Danish-Thai Chamber of Commerce – Annual General Meeting 2013

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On Tuesday, March 5, the Danish-Thai Chamber of Commerce held their annual general meeting at the residence of the Danish Ambassador.

There was a large attendance with more than 60 at the general meeting and 41 companies were represented, while 45 attended the following dinner.

The general meeting was without any larger debates or discussions; however there was a budget deficit.

“It’s true that the budget was not kept. We have had a lack of income, which is mainly because we had expected to sign more cooperate members,” says re-elected President of DanCham, Peter Emil Romhild.

He expects the goals in the budget to be made this year. Especially the new corporate sponsor packages are looking good so far. Pandora has signed up as a Platinum Plus sponsor, while ECCO and Jyske Bank are Platinum Sponsors.

“The whole idea of DanCham is not to cut back in some areas to create profit. The important thing is that we are an active business chamber with events and media, and that I most certainly think we have been for the past year,” Peter Emil Romhild adds.

At the general meeting, Mr. Thomas Nyborg, Event Committee, pointed out that DanCham had been involved in more than 35 events, which exceeded the goal for 2012 of 25 events.

Peter Emil Romhild has now been President for DanCham for five years, but has no comment when asked if he will run again next year, but says that he feels he can be satisfied with the way DanCham is running now. That does not mean that there is not room for improvement. He feels that the chamber has done well in creating events, also together with other chambers, and finding speakers. Also in media there might be  further improvements  coming.

“We have gone from printed media to e-news and that has been quite successful. Some believe that printed media is better and maybe we would like to try to combine the two somehow. Having it only on the computer is not quite the same as having it in hand,” he says.

While President, Peter Emil Romhild, took another year, the long-time Treasurer, Soeren Presman, did not wish to run for re-election because of a busy schedule in his own company. Presmann was replaced by former Events Chairman, Mai Ellegaard.

New elections for the board were Henrik Jensen, who is CEO for Maersk Line’s organization in Thailand, and Mogens Hansen, Managing Director at Royal Copenhagen (Thailand), while Santhapat Periera was on re-election.

The board will meet in near future to assign the various positions.

(Photos by DanCham)

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