All Chambers Eastern Seaboard celebrate Christmas Networking Evening


Chamber of Commerce in Thailand meet once a month at various venues and the host chamber changes month to month. The pinnacle of all these events is the Christmas Networking, which is always held in the stunning grounds of the Amari.

This year’s event was hosted by Belu-Thai on Friday the 18th of December and titled “All Chambers Eastern Seaboard Christmas Networking Evening”.

The cool weather was perfect for the event and with tasty treats such as roast turkey, baked ham and salmon wellington, Brussel sprouts and cranberry jelly coupled with a few glasses of Hoegarden, Stella Artois or wine, within a very short time everybody was getting well into the spirit of Christmas.

(L to R) Richard Gamlin, Amari Pattaya Resident Manager, Paul Strachan, Paul Whyte, Managing Director of Automator (Thailand) Ltd., and Brendan Daly, General Manager of Amari Pattaya.

The house duo played a set of classics while people from the business community in and around Pattaya met with old friends and made some new contacts at the same time.

The evening was perfectly orchestrated and after an hour or, so children from the Pattaya Orphanage sang Christmas carols much to the delight of the attendees. This was followed by a spectacular fireworks display that lit up the skies over Pattaya Bay.

(L to R) Sherry Shanatikarn, Johannes Frank Elfring, Branch Manager (Eastern) ThyssenKrupp Elevator (Thailand), and Nakapat Pachareeyanont, Service Sales (Eastern) ThyssenKrupp Elevator (Thailand).

Amari General Manager Brendan Daly gave a welcoming speech and many will be sad to know that Brendan is moving on from Amari at the end of the year. He will be greatly missed.

(L to R) Graham Macdonald, Chairman of the SATCC, Chris Thatcher, Vice Chairman of BCCT, Brenton Mauriello, CEO of dwp architecture and President of AustCham Thailand, David R. Nardone, President and CEO of Hemraj Thailand, and Alain Deurwaerder, Vice President of the Belgian-Luxembourg/Thai Chamber of Commerce.

Alain Deurwaerder, Vice President of the Belgian-Luxembourg/Thai Chamber of Commerce thanked the guests for attending and for the dedicated team at the Amari for a splendid evening

It was a great evening and a wonderful way to kick start the weekend. The monthly networking will return in the New Year and details will be announced in the Pattaya Mail.

(L to R) Dmitry Chernyshev, General Manager of [email protected] Design Hotel Pattaya, Suchada Chainu, Asst, F&B Manager, and Dan Jamme, F&B Manager Amari Pattaya.

(L to R) Alain Deurwaerder, Vice President of the Belgian-Luxembourg/Thai Chamber of Commerce, Brendan Daly, General Manager of the Amari Pattaya, and Pailin Yaemma, Communication & Public Affairs Executive with Solvay (Thailand).

(L to R) Greg Watkins, Executive Director of the BCCT, Clive Butcher, and Simon Matthews, Country Manager Thailand, Manpower Group.

Children from the Pattaya Orphanage sing Christmas carols during the event.

(L-R) Angie Turton (Dive in Pattaya), Tim Lock – Pecunia Asset Management, Butsaya Chummung – Hi Tech Property and Paul Strachan – Pattaya Mail.