Jack Levy and the group from Macallan Insurance coverage Brokers

The South African-Thai Chamber of Commerce (SATCC) started 2023 with the very first Eastern Coast (ESB) multi-chamber networking occasion of the year. This was held at the Pullman Pattaya G Hotel in Naklua. The occasion was an enormous success with a record participation of over 200 individuals.

As constantly, Bromsgrove International School was the title sponsor and Mrs. Rebecca Owens required to the phase to discuss why the school has actually been so effective for over twenty years in Thailand. Lots of people lined up to see why the school has actually done so well for both its day kids and the boarders. Among the terrific advantages that Bromsgrove provides is its weekly boarding centers which enable the kids to get the very best of both worlds when it concerns education and household.

The hotel itself remained in spectacular kind with General Supervisor, Simon Angove, leading the charge. Preparing the catering for over 200 individuals is not a simple job however Simon and his personnel more than satisfied the obstacle and the food never ever went out and simply kept coming. More than a couple of folk stated this was the very best networking occasion they had actually ever been to. Graham Macdonald, previous Chairman of both the SATCC and the British Chamber of Commerce Thailand (BCCT), concurred and stated the entire night was exceptional.

Simon Angove, General Supervisor at the Pullman Pattaya G Hotel with Frank Holzer, CEO of King Furnishings (Thailand) Ltd

It was not simply the food that did not go out. Thanks to some spectacular sponsors such as KWV Red Wines, Vines to Vino, Inter-Flow and the hotel itself, individuals never ever had an empty glass and the South African white wines were valued by all.

The organizer, Andre Coetzee, who is Vice Chair of SATCC and directs the chamber’s ESB Group is associated with numerous companies consisting of the Wilderness Bar on Siam Nation Club Roadway, and was seen to be all over, making certain that there were no eleventh hour issues. His group carried out remarkably.

Apart from Bromsgrove International School, Safecoms provided a pre-network session of how to execute, and how not to, a Business Resource System. There were lots of other business there who had actually likewise added to the running of the occasion. Without the generous assistance of the following sponsors the night would not be as terrific of a success: Macallan Insurance coverage Brokers, Red Wolf, WHA, ASAP Marine Supply, Q Cars, Trurox, Pacific Cross, CSP Building and Zusu Warrior Snacks.

Kallie de Lange, MD of KWV Red Wines, Khun Kanpitcha of Inter-Flow with Khun Ae from the Wilderness Bar all assisted sponsor the occasion

There were lots of old faces at the occasion however likewise a great deal of beginners which assisted to make the occasion much more unforgettable. Trevor Moolman was seen talking about the quality of the Biltong and Boerewors which he had actually provided through Zusu. Peter Taylor of Taylor Howard Smythe concurred that the quality was exceptional and asked where he might in fact purchase some ( The response is at the Wilderness Bar in addition to some other expat outlets throughout Pattaya).

Berne Lamprecht was eagerly anticipating 2023 as was Jon Fox of Q Cars. Jack Levy and Tom Thompson of Pacific Cross remained in deep discussion with Macallan’s Operations Director, Wana Hiranprapakul.

Bernard Lamprecht supervised of the spectacular visual display screens that demonstrated how his business, CSP Building and construction, construct and show homes. A few of the concepts are awesome.

Mark Butters, partner at RSM, with Simon Matthews, Wezley Masterton and Carl Sellick of Lucy Electric

Rodney Charman was all over taking images of everybody.

However it was not simply a South African occasion. Brendan Cunningham, Executive Director of AustCham was killing time away with Greg Watkins, his equivalent at the BCCT.

Graham Macdonald praised Greg on being granted an MBE by H.M. King Charles III. It was genuinely well was worthy of. The citation read, “For services to British nationals in Thailand throughout the Covid-19 pandemic”. Nevertheless, Greg assisted lots of other citizenships too and this must be acknowledged too.

The Americans were out in force as were the Germans. And Frank Holzer, CEO of King Furnishings Thailand Ltd, was talking away with more than a couple of individuals as was Simon Matthews from Workforce.

It needs to likewise be kept in mind that the South African embassy, capably led by Thobeka Dlamini and Lebo Sheshoka, existed supporting SATCC as constantly.

All in all– a terrific night was had by all those who went to. The next occasion will be on Friday, 17 th February and is being arranged by the BCCT. More details to follow.

Andre Coetzee, occasion organiser and SATCC Vice Chair + ESB Group Lead
Andre Coetzee with Head of Secondary at Bromsgrove International School, Rebecca Owen
Greg Watkins MBE with 2 previous Chairmen of BCCT, Simon Matthews and Graham Macdonald MBE
Sponsors for the night

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