. Its mem­bers en­joy the ben­e­fits of us­ing our print­ing fa­cil­i­ties, pantry ar­eas, soft- seated zones and cafe & bar.

Des­ig­nate: Joshua Gould, Di­rec­tor Al­ter­nate: Ti­mothy Hen­der­son, Event & Mar­ket­ing Man­ager

Mo­vaci Tech­nol­ogy Limited

Mo­vaci is an IT Ser­vices, Se­cu­rity and Con­sult­ing com­pany. They pro­vide a range of ser­vices, solutions and prod­ucts de­signed for small to medium sized busi­nesses.

Des­ig­nate: Christo­pher Mosby, Chief In­for­ma­tion Of­fi­cer Al­ter­nate: Dar­ryl Christ, Busi­ness Di­rec­tor/ Chief Op­er­a­tion Of­fi­cer

Pat­tana Golf Club & Re­sort

A Sport­ing Life­style Des­ti­na­tion, Pat­tana Golf Club & Re­sort is ded­i­cated to pro­mot­ing an ac­tive life­style cul­ture and wel­com­ing in­di­vid­u­als, fam­i­lies and groups of all ages from across the world to ex­pe­ri­ence all we have to of­fer. Lo­cated 90 min­utes from Bangkok

and neigh­bour­ing the pop­u­lar coastal city of Pat­taya City, 47 km. The 400 acre re­sort boasts a range of pre­mium ac­com­mo­da­tions, ameni­ties, meet­ing and event fa­cil­i­ties along with our 27 holes golf course and fully equipped foot­ball sta­dium. We also hosts sport­ing events, pri­vate func­tion and de­vel­op­ment train­ing, con­ven­tions and any spe­cial oc­ca­sions whether cor­po­rate or per­sonal.

Prod­ucts or Ser­vices

- Ac­com­mo­da­tion: Ho­tel, Villa, Man­sion - Restau­rant & Bar: In­ter­na­tional cui­sine Thai, Ja­panese, Chi­nese, Korean, Euro­pean and Veg­e­tar­ian. - Golf Course & Fa­cil­i­ties: 27 holes, 400

acres & 30 lane driv­ing range - Meet­ings & Con­fer­ence: Mul­ti­ple for­mat rooms with mod­ern vis­ual, au­dio and equip­ment setup. - Cater­ing: In­door & Out­door Ar­range

ment - Sport Ac­tiv­i­ties & Fa­cil­i­ties - Events & Spe­cial Oc­ca­sions - Fit­ness & Leisure Fa­cil­i­ties - Team Build­ing & Fa­cil­i­ties

Des­ig­nate: Ru­ji­ra­porn Juan­groon­gru­angkit, Ex­ec­u­tive Vice Pres­i­dent Al­ter­nate: Thomas Tap­ken, Man­ag­ing Di­rec­tor

WMGS Ser­vice Limited

WMGS Ser­vices Ltd is con­duct­ing busi­ness of sourc­ing goods, qual­ity con­trol, in­spec­tion and cer­ti­fi­ca­tion of the man­u­fac­tur­ers and sup­pli­ers in Thai­land for the Head Of­fice and its af­fil­i­ated com­pa­nies of Wal­mart.

Des­ig­nate: Siri Sir­ima­hatham, Se­nior Man­ager, Sourc­ing Al­ter­nate: Jo­ce­lyn Tran, Re­gional Se­nior Di­rec­tor


Tril­liant of­fers the en­ergy in­dus­try’s only en­ter­prise- wide Smart Com­mu­ni­ca­tions Plat­form for con­nect­ing the in­ter­net of things ( IOT) through a se­cure, stan­dard­s­based, multi- tech­nol­ogy, open spec­trum so­lu­tion. With three decades’ ex­pe­ri­ence and the most field- proven and glob­ally com­pli­ant so­lu­tion, Tril­liant max­i­mizes smart grid and smart city in­vest­ments and makes op­er­a­tions future- ready.

