Commerce

Magazine of the Netherlands-Thai Chamber of Commerce and the Belgian- Luxembourg/Thai Chamber of Commerce / Volume 1, 2013

Business Awards Dinner Baan Hollanda Jet lag: To sleep or not to sleep?

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Mr. Director Thai Tank Terminal Mr. Advisor Netherlands Alumni Association Thailand Mr. Alain Deurwaerder. Ltd. Advisor Thai Asia Pacific Brewery Beluthai Board of Directors Dr. Mr. Pisit Leeahtam. Jack Monshouwer. Mr. Henk Cor van der Kwast. Frank Clovyn. Advisor Hanky Panky Toys Thailand Ltd. Mr. President Jardine Matheson (Thailand) Ltd. Vice-President Vigilant Technology Co. Director Puratos (Thailand) Co. Marc Devriendt. Vice-President Gallothai Co. Mr. Sutharm Valaisathien. Alwin Hollander. President International Legal Counselors Ltd. Jean-Louis Graindorge. Ltd. Mr. Advisor Katoen Natie Services Company Thailand Ltd. Mr. Director West Indochina H. Dr. Ltd.. Patron Embassy of Grand Duchy of Luxembourg Mr. Jean-Pierre Verbiest. Vibul Pattarathammas. Mr... Mr. Mr.. Henk Kiks.. Wicha Jiwalai. Bernard Collin.. Peter Ong. Director Mazars (Thailand) Ltd. Advisor Solvay Asia Pacific Co. Stefan van der Sluys. Mrs. Ltd. Vice-President B-Quik Co. Jakkrin Taepaisitpong. Daniel Chaudière. Willem de Vries. Ltd.. Director cargo-partner Logistics Ltd. Mr. Advisor Mr. Roby Janssens. Advisor Unilever Thai Trading Ltd. Ltd. Ltd. Director Siam Stars Ltd.E. Mr.. Philippe Roolant. Ambassador Marc Michielsen. Ltd. Advisor eHealth Asia Co. Honorary Secretary Cryotech Asia Co. Philippe Salmon. 2013 Mr. Advisor Flanders Investment & Trade Mr.. Director Mr.E..V.Board of Directors NTCC Board of Directors Dr. Honorary Treasurer GDF Suez Energy Mr. Jantje Schiphorst.. Director Safecoms Co. Nicole Salverda . Attapol Lohkittivanich. Director Betagro Group Mrs. Vice-President Ayoma Food & Beverages Co. Mr. Arnaud Jacquet. Pierre Metz. Mr. Dr. Patron Royal Belgian Embassy H. Mrs. Director Atlas Copco (Thailand) Ltd. Ltd Mr. Mr. Advisor Walloon Export and Foreign Investment Agency Executive Director volume 1. Claude Vincent. Honorary Secretary Siam Industrial Co. Rob Hurenkamp. Mr. Advisor Royal Netherlands Embassy Mr. Honorary President Lau Brothers International Mr. Ltd. Ltd. Director KLM Royal Dutch Airlines Mr. Lars Schaumann. Ambassador Marc Thill. Ernst-Otto Smit. Oliver Verdickt. Luc de Waegh. Director Green Wood Travel Co. Bert Cesar 5 . Treasurer FrieslandCampina Foremost Mr. Porntida Boonsa. Fabrice Goetschmann. Director Chairman Events Committee De Boer N.

