AM­CHAM Com­mit­tee Meet­ings

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

Le­gal

On March 14, the com­mit­tee gath­ered to hear about trade se­crets from Tak­saorn Som­boon­sub, Depart­ment of In­tel­lec­tual Prop­erty; John Mathe­son, IP Pol­icy Ser­vices; Paul Jor­gensen, Jor­gensen Law Firm; Dr. Tanit Changth­a­vorn, In­sti­tute for Tech­nol­ogy & In­no­va­tion; Kowit Somwaiya, Law Plus; Welly Tantono, Hewlett Packard; Nan­dana In­dananda, Tilleke & Gib­bins; and Brett Shad­bolt, Censere. Pic­tured are the pan­elists with com­mit­tee leader Christo­pher Knight ( far right).

Food & Agri- Busi­ness

On March 16, the com­mit­tee met at AM­CHAM’S Board­room to hear about “New De­vel­op­ments in An­i­mal Nutri­tion & Feed” from Mark Ku­jawa, VP In­ter­na­tional Busi­ness De­vel­op­ment of Di­a­mond V Mills, Inc. Pic­tured are the speaker ( cen­ter) with com­mit­tee lead­ers Alan Ad­cock ( first from left) and Dee Rich­mond ( sec­ond from right) and at­ten­dees.

Tax

On March 21, the com­mit­tee met at AM­CHAM’S Citi Board­room to hear about New Tax Rul­ings, FATCA Up­date & New Tax Dead­lines from John An­des, In­ter­na­tional Tax Part­ner from KPMG and Jonathan Blaine, Tax Direc­tor from DFDL. Pic­tured are com­mit­tee leader and guests.

SME

On Mar 14, the com­mit­tee met at Mex­i­cano Res­tau­rante at the Rem­brandt Ho­tel to learn about In­tel­lec­tual Prop­erty for SMES and Star­tups from Kowit Somwaiya of Law­plus Ltd.; Alan Ad­cock of Tilleke & Gib­bins; and Radeemada Mungkarndee of Baker & Mcken­zie. Pic­tured are the speak­ers with meet­ing at­ten­dees.

Eastern Se­aboard Net­work­ing

On March 17, mem­bers of the for­eign cham­bers of Thai­land gath­ered at Court­yard by Mar­riott South Pat­taya for a net­work­ing hosted by Austcham in con­junc­tion with AM­CHAM, and the Aus­tralian, Bri­tish, Ger­man, Mex­i­can, South African, Dutch, Belgian, and Lux­em­bourg cham­bers of com­merce in Thai­land. The event was spon­sored by Court­yard by Mar­riott South Pat­taya, and Rugby School Thai­land.

Hu­man Re­sources

On March 29, com­mit­tee mem­bers met at the Westin Grande Sukhumvit to learn how to uti­lize tech­nol­ogy and data an­a­lytic to im­prove HR prac­tices. Pic­tured are ( from left): Ni­pa­tra Tang­po­jthave­pol ( com­mit­tee leader), Martin Kil­cline, Mel­lissa Rip­ton, John Lim ( speak­ers), Na­jaya Jotikasthira and Richard Jack­son ( com­mit­tee lead­ers).

Young Pro­fes­sion­als

On March 30, the com­mit­tee and friends gath­ered at Revolu­cion Cock­tail Bangkok for a so­cial net­work­ing night and raised Baht 16,860 for the Amer­i­can Cham­ber of Com­merce in Thai­land Foun­da­tion ( ATF) Adopt- a- School pro­gram. Pic­tured are ( from left): com­mit­tee lead­ers Eliot Delu­nas and Krys­tle Khoo with Michael Guglielmi ( man­ager at Revolu­cion Cock­tail Bangkok)

SME

On Apr 25, the com­mit­tee met at Mex­i­cano Res­tau­rante at the Rem­brandt Ho­tel to learn about the Three Cor­ner­stones of Per­sonal Brand­ing from Pacha­ree Pan­toomano and Kit­tima Sethi of Brand­now. Pic­tured are the speak­ers ( cen­ter, hold­ing gifts) with com­mit­tee lead­ers and meet­ing at­ten­dees.

Cor­po­rate So­cial Re­spon­si­bil­ity ( CSR)

On April 27, the com­mit­tee met at AM­CHAM’S Citi Board­room to hear about trends in Mon­i­tor­ing & Eval­u­a­tion ( M& E) for CSR projects from Dr. Ni­tika Tolani, Tech­ni­cal Man­ager, Ed­u­ca­tion Prac­tice Area, at Man­age­ment Sys­tems In­ter­na­tional ( MSI). Pic­tured are the speaker with com­mit­tee leader John Dasilva ( cen­ter) and meet­ing at­ten­dees.

Hu­man Re­sources

On April 25, com­mit­tee mem­bers gath­ered at the Bangkok Mar­riott Ho­tel for the Im­mu­nity to Change work­shop to learn how to be­come bet­ter change- mak­ers. The work­shop was led by Srikanth Se­shadri, a fa­cil­i­ta­tor, trainer and coach who is fo­cused on help­ing lead­ers and teams im­prove their ef­fec­tive­ness and achieve trans­for­ma­tional growth. Pic­tured is the speaker ( fourth from left, front row) with work­shop at­ten­dees.

Joint Busi­ness Eco­nomics & En­ergy

On Apr 25, the Busi­ness Eco­nomics and En­ergy & En­vi­ron­ment com­mit­tees held a joint meet­ing at the AM­CHAM of­fice to hear about “Thai­land’s 2017 Eco­nomic Out­look” by Dr. Yun­y­ong Thaicharoen, Chief Strate­gist at Bank of Thai­land. Pic­tured are the speaker ( cen­ter) flanked by com­mit­tee lead­ers Peggy Crev­el­ing ( right) and Mongkol­nimit Auacherd­kul ( left) and meet­ing at­ten­dees.

Young Pro­fes­sion­als

On April 27, the com­mit­tee teamed up with 10 for­eign cham­bers for an All Cham­bers Young Pro­fes­sion­als net­work­ing at Ce La Vi Bangkok Club Lounge. The large crowd helped the YPC raise Baht 48,900 for the Adopt- a- School pro­gram. Pic­tured are ( from left): Ganya Aparaks ( Ger­man- Thai Cham­ber of Com­merce), Eliot Delu­nas ( AM­CHAM YPC Com­mit­tee leader), and Vin­cent Birot ( Franco- Thai Cham­ber of Com­merce).

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