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The Thai-Norwegian Chamber of Commerce was founded in 1996 with the aim of facilitating increased trade and investment between Thailand and Norway. It provides members with a forum to improve business conditions and opportunities as well as creating venues and channels for exchange and sharing of information. Current membership stands at around 80 premium and corporate members in addition to some 20 individuals.
The Chamber office is co-located with Innovation Norway's representative office in Bangkok's central business district and also works closely with the Royal Norwegian Embassy as part of Team Norway. Through its membership of the Joint Foreign Chambers of Commerce in Thailand, the Chamber identifies challenges and opportunities in doing business in Thailand, seeking support in Thai Government policies
to address such issues. The Thai-Norwegian Business Review Magazine is issued four times per year. Business Review features interesting articles about business, trade and life style in both Norway, Thailand and the neighbouring countries. It is distributed free to the members and other contacts. The Chamber website www.norcham.com contains news and information about the latest Chamber activities and useful intelligence within business and trade in Thailand.
The Thai-Norwegian Chamber of Commerce was founded in 1996 with the aim of facilitating increased trade and investment between Thailand and Norway. It provides members with a forum to improve business conditions and opportunities as well as creating venues and channels for exchange and sharing of information. Current membership stands at around 80 premium and corporate members in addition to some 20 individuals.
The Chamber office is co-located with Innovation Norway's representative office in Bangkok's central business district and also works closely with the Royal Norwegian Embassy as part of Team Norway. Through its membership of the Joint Foreign Chambers of Commerce in Thailand, the Chamber identifies challenges and opportunities in doing business in Thailand, seeking support in Thai Government policies
to address such issues. The Thai-Norwegian Business Review Magazine is issued four times per year. Business Review features interesting articles about business, trade and life style in both Norway, Thailand and the neighbouring countries. It is distributed free to the members and other contacts. The Chamber website www.norcham.com contains news and information about the latest Chamber activities and useful intelligence within business and trade in Thailand.

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EVENTS

08
JUN
2017

Annual Summer Party

POSTPONED We are delighted to invite you to our annual...
26
MAY
2017

Crisis Management Workshop

In most cases, a crisis comes from an unexpected event...
17
MAY
2017

Norwegian National Day

Norwegians Worldwide would like to invite all...

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26
JUN
2017

Norway-Thailand LNG Partnership Seminar

On Monday 26 June 2017, Thai-Norwegian Chamber of Commerce co-sponsored the Norway-Thailand LNG Partnership Seminar at Ministry of Energy, organised by Royal Thai Government and Royal Norwegian Embassy in Bangkok. The Chamber president, Ms. Aina Eidsvik also attended. The full day seminar presented the role Liquefied Natural Gas can have in the Thai energy mix and aimed to stimulate further cooperation between Thailand and Norway on LNG sector development. The report “Thailand LNG Sector Evaluation Report” was also launched in the seminar.

For information about the event, please visit the embassy's website.

In the picture: Norwegian Ambassador H.E. Kjetil Paulsen and Minister of Energy H.E. General Anantaporn Kanjanarat with Thai media group

26
JUN
2017

Norway-Thailand LNG Partnership Seminar

In collaboration with Thailand’s Ministry of Energy, the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Bangkok is pleased to invite you to the ‘‘Norway-Thailand LNG Partnership Seminar’’ on Monday 26 June 2017, 08:30 – 14:40, at the Thai Ministry of Energy in Bangkok.

Please see the agenda and concept note of the seminar attached herewith.

RSVP: ingvild.kvinnsland@mfa.no within 19 June 2017.

14
JUN
2017

Team Norway visits Norwegian businesses in Thailand

On Wednesday June 14, the Thai-Norwegian Chamber of Commerce visits Premium members Aibel and Jotun together with the Royal Norwegian Embassy.

Both companies are cornerstones in the strong and growing economic relationship between Norway and Thailand. Aibel Thailand is a supplier of modules and platforms to customers worldwide and Jotun is a worldwide quality supplier of paint and coating in decorative paints, marine coatings, protective coatings and powder coatings. The chamber would like to thank you for two very interesting visits. We also learned that both companies take security and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) very seriously.