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Views expressed do not necessarily reflect those of the Chambers. We are happy to present the first edition of this year’s Commerce magazine. both NTCC and Beluthai had a fantastic year with two award dinners. In this magazine you will also read an update of Baan Hollanda which is ready for business. NTCC was established in November 1991. the Chambers’ focus will revolve around 3 main ideas: more content driven events. so our celebration party to be held in May-June is really an NTCC @ 21 event (or 22. And for the rest.Editorial Message Dear Members and Friends. the more networking opportunities you have.ntccthailand. 2013 A quarterly publication of the Netherlands-Thai Chamber of Commerce and the Belgian-Luxembourg/Thai Chamber of Commerce. www. So guess what: 2013 will be the year NTCC will break through the 300 member barrier and Beluthai will pass 100 members. If you know of any company or person who is not yet a member. We hope that many companies will use Baan Hollanda for their corporate events as it really has something unique to offer. 2013 Netherlands-Thai Chamber of Commerce Belgian-Luxembourg/Thai Chamber of Commerce 15 Soi Tonson.beluthai. please let us know. Bert Cesar Commerce. Our best wishes for a prosperous Year of the Snake: Kung Hei Fat Choi. Many thanks to our fantastic sponsors who supported us so well. And now for the serious part: in this issue of Commerce.org info@beluthai.NTCC now stands at some 270 members and Beluthai at almost 90 members. it’s party time: Beluthai will kick off with its 20th Anniversary Gala Dinner in the presence of Their Royal Highnesses Prince Philippe and Princess Mathilde of Belgium. You will see the pictures of all the wonderful winners and much more. Pathumwan Bangkok. In reality. well it does not matter.org. you will read about the very successful Award Dinner of last November. Vol. many well attended events and a record membership.org. Editor-in-chief: Bert Cesar Assistant Editor: Inge Kaars Sijpesteijn and Fanny Goedemans Designed and printed by Hanky Panky Toys Thailand Ltd. Enjoy. Part of this will be achieved by teaming up will with various other chambers so that you can broaden your network. Cambodia and Laos. www. more networking and more exposure to surrounding countries. 2013 7 . Vol. Looking forward. 1. The NTCC will organise a dance party for members and their (dance) partners to celebrate its 20th anniversary. The larger the Chambers are. Ploenchit Road Lumpini. we just feel like having a great party). Looking back to 2012. 10330 Tel: +662-309 5250 info@ntccthailand. Myanmar. 1.org volume 1.

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18 >>> Baan Hollanda Baan Hollanda narrows the focus to an intense relationship between Thailand and The Netherlands that goes back for centuries. 21 >>> New Year Cocktail With an attendance of more than 150 members and friends. 31 >>> News from our Members Our members share their news and activities. What are the symptoms and how can you minimize the effects or even prevent them? 29 >>> New Member Section Both Beluthai and NTCC expanded their membership. volume 1. 27 >>> Jet lag: To sleep or not to sleep? Since most of our members travel frequently. it is important to know what a jet lag exactly is. Let us briefly introduce our wonderful new members to you. This year we celebrated all people and companies that did extraordinary y things with the theme “Beyond your Frontiers”.Highlights 10 >>> 14th Annual Business Awards Dinner “Beyond your Frontiers” With a super attendance of more than 500 enthusiastic guests. Read all the dynamic updates of our wonderful members. the NTCC organized their annual New Year Cocktail at the brand new Sofitel SO. 2013 9 . We have all the pictures. the NTCC C and Beluthai organized their 14th Annual Business Awards Gala Dinner. r.

Swiss adventurer Dr. with the theme Beyond your Frontiers. . In the spirit of Beyond your Frontiers guests received a b boarding pass to begin t their inspiring journey.Best Multinational Company AIA Thailand . 10 volume 1. .Encouragement Award SME Company Chaveevan Group of Companies .Best Medium Sized Company Hertel Willich . Kim J Jun Man kicked off t night. His grandfather o was the first man to d the th inspiration i i ti f reach the stratosphere. 2013 .Best SME Company Rockdril Asia Co. we set out to honour some of our finest companies for the way in which they excel in business and for their contribution to Thai society. for supporting us on this special message.Commerce Business Awards Dinner NTCC and Beluthai 14th Annual Business Awards Gala Dinner T The annual NTCC/Beluthai Award Presentation is an important event for the Benelux-Thai business community.Best Medium Sized Services Company Thermaflex Insulation Asia Ltd. Every year. and SIHI Pumps & Services (Thailand) Ltd. Andre was the second astronaut from the Netherlands to fly in space wishing all guests a wonderful evening. Many thanks to Henk-Cor van der Kwast for arranging the video message of Andre Kuipers. Ltd. T They were welcomed b our extraordinary by i impersonators: Dr.Best Financial Services Company INVE Thailand LTD . This year we celebrated companies and people that are doing things out of the ordinary. – Best Collaboration Project W With an attendance of more than 500 guests the NTCC and Beluthai organized the 14th Annual Business Awards Dinner at the Shangri-La Hotel. O Opera singer KoreanI Italian tenor Mr. The latest adventure of grandson Bertrand is the solar powered plane called “Solar Impulse”. N Neil Armstrong and F Florence Nightingale. . the d first man to fly around the globe non-stop in a r balloon. The festive evening took place in the Shangri-La Hotel. A Albert Einstein. The NTCC and Beluthai are proud to announce the following winners: Unilever Thai Trading Ltd. And a great the n night it was! Master of ceremony Noelle van Deursen formally opened the evening announcing a video of Andre Kuipers with a special message about his mission in space for the European Space Agency. G d Guests then watched o a very inspiring video message of Belgianr. and for Professor Calculus (or Professor Zonnebloem) in The Adventures of Tintin (Kuifje).Best Importer of equipment from the Netherlands cargo-partner Logistics Ltd. e Bertrand Piccard. Many thanks to Arnaud Jacquet from Solvay.

