EAC Thailand celebrates 120 years in style

EAC Thailand hosted a splendid dinner party for all members of the Danish-Thai Chamber of Commerce at the Royal Danish Embassy on Thursday 2 September 2004.
     The atmosphere was relaxed, and hosts as well as guests seemed to have a joyful evening, enjoying a delicious buffet catered by the Admirals Pub & Restaurant.
     A movie documenting EAC’s achievements in Thailand from the early days in 1884 until now was displayed for the guests who showed great interest in this piece of Danish business history.
     And it is an impressive part of Danish history that celebrates its 120th birthday this month. It means that EAC has been active in Thailand for ten cycles of 12 years.
     “A very auspicious occasion in Thai and Chinese culture compared to Danish culture, where Danes tend to focus on cycles of 25 years”, Managing Director of EAC Thailand, Mr. Jan Dam Pedersen told the many guests.
     He also said that EAC had researched if the company was indeed the very first Danish company doing business in Thailand, but had not been able to get that verified with absolute certainty.
     One thing which is certain is, however, that EAC is the oldest existing Danish company doing business in Thailand and the first company to start business cooperation between Thailand and Denmark as we know it today.
     “We have had 120 good years in Thailand. We will do what ever it takes to make the next 120 years just as good,” Mr. Jan Dam Pedersen said.
     The day before, on 1 September, the EAC had celebrated the auspicious day with a Buddhist rituals with monks at EAC’s offices in the morning and in the evening a great party for all its Thai staff.
     In his speech, Mr. Tom Sorensen, President of the Danish-Thai Chamber of Commerce thanked EAC for its support of the Chamber over the years. He mentioned in particular the names of each of those EAC executives, who have served on the board.
     On behalf of the members of the chamber, he presented a gift to EAC Chairman Mr. Anders Normann. The gift was a specially made Benjarong porcelain plate with inscription commemorating the 10 cycles and the good relations between EAC and the chamber.
     Presenting the gift to Mr. Anders Normann, Mr. Tom Sorensen said:
     “This piece will shine forever. I know EAC will as well.”

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