British Chamber (BCCT), American Chamber (AmCham), Australian Chamber (AustCham), and South African Chamber (SATCC) met with German Chamber (GTCC) at Dicey Reilly’s Pub, with GTCC being hosts for evening.
The event was well attended with a reported 80 people through door. Ensuring everything went smoothly, John Manley, director of F&B of Pattaya Marriott Resort and Spa, and Mittana Chamoyklang, account sales manager at Marriott, were seen circulating amongst chambers’ members.
Martin Klose, Partner of Roedl & Partner and Nilnapha Chaichit, Management Assistant of Siam Heavylift.
As it was GTCC’s turn to host evening, president of the German Chamber Phongsakdi Chakshuvej was also mingling. In an exclusive interview on PMTV Phongsakdi revealed that the GTCC rotates the position of president each year with a Thai national and a German national alternating. Other notables in the German group were Jeffrey Gaudiano, new MD of BMW Manufacturing and Rainer Rössler whose business card shows that he is senior panhandler in his organization.
Phongsakdi Chakshuvej, President of the German-Thai Chamber of Commerce welcomes guests.
As is always case, these joint chamber meetings are graced with some wonderful young ladies with Sumalee Marasri (Asian Tigers), Janya Ratanaliam and Suree Bunpluk (Bangkok Hospital Pattaya), Chananchida Wongsa-ard (Holiday Inn), and Jum Inok and Nok Chankam (Hard Rock Hotel) flitting about and exchanging business cards, which is what networking nights are all about.
One of the sponsors of the evening was Hemaraj with its CEO David Nardone and Judy Benn (AmCham) seen chatting to fellow American George Strampp who is on his way to his Italian furlough.
Amongst the Australian contingent was David Chuter (Futuris) returning to Oz in chains, and Frank Holzer (GM) refusing to go to Oz, while the British fielded a strong side with BCCT President Simon Matthews of Manpower and floral shirt fame, Mark Butters (RSM), Board Member Chris Thatcher, Mark Bowling (Colliers International) and David Cumming (Onyx) down for weekend, relocating to Amari Watergate.
Graham MacDonald (MBE) still holding reins of the Seth Efrikken Chamber and discussing some half-decent wines with South African wine promoter Allan Riddell, consultant to the Board of South African Trade Promotion.
The date and place of the next Joint Chambers Networking evening will be publicized in Pattaya Mail.
(L to R) Mittana Chamoyklang, Account Sales Manager of Pattaya Marriot Resort & Spa and Neil Maniquiz, Head of Bangkok Hospital Pattaya International Marketing Department.
(L to R) Cuenter Pusch and Klaus Hawelka, Managing Director of Noventa (Thailand).
(L to R) Greg Watkins, Executive Director of BCCT; Mark Bowling, Associate Director, Sales & Leasing of C.I.T. Property Consultants Co., Ltd.; David Cumming, Director of BCCT; Graham MacDonald, President of the South African-Thai Chamber of Commerce; Simon Matthews, Country Manager Thailand, Manpower Group; and Chris Thatcher, Vice Chairman of BCCT.
Dr. Iain Corness; John Andrew Manley, Marriot Pattaya’s Director of F&B; and Paul Strachan, PMTV Productions Manager.
(L to R) David R. Nardone, President & CEO of Hemaraj Land and Development; Ramesh Ramanathan, Managing Director of Visteon (Thailand); Jake Mays, Chief Financial Officer Asia Pacific of Loparex; and George T. Strampp, Managing Partner of AMS.
(L to R) Irene Schuermann from BMW Thailand; Jeffery Gaudiano, Managing Director of BMW Thailand; Dr. Florian Kirschner, Country Head & Managing Director of Evonik Industries (Thailand) Ltd.; Dr. Dirk Janovsky of Continental Automotive (Thailand) Co., Ltd.; and Sylvie Villeneuve.
(L to R) Mark Butters, Director of RSM Advisory (Thailand) Limited; Horst Mueller; Pasit Foobunma, Board Member/Web Master of South African-Thai Chamber of Commerce; Allan Riddell, Director of South African-Thai Chamber of Commerce; and Elfi Seitz, Executive Editor of Pattaya Blatt.
(L to R) John Koenig, General Manager of C&C Industries Pty Ltd.; David Bell, MD of Crestom Ra-Kahng Associates Limited; Peter Scott, General Manager of Infocomm Thailand Coverage Ltd.; and Scott Finsten, Harbour Master of Ocean Marina Yacht Club.
(L to R) Cris Van Der Merwe, General Manager of Futuris Automotive (Thailand) Co., Ltd.; David Chuter, Executive Manager, Business Development of Futuris Automotive (Thailand) Co., Ltd.; Ursula South of Futuris and Richard South.
(L to R) Martin Klose, Partner of Roedl & Partner; Graham MacDonald, President of the South African-Thai Chamber of Commerce; Simon Matthews, Country Manager Thailand, Manpower Group; Phongsakdi Chakshuvej, President of the German-Thai Chamber of Commerce; Judy A. Benn, Executive Director, American Chamber of Commerce in Thailand; David R. Nardone, President and CEO of Hemaraj Land and Development Company Limited; Dr. Florian Kirschner, Country Head & Managing Director of Evonik Industries (Thailand) Ltd.; and Michael Berger, General Manager of Antares Group.