Rep­re­sen­ta­tive: Bryan Spear, Man­ag­ing Di­rec­tor Rep­re­sen­ta­tive: Sachin Gupta, VP Sales

MYAN­MAR CHAP­TER OR­DI­NARY COM­PANY MEM­BERS APB Al­liance Brew­ery Com­pany Limited

APB Al­liance Brew­ery Com­pany Ltd ( APB ABC) is a pri­vately- owned com­pany in Myan­mar, owned by HEINEKEN ( 57%) and Al­liance Brew­ery Com­pany ( 43%), and was an­nounced in 2013. It op­er­ates a 60 Mil­lion USD Green­field Brew­ery in Hmawbi, with a ca­pac­ity of 330.000 hec­to­liters. Be­sides its flag­ship Heineken

® brand APB Al­liance Brew­ery Com­pany also pro­duces Tiger, ABC Ex­tra Stout and Re­gal Seven. Its mis­sion is to brew a bet­ter future, which it aims to achieve through a wide range of CSR projects aimed at job cre­ation. The com­pany cur­rently em­ploys more than 250 peo­ple.

APB ABC, part of the HEINEKEN com­pany is ded­i­cated to craft­ing pre­mium qual­ity beers with a port­fo­lio of world class in­ter­na­tional and lo­cal brands that ex­cite con­sumers with new ex­pe­ri­ences and cam­paigns. In Myan­mar, the com­pany brews four beers: its flag­ship prod­uct, Heineken , Tiger, ABC Ex­tra

® Stout, and Myan­mar’s very own Re­gal Seven. The com­pany aims to brew a bet­ter future through part­ner­ing for growth with lo­cal com­mu­ni­ties, gov­ern­ment and busi­ness part­ners. APB ABC op­er­ates ac­cord­ing to the high­est in­ter­na­tional stan­dards and is com­mit­ted to safe and sus­tain­able prac­tices in all ar­eas of its busi­ness.

APB ABC fol­lows Heineken’s Brew­ing a Bet­ter World ap­proach to cre­at­ing shared, sus­tain­able value for its busi­ness and stake­hold­ers. The com­pany’s strat­egy is to part­ner for growth with Myan­mar by com­mit­ting to com­mu­ni­ties, in­vest­ing in sus­tain­abil­ity, de­vel­op­ing lo­cal teams, sourc­ing from the coun­try’s farm­ers, and grow­ing to­gether over the long term.

Des­ig­nate: Reme Valle, Man­ag­ing Di­rec­tor Al­ter­nate: Zita Schellekens, Cor­po­rate Re­la­tions Di­rec­tor

DAWN ( AH YONE OO) Con­struc­tion Co., Ltd.

DAWN ( Ah Yone Oo) Con­struc­tion Co., Ltd. is one of the pi­o­neer group in Myan­mar Con­struc­tion his­tory, es­tab­lished since 1989 and had con­trib­uted its skills and good per­for­mance for all its works car­ried out through­out these pe­riod. The com­pany man­age­ment in­cludes the skilled and ex­pe­ri­enced per­son­nel, pro­fes­sional en­gi­neers. The com­pany per­ma­nent staff and en­gi­neer strength is more than 1000 over and pos­sessed a sub­stan­tial quan­tity of con­struc­tion equip­ment. Our vast con­struc­tion ex­pe­ri­ences re­lated to the Gen­eral Con­struc­tion, such as Golden Hill Tower, Se­dona Ho­tel, Sum­mit Parkview Ho­tel, Amer­i­can Em­bassy, Sin­ga­pore Em­bassy, Condo, Jetty, Ce­ment Man­u­fac­tur­ing plant.

DAWN has been per­formed ren­o­va­tion, re­con­struc­tion, ex­ten­sion, perime­ter up­grad­ing, paint­ing works with Bri­tish, US, Aus­tralian, Korea, In­done­sia, Is­rael & Sri Lanka Em­bassies in Yan­gon and also per­formed in oil & Gas sec­tor such as Camp build­ing, he­li­pad, he­li­hangar for Amoco E& P co, ren­o­va­tion, re­con­struc­tion of To­tal Myan­mar E& P of­fice & ren­o­va­tion and ex­ten­sion of Tex­aco E& P CO Of­fice.

