Ocean Marina Yacht Club turns to networking

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The Captain’s Table at the Ocean Marina Yacht Club was the venue for the June Joint Chambers of Commerce Networking Meeting held on Friday the 21st.

The combining of the chamber events some two years ago has been a positive move and by working together the Australian, British, German, South African and American Chambers are now hosting events at better locations and in turn are seeing more people attending.

Supatra Angkawinijwong, Deputy Managing Director of Ocean Marina Yacht Club welcomes guests to the networking evening.Supatra Angkawinijwong, Deputy Managing Director of Ocean Marina Yacht Club welcomes guests to the networking evening.

The Captain’s Table is a curved shaped room on the second floor at the Ocean Marina, overlooking the marina itself, giving spectacular views over the hundreds of luxury yachts and boats, and across to the islands beyond.

The event was hosted by the Australian Chamber of Commerce and sponsored by Ocean Marin Yacht Club and Capital TV. Scott Finsten, the Harbour master at Ocean Marina, welcomed the guests and informed them that the marina was continuing its expansion.  They recently added another 50 berths to the existing 500, and they have installed a new machine for lifting vessels safely and quickly out of the water. This new device saves a lot of time for those who want to do repairs and servicing of their boats.

TV presenter Raine Grady from Capital TV was looking as glamorous as ever as she said what a pleasure it was to support the Australian Chamber. Capital TV has been operating in Thailand for 20 years now and their shows are broadcast throughout the kingdom and beyond. They have recently struck a deal with the Bangkok Post to launch a new series of television programs and now her company was embracing new forms of media online and mobile activity.

Over a hundred people from the local business community attended the event, including Graham Macdonald representing the South African chamber, Mark Blowing from the British chamber, Gavin Perfect, MD at Paradise City Property, representatives from Bangkok Hospital Pattaya, Jim Howard, Brian Chapman from the deVere group, David Nardone from Hemaraj, Elmar Kleiner, from the office of interior & architecture, Rosanne Diamente from Women with a Mission, and a host of new faces.

The next joint chambers of commerce networking event will be publicized in future editions of the Pattaya Mail.

Scott Finsten (right), Harbour Master of Ocean Marina Yacht Club welcomes guests.Scott Finsten (right), Harbour Master of Ocean Marina Yacht Club welcomes guests.

Scott Finsten, Harbour Master of Ocean Marina Yacht Club being interviewed by Paul Strachan of PMTV.Scott Finsten, Harbour Master of Ocean Marina Yacht Club being interviewed by Paul Strachan of PMTV.

(L to R) Wayne Williams, Richard Piliero, David Nardone, and Shane Burt are deep in discussion.(L to R) Wayne Williams, Richard Piliero, David Nardone, and Shane Burt are deep in discussion.

(L to R) Gavin Perfect, MD of Pattaya City Properties; Matthias Hochlenert of Global Property Insurance; and Terrence Allen, Collins Managing Director of Amaya Hill enjoy the event.(L to R) Gavin Perfect, MD of Pattaya City Properties; Matthias Hochlenert of Global Property Insurance; and Terrence Allen, Collins Managing Director of Amaya Hill enjoy the event.

(L to R) Capt. Peter Fowler, Service Manager of Princess Bangkok - Pattaya; Warwick Kneale, AustCham Treasurer; and Leign Scott-Kemmis, AustCham President discuss the business environment in Thailand.(L to R) Capt. Peter Fowler, Service Manager of Princess Bangkok – Pattaya; Warwick Kneale, AustCham Treasurer; and Leign Scott-Kemmis, AustCham President discuss the business environment in Thailand.

The Captain’s Table is a curved shaped room overlooking the marina, giving spectacular views over the hundreds of luxury yachts and boats, and across to the islands beyond.The Captain’s Table is a curved shaped room overlooking the marina, giving spectacular views over the hundreds of luxury yachts and boats, and across to the islands beyond.

It’s all about networking.It’s all about networking.

(L to R) Scott Finsten, Harbour Master of Ocean Marina Yacht Club; Les Nyerges and Raine Grady from Capital TV; Supatra Angkawinijwong, Deputy Managing Director of Ocean Marina Yacht Club; and Renee Bowman, Executive Director of AustCham Thailand.(L to R) Scott Finsten, Harbour Master of Ocean Marina Yacht Club; Les Nyerges and Raine Grady from Capital TV; Supatra Angkawinijwong, Deputy Managing Director of Ocean Marina Yacht Club; and Renee Bowman, Executive Director of AustCham Thailand.

A variety of delicious international and Thai snacks on offer at the Captain’s Table.A variety of delicious international and Thai snacks on offer at the Captain’s Table.