Stephan Tierney, senior client advisor for MBMG
Group talks money management with Simon Philbrook, client advisor for MBMG
Dr. Iain Corness
The Australian Chamber of Commerce Thailand (AustCham)
held another if its Seaboard Sundowners at the Amari Orchid Resort last
weekend. Mindful of the success last year of inviting other chambers, this
networking evening also saw members of the British Chamber of Commerce
Thailand (BCCT) and the American Chamber (AmCham) exchanging business cards
in the Amari Ocean Tower’s Ice Bar.
With the Amari’s GM David Cumming being the new chairman
of the BCCT Eastern Seaboard chapter, it was easy to see why the Amari was
one of the sponsors of the evening - and the food was excellent (though it
ran out of chocolate strawberries before I could go back for the 10th
Alain Deurwaerder, managing
director of Ducati Motor (Thailand) Co., Ltd.; and Graham Macdonald,
managing director of MBMG Group are enjoying the evening.
A new corporate sponsor was M&C Energy (Thailand)
Limited, represented by Laddawan Tantisantiwong. M&C turned out to be a
Scottish group which advises industry on energy use and how to save and
maximize efficiency. M&C Energy Group has over 500 experts ensuring clients
get the most from their energy budgets, providing key support throughout
every aspect of the energy procurement and contracting process. They can be
contacted through www. mcenergygroup.in.th.
The second corporate sponsor was the Automotive Focus
Group (AFG), which has ‘grown up’ to be no longer dependant upon the
AustCham, but can stand on its own two feet. The AFG acts as a forum for
gathering and sharing information related to the Thailand Automotive
Industry in general but particularly the Automotive OEM’s and suppliers in
the Eastern Seaboard. They can be contacted through afg-thailand.
With over 100 chamber members in attendance, it was a
very spirited networking evening, and everyone got their ‘money’s worth’ of
exchanged business cards. It looks as though the concept of combining
chambers sits well in the present marketplace.
Nigel McKinnon (left),
director of Boral Concrete & Quarry Limited chats with AustCham President
John S. Anderson (right), director of Meinhardt (Thailand) Ltd.
Liela Phillips from Chevron
networks with Markus Wehrhahn, general manager of Resource Link Consulting
Suteeraporn Nutchanart, sales
executive with Holiday Inn Pattaya, and Vassachol Khrueasan, sales manager
of Holiday Inn Pattaya brighten the evening.
Uli Kaiser, South East Asia
business development for EMAG Group - Thailand; and Ramesh Ramanathan,
managing director of Visteon (Thailand) Ltd.
Bruce Hoppe, vice president
of marketing & quality for Emerson Electric (Thailand) Ltd. and his lovely
wife Judy Hoppe.
Martin Betschart, Inhaber /
Resourcing Akademie AG; Nuchthida Bangthamai, business development manager
for M&C Energy (Thailand) Limited; and Laddawan Tantisantwong, marketing
executive with M&C Energy (Thailand) Limited.
Mark Hamill-Stewart, managing
director of MRI Worldwide Recruitment (Thailand) Ltd.; Karen Hochhauser,
sales & marketing manager of Santa Fe (Thailand) Co., Ltd.; John Sim,
regional executive Partner-West ASEAN for KPMG Phoomchai Holdings Co., Ltd.
Maria, Andrian Sii,
commercial program manager for Bosch Chassis Systems (Thailand); Ken Bright,
manufacturing & engineering manager for Bosch Chassis Systems (Thailand);
and Ray D’Lilva, general manager of Bosch Chassis Systems (Thailand).
architectural coating project sales executive for Dimet (Siam) PCL; Suraphol
Rujikarnchana, managing director of Dimet (Siam) PCL; Patcharin Machima,
assistant manager, sales for Amari Orchid Pattaya; and Rachit S. from Dimet
Rojanavooti, corporate services manager of Santa Fe (Thailand) Co., Ltd.;
Suteeraporn Nutchanart, sales executive for Holiday Inn Pattaya; and
Vassachol Khrueasan, sales manager of Holiday Inn Pattaya.