IFHS 2001 - Back to
its former glory
The International Food and Hospitality Show (IFHS) 2001
opened its doors to Thailand’s food, retail and hotel industry professionals
in September. The show, running for the ninth time, is Thailand’s longest
established industry show, and once again played host to a glorious variety of
largest ever ice carving.
A glittering line-up of the who’s who in Thailand’s
world famous hospitality industry opened the show at a spectacular opening
ceremony at Bangkok’s Queen Sirikit National Convention Center, which
featured Thailand’s largest ever ice carving. Modeled on a traditional Thai
temple the carving took three days to complete, with carved sections stored
whole in a fleet of refrigerated trucks until final assembly in the early hours
of the morning. Visiting dignitaries were extremely impressed and congratulated
the Thai Chefs Association, and mastermind Mr. Puttawong Poonna, Thailand’s
leading ice carver.
IFHS 2001 showcased products and services from 290
participating companies representing an increase if 30% over the last show in
2000. From wine and spirits to meat and poultry most varieties of food and
drink were in display from 25 countries around the world. Korea and the USA
presented the best of their food in national pavilions, and many products were
featured in Thailand for the first time. A Thai food village showed many local
products and a new innovation at the show was the wine village featuring
hundreds of delicious wines.
The hotel industry was well catered for with some huge
stands featuring foodservice, bakery and laundry equipment - many other
products were also on display, ranging from hotel safes to mini-bars and coffee
machines to hotel bed and bathroom suppliers. A remarkable one stop shopping
experience for the hospitality industry professional.
The host of activities, conference programs and competitions
have drawn together the leading products, professionals, academics and buyers
of the industry. The opening ceremony was presided over by His Excellency
Pradech Phyakvichien, governor of the Tourism Authority Of Thailand, and
Senator Suradech Yasawasdi, chairman of the Standing Committee on Tourism, with
special guests including Chanin Donavanik, president of the Thai Hotels
Association and Saowakit Preeprem, president of the Thai Chefs Association. The
show is supported by twelve of the leading trade associations, organizations
and buyers groups in Thailand.
TNT introduces new
global security measures that exceed industry standards
TNT, an industry leader in its safety and security
record, introduces on 15th October its new worldwide service & security
policy in response to security risks posed by the recent catastrophic &
tragic events in the USA as well as an assurance to its employees and
customers of its total commitment to air traffic safety.
TNT recognises that air security has become a long-term
global issue. In addition to meeting new security regulations imposed by
international airlines and government agencies around the world, TNT’s new
worldwide service and security policy has enhanced security procedures,
which is designed to minimise any disruption to its international express
The following immediate additional steps are being taken
in this respect and would be rolled out worldwide in a phased approach:
All air shipments will be subject to x-ray scanning.
All consignments from shippers that are “unknown” to
TNT are banned.
Enhanced security controls at all TNT operation
Ken McCall, chief executive officer of TNT Asia says,
“As the leader in international express, logistics and mail, TNT will set
the standards within the industry and establish groundbreaking security
protocol across the TNT global network operations - raising the industry bar
on customer service and security. A small supplement will be introduced
worldwide to all international shipments to support the additional service
and security measures.”
British Chamber of
“Basic Marketing Principles” - Tue 16-
The British Chamber of Commerce (BCCT) in association
with First Training presents full-day seminars entitled ‘Basic Marketing
Principles’ to be held from 9:00 a.m. (registration) - 16:30 p.m. on
Tuesday 16th October 2001 at ECC, Siam Square (opp. Chula Book Store
Centre). The seminars are aimed at Thai staff who have just entered the
marketing field or those who are switching to the marketing division for
the first time. Those who are experienced in the field of marketing will
derive little benefit from these seminars. There is a maximum limit of 20
students and will be conducted in English language.
The first 30 minutes of each seminar are for
The following will be covered in the seminars: what is
marketing; the customer and the company; branding decisions; identifying
brand preference; product line decisions; distribution channels; choosing
the message and media for advertisements.
The cost per participant is 1,100 baht inclusive of
VAT, course materials, certificate and coffee break. Lunch is not provided
but there are many eating outlets in Siam Square. Please fax or e-mail the
name/s of participants and indicate which session is preferred to the BCCT
office, fax +66 (0) 2651-5354, tel. +66 (0) 2651-5350-3, email: email@example.com.
Please make cheques payable to “British Chamber of Commerce”. Bookings
will be taken on a first come, first served basis and those received with
payment will receive priority.
ATN Properties Signs
Properties Co., Ltd. recently signed an agreement to purchase 15 rai of
land from the Eastern Seaboard Industrial Estate (Rayong) developed by
Hemaraj Land and Development PLC. The new plant, which will have a total
area of 6,300 sq.m, will be built for GE Elano Asia Co., Ltd. to lease.
Shown exchanging the contract are: Wichien Wilaingam (right) managing
director of ATN Properties Co., Ltd. and David Nardone (left) Hemaraj’s
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