The June monthly networking for the Combined Chamber of Commerce was held on Friday the 17th at the Drum Room of the Hard Rock Hotel Pattaya and was hosted on this occasion by the American Chamber (AmCham).
The event had two sponsors, the first being the Hard Rock Hotel Pattaya, famous for its huge pool, foam parties, musical themed rooms and of course the Hard Rock Café. Also supporting the networking was a language company called Wall Street English, which provides a unique learning method that combines the best education methods into one study cycle, allowing students to learn English in a natural way and speak it with confidence.
The Drum room is a meeting space above the Hard Rock Café and was the ideal venue for this type of event. A circular air con room, it has an outdoor terrace for those wanting to catch the sunset over Pattaya Bay.
The staff from the Hard Rock ensured that the glasses were kept filled and there was a tasty selection of snacks.
Despite this being a monthly event, it still managed to attract a number of familiar faces and a good number of business people who were attending for the first time. As one woman commented, “Business is slow at the moment, so we have to get out there and let people know about us.”
Representing the American Chamber was David R. Nardone, president and CEO at Hemaraj. Simon Mathews on behalf of the Brits, Alan Riddell South Africa, and Dr. Roland Wein, executive director at German Thai Chamber of Commerce were also there.
Pattaya Mail media group have also enlisted Jo Klemm as Executive Marketing & Advertising Manager of the soon to be relaunched Pattaya Blatt, the German language newspaper for Thailand, and Phitsanu Thepthong, business development manager at Pattaya Mail.
Businesses represented on the evening included CEA project logistics, Prtr Recruitment, Manpower, Red Mountain Company, Burnley Developments, Pecunia Asset Management, Niedax, MB Thailand, Check-6, SCSI Quality Service Thailand, Adelphi Digital Consulting Group, V. Pack & Move (Bangkok) Kingston Hotels Group, Cape Dara Resort Pattaya, Best Metal works, IBM Thailand, AT Asian Trading machine Tools and Knight Frank Chartered Thailand.
The next Combined Chamber networking for the Eastern Seaboard will be held on Friday the 22nd of July. Full details will be published in forthcoming editions of the Pattaya Mail.