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October 2018 Issue 52

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

Industry Focus for November is Education / Professional Development in Thailand. Check out interesting articles written by our members who would like to share their views.

>> Chamber Business News in October and updated news from the Australian Embassy

Check out October Sundowners interview video with our venue sponsor, Park Hyatt Bangkok and a throw back videos of The Coffee Club 2018 AFL Grand Final Family Day. Also, for those who missed the previous AustCham Joint Business Luncheon on "Update on the Development of the Digital Economy", here we have an overview video of the day for you

Starting November with a line-up of interesting events brought to you by AustCham Thailand

>> Promotional offers for AustCham's members
>> News and events from our members
>> Warm welcome and introduction to our 2 new members!

Snapshots at AustCham's organized events in October!



Message from your Chamber


Greetings and welcome to this month’s issue of AustCham's Advance online magazine.

November is “Education” month for AustCham and we are pleased to inform our members that we have recently held multiple meetings with the Minister for Education, H.E. Mr. Teerakiat Jareonsettasin regarding the development of Vocational Education and Training for Thailand. We’re working with Austrade and Australian Education Institutes, and hoping we can see an Australian influence in the system in the near future.  Also on Education, you can find interesting and informative articles from our Members in our Industry Focus below, as well as in our Advance Blog page, and we hope to see you at our Australian Universities Connect! Member Briefing on 7th November.

Also on 7th November is Thailand’s premier business networking event, Sundowners, and November will feature a Hospitality & Tourism panel “How to Gain Traction in the Chinese Market”, and the first episode of the Digital Workshop series “B2B Storytelling on Social Media”, and it’s not too late to sign up for the ultimate outdoor networking opportunity The Duchess 2018 AustCham Golf Tournament.

Finally, the Australian Ambassador to Thailand, H.E. Mr. Paul Robilliard and his family depart at the end of the November, and our Christmas Sundowners will be the last opportunity to bid them farewell. Hope you all can make it!

Wishing you all a successful month ahead"


Brendan Cunningham

AustCham Executive Director

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November Industry Focus: Education / Professional Development in Thailand

  It’s not the same as an overseas holiday  

by Gregory Joseph Cairnduff, Director, The Australian International School, Bangkok



For families newly arrived in a new country, choosing a school for their child is one of the most important decisions they will make in their transition period.How can parents judge the quality of a school and whether it will serve the needs of their child or children?...

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Professional Development is Now Online by Rob Kawada, Managing Director, English Gang

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Surround yourself with good people… by Belinda Skinner, Country Manager at en world Thailand Specialist

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The Energy and Persistence of Multilingualism by Ondine Ullman, Primary Leader of Language Acquisition, Bangkok Patana School

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Creating a pipeline for skills for Thailand by Nigel Carpenter, CEO of Sustainable Skills

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Education and Leadership Development by Jake Varley, Elementary Principal at Berkeley International School

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Growing up among worlds, how schools support TCK’s by Kirsten Durward , the PYP Co-ordinator at KIS International School

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Learning and Re-learning, Beyond the Classroom by Dr. Ian Fenwick, Interim Deputy Director (External), at Sasin School of Management (Bangkok)

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A Shifting Model of Professional Development by Sara Berenguer, Assistant Head of Primary at Regents International School, Pattaya

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Your support is needed! Campaign to save international Australians from draconian CGT amendment continues


Australian Financial Review today highlighting the punishing impact of the proposed Capital Gains Tax on the family home of those living and working offshore, click here if these changes affect you...

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Chamber Business News: October


AustCham has had a busy schedule in October with Business Meetings and Member Briefings. To see what’s been happening in the Chamber, click here for an update...

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Australian Embassy News: October


Australia’s borders reinforced

Australia has reinforced the security of its maritime borders with expanded aerial surveillance and on-water patrols. These additional capabilities further secure all of the maritime approaches to Australia’s borders...

The Australian Ambassador to Thailand and Australian Defence Attaché to Thailand commemorated the 75th anniversary of the completion of the Thai-Burma Railway in 1943

On Wednesday 17 October, the Australian Ambassador to Thailand Paul Robilliard and Australian Defence Attaché to Thailand Captain Chris Smith attended a service at Hellfire Pass in Kanchanaburi commemorating the 75th anniversary of the completion of the Thai-Burma Railway in 1943...

Australian Consul-General in Phuket, Craig Ferguson, and Nigel Bruce from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade’s Development Policy Division spoke on Australia’s role toward the 2030 SDGs

Australian Consul-General in Phuket, Craig Ferguson, and Nigel Bruce from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade’s Development Policy Division spoke to undergraduate students at Prince of Songkla University Phuket about Australia’s support for the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and how these goals reflect Australian values...

The Australian Embassy Bangkok partnered with the ACMM and Australia’s NCCTRC to host the Health Emergencies Impact Assessment Course

Australia recognises the importance of health assessment and identification of priority needs during emergencies. The Australian Government is proud to work with our ASEAN partners to further enhance military medical assistance capabilities in the region...

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Throw Back to The Coffee Club 2018 AFL Grand Final Family Day

October Sundowners Interview Video with Park Hyatt Bangkok

AustCham Joint Business Luncheon on "Update on the Development of the Digital Economy"

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GTCC Joint Chambers Breakfast Talk on "Compliance: What restrictions foreign investors in Thailand have to observe under the Thai Foreign Business Act (FBA)”


AustCham Member Briefing: Australian Universities Connect!


November Sundowners


The Duchess 2018 AustCham Golf Tournament


AustCham Joint Business Luncheon on “How to Gain Traction in the Chinese Market”


Joint Chambers ESB Networking hosted by BeluThai/NTCC


AustCham’s Digital Workshop Series Episode One: "B2B Storytelling on Social Media"


AustCham End of Year Christmas Reception at The Ambassador's Residence & Farewell to the Ambassador”


GTCC YP Event: Inter-Chamber Young Professionals Networking Night 2018


Save the Date for AUSTCHAM The Great Aussie Bash

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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 - Peak DMC Thailand Ltd

PEAK DMC is the world’s largest B2B global adventure management service company – but you’ve probably never heard of us...

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New member - Ultimate Springs Thailand Co., Ltd

Ultimate Springs Thailand is an Australian/ Thailand family owned and run company...

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29 SEP -The Coffee Club 2018 AFL Grand Final Family Day

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3 OCT - AustCham's Digital Workshop Series Launch

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3 OCT - October Sundowners

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17 OCT - AustCham Joint Business Luncheon on “Update on the Development of the Digital Economy”

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Editorial contributions to Advance Magazine are welcome.
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