They both have extensive training programs for their personnel and strict safety regimes, resulting in very few and very minor injuries at their facilities.

Aibel
Aibel is a leading Norwegian company in the oil and gas industry. Aibel Thailand, located in Laem Chabang just outside of Bangkok, has specialized in modules for production vessels (FPSO), platforms and onshore plants.

Aibel’s yard is the only yard in Thailand that also supplies topsides to the Norwegian continental shelf. The ongoing project is a module for the Johan Sverdrup Drilling Platform. Johan Sverdrup is one of the five largest oil fields on the Norwegian continental shelf, and one of the most important industrial projects in Norway for the next 50 years. The module we went to see is almost finished and will sail to Norway on June 27 this year.

Jotun
After visiting Aibel, Team Norway went to visit the paint and coating company Jotun, also located just outside of Bangkok, in Samut Prakan. Jotun, from the Norwegian city of Sandefjord, has been in Thailand for almost 50 years. Jotun Thailand is today the oldest Jotun factory outside of Norway. Their factory in Thailand employs more than 300 people. Globally, Jotun has close to 10 000 employees and in present in over 100 countries worldwide. Their investment in Thailand and in the region continues to increase, and Jotun plans to open new factories in the region this year; in Myanmar and in the Philippines.

More picture of TNCC Member Visit is available on Flickr

13
JUN
2017

Courts Introduce New Electronic Procedures

A new directive in Thailand will allow court pleadings and documents to be filed electronically. The Directive of the President of the Supreme Court on Submitting, Sending, and Receiving Pleadings and Documents via the Electronic Filing System came into effect on May 4, 2017.

The electronic filing system allows litigants to send and receive pleadings, notices, court orders, summonses, documents, and other types of warrants. In addition, required court fees and trial expenses may now be paid online via credit or debit card, bank transfer, or other methods specified in the Announcement of the Office of the Judiciary. The anticipated benefits of electronic filing include increased efficiency, productivity, and reduction of errors.

At the moment, the electronic system allows disputes over purchases, sales, leases, mortgages, pledges, contract guarantees, loan contracts, hire-purchases, and credit cards, but it may be extended to other types of disputes in the future. Currently, only three courts offer this service: (1) The Civil Court (Bangkok); (2) The Thon Buri Civil Court; and (3) The South Bangkok Civil Court. Per the directive, future courts that allow electronic filing will make public announcements.

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08
JUN
2017

Annual Summer Party

POSTPONED

We are delighted to invite you to our annual summer party in Bangkok. Bring your spouse, friends and colleagues and join us in this informal networking to wish each other a happy summer holiday

Where: Westin Grande Sukhumvit Hotel

When: Thursday, 8 June 2017, 18.30-21.00 hrs.

Price: Baht 1,000 for members and Baht 1,500 for non-members

RSVP to secretary@norcham.com.

07
JUN
2017

Norwegian Chamber Participated in JFCCT Reunion 2017

On Wednesday, 7 June 2017, Ms. Vibeke Lyssand Leirvag, Vice President of Thai-Norwegian Chamber of Commerce attended the JFCCT Reunion Party 2017 at the grand ballroom, Shangri-La Hotel Bangkok. The Reunion Party included a networking session, along with introduction of the newly elected presidents of chamber of commerce members and recognition of service for JFCCT members.

Group photo of JFCCT's members by JFCCT

Back row:
John Casella (Honorary Treasurer of JFCCT, Board Member of Canadian Chamber)
Alexandre Dupount (President of Franco Chamber)
Supareak Charlie Chomchan (Director of Danish Chamber)
Paul Scales (President of Irish Chamber)
Ragil Ratnam (President of South African Chamber)
Vibeke Leirvag (Vice Chair of JFCCT and Vice President of Norwegian Chamber)
John Stevens (President of Canadian Chamber)
Robert C. Fox (JFCCT Digital Economy/ ICT Committee Chairman)
Firdos Ali Khan (President of Pakistan Chamber)
Francis Foo (President of Singapore Chamber)