DAWN has al­ready af­fil­i­ated with Sin­ga­pore base com­pa­nies such as HSL Con­struc­tor, Hexagon Con­struc­tion, B. L Har­bert In­ter­na­tional, L. L. C, there­fore Dawn Con­struc­tion strongly con­fi­dent to ful­fill any re­quire­ments of clients.

Des­ig­nate: Cyi Thu Maung, Di­rec­tor En­gi­neer ( Plan­ing) Al­ter­nate: Kyaw Soe, Di­rec­tor Busi­ness De­vel­op­ment

Daizen Myan­mar Co., Ltd.

Daizen Myan­mar has started con­struc­tion of a lo­gis­tics hub in the Thi­lawa Spe­cial Eco­nomic Zone ( SEZ). Thi­lawais is to be­come Myan­mar’s first op­er­a­tional SEZ. The 2,400- hectare zone is jointly owned by Myan­mar and Ja­panese pub­lic and pri­vate sec­tor in­vestors.

The Com­pany hopes to sup­port the smooth and ef­fi­cient flow of goods, from the pro­cure­ment of raw ma­te­ri­als to the dis­tri­bu­tion of prod­ucts to con­sumers, cov­er­ing the en­tire sup­ply chain. It will of­fer ware­hous­ing ser­vices, freight for­ward­ing and trans­porta­tion ser­vices, pro­cess­ing ser­vices such as xray in­spec­tion, tag­ging, pack­ag­ing and la­belling as well as cus­toms clear­ance, con­sult­ing and op­er­a­tions ser­vices.

Myan­mar Ja­pan Thi­lawa De­vel­op­ment ( MJTD), a joint ven­ture be­tween Ja­pan and Myan­mar, is in charge of de­vel­op­ing and man­ag­ing the eco­nomic zone, and has been so­lic­it­ing com­pa­nies to set up in a 189- hectare sec­tion that com­prises the first phase of the project.

MJTD is owned 49.0% jointly by three ma­jor Ja­panese trad­ing houses Marubeni, Su­mit­omo and Mit­subishi and the Ja­pan In­ter­na­tional Co­op­er­a­tion Agency ( JICA).

Des­ig­nate: Tomoki Yabe, Man­ag­ing Di­rec­tor Al­ter­nate: Takaaki Yabe, Deputy Man­ag­ing Di­rec­tor

Her­itage Cap­i­tal In­vest­ment

HCI was founded in 2013 to bring in­ter­na­tional stan­dards and ca­pa­bil­i­ties with a lo­cal con­text to Myan­mar’s RE mar­ket. HCI’S strength comes from our four com­pli­men­tary busi­ness lines: Leas­ing, De­vel­op­ment, Ad­vi­sory, and Fi­nance.

With Myan­mar in­creas­ingly en­gag­ing with the in­ter­na­tional busi­ness com­mu­nity, HCI prides it­self on sit­ting at the in­ter­sec­tion of lo­cal and global stan­dards. We have leased over 250,000 sqft of space for our clients to date, are lead de­vel­oper on five sep­a­rate projects across Myan­mar, have raised mil­lions in cap­i­tal and have ad­vised sev­eral multi­na­tion­als look­ing to en­ter mar­ket.

HCI’S edge is its struc­ture. Be­ing in­volved in both leas­ing and de­vel­op­ment al­lows us to bet­ter ad­dress the needs of both lo­cal and in­ter­na­tional clients. HCI’S large land­bank, strong do­mes­tic con­nec­tions and track record of suc­cess­fully clos­ing deals be­tween lo­cal and in­ter­na­tional par­ties also means we are uniquely placed to ad­vise multi­na­tion­als seek­ing to en­ter Myan­mar’s com­pli­cated real es­tate mar­ket. HCI is also a trusted name amongst lo­cal and in­ter­na­tional banks and in­vestors, which, mar­ried with our deep mar­ket knowl­edge, puts us in prime position to help de­vel­op­ers raise financing for their Myan­mar projects.