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Philips. and former award winner). Pakpachong and the preparation committee chaired by Willem de Vries for making it all happen. y The company is implementing a Sustainable Living Plan which targets to halve its environmental footprint by 2020. Driessen. jury and everybody who helped organize this very successful evening. I In In January. Pakpachong Wattanasindhu. Our gold sponsors this year were: Akzo Nobel. Indorama. Henk-Cor van der Kwast (Netherlands Embassy) and Bert Cesar (Executive Director of both NTCC and Beluthai). Cargo partner Logistics. Thank you also to our excellent master of ceremony. Corporate Social Responsibility. This. Henk Kiks closed the evening giving thanks to all the sponsors. It is a market t leader in 9 out s of 11 categories g of Fast Moving s Consumer Goods s Unilever products y are consumed by more than 99 % . volume 1. Jury members included Ian Woo (independent consultant and business writer at The Nation). Mazars. and Overall Business Achievement. A AIA brought P PSV Eindhoven t to Thailand. For h k enough h to take k home some great those guests l lucky prices: KLM provided two business class tickets to Amsterdam whereas Philips supplied an authentic Italian espresso machine. 2013 I 14 . Chulalongkorn University. Not j just for a football m match. Noelle van Deursen (and to KLM for flying her in specially for this). The task of the Jury consisted of carefully examining the candidate companies in view of the following criteria: Innovation. Foremost. And the winners are… U Unilever Thai Trading Ltd. Finally our gratitude goes to the jury chaired by Dr. and to event organizer Emy Mekel. n Its main innovation s is that it produces d its feed and t health enrichment a products in highly environmentally sustainable process (with good probiotics instead of antibiotics). both physically and mentally. Chuchawal Royal Haskoning. by K Khun Maneenut S Semarasut. to promote and create a healthy society. Makro. the delicious food and great performances by the various musicians. Finally.Best Multinational Company d its 80th anniversary Thailand in Unilever celebrated t 2012. but to d drive a sustainable d development of football in Thailand. this market l leader in life i insurance is a very d dynamic company. Bert Cesar. During t the last song t the guests were s surprised by a flash m mob of dancers a and hotel staff.Best Medium Sized Company INVE Aquaculture is the global market leader in y feed and health enrichment its niche of specialty y products for baby . AIA is already a sponsor of 15 Thai Premier League teams. Shell. B-Delicious. KLM. Thai Tank Terminal. It has opened a brand new Research & Development center in Minburi in 2012. B-Quik. SIHI Pumps. and the Dutch link with PSV youth academy also makes it our hero. INVE worldwide. of Thai people. INVE Thailand LTD . Promotion of ThaiBenelux relations. Human Resources Development. special guests. read the jury report as Ambassadors Michielsen and Boer came to the stage to announce the winners of this year’s Business Awards. Purac. Solvay. Heineken.Commerce Business Awards Dinner A After dinner. and Thermaflex. And thus the very successful 14th Annual Gala Award Dinner came to an end. The Jury Report The jury was chaired by Dr. Henk Kiks (CEO of B-Quik. A AIA Thailand – Best Financial Services Company AIA is Thailand’s most admired brand for 10 consecutive years. Executive Director of both Chambers. . Hertel Willich. NTCC VicePresident Mr. d INVE Thailand f produces 60% of f the total sales of . NTCC Vice-President. shrimp and fish. A warm thank you goes out to our premium sponsors who made this wonderful event possible: Betagro. and Unilever. o g a u a io a app au e welcomed these Congratulations and applause v very happy w winners! The last p performance just b before the infamous l lucky draw was b Thai superstar. For a 75 year-old. Bernard Collin (CEO of Safecoms and former award winner). The warm atmosphere was created thanks to the beautifully decorated Ballroom of the Shangri-La hotel.