Front row:
Sutharm Valaisathien (President of BeLu Chamber)
Pornpracha Wattanakijsiri (President of Finnish Chamber)
S.S. Phool (Vice President of India Chamber)
Ron D. Livingston (Vice Chair of JFCCT, Board Member of Canadian Chamber)
Stanley Kang (Chairman of JFCCT)
Isara Vongkusolkit (Senior Chairman of Thai Chamber of Commerce and the Board of Trade of Thailand)
Kalin Sarasin (Chairman of Thai Chamber of Commerce and the Board of Trade of Thailand)
Markus Lorenzini (President of German Chamber)
Timothy Wong (Treasurer of Thai-Hong Kong Trade Association)
Naim Moco (President of Turkish Chamber)
Steve Cheah (JFCCT SME Committee)
Chandra Hartono Jokowidjaja (President of Indonesia Chamber)

07
JUN
2017

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30
MAY
2017

TNCC Participating in The Grand Norwegian Seafood Dinner

On 30 May 2017, Vice President of Thai-Norwegian Chamber of Commerce Ms. Vibeke Lyssand Leirvag attended the Grand Norwegian Seafood Dinner hosted by Norwegian Seafood Council at Westin Grande Sukhumvit hotel.

The event aimed to promote Norwegian seafood and gave a chance for many leading seafood exporters from Norway and seafood suppliers in Thailand to meet and explore further business opportunities. All 120 participants enjoyed the high quality seafood from the cold, clear waters of Norway prepared by two renowned chefs, Jimmy Chok and Markus Dybwad.

30
MAY
2017

Norway-Asia Business Summit 2017

The Summit’s Organising Committee in Philippines Norway Business Council has in the past week conducted a thorough evaluation and they have unanimously agreed to cancel the event due to security concerns. In the latter months a gradual deterioration of the security situation in the Philippines has been seen. A number of countries, such as the United States and the United Kingdom, have issued new travel advices and warnings for Central Philippines. The Organising Committee has concluded that it cannot take the responsibility for organising Norway-Asia Business Summit in the Philippines autumn 2017.

While the summit in Cebu, the Philippines, 21-23 November 2017 has been canceled, the regional organising committee headed by Norwegian Business Association (Singapore) is looking into finding an alternate host for Norway-Asia Business Summit 2017.

Please check back on this website as well as www.norway-asia.com for further updates.

26
MAY
2017

Crisis Management Workshop

In most cases, a crisis comes from an unexpected event with little or no warning. Are you and your company prepared?

What you do during the first 24 – 48 hours can be crucial and training for a potential crisis by using scenario exercises is an efficient and valuable tool to help you and the people around you when the crisis occurs. On 26 May 2017, the Thai-Norwegian Chamber of Commerce in cooperation with the Nordic and BeLuThai Chambers of Commerce will host a Crisis Management workshop where you will get to discuss an actual crisis scenario and prepare for a crisis. In this workshop, you will work through a simulated crisis that will make you think about your own organization and what you may need to do.

During the last ten years Bangkok has had airport closure (Yellow Shirts Airport Closure, 2008), H1N1 (Swine Flu – 2009), Floods (2011), Bombings (last one was the Erawan Shrine Bombing in 2015), and a Military Coup (last one in 2014).

Program

We will start with an introduction to Crisis Management by our two experienced speakers: Rune Fjellstad, Director of Safety and Security for Telenor in Asia, and Andrew Durieux, who has worked with Crisis Management in the ASEAN region for over 20 years, with organizations such as the UN and the Red Cross, before we move on to the table top exercise where you participate. Can you handle it? How will you react?

08:30 – 09:00 Registration
09:00 - 12:00 Introductions and workshop

There will be one short break during the seminar. A light meal and drinks will be served.

Date: Friday, 26 May 2017
Time: 08.30 – 12.00 hrs.
Venue: Sheraton Grande Sukhumvit
Price: Baht 1,200 for members / Baht 1,500 for non-members

RSVP: secretary@norcham.com by 25 May 2017

For more information, please find the enclosed flyer.