South Africans kick off the 2019 networking

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PCEC Chairman Roy Albiston, Pattaya Blatt Executive Editor Elfi Seitz, and Allan Riddell, Consultant to the Board of SATCC.
PCEC Chairman Roy Albiston, Pattaya Blatt Executive Editor Elfi Seitz, and Allan Riddell, Consultant to the Board of SATCC.

The Bromsgrove International School Combined Chambers Braai & BBQ was held at the Holiday Inn Pattaya on Friday, 18th January. The South African-Thai Chamber of Commerce took the lead this month and were ably supported by chambers representing: America, Australia, Belgium and Luxembourg, Canada, Germany, Great Britain, Netherlands and Singapore.

The Holiday Inn put on a fantastic choice of South African and international foods, ably led by F&B Manager, Daniel Boswell. The food and drink kept on coming way passed the official closing time of 9.00p.m. They did the hotel proud as did the band who played a vast array of music and, by the end, had attracted quite a following.

Pattaya Mail Director of Communications Supa Kukarja, Richard Jackson, GM of RLC Recruitment Co., Ltd., Matthew Mahoney, Country Manager of Panalpina Thailand, and Khun Nat.
Pattaya Mail Director of Communications Supa Kukarja, Richard Jackson, GM of RLC Recruitment Co., Ltd., Matthew Mahoney, Country Manager of Panalpina Thailand, and Khun Nat.

There was a large turnout of well over one hundred people with an excellent mix of old and new faces. Many contacts were made and renewed after the Festive Season. Andrew Wood was seen talking to Allan Riddell about the benefits of South African wine. David Nardone was chatting to George Strampp about the automotive industry on the Eastern Seaboard (ESB). Andre Coetzee and the Lamprecht brothers were discussing how to organize the next Braai at the Outback Bar on Saturday, 2nd February – especially when it will be followed by this first round of the Six Nations.

Frank Holzer was expounding the advantages of fabrication to representatives from True.  All the time, Rodney Charman was taking photos for the various organisations he was representing.

The organizer, Graham Macdonald, was seen running around making sure everything was running smoothly. When on stage, he thanked all the sponsors: Bromsgrove International School, Q Cars, WHA, Macallan Insurance Brokers, PKF, Retox Outback Bar, Vinarco, BakriCono, Red Wolf, Pacific Cross, ASAP Marine, Boots and Allied Pickfords.

All in all, an excellent event which has set the bar for the rest of the year. The next multi-chamber networking on the Eastern Seaboard will be on Friday, 15th February at the Renaissance Resort in Ban Amphur.