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This is not the story about a manufacturer outsourcing its logistics function.Encouragement Award SME Company C Chaveevan Group of Companies . A new factory will open in Sattahip in 2013 to accommodate for this rapid growth. . hatchery. And now that the company is expanding. In 2012 p the company t celebrates its c 25th anniversary 2 as a reliable a partner for some p of the largest in Th Thailand. Its products are environmentally friendly and allow customers significant savings in energy consumption. This is about 2 companies completely redesigning a supply chain which has led to significant cost reduction allowing for growth in Asia while preserving jobs in Europe. And Sihi Pumps and Cargo Partner did just that. Hertel Willich Thailand Tha ailand is the largest service provider in the p Pe P trochemical sector for s scaffolding. . It was founded in the Netherlands in 1976.Best SME Company Thermaflex Insulation is a family-owned company. Thanks to its s relationship with h companies in the e Netherlands. and SIHI Pumps & Services (Thailand) Ltd.Best Importer of equipment from the Netherlands Chaveevan is a leading poultry processor and exporter. Thermaflex Insulation Asia Ltd.Best Collaboration Project F For the first t time ever. It was set up 30 years ago by Mrs. Cargo-partner and Sihi-pumps have co-located their logistics teams as a symbol of this wonderful collaboration. 16 volume 1. starting g operations in Thailand d in 1987. The company manufactures d r i l l i n g equipment for e exploration of quality of o minerals in hard m rock surfaces. Rockdril Asia Co. f th l t companies i i il d With the recent acquisition of Willich by Dutch Hertel Group. A d 80% of f all ll processed d chicken hi k is exported to Europe and 25%. the company is going from strength to strength. The message is clear: buy Dutch and increase your chances in the European market. T C cargo-partner Logistics Ltd. . insulation and i painting. It is our w objective as a chamber to have members support each other and to learn from each other. slaughtering own feed plant. broilery. And. The e company offers s very innovative e insulation solutions for r commercial buildings and d industries. Thermaflex Thailand made e a simple innovation in insulation linkages that results in reduced construction time. . 2013 . Ltd. It is a fully integrated chicken processor owning its t. more than 80% % of all equipment/ / machines for r the plants are e imported from m the Netherlands. Chaveevan Kampa. R Rockdril Asia is a family-owned company and has established itself in Thailand in 2008. plant and d cooking plants. guess where it buys all its new equipment from. we i introduced a Best Collaboration a award to c e l e b r a t e m e m b e r companies that c work together w in a very special i way.Commerce Business Awards Dinner H Hertel Willich – Hertel Willich Best Medium Sized Services Company. r T h a i l a n d operations exports 95% of its e products to Latin p America where A he has a big market share.

