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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

09
JUN
2018

Midsummer Party 2018

We would like to invite you to our annual summer party....
31
MAY
2018

Nordic Networking and Quiz Night

Repeating the success in January, SweCham, NorCham,...
25
MAY
2018

Thailand – Land of Investment

Thailand - Land of Investment Many opportunities at the...

BUSINESS REVIEW

NEWS & MEMBER OFFERS

09
JUN
2018

Midsummer Party 2018

We would like to invite you to our annual summer party. This year we will have a midsummer party and family BBQ, so bring your spouse, children, friends and colleagues, and join us on Saturday, 9 June. We cannot promise you a real Norwegian midsummer bonfire, but we can promise good food, drinks and good atmosphere.

Date: Saturday, 9 June 2018
Time: 16.00 – 19.00 hrs.
Venue: Residence of H.E. the Norwegian Ambassador, Sukhumvit Soi 38

Price

Adult members Baht 1,200
Adult non-members Baht 2,000
Children (2-12 years) Baht 500

Price includes BBQ dinner, free flow of drinks, games for children and one raffle ticket

RSVP: secretary@norcham.com by 4 June 2018

 

 

31
MAY
2018

Nordic Networking and Quiz Night

Repeating the success in January, SweCham, NorCham, DanCham and FinCham are pleased to invite you to yet another evening of business networking, nordic food, and fun.
Special for this event - test your knowledge about Nordic business during our Quiz game and take the opportunity to win grand prizes!

** NETWORKING / NORDIC QUIZ GAME / GRAND PRIZES / NORDIC FOOD **

Event Details:
Time: 18.30 - 19.00: Registration / 19.00 - 19.30: Welcome Drink and Networking / 19.30 – 20.15: Quiz Game and Prize handout / 20.15 Onwards: Networking
Venue: Marriott Executive Apartments Sukhumvit Park, Sukhumvit Soi 24 - Bangkok (MAP)
Price*: 500 THB Members / 1000 THB Non-members

RSVP:secretary@norcham.com

*Soft drinks, wine, beer and food included.

25
MAY
2018

Thailand – Land of Investment

Thailand - Land of Investment
Many opportunities at the centre of ASEAN, a growing market with 600+ million consumers

Date: Friday, 25 May 2018
Time: 9.45 - 13.00 hrs.
Venue: Scandic Hotel Solli, Parkveien 68, 0254 Oslo
RSVP: register.thai.seminar@gmail.com
Participation is free of charge.

Thailand is located at the geographic centre of ASEAN and is an ideal logistics base to serve the region and countries beyond. Free-trade agreements have been established within ASEAN and with China, India, Australia and New Zealand to facilitate trade and investment. This fact coupled with Thailand Board of Investment incentives and a reasonable priced, high quality labour force, good infrastructure and a stable economy make Thailand an ideal steppingstone for expansion into ASEAN.

Thailand Board of Investment (BOI) and the Royal Thai Embassy invite you to a seminar where you will get the opportunity to learn more about Thailand and the possibilities you have for doing business there.

Thailand fulfils many of the key factors required for an attractive destination:

  • Young, abundant talent
  • Sustained cost competitiveness
  • Healthy and manageable turnover rates
  • Emphasis on quality, information security
  • Enabling Business Policy and regulations
  • Access to ASEAN, a growing market with 600+ million consumers

 

The seminar offers:

  • An update of the latest development in the government policies and incentives
  • New business opportunities in Thailand for Norwegian companies
  • Testimonials from Norwegian companies doing business in Thailand

 

Please see the attached invitation and program for more information.

23
MAY
2018

Leadership In Energy Innovation

CanCham Thailand in collaboration with the Embassy of Canada and supported by Bombardier and DFDL, cordially invites you to participate in CanCham’s Sustainability Luncheon: Leadership in Energy Innovation on May 23 at Ballroom II, Sheraton Grande Sukhumvit (BTS Asoke).  Registration opens at 11:30.

 

Date: Wednesday, May 23, 2018
Time: 12:00 – 13:30
Venue: Ballroom II, Sheraton Grande Sukhumvit
Dress Code: Business attire or smart casual
Entry Fee:
•THB 1,200 for CanCham members and participating partners
•THB 1,500 for non-members

Entrance fee includes a three-course western meal.

