The Cape Dara Resort hosted the latest combined chamber networking event at the end of last month. Up until now the combined chamber networking has consisted of those members from AmCham, AustCham, BCCT and South African-Thai Chamber of Commerce. However, the latest meeting was also attended by the German Thai Chamber of Commerce.
The sponsors were Citibank who were delighted at the large turn-out and met many new people. Indeed, it was great to see so many fresh faces.
Matthias Hoffrichter is a German who has recently taken over as the Area Manager for PCS on the Eastern Seaboard and he made sure he met as many people as possible.
(L to R) Michael Berger, General Manager of the Bangkok Base; Simon Matthews, Country Manager, Manpower, Thailand; Graham Macdonald, President of the South African Thai Chamber of Commerce; Greg Watkins, Executive Director, British Chamber of Commerce Thailand.
The BCCT has created a new committee on the Eastern Seaboard and Mark Bowling, from Colliers, is the new Chairman. He was seen in a huddle with the rest of his team planning new events and ideas for the BCCT Eastern Seaboard membership.
David Nardone, CEO of Hemaraj Land and Development, was there representing AmCham and it is great to see someone so dedicated to progressing business in the Chonburi and Rayong areas.
(L to R) Stefan Langhein, Representative Manager of MAN Diesel & Turbo, Thailand; Michael Berger, General Manager of Bangkok Base; and Tobias Wimmer, Head of Production, Winterhalter, Thailand.
The usual crew was also in attendance; David Bell was there from AustCham as was Judy Benn, the Executive Director of AmCham. The BCCT numbers were swelled by the new Chairman, Simon Matthews, Vice Chairman Chris Thatcher and Greg Watkins who is the Executive Director of the chamber.
The venue was excellent as was the food and there was lots of it. Definitely a place worth returning to in the future. The Pattaya Mail will advise of the date and venue of the next chamber meeting.
(L to R) Tanin Suphavittayakorn, Executive Assistant Manager of the Cape Dara Resort; Sudawan Thanyanichthadnont, Director of Sales & Marketing, Cape Dara Resort; Ian Sherratt, Sales Engineer of the ContecH(SEA) Co., Ltd.; Sirisook Kosinghawattana, Senior Sales Manager, MICE & Corporate, Cape Dara Resort; and Neil Maniquiz, Head of the Bangkok Hospital Pattaya International Marketing Department.
(L to R) Larry Jackson, Business Development Manager for Thyssen Krupp Elevators; Bruno Burbach, from Dupont Waterbeds Thailand, Pattaya; and Markus Klemm, LL.M., Managing Director of Asia LawWorks Co., Ltd.
(L to R) Robert John Lohrmann, General Manager of the Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya; Rudolf Troesler, General Manager of the Hilton Hotels & Resorts Pattaya; and Jonas Sjostedt, General Manager of the Centara Nova Hotel & Spa Pattaya.
Neil Maniquiz, Head of the Bangkok Hospital Pattaya International Marketing Department and Janice Leong, Regional Director of the Humanitarian Affairs.
(L to R) Graham Macdonald, President of the South African-Thai Chamber of Commerce; Judy A. Benn, Executive Director, American Chamber of Commerce in Thailand; and Greg Watkins, Executive Director, British Chamber of Commerce Thailand.
(L to R) Frank Holzer, Director, ASEAN Manufacturing Finance for GM Thailand; David R. Nardone, President and CEO of the Hemaraj Land and Development Company Limited, Thailand; and George T. Strampp, Managing Partner of AMS Thailand.
(L to R) Frank Henriksen, Managing Director of the DanThai Machinery Co., Ltd.; Lars Bohnsen, Sales Manager of the Ib Andresen Industri; Karsten Brammer, Technical Director of the DanThai Machinery Co., Ltd.; and Bjoern Hansen, CEO of the Ib Andresen Industri.
(L to R) Prince Malhotra, General Manager of the Pattaya Mail Media Group; Janya Rattanaliam, Head of the BHP International Marketing Department; Suree Bunplook, BHP International Marketing Executive, Syaphas Chantachairoj, Director of Corporate Marketing & Residential Customer Development for Hemraj Land and Development Company Limited, Thailand; and Neil Maniquiz, Head of the Bangkok Hospital Pattaya International Marketing Department.