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Queen Beatrix donated a royal gift to establish an Information Centre where in the seventeenth century the Dutch United East India Company (Verenigde Oost-indische Compagnie) built their first trading post. Currently. Baan Hollanda narrows the focus to an intense relationship between Thailand and The Netherlands that goes back for centuries. lived and traded in the 17th century. A partnership with Baan Hollanda entails showing social involvement and creates brand awareness. In addition. To protect this important historical site from possible flood in the future. thus enhancing a potential to foster knowledge. The visitors can learn about Dutch history in this field and several flood protection systems that have been used to protect flood prone areas in the Netherlands. 2013 . Nowadays. which could potentially be used in Ayutthaya and across Thailand. organisations and funds for their generous y pp to flourish! contribution. BH expresses its gratitude to the following companies. schools. seminars. been engaged in this mission. Visitors can also discover Dutch treasures and have a taste of delicious Dutch coffee in the Baan Hollanda coffee shop. Baan Hollanda will house an exclusive showcase on how the Dutch apply water management to protect their community. The floodwaters swept across 60 of Thailand’s 77 provinces. set up research projects and organize special events. A group of students from Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands and from the Kasetsart University in Thailand have Become a sponsor for Baan Hollanda Baan Hollanda is maintaining special partnerships with private parties. under the supervision of Chuchawal Royal Haskoning. During the celebration of 400 years of Thai-Dutch relation in 2004. BH offers sponsors opportunities to host events. H. The students did several site surveys and came up with the design for various alternatives for flood protection of the site. In addition. visited Baan Hollanda in Ayutthaya.M. workshops and parties. Not only the museum. The museum is situated next to the river and has a pier where boats can dock.Commerce Article Baan Hollanda H Ayutthaya. The flood protection structures were designed with minimal undesirable visual effects to the existing building while maintaining a nice view of the Chao Phraya River. Baan Hollanda offers facilities for companies. the remains of the first Dutch trading post can be seen. Baan Hollanda’s main purpose is to educate visitors from all over the world about the Dutch VOC settlement in Thailand. allowing the museum to showcase its unique exhibition. The construction is planned to take place this year. including the province of Ayutthaya where Baan Hollanda is located. worked. After the implementation of the flood protection. The historic site and collection of historic artifacts are vital to the history of both Thailand and the Netherlands. Thailand’s central plain had to suffer from severe flooding in 2011. In the magical city where ancient treasures migrates and morphs across ages. companies and funds. to learn and enjoy. the information centre is the place to discover how Dutch traders. Thailand. but also needs your support volume 1. The Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands initiated a permanent sustainable flood protection plan in cooperation with Chuchawal Royal Haskoning in 2012. receptions and meetings at this unique location. accompanied by Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn. In front of the museum building. Baan Hollanda will show how to protect its cultural heritage and share the knowledge about Dutch flood protection systems. Their hard work resulted in a conceptual design of flood protection for Baan Hollanda and was enthusiastically presented at the Dutch Embassy. but also the historical site was seriously flooded. B F 18 Flood and Flood Protection As many of you might know. the Baan Hollanda Foundation contracted Chuchawal Royal Haskoning to work on the final detailed design for the flood protection structures. Her Majesty Queen Beatrix and His Royal Highness the Prince of Orange. families and friends to organize meetings. economy and premises from flooding.

guided tour with cocktails and dinner afterwards! Interested? Please sign up with the Dutch Embassy and send an email to: BAN-PCZ@minbuza.org www. A half-day trip will be organized by the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in cooperation with the NTCC on a Saturday afternoon (mid March/beginning of April). BH is more than happy to welcome members of the NTCC at the sneak preview.nl Visit the website and follow us on Facebook to stay up-to-date on the latest news.com/baanhollanda volume 1. However.baanhollanda.facebook. Join the boat trip.Come and visit Baan Hollanda Baan Hollanda is currently not open for the public yet. www. 2013 19 .

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2013 21 . s. volume 1.Event New Year Cocktail A After a well deserved holiday break more than 150 NTCC members and friends gathered on the rooftop of the brand new Sofitel SO hotel for the annual New Year Cocktail. The competition was finally won by Paolo Tavolato and Lars Schaumann. Heineken organised a beer pouring competition which saw a final with three competitors representing three different European countries: The Netherlands. Germany and Italy. The Dutchies held their heads in shame. it was a very exciting kick off for a new season full of interesting and fun networking events. Anyway. To spice up the event.

