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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

26
NOV
2017

Norwegian Christmas Lunch

Norwegian Christmas Lunch at the Norwegian Ambassador's...
09
NOV
2017

Corporate Social Responsibility Workshop

NORDIC Corporate Social Responsibility Workshop...
10
OCT
2017

Joint Chambers Luncheon “Thailand Custom 4.0”

Members of Thai - Norwegian Chamber of Commerce are...

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NEWS & MEMBER OFFERS

26
NOV
2017

Norwegian Christmas Lunch

Norwegian Christmas Lunch at the Norwegian Ambassador's Residence

Date: Sunday, 26 November 2017
Time: 12.00 – 14.30 hrs.
Venue: Residence of H.E. the Norwegian Ambassador, Sukhumvit Soi 38

Price: Adult members Baht 1,500
Adult non-members Baht 2,000
Children (2-12 years) Baht 500
Lunch includes free flow of beer and soft drinks
Cancellation after 17 November 2017 will be invoiced.

RSVP: secretary@norcham.com by 20 November 2017.

In detail

The Norwegian Christmas Lunch is a great social family celebration held in the beautiful garden at the Norwegian Ambassador’s residence. The traditional Norwegian Christmas buffet includes a wide selection of well-prepared and tasty dishes, among them:

  • Pinnekjøtt
  • Ribbe; roast pork with crackling
  • Roast Christmas ham
  • Frikadelle: meatballs
  • Medisterpølse: homemade sausages
  • Marinated herring
  • Marinated salmon
  • Roast beef
  • Shrimps
  • Homemade liver pâté
  • Deep fried fish fillet
  • Riskrem: Ris a la'mande with cherry sauce
  • Potato salad
  • Assorted cheese and fruits

There will be a Christmas workshop for children, dance around the Christmas tree and lots of fun for everyone. This is a special occasion for the Norwegians and their friends in Thailand to get together and wish each other a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays. At the end of this cosy Christmas event, you might get lucky and win some of the fantastic raffle prizes we have received, so don’t forget to bring cash for raffle tickets.

Event generously sponsored by
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09
NOV
2017

Corporate Social Responsibility Workshop

NORDIC Corporate Social Responsibility Workshop
Responsible Business Conduct for Nordic companies in Thailand - What, Why and How

Date: Thursday, 9 November 2017
Time: 08.30 – 12.00 hrs.
Venue: Rembrandt Hotel, Soi Sukhumvit 18
Price: Baht 1,200 for members / Baht 1,500 for non-members
RSVP: secretary@norcham.com by Friday 3 November 2017

Program
08:30 – 09:00 Registration
09:00 - 11:00 Introductions and workshop/case
11:00 – 12:00 Panel Discussion with representatives from the Nordic business community
There will be one short break during the programme. A light meal and drinks will be served.

Outcome for participants
The participants will learn about the requirements and expectations of the International Framework UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, OECD Guidelines for Multinational Companies, Global Compact and Sustainable Development Goals. The participants will get increased knowledge and expertise on risk, opportunities and good practice within Responsible Business Conduct.

The speakers
Gunelie Winum is a senior advisor with Norwegian Company, Responsible Business Advisors. She has 15 years of experience with corporate social responsibility, including guidance and strategic advice to companies at risk, training of companies and their suppliers. She has concrete experience in solving serious breaches of human and labour rights, as well as good practices.

Kittsopon Thaninsiriphitthaya is a Thai Senior Management System Consultant. His expertise includes advising companies on implementation of management, environmental and health & safety standards. He also has experience as social auditor, i.e to assess factory labour conditions. He has work experience from Germany, Dubai and several Asian countries.

*Cancellation less than 48 hours in advance will be invoiced.

Special Thanks
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10
OCT
2017

We need a new Executive Secretary!

The Thai-Norwegian Chamber of Commerce is looking for a new Executive Secretary.

The Thai-Norwegian Chamber of Commerce (TNCC) was established in 1996 with the aim of facilitating trade and investment between Thailand and Norway. The Chamber provides members with a forum to improve business conditions and opportunities as well as creating venues and channels for exchange and sharing of information. The office is centrally located in Bangkok CBD area, adjacent to Ploenchit BTS station.

We are looking for a service-minded person who can conduct herself/himself professionally with any group of people. The Chamber can offer an exciting job with a variety of work tasks. The successful candidate will get invaluable international work experience and will be able to build a professional and social network.

