The British Chamber of Commerce Thailand hosted the monthly multi-chamber event for April and took something of a chance by choosing a venue a bit out of town.
Yet it was a gamble that paid off with more than 100 people turning up at the T55 New York Grill Room at the Mövenpick Siam Hotel, near the Ocean Marina Yacht Club in Sattahip’s Najomtien Sub-district.
It turns out it wasn’t such a reach after all, as the German chamber had hosted a networking event at the same location a month earlier.
T55 was inspired by New York’s famed meatpacking district and recreates the Big Apple’s hipster vibe without being pretentious. As a homage to the district, aged prime cuts are laid out in chilled glass boxes in the butcher room for guests to choose and have chefs prepare.
The networking was spread over three adjoining areas: registration, beverages and an extensive buffet that included a wide variety of hors d’oeuvres, freshly cooked meats, and potatoes and vegetables.
The staff perambulated the room, ensuring glasses were refilled, allowing the guests to focus on meeting new business contacts and reuniting with friends and colleagues.
The sponsors for the event included Mövenpick Siam Hotel Pattaya, Samitivej Hospitals, RE/MAX Town & Country, Regents International School and Wall Street English schools.
In addition to representatives from the sponsors, the event attracted a large number of professionals from the Eastern Seaboard in real estate, media, automotive, logistics, health insurance, Rotary and members from other chambers of commerce.
The next multi-chamber event will be held at the Avani Pattaya Resort & Spa May 19 at 6 p.m.