Story by Elena Edwards
Photos by Supoj Thiamyos & Siriporn Raweekoon
The third in the series of the Networking events held on the first Thursday
of each month featured a new venue, the Shangri la Hotel. The setting seemed
more intimate, and, for a number of the 25 participants, more convenient due
to the comfortable seating banquettes arranged around the room! Drinks and
canapés were provided by attentive staff, providing a cosy but businesslike
atmosphere for networking.
Seehamongkol, president of Dokmai Garden Chiangmai Co.Ltd., right, is seen
drawing the ‘door prize’ winning number at the Networking evening, with
director of AA Insurance Peter Smith looking on..
Amongst those present were Peter Smith, director of AA Insurance Co,Ltd,
sponsors of the event, with his local manager Richard Prouse, Suwat
Rerksujarit, GM of Thai Health Insurance Co. Ltd, Rachan Maneekarn, manager
of the Kad Suan Kaew branch of the Bangkok Bank, Uraiwan Cavin, chairman of
Natural Agriculture Co.Ltd, David Walker of Asia Property World, Herman
Spanjer, director of Sanukcards Co.Ltd and Mary Johnson, managing director
of Ice Chic Co.Ltd. The hotel’s director of sales, James Hang, looked in to
make sure everyone was having a good time.
In these difficult times, networking events of this type can be a practical
and inexpensive way for businesses to side- step problems caused by falling
revenue and rising costs. New business opportunities can often result from
chance meetings at a regular event in sociable surroundings. The next event
at the Shangri La will be held on September 3; all are welcome to attend.
Cost is 300 baht, including wine, beer and canapés.
L-r- Manager of the Kad Suan Kaew branch of the
Bangkok Bank Rachan Maneekarn, with Richard Prouse, local manager of AA
Insurance’s Chiang Mai branch and Mary Johnson, managing director of Ice
L-r- Greig Phillpot, local psychologist and
foreign currency trader,
exchanging views with Herman Spanjer, director of Sanukcards Co.Ltd.
Herman Spanjer, director of Sanukcards Co.Ltd,
and Ian Chenoweth,
senior manager of Centa-Care Co.Ltd., shown l-r with Greig Phillpot,
a local psychologist and foreign currency trader.
Eric Danell PhD, plant physiologist at Dokmai
Garden Chiangmai Co.Ltd.,
pictured l-r with the company’s president, Ketsanee Seehamongkol and
Monthakan Intharashi, manager of In Focus.4 you magazine together with his
consultant, Phillip Johnson.
James Hang, director of sales at the Shangri-La.
L-r- Piyakorn Suwannaphosri of Puan Khun shown
Suwat Rerksujarit, general manager of Thai Health Insurance Co. Ltd.
L-r- David Walker of Asia Property World seen
talking to Phillip Johnson, consultant for In Focus 4 you Magazine.
Uraiwan Cavin, chairman of Natural Agriculture
Co.Ltd, Elena Edwards, Chiang Mai Mail’s executive editor, Duenpen
Chaladlam, president of the Chiang Mai Friends’ Group, Peter Smith, director
of AA Insurance Brokers Co. Ltd., and Gary, the director of Mr. Moo Co.Ltd.,
(l-r), all having a great ‘meet and greet’ session!
Mary Johnson, managing director of Ice Chic
pictured with guests at the Shangri-La Hotel’s counter bar.
Pictured are the businessmen and women who
attended the 3rd networking event
at its new venue, the Shangri-La Hotel on August 6.