Job responsibilities

Administrative –

  • Handle administrative tasks in the office
  • Handle purchase, payment, issue invoices/receipts and coordinate with outsourced accountant
  • Responsible for follow-up of accountants receivable
  • Prepare agenda, presentation and minutes for board meetings
  • Correspond in English with Chamber board and Chamber members
  • Correspond with Thai authorities and submit the official document needed after the Annual General Meeting

 

Media -

  • Update and post news and events on our website and Facebook page
  • Keep the membership database and online directory updated
  • Coordinate and follow up on advertisement sales for the chamber magazine, Norway – Asia Business Review

 

Event management -

  • Assist Executive director in organizing events such as breakfast seminars, workshops and other networking events
  • Coordinate with Joint Foreign Chambers of Commerce in Thailand (JFCCT) and other country chambers on joint activities

 

Requirements

  • Thai national with Bachelor’s degree in any related field
  • Ability to organize, multitask, and work under pressure
  • Computer Literacy
  • Fluency in both written and spoken English is essential (TOEIC 800)

 

The Executive Secretary reports to the Executive Director of the Thai-Norwegian Chamber of Commerce

Please send a Cover Letter explaining why you think you are suitable for this position and a recent résumé by e-mail to contact@norcham.com

10
OCT
2017

Joint Chambers Luncheon “Thailand Custom 4.0”

Members of Thai - Norwegian Chamber of Commerce are cordially invited to join the Joint Chambers Luncheon “Thailand Custom 4.0”

Joint Chambers Luncheon “Thailand Custom 4.0”
Date: Tuesday, 10 October 2017
Time: 10.00 – 12.30 hrs
Venue: Pinnacle room, Intercontinental Bangkok
RSVP: Please visit GTCC website.

“Customs 4.0” is a modern platform to improve customer services quality, transparency and efficacy in custom process. A total of 12 programs have been introduced by Thai Customs to align customs service with the world-class standard. Customs Alliances is one among the programs to enhance communication and coordination between Thai Customs and the private sector. In addition to the introduction of “Thai Customs 4.0”, the key changes in new Customs Act B.E. 2560 (2017) and its impact on business will also be discussed at the event.

Program

10:00 Registration opens

10:30 Welcoming remarks by Dr. Roland Wein, Executive Director of GTCC

10:35 Keynote speech by Mr. Kulit Sombatsiri, Director –General Thai Customs Department

  • Introduction of Thai Customs 4.0 and its supporting programs
  • New Customs Act B.E. 2560 (2017), 6 key changes and its impact on business
    Penalties
    Rates of Reward Payment
    Time Frame for Post Audit
    Time Frame for Assessment of Customs Duty
    Appeal Committee
    Transit and Transshipment
    Introduction of Customs Alliances

11:15 Questions & Answers

11:30 Lunch

For more information, please contact Dr. Roland Wein at 02-055 0622 or communications@gtcc.org

03
OCT
2017

Amendments to the Labor Protection Act

The Thai government has focused on updating the Labor Protection Act (LPA) this year. The LPA was first amended on January 24, 2017. More recently, on June 29, the National Legislative Assembly (NLA) has approved further amendments that are now pending Royal endorsement. With the goal of encouraging local businesses and foreign investors to protect employees, the amendments address issues that the LPA did not fully cover in its previous form.

The new provisions are likely to take effect in the very near future; employers should monitor developments for the effective date, and may wish to review their existing policies for compliance in advance.

Please visit Tilleke & Gibbins' website:

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28
SEP
2017

Nordic Film Festival 2017

The Nordic Film Festival 2017 will take place in Bangkok from 28 September to 1 October 2017 and aims to highlight the success of Nordic films, celebrate Nordic culture and raise awareness around common priorities such as sustainability and gender equality. The film festival features eight critically-acclaimed movies from different genres that depicts the arts, culture and the way of life in the Nordic countries.

Date: 28 September - 1 October 2017
Venue: Quartier CineArt, 4th floor, EmQuartier
Tickets: Free admission by the first-come-first-serve-principle.
Reservations can be made at Quartier CineArt half an hour before each screening.