Des­ig­nate: Nanda Aung, Di­rec­tor Al­ter­nate: Zin Win, Busi­ness De­vel­op­ment Man­ager

IME Hold­ings Co., Ltd.

IME Hold­ings is a pri­vately- owned di­ver­si­fied group of com­pa­nies which was in­cor­po­rated in 2011, and lo­cated at Ba­han Town­ship, Yan­gon, Myan­mar. Since the found­ing of IME Hold­ings, IME Hold­ings has been able to gain trust and sup­port from share­hold­ers, clients and em­ploy­ees. With the sup­port of all stake­hold­ers, the group is able to di­ver­sify its busi­ness port­fo­lio into many sec­tors such as Min­eral Min­ing, Print­ing & Pub­li­ca­tion, Con­struc­tion, E- Com­merce, RealEs­tate De­vel­op­ment and Trad­ing & Dis­tri­bu­tion.

IME Hold­ings is considered as a medium size com­pany to­day; how­ever, we are work­ing very hard at ev­ery sec­tor that we are in. At IME, em­ploy­ees are treated fairly and re­spected in all as­pects. We also be­lieve that hu­man re­source is the key to suc­cess, thus we are pro­vid­ing and of­fer­ing re­ward­ing ca­reer op­por­tu­nity for em­ploy­ees at all lev­els. With the strong tal­ented team, we are con­fi­dent to achieve the goal of be­com­ing one of the most trusted and lead­ing com­pa­nies in Myan­mar.

Des­ig­nate: Zaw Myint Htoo, Chief Ex­ec­u­tive Of­fi­cer Al­ter­nate: Kyaw Soe, Di­rec­tor Busi­ness De­vel­op­ment

Prime Farms Myan­mar Limited

PRIME Farms Myan­mar Limited sup­plies high- grade raw ma­te­ri­als for ex­port to clients like Pep­sico In­ter­na­tional Pte Ltd for PIPL’S food in­dus­tries in Asia and to Ken­tucky Fried Chicken and other pre­mium clients in Myan­mar. PRIME Farms is the first op­er­a­tion in Myan­mar to be cer­ti­fied and reg­is­tered as Global G. A. P. com­pli­ant.

Des­ig­nate: Ken­neth Kyaw Shein, Chief Ex­ec­u­tive Of­fi­cer Al­ter­nate: Lin­don Shiao, Ex­ec­u­tive Di­rec­tor

Sanda Ho­tel Co., Ltd.

Sanda Group of Com­pa­nies was founded in 1996 to face the grow­ing de­mand within the coun­try as well as to fill the gap where the mar­ket has huge po­ten­tial.

Our group Com­prises 4 Ma­jor De­vel­op­ments as men­tioned be­low

1. In­vest­ing in Hos­pi­tal­ity Busi­ness • ( Build and man­ag­ing the Re­sort

4*- 5*, Hot Spring & Spa) 2. Agri­cul­ture Sec­tor • ( Seed Busi­ness, Crop, Value Add

ed Or­ganic Food Pro­duc­tion) • Dairy Farm­ing 3. Real Es­tate Project • Beach Vil­las De­vel­op­ment at the

fa­mous un­spoiled Nga­pali Beach • Golf Course • Lux­ury Condo and Ser­vice Apart

ments and ho­tel in Yan­gon 4. New Ven­ture on the process: Min

eral wa­ter pro­duc­tion

Des­ig­nate: Khin Sanda Win, Founder/ Man­ag­ing Di­rec­tor Al­ter­nate: Fed­eric Gou­bet, Chief Ex­ec­u­tive Of­fi­cer

San­danila Co., Ltd.