 

 

Please see attachment for more information.

17
MAY
2018

Norwegian Constitutional Day 2018 in Bangkok

Norwegians Worldwide would like to invite all Norwegians and people with a connection to Norway to join the celebration of the Norwegian Constitutional Day, May 17.

 

Program:

There will be a celebration during the day with the traditional parade and lots of ice-dream and games for the children. This event will take place at the Norwegian Ambassador’s Residence from 10:45 – 13:30.

 

In the evening, the will be a gala dinner at Sheraton Grand Sukhumvit from 19:15.

 

Kindly find the attachment for Invitation and also programme of Gala Dinner for more information or contact the 17th of May committee on the following e-mail: 17maibangkok@gmail.com

 

Welcome!

17
MAY
2018

NABS 2019: Shanghai from 24 to 26 October 2019

The Norwegian Business Association in China has announced the dates for the 2019 summit which will take place in Shanghai from 24 to 26 October 2019. For the time being, please mark your calendars.

You will find more details, news and updates here on the Summit webpage as we get closer to the summit. For any queries, please don't hesitate to contact NBA administration@norbachina.com. You can find further information on Norwegian Business Association in China on their webpage.

We look forward to welcoming you to Shanghai in October 2019!

16
MAY
2018

Norwegian Chamber Sucessfully Hosts Thailand’s Joint Foreign Chamber of Commerce

Thai-Norwegian Chamber of Commerce (TNCC) hosted Thailand's Joint Foreign Chambers of Commerce's President Council (JFCCT) luncheon at the Siam Kempinski Hotel on 16 May 2018. A Norwegian Seafood menu was served with support from the Siam Kempinski Hotel.

The Joint Foreign Chambers of Commerce works with advocacy on behalf of 33 foreign Chambers of Commerce in Thailand through frequent meetings and contacts with Thai Government organisations and other important stakeholders in the Kingdom.

Mr Vegard Holmelid, Norway's Deputy Ambassador to Thailand, welcomed the guests and introduced Norway and the more than 100 years of diplomatic relations between the two kingdoms. With Norway's strong environmental focus, Mr Svein Rasmussen, CEO of Starboard, one of the premium members of the Norwegian Chamber, was invited to present the company's environmental work in reducing plastic waste in the waters of Thailand.

This was also the meeting where the President's Council reelected Mr Stanley Kang as JFCCT Chairman for another two-year period, 2018-2020. The Thai-Norwegian Chamber of Commerce wishes to congratulate Mr Kang on the election. In addition to the Chairman, JFCCT is led by two Vice Chairs, one of which, Ms Vibeke Leirvåg, is from the Thai-Norwegian Chamber of Commerce.

We also wish to thank the Joint Foreign Chambers of Commerce for their arduous work on behalf of the foreign business community in Thailand, an important task which should not be overlooked.

27
APR
2018

KLM Business class promotion to Europe

Business Class sale is here!

Treat yourself with a Business Class trip to various holiday destinations. Feel at home in the brand new World Business Class seat available daily from Bangkok.

Book now before tickets run out and enjoy the luxury!

Enjoy your holiday » https://klmf.ly/2K65rcZ

Note:

* Any tickets must be issued by April 30th, 2018. Period of travel starts from May 1st – Nov 30th, 2018.

** KLM operates a direct flight from BKK-AMS on daily flight.  For other destinations, the transition at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol is required

16
APR
2018

Norway-Asia Business Summit 2018 Opens for Registration

We are delighted to announce that the seventh edition of the Norway-Asia Business Summit is taking place in Singapore 16-18 April 2018. Started by the Norwegian Business Association (Singapore) in 1998, the Norway-Asia Business Summit has evolved into a meeting place for Norwegian industry in the region, the support apparatus of the Norwegian government and the diplomatic missions in the region and as such it truly represents the “Team Norway” concept.

As always, the Summit will present opportunities for Norwegian companies in the region, as well as for colleagues coming from Norway, for a rich mix of discussions on business in Asia, Asian economics and Asian politics. The aim is to strengthen the competitiveness of Norwegian businesses in Asia through increased knowledge of political and economic trends, as well as market development in the region.

