Chamber Business News: December 2019

4 December – Member Briefing: Update from the Australian Embassy On Wednesday 4 December 2019, AustCham Thailand held its Christmas Reception at The Ambassador’s Residence, Australian Embassy Bangkok. Attendees had a great chance to meet the Australian Ambassador to the Kingdom of Thailand, His Excellency Mr. Allan McKinnon PSM, and attend a member briefing “Update […]

Chamber Business News: November 2019

20 November – Joint Business Cocktail Presentation on “Maximising your potential with Trip Advisor” On Wednesday 20 November 2019, AustCham Thailand, in collaboration with our partner chambers, held a Joint Business Cocktail Presentation on “Maximising your Potential with Trip Advisor”. We would like to thank the speaker, Ms. Saithip “Tippy” Poolphokphol, Territory Manager for Thailand […]

Australian Embassy co-host the 3rd HERO Awards

Source: Australian Embassy Thailand Facebook Australian Embassy is pleased to co-host the 3rd HERO Awards, acknowledging outstanding HIV and LGBT advocates and allies from across Asia and the Pacific. We invited The Honourable Justice Michael Kirby, Australian LGBTI Human Rights Ambassador to give a keynote speech for the event. Topics discussed with our panellists included diversity […]

I-TIM partnering with Griffith University

Source: Australian Embassy Thailand Facebook Another exciting development for the Australia and Thailand education relation. International Hotel and Tourism Industry Management School (I-TIM) has recently partnered with Griffith University, Australia’s No. 1 School for Hospitality and Tourism Management, to enable I-TIM students to study at Griffith University and experience Australia’s vibrant international hospitality scene firsthand as […]

Australian Embassy Donates to The Mercy Centre Bangkok

Source: Australian Embassy Thailand Facebook Australian Ambassador to Thailand Allan McKinnon visited The Mercy Centre Bangkok in Khlong Toey to deliver a THB150,000 from the Australian Embassy’s social club. The Mercy Centre does crucial work supporting children in need; providing shelter, education, healthcare advocacy and other support to many thousands of kids. The Australian Embassy has […]

PM Scott Morrison attending the Hellfire Pass Dedication Event

Source: Australian Embassy Thailand Facebook Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison (ScoMo) and Trade Minister Simon Birmingham attended the Hellfire Pass Dedication Event at the Australian Embassy in Bangkok. The Prime Minister installed a time capsule which contains messages from the then-Australian and UK Prime Ministers and the US President, as well as messages from former POWs who worked on the […]

Australia’s Global Talent – Independent Program in Sydney

Source: Australian Embassy Thailand Facebook Australian Minister for Immigration, Citizenship, Migrant Services and Multicultural Affairs has officially launched Australia’s Global Talent – Independent Program in Sydney. This program provides highly talented individuals with entrepreneurial ideas and transferrable cutting-edge skills a streamlined permanent visa pathway to work and live in Australia. #Australia #GlobalTalent To read about this program visit: […]

CSR in Travel: Key Aspects in Setting up Sustainable Community-Based Tourism Projects

By Julia Offenberger, Copywriter & Member of the Responsible Travel Working Group, Discova (formerly Buffalo Tours) From volunteering in a rural village to (unsolicited) donations to a local charity, more and more organisations are looking for ways to ‘do good’. And, whilst the underlying motivation of giving back to a community is certainly positive, many […]

Laguna Phuket Corporate Social Responsibility & Community Relations

“Developing Sustainable Communities” Laguna Phuket is a community nestled within a community — a network of hotels, properties, restaurants, services and leisure facilities – providing a wealth of jobs and a complete lifestyle for local, regional and international guests. In delivering its services, Laguna turns back profits into a strong ethically motivated focus on socially […]

Students install solar in remote Chiang Mai village

By Alexander (Coke) Smith, Environmental Systems and Societies Leader, Bangkok Patana School Students from Bangkok Patana School’s Roots & Shoots club have been raising funds and installing solar panels in a remote mountain village in Chiang Mai’s Wiang Haeng District. This remote district borders Myanmar in the north of Chiang Mai province and is home […]