Amari Pattaya Area General Manager Deborah Haines (left) gets acquainted with Pattaya Mail MD Peter Malhotra, and Raine Grady, Founder of Crave Asia Video Solutions.
Amari Pattaya Area General Manager Deborah Haines (left) gets acquainted with Pattaya Mail MD Peter Malhotra, and Raine Grady, Founder of Crave Asia Video Solutions.
Brian Songhurst, President of the Rotary Club Eastern Seaboard, Veronique Waas Jobin, Andrew Wood, International Hospitality Editor for Travel Daily News, Rodney Charman, Allan Riddell, and Roy Albiston.
Brian Songhurst, President of the Rotary Club Eastern Seaboard, Veronique Waas Jobin, Andrew Wood, International Hospitality Editor for Travel Daily News, Rodney Charman, Allan Riddell, and Roy Albiston.
Tom Thomson, Managing Director of Pacific Cross Insurance, Matthias Hochlenert of Global Property Insurance, and Jack Levy, MD of Macallan Insurance Broker Co., Ltd.
Tom Thomson, Managing Director of Pacific Cross Insurance, Matthias Hochlenert of Global Property Insurance, and Jack Levy, MD of Macallan Insurance Broker Co., Ltd.
Adam Beechinor, GM Sirva Thailand, Frank Holzer, Executive General Manager of MHG Thailand Co., Ltd., and his charming partner.
Adam Beechinor, GM Sirva Thailand, Frank Holzer, Executive General Manager of MHG Thailand Co., Ltd., and his charming partner.
The Manarco/Vinarco Team was out in force.
The Manarco/Vinarco Team was out in force.
The Bangkok Hospital Pattaya team, Wallaphan Sawasdikool, Metas Pukmahamad and Janya Rattanaliam with Neil Farrell (Elastomer Products).
The Bangkok Hospital Pattaya team, Wallaphan Sawasdikool, Metas Pukmahamad and Janya Rattanaliam with Neil Farrell (Elastomer Products).
David R. Nardone, Vice Chairman of the WHA Group Board of Directors with George Strampp, gurus of the Eastern Seaboard business community.
David R. Nardone, Vice Chairman of the WHA Group Board of Directors with George Strampp, gurus of the Eastern Seaboard business community.
Rodney Charman, the charming roving photographer, is flanked by Wanarom Hiranprapakul and Pattheera Simmasakulpat – from Macallan Insurance Broker.
Rodney Charman, the charming roving photographer, is flanked by Wanarom Hiranprapakul and Pattheera Simmasakulpat – from Macallan Insurance Broker.
Christine Armstrong, Primary Principal, Bromsgrove International School, Ashley Deacon, Director of Admission Rugby School Thailand and Graham Macdonald, SATCC.
Christine Armstrong, Primary Principal, Bromsgrove International School, Ashley Deacon, Director of Admission Rugby School Thailand and Graham Macdonald, SATCC.
Graham Macdonald, Todd Cikraji, Director of Future Paths, and Richard Jackson, GM of RLC Recruitment Co. Ltd.
Graham Macdonald, Todd Cikraji, Director of Future Paths, and Richard Jackson, GM of RLC Recruitment Co. Ltd.
The lovely ladies from Pacific Cross promote their company.
The lovely ladies from Pacific Cross promote their company.
Rugby School Thailand’s Business Development Manager Punsiya Jitkasemsopon and Director of Admissions Ashley Deacon chat with Delta Hydraulics (Thailand) CEO Jason Bresnehan and Technical Services Administrator Nigel Harris.
Rugby School Thailand’s Business Development Manager Punsiya Jitkasemsopon and Director of Admissions Ashley Deacon chat with Delta Hydraulics (Thailand) CEO Jason Bresnehan and Technical Services Administrator Nigel Harris.
Sponsors and representatives of the Joint Chambers give the thumbs-up to a most enjoyable networking evening at the Holiday Inn.
Sponsors and representatives of the Joint Chambers give the thumbs-up to a most enjoyable networking evening at the Holiday Inn.
Majic Beauty Cosmetics MD Rocky Mammone and Pattaya Mail’s Sue Kukarja exchange business cards.
Majic Beauty Cosmetics MD Rocky Mammone and Pattaya Mail’s Sue Kukarja exchange business cards.
Macallan Insurance Broker’s Graham Macdonald with Andrew Reay from Amazon Colours.
Macallan Insurance Broker’s Graham Macdonald with Andrew Reay from Amazon Colours.
AustCham Exec. Dir. Brendan Cunningham, GTCC Exec. Dir. Dr. Roland Wein, BCCT Exec. Dir. Greg Watkins, PKF Thailand CEO Andrew McBean, and Manpower Group CEO Simon Matthews.
AustCham Exec. Dir. Brendan Cunningham, GTCC Exec. Dir. Dr. Roland Wein, BCCT Exec. Dir. Greg Watkins, PKF Thailand CEO Andrew McBean, and Manpower Group CEO Simon Matthews.
Rob Rijnders, Senior Vice President & Area General Manager, Amari Pattaya, Bernard Lemprecht, MD of Bakri Cono Shipyard, Julia Socha, Real Estate Consultant at Pattaya Prestige Properties, Peter Malhotra, Pattaya Mail and Berné Lamprecht, MD of ASAP Marine Trading.
Rob Rijnders, Senior Vice President & Area General Manager, Amari Pattaya, Bernard Lemprecht, MD of Bakri Cono Shipyard, Julia Socha, Real Estate Consultant at Pattaya Prestige Properties, Peter Malhotra, Pattaya Mail and Berné Lamprecht, MD of ASAP Marine Trading.
Jimmy Howard, the world’s oldest rugby player watches over his loving family.
Jimmy Howard, the world’s oldest rugby player watches over his loving family.
In with the new and out with the old, Rob Rijnders, Senior Vice President & Area General Manager introduces Deborah Haines as the newly appointed Area General Manager, Amari Pattaya.
In with the new and out with the old, Rob Rijnders, Senior Vice President & Area General Manager introduces Deborah Haines as the newly appointed Area General Manager, Amari Pattaya.
Graham MacDonald with Linda Reay, Vice Chair of SATCC, and Andre Coetzee, owner of Retox Outback Bar.
Graham MacDonald with Linda Reay, Vice Chair of SATCC, and Andre Coetzee, owner of Retox Outback Bar.
Christine Armstrong from Bromsgrove International School presents ASAP Marine Trading MD Berne Lamprecht (centre) with his raffle prize.
Christine Armstrong from Bromsgrove International School presents ASAP Marine Trading MD Berne Lamprecht (centre) with his raffle prize.
Sirva Thailand GM Adam Beechinor (centre) is one of the lucky draw winners.
Sirva Thailand GM Adam Beechinor (centre) is one of the lucky draw winners.
The best of friends, Allan Riddell, Andrew Wood and Pichai Visutriratana.
The best of friends, Allan Riddell, Andrew Wood and Pichai Visutriratana.