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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

17
MAY
2018

Norwegian Constitutional Day 2018 in Bangkok

Norwegians Worldwide would like to invite all...
16
APR
2018

Norway-Asia Business Summit 2018 Opens for Registration

We are delighted to announce that the seventh edition...
04
APR
2018

Better Governance, Better Business: Thailand’s Progress Report

On behalf of the Thai Institute of Directors, we would...

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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!

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.

04
APR
2018

Better Governance, Better Business: Thailand’s Progress Report

On behalf of the Thai Institute of Directors, we would like to invite our members to a briefing on recent development of corporate governance, sustainability and anti-corruption in Thai business;

 

Better Governance, Better Business: Thailand’s Progress Report.

 

The event will take place on April 4, 2018, 08.00-12.00 hrs. at Ballroom, Grand Hyatt Erawan Hotel

Please see IOD's Briefing Brochure for more information.

28
MAR
2018

New Board of Thai-Norwegian Chamber of Commerce

The Annual General Meeting of the Thai-Norwegian Chamber was held on 20 March 2018 at the Sheraton Grande Sukhumvit. The AGM was followed by dinner and networking, and a very interesting talk by our guest speaker; Bob Fox from JFCCT.

We would like to thank everyone who attended the event and JOTUN for sponsoring the evening.

We would also like to present the new board of TNCC for 2018 - 2019:

  • Aina Eidsvik (Aibel) President
  • Axel Blom (Blue Business Solutions)
  • Vibeke Lyssand Leirvåg (Felicia Design)
  • Andreas Johan Magnus (Kempinski)
  • Charunun Sathitsuksomboon (Tilleke & Gibbins)
  • Gunnar Berthelsen (Telenor)
  • Gur Prasad Kohli (Wallenius Wilhelmsen)
  • Ingeborg Fallet Kristensen (Krabi Spesialisten)
  • Mehdi Saint-Andre (Yara)
  • Michael Shum (Jotun)
  • Dr. Paisan Etitum (TTI)
  • Rajiv Bawa (Dtac)
  • Thitikul Opdal (WebOn)

 

26
MAR
2018

Work Permit and Visa in Thailand: Issues and Submissions

Work Permit and Visa has become the single most referred to area of business irritance There are cumbersome procedures, seeming meaningless requirements and out of date concepts. Little is on-line. The broad concept of ‘work’ makes Thailand less competitive than those countries which are more accommodating.

 

Joint Foreign Chambers of Commerce in Thailand (JFCCT) has done a major update on JFCCT policy recommendations on Work Permit and Visa. See http://www.jfcct.org/major-business-issues/work-permit-visa/ and also the ‘Actual Cases’. Please do read the recommendations here as attachment.

 

20
MAR
2018

Annual General Meeting 2018

Mark your calendars -
Annual General Meeting 2018

Date: Tuesday, 20 March 2018
Time: 18.00 – 21.00 hrs.
Venue: Sheraton Grande Sukhumvit
Price: Free for members and spouse/partner

RSVP: secretary@norcham.com by 15 March 2018

 

Generously sponsored by Jotun

14
MAR
2018

Business Matching “Go Thailand: Investment for the Future”

You are invited to attend the seminar “Go Thailand: Investment for the Future”, being organized by Thansettakij Multimedia Co., Ltd. in collaboration with the Ministry of Industry and EEC Board.
Please find information below for event details.

Date:                    Wednesday 14th March, 2018
Time:                    8.30 am - 5.00 pm
Venue:                 Ballroom Zone A, Queen Sirikit National Convention Center
Language:           Thai, English and Japanese

Kindly find invitation letter and seminar program as attached herewith.

For registration, please contact Ms. Rattanasiri by email rattanasiri.s@than-multimedia.com or mobile phone 086-883-6903 by Tuesday, 6 March at the latest.

 

 

07
MAR
2018

We need a new Executive Director!

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

Our current Executive Director is moving back to Norway, and we are therefore looking for someone to replace her.

We are looking for an extrovert and service-minded person who can conduct herself/himself professionally with any group of people.

The successful candidate is business minded and knows how business is conducted in Thailand.

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.

Please see attached for more information.

07
MAR
2018

EU-Thailand Trade Relations: A Forward Looking Perspective

Welcome to a Nordic Business Luncheon on EU-Thailand Trade Relations: A Forward Looking Perspective

We would like to invite all members of the Thai-Norwegian Chamber of Commerce to a Business Luncheon on EU-Thailand trade relations with Philipp Dupuis, Head of the Trade Section of the EU Delegation in Thailand. This will be an interesting discussion on FTAs and what we can except in the years to come. As part of EUs inner marked and as members of EFTA, this will also be of consequence for Norway and Norwegian business.

Date: Wednesday, 7 March 2018
Time: 11:30 - 13:30
Venue: Westin Grande Sukhumvit Hotel (Asok)
Price: Members: 1000 THB/Non-members: 1300 THB

RSVP: secretary@norcham.com 

For more information, please see the attached flyer: