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April 2018 Issue 46

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Dear Members,...From Brendan Cunningham, AustCham Executive Director

Industry Focus for May is Human Resource Development. Check out interesting articles written by our members who would like to share their views.

>> Special issue of our Chamber News and updated news from the Australian Embassy
>> Current issues focused on what’s happening in Thailand

Check out an overview video of AustCham's CSR activity at Ban Pu Toei School in commemoration of ANZAC Day 2018 as well as a news about Australian Navy giving local children a once in a lifetime opportunity to say thank you. Additionally, we also got an interesting video showing guidelines for those who are interested in studying in Australia but not sure where to start.

Starting May with May Sundowners and AustCham New Member Orientation followed by our Breakfast Briefing: Facebook's Future and Business Cocktail Reception.

>> Promotional offers for AustCham's members
>> News and events from our members
>> Warm welcome and introduction to our 12 new members!

Snapshots at AustCham's organized events in April!



Message from your Chamber


Greetings from your Chamber! We hope you all enjoyed the Songkran festivities in our adopted home country and are back to business in May!

In this edition of e-Advance our Industry Focus is on “Human Resources Development”, as we highlight our members' views on talent attraction and retention in an employees’ market.

For both Chamber and Embassy news, we reflect on another ANZAC Day with services held at Kanchanaburi, as well as Phuket, Chiang Mai and Bangkok. AustCham was proud to organise the ANZAC tour and the visit to Ban Pu Toei school, where we ran activities and donated necessary equipment to the local school. As a community event, we look forward to bringing together our friends from other groups in the Australian-Thai and New Zealand-Thai communities to commemorate our ANZACs.

Our ASEAN and Australia Members’ business briefing was held prior to Sundowners in April and attracted an audience of 100+ people who were eager to learn about ASEAN-Australia business opportunities. With a renewed focus from the Australian government on developing the ASEAN relationship, AustCham is in a prime position to assist our members taking advantage of these opportunities.

Finally, we welcome 12 new members, and will hold a New Members Orientation on Wednesday 2 May prior to Sundowners. We encourage all new members who have joined us this year (and current who would like to update) to come along and discover how to make the most out of Chamber opportunities.

Wishing you a successful May ahead!"


Brendan Cunningham

AustCham Executive Director

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April Industry Focus: Human Resource Development

  85 years the legacy of Blackmores: HR Strategy  

By  Blackmores Thailand



Blackmores has been an industry leader in Australia for over 85 years with the vision and passion of one man – Maurice Blackmore(1906-1977), who had ideas about health way ahead of his time...

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Chamber Business News: April


AustCham Thailand on ANZAC Day 2018

On Wednesday 25th April 2018, AustCham Thailand together with Australian community joined ANZAC Day Dawn Service at Hellfire Pass, followed by the Memorial Wreath Laying Service at Kanchanaburi War Cemetery...

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Australian Embassy News: April

    ANZAC Day commemorated in Thailand
On Wednesday 25th April 2018, Australians gathered in Kanchanaburi Province, Thailand, as part of ANZAC Day commemorations around the world acknowledging those Australians who have served and died in wars, conflicts and peacekeeping operations...

The Australian Ambassador for Counter-Terrorism, Paul Foley, visited Thailand from 18 to 20 April to promote regional and bilateral cooperation between Australia and Thailand on the shared threat of terrorism and violent extremism...

The Chief of Australian Army, Lieutenant General Angus Campbell AO DSC, is visiting Thailand from 22 to 25 April to strengthen defence bilateral relationships and reinforce our mutual commitment as trusted security partners...

The Royal Australian Navy frigate HMAS Anzac will pay a special visit to Bangkok during 23 – 28 April 2018 for engagements with Thai military and local officials and to participate in Anzac Day commemorative activities...

The Australian Government will award 50 prestigious Australia Awards – ASEAN Scholarships to the next generation of leaders from ASEAN countries to undertake postgraduate study in Australia commencing in 2019...

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Australian Alumni Awards 2018: Nominations are now open!


The Australian Alumni Awards celebrate and showcase the achievements of Alumni members who have applied their Australian education in their professional endeavours in Thailand. Alumni can apply themselves, or be nominated by anyone, including their Australian higher education institution...

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  What is needed to know about CPTPP
On 30 March 2018, the Bangkok Post reported Deputy Prime Minister Somkid Jatusripitak expressing his support for Thailand in joining the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP)...

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  Uber retreats from ASEAN – how the tech giant was outplayed in SE Asia

In what was probably one of the worst kept corporate secrets, Uber announced recently it would be selling its South-East Asian business to its major ride-sharing competitor, Grab...

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  Customs Alliance new acceptances: May 2018
Our Customs Committee recently had a meeting with Khun Kulit Sombatsiri, Director General of the Customs Department, and his team to discuss the new Customs laws and next round of the Customs Alliance...

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AustCham's CSR Activity at Ban Pu Toei School

7 News Sydney: Navy giving local children a once in a lifetime opportunity to say thank you

Want to study in Australia but not sure where to start?

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May Sundowners


AustCham New Member Orientation 


Joint Chambers Chiang Mai Connect


AustCham Breakfast Briefing: Facebook's Future: Your data and your business


AustCham's Business Cocktail Reception

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Promotions for AustCham members

For this month, various promotions for AustCham members are here to offer you a special deal.

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Members News

Check out the latest news from AustCham members.

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AustCham Members Calendar

Find out what upcoming events our members have at AustCham Members Event Calendar.

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New Member - Mr. Greg Beatty

Greg is a Canadian with 25+ years of international business experience in APAC and MEA with law firms, Fortune 500 companies and startups. He has a JD and BA from the US. Most recently he was the MD, Asia, for GuestTek Interactive Entertainment Ltd. He is lectures at universities in his spare time...

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New Member - Hotel Baraquda Pattaya MGallery by Sofitel

A unique Pattaya boutique hotel that demands attention with its bold and contemporary design and resort style facilities. We welcome guests to experience the hotel’s contemporary design, resort style facilities and the unbeatable location in Pattaya. ...

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New Member - CoffeeWORKS Limited

CoffeeWORKS is a specialty coffee roasting factory, and espresso machine importer serving leading hospitality and food & beverage brands operating throughout Thailand...

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New Member - Feigin Electric Co., Ltd

WHERE IDEAS → BECOME SOLUTIONSFrom the idea to the serial production of an innovative product - needs long time , during which the product is reaches perfection...

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New Member - Fidelity Ventures Asia Co., Ltd.

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New Member - Megacell International Company Limited

We are Australian-owned, yet based in Thailand for over 25 years. Before Thailand became the automotive powerhouse that it is today, we were here exporting our parts, and helping to build the reputation of "Made In Thailand" automotive rubber parts...

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New Member - Meyer Seals Asia Ltd

Meyer seals is one of the leading manufacturer of sealing inserts for plastic and aluminium closures worldwide.Renowned manufacturers in all areas of be filled industry rely on the quality of our products and the excellent service of our team...

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New Member - Pandrol Thailand

Pandrol defines the industry standard across rail fastening systems and aluminothermic welding. Our products and services extend to designing, developing and manufacturing equipment to make constructing and maintaining railways more efficient...

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New Member - Pernod Ricard (Thailand) Ltd.

Pernod Ricard Thailand is a subsidiary of Pernod Ricard Group created in 1975 by the link-up of the French Pernod and Ricard companies. Pernod Ricard is today the world co-leader of wines & spirits and the leader of the Premium segment. A direct presence in over 80 countries with 19,000 employees...

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New Member - Squires Loft Phuket

Squires Loft, The Steak specialist has been combining the finest range of Australian meat and wine products since 1993, with our own unique flavours and quality service, to provide a memorable dining experience...

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New Member - Talad Tanormitr

Talad Tanormmitr is operated under KIJ Development. KIJ Development is one of a few developers that can offer a well-rounded turnkey project, from designing, furniture making to the complete construction process, to cater all types of businesses from high-end hotels, office buildings, residential to government projects...

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New Member - Waldorf Astoria Bangkok

Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts is a portfolio of 30 iconic properties in the world’s most sought after destinations. Unified by their inspirational environments and True Waldorf Service, Waldorf Astoria hotels deliver unparalleled, bespoke service from the moment a guest books through check out...

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4 APR - AustCham Member Briefing on ASEAN and Australia – future prospects and opportunities

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4 APR - ASEAN Sundowners

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24 APR - AustCha's CSR Activity at Ban Pu Toei School

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25 APR - ANZAC Day 2018 

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Editorial contributions to Advance Magazine are welcome.
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