Bangkok, 08 May, 2019
Honorary Consul of the Republic of Armenia and Armenian – Thai Chamber of Commerce President Mr. Arto Artinian hosted the Joint Foreign Chambers of Commerce Presidents’ Council meeting on 8 May 2019 at the Bangkok Marriott Hotel The Surawongse, welcoming guests: the Commercial Attaché of the Republic of Armenia Mr. Hrant Abajyan, JFCCT Chairman Mr. Stanley Kang, Vice Chairs Mr. Ron Livingston and Mrs. Vibeke Leirvag, Board of Trade Executive Director Mr. Kraisin Vongsurakai, Presidents and Executive Directors from more than 25 Foreign Chambers.
The meeting commenced with a cordial welcome and brief networking, followed by the group photo and immediately afterward continued by the luncheon and closed-door meeting.
In his welcoming remarks Mr. Arto Artinian principally noted the momentous Royal occasion as the Kingdom of Thailand has embarked on a new era of Thai unity, happiness and prosperity with the auspicious Coronation of His Majesty’s King Vajiralongkorn Rama X, inviting all the guests for a congratulatory LONG LIVE THE KING standing audience to the Royal Thai Anthem.
The main session convened with the insightful, multi-sectoral and engaging keynote presentation by the Commercial Attaché Mr. Hrant Abajyan, after which the JFCCT agenda commenced with the approval of the minutes of the preceding Presidents’ Council meeting, followed by the JFCCT two Vice-Chairs election: we take this opportunity to congratulate the re-election of K. Ron and K. Vibeke.
Furthermore, the Chairs of the subcommittees conveyed their updates on JFCCT’s initiatives in Digital Economy, International Trade, Tourism, and Sustainability. Co-operation with Board of Trade was presented by BOT ED Mr. Kraisin Vongsurakai and the Presidents Council meeting concluded with the review of upcoming events, trade fair information, the JFCCT Reunion event invites and relevant co-Chamber directives.
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