Thursday Sept 28:
- 18.00: Tale of a Forest (FIN)
- 19.30: Key House Mirror (DEN)

Friday Sept 29:
- 18.00: Operation Artic (NOR)
- 20.00: Eternal Summer (SWE)

Saturday Sept 30:
- 16.00: A Second Chance (DEN)
- 18.00: Tale of a Lake (FIN)

Sunday Oct 1:
- 16.00: A Holy Mess (SWE)
- 18.00: Victoria (NOR)

For more information, please visit https://www.norway.no/en/thailand/norway-region/news-events/news2/the-nordic-film-festival

Photo credits: Pongphol Pannapath, www.norway.no/en/thailand

25
SEP
2017

Host a Student and Get Fresh Ideas into Your Business

Jönköping University educates many ambitious students and will have approximately 30 students enrolled at their partner universities in Bangkok next year. The students will combine academic studies at a Bangkok university while doing a final thesis or Internship project in collaboration with a company in the area. They are now looking for companies to host students.

To host a student is a chance to get fresh ideas into your business and expertise to solve relevant cases in your company.

The students will be available from late January until late May 2018 (2-3 days per week) and they will work individually or in groups of two during the internship. The students are aware of that they will not get salary for the thesis work nor the internship and they cover accommodation and food costs by themselves. The students already have VISA, accommodation, etc. Thus, your company will only invest in time.

The students are engineering students from the fields Production Management, Production Product Development, Mechanical Engineering, Logistics and Management Business and Industrial Engineering Business Management.

Thesis projects are on a higher academic level than the internship and the students must perform an investigation and present ideas for improvements of a process, workplace or product/service.

For more information, please see the enclosed document.
About thesis/internship projects
A competence matrix of the knowledge of the students
A competence matrix of the knowledge of the students and Student qualification – Mechanical Engineering
An interest form that you can send to us, before 20th of September

21
SEP
2017

TNCC Executive Director Visited The Early Learning Centre

On Thursday 21 September 2017, Executive Director of Thai-Norwegian Chamber of Commerce Ms. Anne-Kari Gulliksen paid a visit to the Early Learning Centre at their new campus, The Purple Elephant on Soi Thonglor 8.

ELC International Schools are places where children are active protagonists in their own learning. They comprise a family of unique schools where students base their research, discovery, and experimentation within the context of contemporary culture and learning. Those within strive to resolve dilemmas of individual and shred importance in their quest for knowledge, and understanding but most importantly, imagine possibilities for a better future.

Photo: Ms. Lena Patterson and Ms. Anne-Kari Gulliksen

13
SEP
2017

TNCC Director attended JFCCT/NACC Seminar on Corruption Prevention and Suppression

On Wednesday 13 September 2017, Executive Director of Thai-Norwegian Chamber of Commerce Ms Anne-Kari Gulliksen joined the Joint Foreign Chambers of Commerce in Thailand (JFCCT) and theOffice of The National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC) at the Anti-Corruption seminar at Grand Mercure Fortune Hotel. The programme included the exchange of information about corruption prevention and suppression, with the focus on Thailand’s National Anti-Corruption Strategy Phase 3 (2017-2021) and amendment of the organic act on counter corruption. The objectives of the seminar were to establish the anti-corruption network in the private sector, raise awareness about the significance of corruption, and brainstorm solutions to business-related corruption.

Photo by JFCCT

From the left:

  • Mr. Akharakit Keeratithanachaiyos, Anti-Corruption Specialist at United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime
  • Dr. Sirilaksana Khoman, Technical Experts as Moderator
  • Mr. Stanley Kang, JFCCT Chairman
  • Pol.Gen.Watcharapol Prasarnrajkit, NACC President
  • Mr. John Frangos, Consultant at Tilleke & Gibbins
  • Mr. Vichai Assarasakorn, Vice chairman of the Thai Chamber of Commerce
12
SEP
2017

Get to Know The Members

Welcome back! We hope you had a nice summer vacation! Now it’s time to mark your calendar for a networking evening and get to know the other members of Thai-Norwegian Chamber of Commerce. We will also get a chance to meet the new staff from the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Bangkok.

Date: Tuesday, 12 September 2017
Time: 18.30 – 21.00 hrs.
Venue: Altitude room, Westin Grande Sukhumvit
Price: Baht 1,000 for members / Baht 1,500 for non-members

RSVP: secretary@norcham.com by 11 September 2017
Cancellation less than 48 hours in advance will be invoiced.

The event is sponsored by Samitivej Sukhumvit Hospital.

For more information, please find the enclosed flyer.