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June 30, 2022
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Chamber Business News: June 2022

1 June – AustCham Thailand Member Briefing: “Solutions for a Safer World”

On Wednesday 1st June, AustCham Thailand held a AustCham Member Briefing on “Solutions for a Safer World”. Our speakers provided the insightful discussion about the concerns of the ‘biosecurity threats’ which cause damage to agricultural industry and the safer protection from any ‘vector-borne diseases’ such as Malaria through the advanced protection technology.
We would like to thank our speakers: Ivan Zrilic, Marketing Manager/Product Manager, Callington; and Amber Parr, Agriculture for Thailand, Philippines, Singapore and Myanmar. As well as our moderator, Geoff Everett, Managing Director, Callington Thailand

9 June – FCA Dinner Briefing on “EV Readiness and Adoption in Thailand”

On Thursday 9th June, AustCham Thailand, in collaboration with Foreign Chambers Alliance (FCA) partners The American Chamber of Commerce in Thailand (AMCHAM Thailand), British Chamber of Commerce Thailand (BCCT), and German-Thai Chamber of Commerce (GTCC) / AHK Thailand held a dinner briefing on “EV Readiness and Adoption in Thailand” supported by WHA Group. We would like to thank our speakers: Suvicha “Tom” Sudchai, Chief Executive Officer, EVME PLUS Co., Ltd.; Martin Brengartner, CFO and Vice President of Mercedes-Benz (Thailand) Ltd. Group; and Phakdiphibul “Prune” Ansvananda, Chief Investments Officer, Espro Noodoe Co., Ltd. who shared with us insightful presentations about the evolving #EV market in Thailand. Moreover, we also would like to thank Dwight Willis, CEO of Dollarsmart Global Pte. Ltd. and AustCham Director who moderated the panel discussion especially the Q&A session!
10 June – Joint Chambers Phuket Business Briefing on “Developing skills and nurturing talent for the Phuket Hospitality Sector Post-COVID 19”
On Friday 10th June, AustCham Thailand held a Phuket Business Briefing on “Developing skills and nurturing talent for the Phuket Hospitality Sector Post-COVID 19 ” led by Nurture Higher Education Group, our corporate sponsor for this event. We also would like to thank all the panelists: Dary Milani, CEO, Hunter Education Group, Newcastle, Australia; Michal Zitek, Area General Manager, Angsana Laguna Phuket; Laksasubha Kridakon; President, Australian-Thai Chamber of Commerce and Owner, Laksasubha Resort, Hua Hin; and our moderator, Stephen Healy; Co-Founder and Managing Director, Nurture Higher Education Group.
14 June – AustCham Thailand Webinar on “Transition and Connections: The Effect of Living Internationally”
On Tuesday 14th June, AustCham Thailand’s Education subcommittee held a webinar on “Transition and Connections: The Effect of Living Internationally”. This session provided opportunities for families to explore the effect transition and change have on people as a result of living and working abroad. Third Culture Kids, children raised outside their country of origin embody a unique set of skills and attributes that flourish when families are aware of how their children’s experiences shape them. Thanks for our speakers for their insights Melissa Stonehouse, Primary Counsellor at Bangkok Prep; Ken Perkins, Counselor at International Montessori School of Beijing; Karen O’Neill, Parent; and a great job by Donnah Ciempka; Head of School at Ascot International School, as moderator, and finally to AustCham Vice President, Andrew Norton, for taking lead on the event.
15 June – AustCham Thailand Manufacturing Roundtable at the Eastern Seaboard
On Wednesday 15th June, AustCham Thailand’s Manufacturing committee held a meeting addressing specific issues facing Australian manufacturers in Thailand. Topics of discussion were the continuing high costs of sea freight, working with the BOI and the skilled labour shortage in the sector. Thanks to AustCham Director, Frank Holzer, for hosting the meeting and lunch at King Furniture Thai.
23 June – AustCham Thailand Breakfast Briefing on “Strengthening Cyber Resiliency in Your Organization”
On Thursday 23th June, AustCham Thailand held its breakfast briefing on “Strengthening Cyber Resiliency in Your Organization” which provided interesting insights into regarding an organization’s capacity for cyber resilience, or its capacity to respond to, foresee, and recover from cyberattacks. We would like to thank all the speakers of this briefing: Yudhi Prasetyo,Senior Partner, Head of IT Advisory BDO Indonesia; Keith Trippie, Senior International Cyber Advisor, Director Cyber Viper Consulting; and Dr. Johan Olstenius Chief Technology Officer, Invisiron representing Safecoms.
23 June – Live Edition of AustCham TV – Business, Connections, Community

#AustChamTV – Business Connections Community was filmed in front of a Live Studio audience for the first time on Thursday 23 June 2022 at the Lexicon Studios.
The event received great feedback noting a strong line up of speakers, engaging audience and professional film crew at Lexicon.
For those who missed it, the recording will be out through AustCham’s social media channels soon:
If you would like to tell your story on AustCham TV, pitch your idea here:…/1FAIpQLSeh84jd…/viewform

29 June – AustCham Thailand’s Diversity & Inclusion committee “The Power of Inclusion”

On Wednesday 29th June, AustCham Thailand held a Diversity and Inclusion committee session on “The Power of Inclusion”. The discussion focused on why Diversity and Inclusion makes good business sense, with our panelist sharing own experiences of their hard-fought wisdom and best D&I practices in workplace. The event was also the first time our community welcomed Ambassador-Designate, Dr. Angela Mcdonald to an AustCham event.

We would like to thank our speakers Bubphawadee Owararinth, Chief People and Brand & Communications Officer at Krungthai-AXA Life Insurance PCL; Kay Holt, Women’s Coach at the Thailand Tigers Australian Football Club; Naambo Shivute – Key Account Manager at Pacific Prime; Nathapong Laorvong, Hotel Manager at SO/ Bangkok; and moderator Gary Woollacott, Managing Partner at Horton International. Plus to University of Newcastle student, NoNo for providing an insightful speech into the life of a foreign student in Thailand. And finally, to AustCham Director, Juthamas Carranco, for taking lead on the event.

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