San­danila is an in­vest­ment and ad­vi­sory firm fo­cused on at­tract­ing long term cap­i­tal into Myan­mar. Our cur­rent in­ter­ests lie in three main lines of busi­ness:

In­vest­ment: San­danila in­vests its own cap­i­tal and that of its part­ners into in­ter­est­ing op­por­tu­ni­ties where it sees po­ten­tial for the long term cre­ation of value through div­i­dends and cap­i­tal ap­pre­ci­a­tion.

Ad­vi­sory: San­danila also works with the Gov­ern­ment of Myan­mar and large busi­nesses to help them at­tract ad­di­tional longterm in­vest­ment cap­i­tal by help­ing ex­e­cute cap­i­tal rais­ing both do­mes­ti­cally and in­ter­na­tion­ally.

De­vel­op­ment: San­danila seeks to bring the best of in­ter­na­tional prac­tice in the ar­eas of cor­po­rate struc­ture, gov­er­nance and trans­parency into Myan­mar and to help at­tract sus­tain­able, long term cap­i­tal to as­sist the on­go­ing de­vel­op­ment of the coun­try of Myan­mar.

Des­ig­nate: Thiri Thant Mon, Co- Founder & Man­ag­ing Di­rec­tor Al­ter­nate: An­drew Rickards, Co- Founder & Man­ag­ing Di­rec­tor


Based out of Alameda, California and founded in 2005 by MIT alumni, Na­tel En­ergy is the patent holder and pro­ducer of the hy­dro­engine , a new hy­dropower tur

® bine that en­ables the cost- ef­fec­tive pro­duc­tion of dis­trib­uted, base- load en­ergy from low- head hy­dropower re­sources.

Na­tel’s hy­dro­engine ef­fi­ciently cap­tures ki­netic en­ergy from large vol­umes of wa­ter with no risk of cav­i­ta­tion, en­abling the more cost ef­fec­tive gen­er­a­tion of power from non- pow­ered dams, ir­ri­ga­tion canals and run- of- river in­stal­la­tions. Na­tel de­ploys its tur­bines us­ing a new ap­proach to hy­dropower de­vel­op­ment called Ecos­marthy­dro ™ . Whereas con­ven­tional hy­dropower is char­ac­ter­ized by a cen­tral­ized ap­proach to project plan­ning and large en­vi­ron­men­tal foot­prints, Ecos­marthy­dro in­volves the water­shed- level de­vel­op­ment of cas­cades of mul­ti­ple, strate­gi­cally cited low- head hy­dropower projects that are op­er­ated in an in­te­grated man­ner us­ing Na­tel’s pro­pri­etary wa­ter­she­dos an­a­lyt­ics and op­er­a­tions plat­form. Ecos­mart Hy­dro is an­chored in the be­lief that it is pos­si­ble to de­velop wa­ter re­sources for power pro­duc­tion in a man­ner that si­mul­ta­ne­ously min­i­miz­ing neg­a­tive en­vi­ron­men­tal and so­cial im­pacts while cre­at­ing mul­ti­ple co- ben­e­fits ( im­proved flood man­age­ment, ground­wa­ter recharge, cou­pled ir­ri­ga­tion sys­tems, etc.).

Rep­re­sen­ta­tive: Adam Lewis, Vice pres­i­dent - In­ter­na­tional Busi­ness Rep­re­sen­ta­tive: Michael Spolum, Di­rec­tor of Busi­ness De­vel­op­ment - S. & S. E. Asia

MEM­BER CHANGES Com­pany Ad­dress Changes:

• MEBS Global Co., Ltd. Re­lo­cated to 591 United Busi­ness Cen­ter II, Unit 2403- 4C, 24 th Floor, Sukhumvit Road, North Klong­ton, Wat­tana Bangkok 10110 • Qatar Air­ways Re­lo­cated to 388 Ex­change Tower, 21st Floor, Unit 2102, Sukhumvit Road, Klong­toey, Klong­toey, Bangkok 10110

Com­pany Name Changes:

• W. R. Grace ( Thai­land) Ltd. Is now GCP ( Thai­land) Limited.

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