Chambers combine for relaxed networking overlooking Pattaya

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A joint chambers of commerce networking event was held at the Cape Dara Resort in Naklua on Friday the 21st of November.

It was hosted by the British Chamber of Commerce Thailand (BCCT), who were joined by the Australian Chamber (AustCham) American Chamber (AmCham) the German Chamber (GTCC), the South African Chamber (SATCC) and the Belgium and Luxembourg Chamber of Commerce in Thailand

The even was held in the area known as the Twinkle Bar at Cape Dara, which is set beside the hotel’s swimming pool and offers stunning views across Pattaya Bay.

The light breeze kept the networkers cool as did the beer, wine, soft drinks, and a large variety of snacks, including spicy chicken nuggets, fish cakes, chicken lollipops, samosas and succulent roast beef with rosemary.

Executive members of the British Chamber of Commerce Thailand are joined by representatives from the four sponsors: Bromsgrove International School, MG, Kingdom Property and Allied Pickfords.

BCCT Vice Chairman Chris Thatcher made a brief speech and introduced Beau Mekavarakul from Cape Dara who welcomed the guests to her hotel.

The sponsors for the evening were Bromsgrove International School in Bangkok, Allied Pickfords, who deal with house relocation and packing services, as well as MG who were promoting the classic sports brand with the non turbo and turbo models which are manufactured in Rayong, with prices starting at just 848,000 THB.

(L to R) Pascal Baetens, Kris De Keyzer and Warren Hollins from Antares Group are amongst the networkers.(L to R) Pascal Baetens, Kris De Keyzer and Warren Hollins from Antares Group are amongst the networkers.

In addition, this was the first time that Kingdom Property sponsored a chamber of commerce networking on the Eastern Seaboard and were promoting their flagship development in Pattaya: Southpoint.

The combining of the chambers for these networking events has resulted in a more successful evening with approximately 80 in attendance, bringing together many different nationalities.

The next joint chamber event will be publicized in forthcoming editions of the Pattaya Mail.

Volker Grosse from Germany, Hotte Flink from Pattaya Blatt and Thanawat Julasuk, Director of Sales and Marketing from Cape Dara Resort Pattaya.Volker Grosse from Germany, Hotte Flink from Pattaya Blatt and Thanawat Julasuk, Director of Sales and Marketing from Cape Dara Resort Pattaya.

The RSM Advisory team: (L to R) Mark Butters, Bhavana K. and Gareth Hughes.The RSM Advisory team: (L to R) Mark Butters, Bhavana K. and Gareth Hughes.

(L to R) Scott Finsten, Ocean Marina Pattaya’s Harbor Master; David Bell, MD of Crestom Ra-Kahng Associates Limited, and Tanin Suphavittayakorn, Executive Assistant Manager of Cape Dara Resort Pattaya.(L to R) Scott Finsten, Ocean Marina Pattaya’s Harbor Master; David Bell, MD of Crestom Ra-Kahng Associates Limited, and Tanin Suphavittayakorn, Executive Assistant Manager of Cape Dara Resort Pattaya.

David Williams from Bromsgrove International School shares a moment with Geoff Webb from Andrews & Wykeham.David Williams from Bromsgrove International School shares a moment with Geoff Webb from Andrews & Wykeham.

BCCT Executive Director Greg Watkins is joined by event co-sponsor Nigel Cornick, CEO of Kingdom Properties.BCCT Executive Director Greg Watkins is joined by event co-sponsor Nigel Cornick, CEO of Kingdom Properties.

(L to R) Dr. Dan Moore, Head Master of Bromsgrove International School, and Graham Macdonald, President of the SATCC, enjoy the camaraderie of the night.(L to R) Dr. Dan Moore, Head Master of Bromsgrove International School, and Graham Macdonald, President of the SATCC, enjoy the camaraderie of the night.

(L to R) Lisa Wallis from Baker & McKenzie chats with Romayne McAlister from Pattaya Family Bike Day.(L to R) Lisa Wallis from Baker & McKenzie chats with Romayne McAlister from Pattaya Family Bike Day.