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NASA estimates you need one day for every time zone crossed to regain normal rhythm and energy levels. deep vein thrombosis (DVT). and in some cases may prevent travelers from wearing their normal shoes for up to 24 hours after arrival. which explains why long-haul flights get very tedious near the end. A temporary disruption of bodily rhythms caused by high-speed travel across several time zones typically in a jet aircraft. it is about time to refresh our knowledge on this topic.” the report says. Broken sleep after arrival Crossing time zones can cause you to wake up during the night and then wanting to fall asleep during the day. resulting in backaches and a feeling of excessive fatigue during. and one’s capacity to truly enjoy a tourist holiday is significantly reduced. colds coughs colds. Particular medications and medical conditions may increase the risk of formation of blood clots if associated with prolonged immobility. dry skin and nasal irritation. Can you afford that? Dehydration Jetlag can cause headaches. and even after your flight. and why going through customs and immigration and getting to the hotel often seems like a real drama. reading or discussing a business deal. When you're sitting upright and inactive for a long period of time. several things can happen: • The central blood vessels in your legs can be compressed. Your built-in circadian rhythms have been disturbed. and it can take many days for the body to re-adjust to the new time zone. 2013 Deep Vein Trombosis: Reduced blood circulation and muscle relaxation. generally accompanied by a lack of concentration and motivation. the symptoms of jetlag are being discussed and also tips are provided in order to help you minimize the effects. But even simple daily activities can become harder. But what is exactly a jetlag and why are some people more affected by it than others? Since most of our members travel quite frequently.Article Jet Lag: To sleep or not to sleep? A F All around the world.nojetlag. For more information about jetlag please visit the www. “ “Factors such as t travel fatigue. What are the symptoms of jetlag? Fatigue Being worn out and tired for days after arriving. especially for any activity that requires effort or skill. • Muscles can become tense. sore throats and flu that are floating round in the aircraft. What does the dictionary say?: jet lag also jet•lag (jĕt'lăg') n. • Studies have concluded that prolonged immobility may be a risk factor in the formation of blood clots in the legs. In this article. A report of the WTO directly links jetlag with problems of diarrhea caused o b by microbiological c contamination of w water or food. making it harder for the blood to get back to your heart.com 23 . such as driving. a different climate and a d low level of immunity l may aggravate the m problem by reducing p a travelers’ resistance and making them a more susceptible to m this type of infection or poisoning. Disorientation and fuzziness Having to return three times to check if a hotel room was left locked or unlocked is a typical symptom reported by flight crews experiencing jetlag. business people complain about having a jetlag. So a 5-hour time difference means you will require 5 days to get back to normal. and make you more susceptible to any volume 1. jetlag. which it s says affects about 50% o of long-haul travelers. Becoming irrational or unreasonable ‘Losing it’ is another symptom reported by aircrew. D D B Discomfort of legs and feet Limbs swelling while flying can be extremely uncomfortable. a change in diet. coughs. jetlagged jet'-lagged' adj.

Drinking plenty of non-alcoholic fluids counters this. Get off the plane if possible at stopovers. neck rests and blow-up pillows are useful in helping you get quality sleep while flying. business and personal. but it has a markedly greater intoxicating effect when drunk in the rarefied atmosphere of an airliner than it does at ground level. the app will notify you when to take naps.jetlaggenieapp. If you have a cold. 2013 . Most travelers think daytime p cause flights less jetlag. m E S Exercise Get as much exercise as you can. wake up and possible supplements. and not tired or hung over from a function the night before. but there is some evidence that flying westwards causes less jetlag than flying eastwards.2 or later and iPod touch. Kick your shoes off to ease pressure on the feet Jet lag app JetLag Genie is an app. standing for spells. and many experienced travelers carry their own). Sleeping aids Blindfolds. flying will probably make it worse – ideally you should delay your trip. Walking up and down the aisle. Alcohol is not only useless in combating dehydration. and doing small twisting and stretching exercises in your seat all help to reduce discomfort. A shower r not only freshens s you up. but when following the programme closely. it is largely a matter of personal preference based on experience. E N D S 24 Drinking fluids The dry air in the aircraft causes dehydration. but gets s the muscles and d circulation going g again and make you u feel much better for r the rest of the flight. customized action plan based on your flight info and personal sleep patterns by for example altering your sleeping patterns and exposing yourself to sunlight. The latter helps to reduce the possibilities of blood clots and associated trauma. Pre-flight This is one of the most important aspects of combating jetlag. the jet lag will be less. Showers During extended d stopovers on a longhaul flight. and do some exercises or take a walk. Get plenty of exercise in the days prior to departure and try to avoid sickness such as the flu. ear plugs. make sure you have all your affairs. which offers a personal. On the day of departure your internal clock should be adjusting to the time at the destination. Get a good nights’ sleep just prior to your departure. Ensure you are not stressed-out with excitement or worry. East or West? There is much debate about whether it is better to fly eastward or westward. Before departing. Water is better than coffee. The next five days. especially swelling legs and feet. It is compatible with iPhone OS 4.com volume 1. tea. It may be largely a matter of personal preference. colds and so on. The app will start adjusting your wake and sleep times three days before your departure. and fruit juices. The benefits vary per person. We l note that more n daytime long d haul flights are h being added by b major airlines. showers s are sometimes s available. Night or day flight? Again.Commerce Do’s Drink plenty of water Get a good night’s sleep before your flight Exercise on board Shower between connecting flights Drink alcohol Don’ts Keep yourself from sleep Eat heavy meals on the plane Techniques for reducing jetlag P (some airlines provide soft sock-like slippers. in order. Your phone wakes you up a little earlier than usual and in the afternoon you will receive a message to “seek dark”. www.

