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 February 2015 Issue 6



   "The AGM is fast approaching (amazing how time fly's) and as members you will be voting for a new Board of Directors. In this transition we are unfortunately losing one of our most effective Directors Rananda Rich; Country Manager of Blackmore's Thailand. Rananda is returning to Australia for bigger and better things. Thank you Rananda for you contribution to the Chamber. You will be greatly missed.

The Chamber has been well served over the year by pursuing diversity on its board and one aspect of that has been strong female representation. With Ranada's departure that goal is at risk unless we can attract to the board strong female and Thai National candidates.

Please encourage anybody you know who can meet the challenge to nominate for the Austcham Board of Directors.

The board is also well into the process for interviewing and selecting a new Executive Director. Applications closed 1st February and we are pleased with the number and quality of applications. We should be in a position to finalize an offer within the new few weeks. "


Leigh Scott-Kemmis

President of AustCham



Joint Chambers Professional Women's Group Cosmetics Workshop and Networking Event



AustCham Thailand, on behalf of the Joint Chambers Professional Women’s Group, invites you to join us for a special evening of beauty talks, make-up workshop and of course networking. Whether you’re a happy lovebird or a lonely heart, this fun workshop will teach you how to create gorgeous make-up looks for your special night out.



Panel Discussion: “How will Thailand’s National Legislative Reform affect the Private and Public Sector”



Thailand’s political, economic and social landscape is changing. National legislative reform is imminent and changes will no doubt have an impact on both the public and private sector. AustCham is pleased to invite members and guests to this key issue dinner which will feature representatives from the Board of Investment, the Board of Trade and the Australian Trade Commission.



AustCham Annual General Meeting (AGM)



The Australian Thai Chamber of Commerce (AustCham) will hold its 2015 Annual General Meeting (AGM) prior to our monthly Bangkok Sundowners at 16:30 on Tuesday 3 March 2015 at the Grand Hyatt Erawan, Bangkok

Register (AustCham Member only)


March Sundowners



Sundowners – AustCham Thailand's monthly business networking function – is the most successful networking event in Bangkok. It is a great opportunity for members and guests of the Chamber to meet new people and expand their professional network in a social environment.



Is Leadership an Increasingly Difficult Balancing Act?


Leadership involves the effective management of tensions characteristic of all organizations. Are such tensions exacerbated by today's need for increasing speed and agility required repeatedly to achieve transient strategic advantage in a world of impatient investors, restive employees, and demanding customers?

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Coping with crisis


The chief of PTTEP offers a candid analysis of how the company will adjust given extremely low oil prices and an uncertain economy.

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Are You a Leader or Just a Manager?


It seems that on almost a daily basis, I see or hear the words "leader" and "manager" used interchangeably. (In fact, I sometimes catch myself using them interchangeably, too.)

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Tax measures to support establishments of IHQ and ICT


The Cabinet approved the proposal to issue tax measures to support establishments of International Headquarters (IHQ) and International Trading Centers (ITC) made by the Ministry of Finance.

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Sharp drop in Asean, Thailand business optimism


Business optimism in Thailand and Asean plunged in the last quarter of last year, indicating concerns over 2015, according to a survey.

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Board of Investment: Summary Report 2014 Foreign Investor Confidence Survey


The project on “Foreign Investors’ Confidence in Thailand” has been conducted on a yearly basis by the Thailand Board of Investment (BOI) in order to survey the confidence of foreign investors in Thailand and their investment plans. The results will be useful in formulating policies and measures for the BOI and in providing a better investment environment for foreign investors.

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What's the difference between Leadership and Management

Pixar - Lifted

Imagine Leadership : XPLANE & Nitin Nohria



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New Member - Adecco Consulting Ltd.

The Adecco Group, based in Zurich, Switzerland, is the world's leading provider of HR solutions. With over 32,000 employees and 5,500 offices, in more than 60 countries and territories around the world, Adecco Group offers a wide variety of services, connecting more than 700,000 colleagues with over 100,000 clients every day.

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Australian Day BBQ, 25 Jan, Shangri-la Hotel Bangkok

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43 South Sathorn Road   ·   Bangkok Thailand 10120

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