Final fling for the chambers

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The Australian Chamber of Commerce (AustCham) was the host for the final joint chamber meeting of the year, with the British Chamber (BCCT), the German Chamber (GTCC), the American Chamber (AMCHAM), and the South African Chamber (SATCC), on Dec. 11, in the grounds of the Amari resort.

The format of the final fling is now well entrenched with wonderful food items from the Amari Executive Chef Aussie Leonard Faust (ask him about the ‘turducken’) and attended by the Amari GM Brendan Daly (another Aussie) in charge of the fireworks.

Renee Bowman, executive director of the AustCham was the MC of the night.Renee Bowman, executive director of the AustCham was the MC of the night.

To add to the Australian flavor, H.E. Paul Robilliard, the Australian Ambassador, and R. Greg Wallis, senior trade commissioner, minister-counsellor (commercial) of the Australian Embassy were present after previously addressing the AFG meeting. Leigh Scott Kemmis, president of the AustCham was also present in the official capacity and Renee Bowman, the executive director of the AustCham was the MC.

Australian Ambassador H.E. Paul Robilliard greets the guests.Australian Ambassador H.E. Paul Robilliard greets the guests.

All the different chambers had representatives there, with AMCHAM’s David Nardone, president and CEO of the Hemraj Land and Development Co., Ltd., and Chris Thatcher, vice chairman of the BCCT.

The other hotels were very well represented with Nikolay Stoyanov, general manager of the Mercure, and Narawadee Thongboonchoo, sales manager of the Mercure in attendance; Watcharapon Chanthaduang, account sales executive of Pattaya Marriot Resort and Spa, Benchamat Phudthiradvittaya, senior sales manager of the Holiday Inn, Chananchida Wonsa-ard, sales manager of the Holiday Inn and Madtiga Sutamchaem, sales executive-catering also of the Holiday Inn.

The sponsor of the evening was Singapore Airlines with Chidapa Tantiprasit representing the airline handing over a free flight to the AFG president Frank Holzer, winner of the lucky draw, and another lucky Aussie!

Another great event and once again, top marks to Amari.

Brendan Daly gives a warm welcome to the guests who attended the last Joint Chambers meeting in 2014.Brendan Daly gives a warm welcome to the guests who attended the last Joint Chambers meeting in 2014.

Frank Holzer (center), director of ASEAN Manufacturing Finance of GM Thailand, won a free trip on Singapore Airlines, presented by Chidapa Tantiprasit (right) and Australian Ambassador H.E. Paul Robilliard (left).Frank Holzer (center), director of ASEAN Manufacturing Finance of GM Thailand, won a free trip on Singapore Airlines, presented by Chidapa Tantiprasit (right) and Australian Ambassador H.E. Paul Robilliard (left).

Peter Malhotra, MD of the Pattaya Mail Media Group chats with Brendan Daly, General Manager of Amari Pattaya.

Dr. Iain Corness and Manita Boontham, general manager of the CES (Cranes & Equipment Services Co., Ltd.).Dr. Iain Corness and Manita Boontham, general manager of the CES (Cranes & Equipment Services Co., Ltd.).

Frank Holzer from GM Thailand Ltd.; Greg Wallis, senior trade commissioner, minister-counsellor (commercial) of the Australian Embassy; Ben Giles, Counsellor (Commercial) and Trade Commissioner of the Australian Embassy; and Brendon Cunningham from Adecco Consulting Ltd.

(L to R) Michael Ruddick, president of ARC Pacific Siam Ltd.; David R. Nardone, president & CEO of Hemraj Land and Development Co., Ltd.; Leigh Scott Kemmis, president of the AustCham; and Chris Thatcher, vice chairman of the BCCT.(L to R) Michael Ruddick, president of ARC Pacific Siam Ltd.; David R. Nardone, president & CEO of Hemraj Land and Development Co., Ltd.; Leigh Scott Kemmis, president of the AustCham; and Chris Thatcher, vice chairman of the BCCT.

(L to R) Frank Holzer, Director ASEAN Manufacturing Finance of GM Thailand; Australian Ambassador H.E. Paul Robilliard; Brendan Daly, General Manager of Amari Pattaya; Ben Giles, Counsellor (Commercial) and Trade Commissioner of the Australian Embassy; and Pichaya Nitikarn, PR Manager of the Amari Pattaya.(L to R) Frank Holzer, Director ASEAN Manufacturing Finance of GM Thailand; Australian Ambassador H.E. Paul Robilliard; Brendan Daly, General Manager of Amari Pattaya; Ben Giles, Counsellor (Commercial) and Trade Commissioner of the Australian Embassy; and Pichaya Nitikarn, PR Manager of the Amari Pattaya.

(L to R) Jedsarit Chuenthananont, Passenger Sales Assistant of Singapore Airlines; Treenuch Kamkanok, Marketing & Direct Sales Officer for Singapore Airlines; Chidapa Tantiprasit, Passenger Sales Manager of Singapore Airlines; Mathauros Kluaymaingarm, Marketing/PR Assistant of the Singapore Airlines; and Peter Malhotra, MD of the Pattaya Mail Media Group.(L to R) Jedsarit Chuenthananont, Passenger Sales Assistant of Singapore Airlines; Treenuch Kamkanok, Marketing & Direct Sales Officer for Singapore Airlines; Chidapa Tantiprasit, Passenger Sales Manager of Singapore Airlines; Mathauros Kluaymaingarm, Marketing/PR Assistant of the Singapore Airlines; and Peter Malhotra, MD of the Pattaya Mail Media Group.