Following on from the successful monthly networking events in Bangkok and of course the annual gala parties here in Pattaya, the Movers & Shakers team launched their first regular networking at the Havana Bar at the Holiday Inn on March the 8th.
So as not compete with established network events in town, Movers & Shakers Pattaya will be held quarterly and will be held exclusively at the Havana Bar under the watchful eye of new General Manager Garth Solly.
Kevin Fisher, managing director of CEA surrounded by a bevy of beauties.
Kingdom Properties have generously decided to support Movers & Shakers for both the monthly events in Bangkok and every three months in Pattaya, but have allowed for a secondary sponsor to join in as well.
It was somewhat appropriate that the co sponsor for this event was Mix 88.5 (Russell Darrell) who has had a long association with the CEO of Kingdom Properties: Nigel Cornick.
(L to R) Joe Cox, MD of Defence International Security Services, Van den Bergh Louis, MD of 4A Properties Realty and Dutch artist Martin H.A.P. van Bree.
The admission fee was 750 baht for men and 400 baht for ladies and voucher holders, offering great value with free flow beer, wine and soft drinks and delicious finger food.
The founder of Movers and Shakers is Cees Cuijpers (the managing partner of Town & Country Property), a man who is very well acquainted with the networking scene in Pattaya. He explained that he wanted to get the focus back onto corporate networking and to entice people from Bangkok down to Pattaya using prestige venues where people in business can perhaps do more business.
(L to R) Neil Maniquiz, head of the Bangkok Hospital Pattaya International Marketing Department, Janya Rattanaliam, deputy head and Alan Cohen, consultant for Business Class Asia.
Over two hundred people attended this very first event, which is a credit not just to Movers and Shakers but also to the sponsors who are both highly respected in town and the Havana bar which for many is one of the best venues in Pattaya.
For those who wanted to continue mingling and drinking, the Havana bar offered drinks at discounted prices and there was also another after party at the new night club on Walking Street: The Pier, again with discounts for those who had attended the earlier networking.
(L to R) Matt O’Sullivan, director of Homesdirect.asia, Prae Mattawong, sales for Thailand Pan Pacific Travel Corporation Limited and Greig Ritchie, director of sales – S.E. Asia for Pan Pacific Travel Corporation Limited.
The next Movers & Shakers in Pattaya will again be at the Havana Bar probably on the 14th of June and if you fancy a trip up to Bangkok there will be another one of their monthly events on Friday the 29th of March at the Glaz bar in the Plaza Athenee Hotel on Wireless Road.
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(L to R) Irina Breslavtseva, marketing manager for Kingdom Property Co., Ltd., Garth Solly, GM and Chutima Konfai, director of sales for the Holiday Inn Pattaya.
(L to R) Irena De Ribas and Irina Breslavtseva, marketing manager for Kingdom Property Co., Ltd.
(L to R) Cees KC Cuijpers, managing partner of Town & Country Property Co., Ltd., Garth Solly, GM and Juthamard Boonchinwudtikun, public relation executive for Holiday Inn Pattaya.
(L to R) Michael Scollins, Derrick Boivin, Shayne Van Vlerken, CEO of Bangkok Video Productions and Alan Cohen, consultant with Business Class Asia.
(L to R) Matthew Bleach, CEO & MD of inSky business solutions, Thomas Heal from Silvermover and Earl Brown, Eastern Seaboard manager of the Sutlet Group.
(L to R) Alan S. Verstein, MD of Siam Gazette, Torben Rudgaard, CEO of Pattaya Investors and Peter Beyer.
(L to R) Nigel Quennell, Tommy Dee from Fabulous 130 FM and Brian Alexander.
(L to R) Angie Turton, marketing manager with Real Estate Thailand Magazine Russian Edition, Pauline and David Strachan, consultant for PFS International.
(L to R) Ken Brookes, Ayuporn Timbuntham, director Mix 88.5 FM and Russell Jay Darrell, DJ, Mix 88.5 FM.
(From 2nd left to 2nd right) Holiday Inn Pattaya sales managers Vassachol Khrueasan and Jiraporn Charoenpan, with Chutima Konfai, director of sales for Holiday Inn Pattaya.
(L to R) Holiday Inn sales manager Jiraporn Charoenpan, Garth Solly, GM of Holiday Inn Pattaya, Tony Malhotra, Deputy managing director of Pattaya Mail Media Group, Nigel Quennell and Panada Kanjanabapapin, sales executive with Exact Trading Co., Ltd.
(L to R) Weeraya Sakolchai, Amari Orchid Pattaya sales manager, Richard Margo, Amari Orchid Pattaya residence manager, Garth Solly, GM of Holiday Inn Pattaya; along with Amari assistant sales managers Sirikorn Chingduang and Pacharin Machima.
(L to R) Tony Malhotra, deputy managing director of Pattaya Mail Media Group, Papakan Saguansap, spa manager of Holiday Inn Pattaya and Richard Margo, residence manager of Amari Orchid Pattaya.
(L to R) Gavin Perfect, Terry Collins, Paul Strachan and Mike Worth.