The BCCT paint
The British Chamber of Commerce Thailand (BCCT) held another
of their networking evenings on the Eastern Seaboard in Shenanigans last
weekend. The networking night had been moved back a week, after it was found
that the Australian Thai Chamber of Commerce Seaboard Sundowners evening would
clash with the BCCT date. Many of the BCCT members are also actively involved
with the Australian chamber.
Singh, Managing Director for Thailand/Myanmar Berger Paints, sponsored the BCCT
Sponsor of the evening was Berger Paints, with the managing
director for Thailand/Myanmar, V.B. Singh, saying that the past few years had
been difficult for the paint manufacturers (and there are more than 100
manufacturers in Thailand), but Berger had their niche products, especially in
the protective floor coverings, and had weathered the storm. He predicted slow,
but positive growth from now on and felt that in the next few years Thailand
would be a very strong market.
The evening was very well attended, with Robert Clark, the
general manager of Colbree Advanced Products appearing most enthusiastic and
stating that Colbree was showing excellent progress in Thailand. A special
mention has to be made of John Swift, the GM of the Heavy Fabrication division
of Unithai Shipyard and Engineering, sponsor of the last networking evening in
Bangkok, who was left off the “honourable mention” list by the BCCT
themselves. There you are, John, the Pattaya Mail has remembered you! The date
for next networking evening will also be published in this newspaper!
DHL names new marketing
DHL International (Thailand) Ltd. has appointed
Sitthichai Veerathummnoon marketing manager to oversee corporate strategic
planning and marketing. DHL is confident that his professional experience
will ensure the company’s leading position in the express industry.
DHL International (Thailand) general manager, Dr. Don
Bhasavanich said, “In this rapidly changing era of global business the air
express industry has grown dramatically among the slowdown of other
industries. Marketing and strategic planning has been the heart of that
growth for all successful businesses in the industry.
“We are confident that Sitthichai Veerathummnoon’s
professional experience in management, marketing, sales and e-business will
strengthen our marketing strategy and extend more benefits and services to
Sittichai’s responsibilities cover strategic planning,
pricing, public relations, marketing research, import and export planning
and IT company management.
Sittichai said, “We believe that the air express
industry will grow as fast as we can develop because of our close
integration with business logistics. Our development allows for our
customer’s to develop as well.
“DHL puts a lot of resources into its marketing plan.
We attempt to focus on our strengths while ensuring our weaknesses are short
lived. We are confident that our technology, experience and highly-skilled
staff will allow and maintain us as the market leader in the Air Express
Industry this and next year.”
Sittichai holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from
Assumption University (ABAC) and a master’s degree in business
administration (marketing) from Chulalongkorn University, as well as a
master’s degree in business administration (general management) from
He has over 14 years of experience in business
management. Before joining DHL International (Thailand) Ltd., he worked as
general manager of Linguaphone (Thailand) Ltd. In addition, he worked with
JOBPILOT (Thailand) as managing director and was a business development
manager, sales and marketing manager - credit cards for Standard Chartered
eGuide distributes free
300,000 business CD directories to stimulate Thailand’s economy
eGuideThailand.com Thailand’s online business
directory, plans to distribute 300,000 business CD directories to local
and international business sectors starting in this month. The CD
directory will allow local businesses in Thailand to gain incremental
exposures from the CD’s worldwide distribution networks in addition to
the online directory www.eGuide.thailand.com
In addition to the online version, eGuide has developed
the CD directory in response to user feedback to provide an ideal solution
for remote workers or other users who do not have internet access to the
online directory. Non-internet users can access the eGuide’s business
database on a computer that has a CD-drive in order to source products and
services all over Thailand.
Joseph Lim, CEO of eGuide Thailand.com said,
“Thailand’s 150,000 small and medium-size businesses will greatly
benefit from the eGuide CD directory. Starting November 2001, the 300,000
CDs will be distributed, free of charge, to businesses, internet
subscribers, universities, government offices, libraries, book stores and
business and trade associations in Thailand and overseas.
“Since the eGuide directory is currently the most
well known and credible source of online business information in the
region, the CD directory of eGuide Thailand will be able to attract
additional businesses from local and international businessmen who are
keen in importing or exporting Thailand’s products and services,” Lim
The CD directory is a part of a comprehensive portfolio
of eGuide Thailand’s businesses directory. Lim said, “We are committed
to improving communications channels for our users. The CD directory is
the latest in a series of the most comprehensive business databases in
Thailand from eGuide, while the online directory has already proven to be
a valuable and effective tool for our users.”
BCCT Seminars &
First Training present: Negotiation Skills
The British Chamber of Commerce in association with
First Training present a full-day seminar titled ‘Negotiation Skills’
on Tuesday November 20. The seminar will take place at ECC, Siam Square,
Chula Soi 64 (opp. Chula Book Store Centre) from 9 a.m. (registration) to
4:30 p.m. The seminars are limited to a maximum of 20 participants per day
and will be conducted in the English language.
The seminar is aimed at Thai junior to middle managers
who are relatively new to the field of negotiating in English. They will
cover the following topics: introductions, opening conversations, cultural
differences, agreeing to an agenda/procedure/objective,
gathering/exchanging information, asking and answering questions, using
options, putting forward an idea/proposal, persuading your audience,
agreement and disagreement, bargaining/bidding, settling and concluding.
The cost per participant is baht 1,100 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 to the BCCT office, fax +66 (0) 2651-5354, email
Due to difficulty in collecting payments for previous
seminars, payment must be made in advance to confirm bookings. Please make
cheques payable to “The British Chamber of Commerce”. The bookings
received with payment will be accepted. Please ensure that attendees do
not change their bookings without informing the BCCT.
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