BCCT returns to the Dusit Thani Pattaya

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The British Chamber of Commerce Thailand (BCCT) hosted a joint chambers networking evening at the Dusit Thani Pattaya, with the vast Napalai ballroom able to accommodate the numbers of networkers from the various chambers, including the Australian Chamber, the German Chamber, the American Chamber and the South African Chamber and the Automotive Focus Group.

Co-sponsors for the evening were OGAS Solutions, headed by Business Development Manager Prim Chuenboonpoem; the Focus Ploenchit condominium development, represented by the vivacious Sudaporn, and Samitivej Hospitals Srinakarin and Sukhumvit, static display only.

Jorg Machill (left), Manager of the German Ambulance & T.T. Co., Ltd. chats with Ilya Roitman (right), CEO of the Soft Control Ltd.
Jorg Machill (left), Manager of the German Ambulance & T.T. Co., Ltd. chats with Ilya Roitman (right), CEO of the Soft Control Ltd.

The chairman of the BCCT, Simon Matthews of Manpower, had another of his luridly patterned shirts on, but I did notice that in the BCCT’s own magazine, he is shown in a plain white shirt.  This is either a new leaf for Simon or clever photoshopping!  Other BCCT members of note were Chris Thatcher, trying to outdo Simon Matthews with eye-catching shirts, Jina Phenix who was keeping the show running and Executive Director Greg Watkins.

Dr. Iain Corness (center, wearing boring white shirt) poses for a photo with young ladies Chanamon Watetip (left), Assistant Manager - Sales of the Dusit Thani Pattaya and Nattawan Thammarak (right), Manger - Sales of the Dusit Thani Pattaya.
Dr. Iain Corness (center, wearing boring white shirt) poses for a photo with young ladies Chanamon Watetip (left), Assistant Manager – Sales of the Dusit Thani Pattaya and Nattawan Thammarak (right), Manger – Sales of the Dusit Thani Pattaya.

The Dusit Thani Pattaya was ensuring that everyone did have a great time, with some very acceptable finger food choices, and many staff floating around the tables including Nattawan Thammarak (sales manager) and Chanamon Watetip (assistant sales).

As is usual these days, some of the other hotels in the area sent in their spies with Sarah (Amari), Pinto (Hard Rock) and Narawadee and Viranchapach (Sunshine Hotels) taking notes.

(L to R) Alain Deurwaerder, Vice President of the Belgian-Luxembourg/Thai Chamber of Commerce; Nannapat Sriwalai, Director of Talent and Organization for Grant Thornton; and Sareeya Sirichantrawong, Consultant/Career Transition for Grant Thornton.
(L to R) Alain Deurwaerder, Vice President of the Belgian-Luxembourg/Thai Chamber of Commerce; Nannapat Sriwalai, Director of Talent and Organization for Grant Thornton; and Sareeya Sirichantrawong, Consultant/Career Transition for Grant Thornton.

There was one “Aussie” table with Scott Finsten (Ocean Marina). Scott Lyons (ARB Off Road) and Neal Brazel (Bladerunner Consulting Asia) communicating in ‘Strine’, whilst another table had a mixed group of AFG members with Frank Holzer (president) and Armin Walter who was proudly telling everyone he hadn’t fallen off his Ducati since last month!

Chris Thatcher (left), Vice Chairman of the BCCT and Mark Butters (right), Director of the RSM Advisory (Thailand) Ltd.
Chris Thatcher (left), Vice Chairman of the BCCT and Mark Butters (right), Director of the RSM Advisory (Thailand) Ltd.

One very interesting young lady was Pimyada Charoenpanich (Achieve Inter Law) who as well as being a legal advisor also designs shoes!  (She just might be Pattaya’s answer to Jimmy Choo!)

The next month’s joint chambers meeting will be announced in the Pattaya Mail the week beforehand.

(L to R) Terrence Allen Collins, Managing Director of BravoThai Lifestyle Co., Ltd.; Mark Bowling, Chairman-Eastern Seaboard Group of the BCCT.
(L to R) Terrence Allen Collins, Managing Director of BravoThai Lifestyle Co., Ltd.; Mark Bowling, Chairman-Eastern Seaboard Group of the BCCT.
(L to R) Trevor Dick, Managing Director of the Best Built Group; Roger Wood, Neal Brazel and Scott Lyons, Manufacturing Manger of Off Road Accessories Limited.
(L to R) Trevor Dick, Managing Director of the Best Built Group; Roger Wood, Neal Brazel and Scott Lyons, Manufacturing Manger of Off Road Accessories Limited.
(L to R) Allan Curyer, Viranchapach Chansamai, Senior Sales Manager of the Sunshine Hotels & Resorts Pattaya, Narawadee Thongboonchoo, Resident Manger of Sunshine Hotels & Resorts Pattaya and Scott Finsten, the Harbour Master at Ocean Marina.
(L to R) Allan Curyer, Viranchapach Chansamai, Senior Sales Manager of the Sunshine Hotels & Resorts Pattaya, Narawadee Thongboonchoo, Resident Manger of Sunshine Hotels & Resorts Pattaya and Scott Finsten, the Harbour Master at Ocean Marina.
(L to R) Greg Watkins, Executive Director of the BCCT; Wiracha Suchonthong, Director of Events for Dusit Thani Pattaya; Warranyu Matayat, Assistant Manager-Sales at Dusit Thani Pattaya; Chris Thatcher, Vice Chairman of the BCCT; and Narawadee Thongboonchoo, Resident Manger of the Sunshine Hotels & Resorts Pattaya.
(L to R) Greg Watkins, Executive Director of the BCCT; Wiracha Suchonthong, Director of Events for Dusit Thani Pattaya; Warranyu Matayat, Assistant Manager-Sales at Dusit Thani Pattaya; Chris Thatcher, Vice Chairman of the BCCT; and Narawadee Thongboonchoo, Resident Manger of the Sunshine Hotels & Resorts Pattaya.
The management team of the Dusit Thani Pattaya (L to R) Wiracha Suchonthong, Director of Events, Fa Sroithongmay and Warranyu Matayat, Assistant Manager-Sales.
The management team of the Dusit Thani Pattaya (L to R) Wiracha Suchonthong, Director of Events, Fa Sroithongmay and Warranyu Matayat, Assistant Manager-Sales.
(L to R) Peter Johansson, Managing Director of the Tellus Systems Ltd.; Simon Matthews, Country Manager Thailand, Manpower Group; and Jeff Powers from Howard Global.
(L to R) Peter Johansson, Managing Director of the Tellus Systems Ltd.; Simon Matthews, Country Manager Thailand, Manpower Group; and Jeff Powers from Howard Global.
Jim Holloway (left), International Advisor for V. Pack & Move (Bangkok) Co., Ltd., and Karri Kivela (right), Business Development Manager for Logonet Promotion (Thailand) Co., Ltd.
Jim Holloway (left), International Advisor for V. Pack & Move (Bangkok) Co., Ltd., and Karri Kivela (right), Business Development Manager for Logonet Promotion (Thailand) Co., Ltd.