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BITEC 3-6 April Bangkok.Latest food producing technologies. It will also focus on the investment and trade service activities as well as advertising in industry specific media volume 1. web development and legal issues related to web business.Various advanced technology aided equipments and tools are demonstrated which are known to be the best alternatives of protecting the natural resources Pumps & Valves Asia 2013 . and energy distribution projects. latex articles etc. Chemicals International Expo Thailand . BITEC 5-8 June Trade: 21-22 June Public: 23-30 June Bangkok. agriculture. IMPACT 5-8 June Bangkok. industrial components. BITEC Bangkok. Thai international Plastics & Rubber Exhibition (Tiprex) . field engineers. E-Shop Expo . hoses. general managers and procurement managers.Asia’s specialized pumps.This event is related to image building of a particular country for the development of business in that country.11th International trade fair for intensive and innovative animal production and processing.Organized by the Ministry of Commerce aimed to promote Thai-made products in domestic consumer market since 1998. molded goods. Nation branding & Investment Expo Expo . 2011 Date 12-14 March Venue World-Trade Center Rotterdam 20-21 March Tour & Taxis Brussels 16-18 April Evenementenhal Gorinchem 16-18 April Beursgebouw Eindhoven 27 . Made in Thailand 2013 (MIT 2013) .This will be a great event which will provide a large stage to the exhibitors who are working on bio fuel. valves and fitting hardware trade exhibition. quality inspectors.Chemexpo Thai 2013 will be an exclusive international exhibition covering all kinds of fine & specialty chemicals for the entire industry of Thailand. related business and services and a fascinating culinary experience from the world of food. BITEC 19-20 March Bangkok. profile processing technologies and side industries. Stainless Steel Days . Renewable Energy Asia . There will be fabrication yard managers.Stainless Steel Days will welcome professionals from various industrial sectors. IMPACT BeNeLux Event World Biofuels Market . food safety standards.Upcoming Events Thai Trade Fairs Event VIV Asia . BITEC 22-26 May Bangkok. coating inspectors.A unique show for sheet metal.The unique feature of the expo is the presence of the entire spectrum of plastic & rubber products manufacturers from tires to tubes. production managers. BITEC 16-19 May Bangkok. extruded profiles. Sheet Metal Asia . pipe. Date 13-15 March Venue Bangkok.A platform for the e-commerce professionals in Belgium concerned with data management. Thaifex World of Food Asia .

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Wattana Bangkok 10110 Van Hal Exploitatie b. 7D) 3/35 Sukhumvit 31 (Soi Sawasdee) Klongtoey Nue.. Bangkok 10250 Corporate . Wireless Road.Beluthai Blue Elephant Cooking School and Restaurant Sandra Steppe 233 South Sathorn Road Yannawa. Akhil Kala 254 Soi Onnuch 40 Sukhumvit 77 Suan Luang.New Members Corporate – NTCC Aegon Direct & Affinity Marketing Services Nikkie Huangchampae 11th Floor. Sathorn Bangkok 10120 sandra@blueelephant. Unit 1103.vanderlugt@axzes. Klong Toey Nua Bangkok 10110 Badotherm Far East Co.v Gerard van Hal Le Raffine Jambunuda Condominium (Apm. One island east 18 westlands road Quarry bay. Wattana Bangkok 10110 volume 1.com Asian Sugar Décor Timothee Delvaux General Manager Gidavi Co. 64 Moo 1 Nong Prue. Bangkok 10330 TCC (The continuity Company Limited) Marie Bouakhasith 44 F. 2013 29 . Sukhumvit 63 Klongton-Nua.Wattana Bangkok 10110 Tangerine Consulting Alko Plas The Lakes Ratchadaphisek Road 123/158 Wattana.biz Thomas Auping The Natural Park Apartment the number 3052 88 Soi. Hong Kong Individual – NTCC Anne Claude Toral Hernandez 12/8 Castle Hill Mansion Ekamai Soi 6. Banglamung Chonburi 20150 Delifrance Thailand ltd Marco Meuwis Panjit Tower 11th floor 117/14 Thonglor Sukhumvit Road Soi 55 Klongton-Nua. 10 lumpini. Ltd. Wattana Bangkok 10110 AXZES Egbert van der Lugt Klooslaan 71 9721 XM Groningen The Netherlands e. Ltd. Klang (Sukhumvit 49) Sukhumvit Road Klongton Nua . Pathumwan.

