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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

16
APR
2018

Norway-Asia Business Summit 2018 Opens for Registration

We are delighted to announce that the seventh edition...
18
JAN
2018

The Spectacular Seafood under the Stars coming up

Seafood under the Stars will take place in the...
11
JAN
2018

Nordic New Year’s Kick-Off 2018

Welcome to the first Nordic event of 2018! Date:...

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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!

18
JAN
2018

The Spectacular Seafood under the Stars coming up

Seafood under the Stars will take place in the beautiful garden of the Norwegian Ambassador's Residence on Thursday, 18 January 2018. This is the event of the year to bring your customers, staff, contacts, friends or spouse. Welcome to an evening with world class Norwegian seafood!

Date: Thursday, 18 January 2018
Time: 18.30 – 22.00 hrs.
Venue: Residence of H.E. the Norwegian Ambassador, 74 Sukhumvit Soi 38
Price: Baht 5,000 (members), Baht 48,000 (table of ten), Baht 5,500 (non-members), all exclusive of 7% VAT.
RSVP: secretary@norcham.com by 11 January 2018.

We look forward to seeing you at this star-studded evening!

Please see attachment for more information: Seafood under the Stars Invitation

11
JAN
2018

Nordic New Year’s Kick-Off 2018

Welcome to the first Nordic event of 2018!

Date: Thursday, 11 January 2018
Time: 18.00 - 21.00 hrs.
Venue: Garden of the Embassy of Denmark
Price: Members: 700 THB/Non-members: 1000 THB (Early Bird by 31 December: Members: 500 THB/Non-Members 800 THB)

RSVP: secretary@norcham.com 

*No walk-ins are accepted for this event. Pre-registration is mandatory.

Please the attached invitation for more information:  (TNCC) Nordic New Years 2018

16
DEC
2017

Welcome to our Norwegian “Julebord”

We hope that you will join us for our Norwegian Christmas Dinner or "Julebord" at Admiral's Pub and Restaurant.
Bring your spouse, friends and colleagues to an evening with Norwegian traditional food and drinks. We promise you pinnekjøtt, ribbe, medisterpølse and riskrem.

Date: Saturday, 16 December 2017
Time: 19.00 - 22.00 hrs.
Venue: Admiral's Pub and Restaurant, Sukhumvit Soi 24
Price: Members: Baht 2,000/Non-members: Baht 2,500.

RSVP: secretary@norcham.com by 11 December 2017.

Welcome!

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.

The panel
Norway: Eirik Mork Knudsen, HSSE Manager of Aibel Thailand Ltd. Aibel is a Norwegian world leading service company in the oil and gas industry. (www.aibel.com)

Sweden: Lars Svensson, Sustainability and Communications Director of IKEA/Ikano (Thailand) Ltd. Swedish multinational group, IKEA, is the world's largest furniture retailer and has been in Thailand since 2011 (owned by Ikano Group). (www.ikea.com)

Finland: Gaurav Ghosh, Business Intelligence Manager of Valmet Asia Pacific. Valmet is a leading global developer and supplier of technologies, automation and services for the pulp, paper and energy industries. (www.valmet.com)

Denmark: Bo Grabowski, Managing Director of ECCO Thailand. The Danish shoemaker company opened its factory in Thailand in 1993. (www.ecco.com)

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

Special Thanks
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31
OCT
2017

Third issue of Norway-Asia Business Review for 2017 published

The third issue for 2017 of the joint Norway-Asia Business Review was released on Tuesday, 31 October 2017. This issue contain a number of issues including new developments in the maritime sector as well as interviews with Norway's new ambassadors in Singapore and Malaysia. We also take a look at some of the developments in Myanmar.

Several Norwegian Chambers of Commerce and Business Associations in South and Southeast Asia jointly issue the Norway-Asia Business Review.

The magazine reaches Norwegian-related business executives and decision makers throughout the region including the diplomatic missions as well as government ministries in Norway and Norwegian sector-based organisations, e.g. Innovation Norway and NHO. Business Review is a business magazine and the contents reflects this. The magazine focuses on Norwegian-related stories from the region and issues that have impact or interest for Norwegian related businesses. Business Review is available in print as well as digital form through  Issuu and Pressreader.

Download the magazine online through this link

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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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