Vol. XI No. 4
Friday 24 January - 30 January 2003

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GTCC holds first ‘Stammtisch’ in the New Year

Shenanigans provides the venue, MPA the sponsorship for BCCT networking evening

German Brewery House in North Pattaya celebrates 1st anniversary

GTCC holds first ‘Stammtisch’ in the New Year

The Thai-German Chamber of Commerce invited its members for a typical Stammtisch held at the Moon River Pub at the Thai Garden Resort. These meetings are held in Pattaya on the second Friday every two months - those months with the uneven days.

René Pisters (left), GM of Thai Garden Resort, enjoys a cold beer with Frank and Joyce Eikelberg.

René Pisters, the hotel’s general manager, distributed a glass of free champagne for all the guests in order to wish them a happy New Year. After all guests arrived, Stefan Buerkle of the chamber went on stage to welcome all and gave a short speech.

The many guests felt at home at the pub and enjoyed the cozy atmosphere, the good food and the company of their friends.

(L to R) Volker Fischer, chairman of Poli Pharm Co., Ltd., Stefan Berkle from the German Thai Chamber of Commerce, and Dr Frank Roesler, president of the BMW Group Thailand.

As usual many different people joined the Stammtisch; business people, lawyers, factory owners, experts and Asian lovers. Name cards were exchanged, old friends welcomed and new ones made.

Sometimes it is much easier to start a business connection in an easy atmosphere like this then in a sterile office. There was no dress code to make them feel uncomfortable, because at the Stammtisch neckties are the exception. Leaders in the German businesses community like to meet casually in this famous pub and restaurant.

Besides all the interesting talks the guest had, they were entertained with very good music. “Action Dot Com” the Filipino house band at the Moon River Pub played foot-tapping pop music at its best and many were enticed out onto the dance floor.


Shenanigans provides the venue, MPA the sponsorship for BCCT networking evening

Akshay Singh

The British Chamber of Commerce Thailand (BCCT) held their most recent International Networking Evening at Shenanigans Pub on Friday January 17. The location was perfect for such an event, as business people of all nationalities made use of this opportunity to meet other business people based in the Eastern Seaboard area. The night was sponsored by MPA Limited.

Jim Howard and Michael Ellis partake in the sponsored refreshments.

(L to R) Greg Harris, David Lowder, Head of St. Andrews School, Peter Stirling, MD of Milan Crosse and Andrew Sloa, MD of WCT Company Limited.

(L to R) Steve Harle, John Muller, president of MPA, Henrik Hansen, chairman & CEO of MPA, David Milne, MD of Investigations Asia, Larry Peak, director of operations for MPA, Bob Moir, security consultant for Protect Asia Group, and Andrew Sloan, MD of WCT Company Limited.

MPA Limited is a US based company that provides security services to embassies, companies, 45 international airlines and homes at the Eastern Seaboard. The company can provide security guards, electronic security, computer security systems, and also have a medivac service.

John Muller, president of MPA Limited, gave a short speech on the night. He thanked everyone for attending and expressed how pleased he was to have sponsored such an event. The night was a great success and was enjoyed by all. It was once again a great opportunity to make business contacts, in a comfortable and relaxing atmosphere.


German Brewery House in North Pattaya celebrates 1st anniversary

In order to thank patrons for supporting their business in the past year, the German Brewery House in Pattaya celebrated their first year in business by serving free beer and snacks from 19.00-21.00 on January 11.

Representatives from Pattaya Mail presented Phakamas Rakthamsangop, executive manager of Brewery House Pattaya and Chatehaphat Aumsirikul, general manager, with a bouquet of flowers on the Brewery House’s 1st Anniversary.

Light music was played throughout the evening and key chain souvenirs were given out to the visitors on that day.

German Brewery House Pattaya opens 7 days a week, serving international food and several kinds of local and international beers as well as draft beer.



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