12 Jun 2023
In the past weeks, SweCham President, Mr Peter Björk, participated in the Cocktail Reception organised by the Thai European Business Association (TEBA) and the panel discussion on the Hospitality Industry Trends organised by the Spanish-Thai Chamber of Commerce (SPTCC). Additionally, both events provided all participants with valuable insights into the economy, trends and future of Thailand.
At the TEBA Cocktail Reception, our president had an opportunity to connect with representatives of Embassies and foreign chambers in Thailand, C-Suite management, and various business professionals. In addition, Mr Peter met with the new TEBA President, Mr Pierre Jaffre, and their outgoing president, Mr Stefan Heuer. On this occasion, the EU Ambassador, H.E. Mr David Daly, delivered a speech on ‘Expectations Towards 2023,’ including the FTA status. Another interesting presentation on ‘Thailand Economic Plan and New Release Incentives Promotion’ was also shared by the Secretary General of Thailand Board of Investment (BOI), Mr Narit Therdsteerasukdi.
Moreover, as global circumstances over the past few years have led to evolution and disruption in many industries, the SPTCC organised the event for everyone to gain an understanding of the hospitality industry in Thailand. The esteemed speakers at the event include Mr Carlos Díez de la Lastra, CEO of Les Roches Global, Mr Martin Hurley, General Manager at Lancaster Bangkok, Mr Dominic Winter, Head of Operations, Asia Pacific at Amadeus Hospitality, and Mr Oliver Schnatz, Cluster General Manager Sofitel Bangkok Sukhumvit & Mercure Bangkok Sukhumvit 11 & Area General Manager Thailand for Sofitel, MGallery and Emblems Collection. This interesting panel discussion was moderated by Mr Ernesto Guerra Murciano, General Manager of Melía Koh Samui. With this great opportunity, our president received more information and understanding of tropical trends, issues, and developments in the Hospitality Industry in Thailand.
SweCham would like to thank TEBA and the Spanish-Thai Chamber of Commerce for organising informative events for everyone to join, and we look forward to joining other great events organised by you in the near future!
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