The main topics for the 2018 summit are within shipping, offshore, energy and new technologies. Consequently, the summit will focus on how the rapid digitalisation and transformation process will impact the industries and business environment in which the Norwegian companies in Singapore are operating. Further, the summit will focus on new opportunities for start-ups and involve successful entrepreneurships and up and coming companies in Asia. Finally, the Summit will also give attention to the ASEAN region, especially on political and economic trends.

Website for Registration and Payment

The summit's website http://www.norway-asia.com will continually be updated as new information and programme is available.

Participating in the summit will better prepare you and your company to handle the challenges and benefits of the great opportunities that lie within Asian markets. We are expecting some 250 participants from Norway and all of Asia. The summit will be held at the iconic landmark hotel The Fullerton.

Mark your calendars now, we hope to see you in Singapore 16-18 April 2018!

05
APR
2018

New Sverdrup Giant Project for Aibel

Today Statoil has awarded Aibel a letter of intent for engineering, procurement and construction of the deck for the process platform (P2) in phase 2 of the Johan Sverdrup development. The final contract is expected to be signed later this year and has an estimated value of approx. NOK eight billion.

“This is a day of celebration for Aibel as we have received the ultimate confirmation that we have both the required expertise and competitiveness to deliver such a large and important project. The organisation has gained substantial expertise from the delivery of the Johan Sverdrup drilling platform, which is currently undergoing completion at our yard in Haugesund. We are looking forward to continuing realisation of the next phase of the Sverdrup field along with Statoil,” says CEO and President of Aibel, Mads Andersen.

The contract includes engineering, procurement and fabrication (EPC). Work starts immediately and will be headed up from Aibel’s office in Asker. Aibel’s engineering office in Thailand and the company’s own yards in Thailand and Haugesund will also be key to the delivery, which at its peak, will involve around 3,500 employees.

Historic project

With an estimated value of approx. NOK eight billion and a total weight of 23,000 tons, the project will be the largest in Aibel’s history and one of the largest individual contracts that has been awarded on the Norwegian continental shelf ever. At the same time, it is a historic project for the entire Johan Sverdrup field, as the process platform also includes an integrated AC converter. This will contribute to ensure full electrification with shore power from the plant at Haugsneset to the Johan Sverdrup field and the rest of the Utsira Height area, including the Gina Krog, Edvard Grieg and Ivar Aasen fields.

“At Aibel we are proud to have been shown this confidence from Statoil and their license partners. It is an honour to play such a large and active part in the Sverdrup development and at the same time contribute to more environmental operations on the Norwegian continental shelf. This is a perfect fit with our vision of providing sustainable solutions. Now we have a unique opportunity to demonstrate that we can live up to our own ambitions,” Andersen says.

Tried and tested delivery model

The construction of the P2 process platform will follow the same implementation model that Aibel has used for the drilling platform for the Johan Sverdrup field. This means that the platform will consist of three modules, from which two – the upper process module (UPM) and converter module (HVDC) – will be built at the company’s yard in Haugesund. The third module – the main support frame (MSF) – will be built at Aibel’s yard in Thailand.

“Through several years we have proven that we are capable of delivering large comprehensive projects at competitive terms, and that we have an organisation that is both competent and experienced across our locations. With internal rationalisation and improvement measures and good experience from construction of the drilling platform, I’m convinced that we will take a new giant project in our stride,” says Nils Arne Hatleskog, EVP for Field Development and Offshore Wind at Aibel.

Construction activities will commence in the first quarter of 2019. Integration of the three modules is planned to start in the second quarter of 2021, and will take place at the yard in Haugesund. The finished platform deck, at around 23,000 tons, is scheduled for delivery to Statoil in the first half of 2022.

Aibel is a leading service company within the oil and gas industry and is established in renewable energy.

The company`s around 4,000 employees in Norway and abroad are engaged onshore and offshore. With six locations in Norway, the company is located near the customers. In addition to operations in Norway, Aibel is also located in Thailand, Singapore and Denmark.