A Gala Dinner and possibly also an exhibition will later this year be held by he Danish-Thai Chamber of Commerce to celebrate its 20 Year Anniversary in 2012. The plans were revealed at the AGM held on Wednesday evening 29 February 2012 at the Royal Danish Embassy by Mai Ellegaard of EuroCenter, who is Chairman of the Chamber’s Events Committee. Mai Ellegaard also promised a continuation of the popular Easter Lunch and in particular the Christmas Lunch which would again be held in the garden of the Embassy.
Kenn Thaysen of Designers Field, Chairman of the Chamber’s Media Committee, broke another interesting news in his presentation of the future communications strategy of the Chamber: As of March this year, Danish-Thai Chamber of Commerce will stop publishing its member magazine “Danish-Thai TradeNews”. Instead, members will receive a weekly eNewsletter with featured articles and other news from the Danish-Thai Chamber of Commerce. It is expected, that the eNewsletter will generate a handsome profit for the Chamber and also increase the traffic to the website. The Annual Membership Directory “Denmark in Thailand” will also this spring be produced for the last time.
Stig Vagt-Andersen, Ben Adisti Co., Ltd., briefed in his presentation on how the members of the Chamber had now easier access to getting a Schengen-visa for their staff and Danish members of the Chamber with Thai spouses could now also get a 3 year multiple entry visas for their spouses. He promised that he would continue working for further improvements in this field.
The accounts of the Chamber for the past year, presented by treasurer Soren Presmann, showed a small profit of 2,767 Baht which was less than expected but the accounts followed otherwise quite closely the budget for the year. Soren Presmann explained that the deviation was among others caused by the flooding in the late autumn. The accounts were approved and so was the budget for the coming year, which had incorporated the activities announced above by his fellow board members.
The AGM was attended by some 30 members who elected three new members of the board of directors and reelected one member, Thomas Nyborg from Pandora. The new board members are Niels-Henrik Hansen, SAS; Supareak Charlie Chomchan, Pacific Rim Rich Group, and Jorgen Lundgaard, Jebsen & Jessen.
Chairman of the meeting Mr. Poul Weber announced at the dinner held in the Ambassador’s garden immediately after the AGM, that the board members had decided to re-elect Mr. Peter E. Romhild as President of the Chamber.
Before the meeting started, Ambassador Mikael H. Winther welcomed the members to the embassy and by the end of the meeting, Peter Romhild presented Mrs. Rattanawadee H. Winther with a bouquet of flowers for once again welcoming the Chamber into her and the Ambassador’s home.