As a follow up on the successful Nordic Seaboard Event May and the new DTCC board set-up with four regional Vice-Presidents the chamber carried out membership consultations in the Eastern Seaboard area 15 – 16 August 2019 in order to improve the chamber services for members in that the area. The Team comprised VP Torben Zoffmann Wendelboe and CEO Michael Andersen. The DTCC team met with 9 companies including non-members as well.
The chamber also met with the Laem Chabang company lunch group comprising Danish companies from the industrial zones that meet on a regular basis to exchange experiences on running a company in Thailand. The chamber is grateful for getting the opportunity to meet with Finn Sørensen – Caretex Asia Ltd., Frank D. Henriksen and Karsten Brammer – DanThai Machinery Co. Ltd., Michael Jørgensen – Vestergaard Company Ltd., Lars Rosenbæk Lilleøre – Viking Life-Saving Equipment (Thailand Ltd.), and Bjørn Hansen – Euro Star-Tech Co. Ltd., ETK EMS Asia Productions during one of their lunch meetings.
Later the Chamber President Peter Waagensen, B&O Thailand, joined the mission for a sunset meeting at the Jomtien Boathouse. This time it was not possible to meet with all members in the Eastern Seaboard area, but there will be another consultation round in the autumn, where we will visit more Members/Non-Members.
An overall theme for the consultations was to learn how the member saw the strategic direction for the chamber. There was heard a general desire for more events and activities in the Eastern Seaboard as it is quite time consuming to go to the DTCC events in Bangkok.
From several companies, it appeared that they would like to see the focus on concrete services, advice, and assistance in relation to authorities (tax, custom, immigration, and labor) as the core activities. Events should be content relevant with focus on challenges that the companies face in their day to day work and facilitate networking. Most companies interviewed would be happy to assist newly arrived SME with advice to settle in Thailand.
The team also visited the locations of the following companies:
Frank D. Henriksen, Managing Director
Karsten Brammer, Technical Director
DanThai Machinery Co. Ltd. provides complete in-house machining on CNC and conventional machines to deliver high-end finished machine parts ready to assemble.
Jens Brøchner Nielsen, CEO
D2 Real Estate Co. Ltd. specializes in selling and renting luxury properties in Thailand.
Finn Sørensen, Managing Director
Caretex Asia manufactures container liners made of polyethylene film and was established in Danmark in 1990.
Jari Nielsen, Resident Manager
Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya is an exciting themed resort that is a destination in its own right, an entire world of pleasure, a place where everyday cares are laid aside and where everyone will find something to amaze and delight.
Allan Ottesen, Business Manager
The Jomtien Boathouse is a Danish-Thai restaurant and hotel located in Pattaya with a beautiful sea view.
Khun Malai & Peter, Owners
The Kitchen is a Danish Restaurant and countrywide delivery service. They serve a wide range of Danish and other western dishes.