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For over 2 years. Why? AquaFence is designed to become more stabile as water levels rise. the employees and volunteers strengthened the coastal environment through the planting programme which lasted more than 4 hours. in English and Thai.com Agridient opens in Thailand Agridient (Thailand) ltd opened its doors in November 2012. The eTuk Cargo will also be the sign of the official start of sales in the ASEAN region. thank.For info. which has its head office in Rotterdam (Netherlands).co. AquaFence has also launched a new service called RENTAQUAFENCE. As an international team we are focused on the diverse inner city mobility around the world. TICON Industrial Connection PCL (TICON) and TICON Logistics Park Co. It is considered that it will approach potential new investors at the early stage of their investment decision which is a key to attracting new customers for Mazars in Thailand. Using mobile devices and the Web. bicycle-based adventure to our loyal customers from this scenic location. Agridient is active in the sales of agricultural raw materials. our company is committed to innovation in the rapid changing mobility market. the 30-year-old coal boiler will be converted by DPCT to run on waste wood and eucalyptus bark from the forestry and paper industry in the surrounding area. Electric Tuk Tuks for the Thai market Tuk Tuk Factory is the leader of electric Tuk Tuk’s. ClickSendGift means a unique marketing platform driving new customers to their store.clicksendgift. like vegetable proteins. greener. “Our high pressure. The team In Bangkok is headed by John Hus. high temperature technology is able to reduce fuel consumption by 20% compared to medium temperature and medium pressure technology. who has an experience of 22 years in the sales of agricultural and chemical raw materials. parks. designed for clean parcel transport and made in cooperation of the Thai company Carryboy. Acquired by TPK Ethanol Co Ltd (TPK) of Thailand for US$1 million. islands. 2013 31 . starches.Led by TICON and TPARK Managing Director.th. Department of Marine and Coastal Resources in Samed district. sweeteners and additives. enabling customers to rent the AquaFence system for 3 months per year at only a fraction of the purchase price.” says Robbert Klein Langenhorst. Managing Partner of Mazars in Thailand. “In response to phenomenal demand from clients. taxi services.News From Our Members A guide to doing business in Thailand Mazars in Thailand has created a Doing Business in Thailand guidebook to provide a detailed overview on doing business in Thailand to those who would like to invest in Thailand. The business model and technological platform allow for a quick and smooth roll out in different languages and countries. please call 02 627 3042 or email asia@ aquafence. ClickSendGift makes giving and receiving gifts fast. The system is virtually maintenance-free. Co van Kessel Bangkok Tours will move its office and operations from the Grand China Princess Hotel in Chinatown to the River City Shopping Center located a few kilometers away alongside the Chao Phraya River. Tuk Tuk Factory offers a range of different zeroemission vehicles.com volume 1. 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kipcaravans. Supporting fund of 1. exit 2. The party was a thrilling finale of “Heineken: Crack the Case” campaign launched earlier in October. The company was founded by Simon Groot. Consequently. Norway’s Gudrun oil and gas field located in the North Sea gave our company an opportunity to demonstrate our capability to supply insulation fabrication and installation services.ac. at the final round that will take place on March 9. England. durability. To date. has been credentialed as “Master Certified Coach” by the International Coach Federation. performance and beauty. Makro and the members helped the flood victims Damages caused by the huge flood disaster in 2011 still required a lot of restoration works. You don’t even feel this cutie behind your car.th Hertel Willich awarded a major project in Norway Contract work for piping insulation on the Gudrun Deck EPCH Project in Norway was awarded to Hertel Willich by Aibel (Thailand) Ltd. in line with Heineken’s “OPEN YOUR WORLD” slogan. Contact Harry Sprangers of UPBEAT Trailers at +668 4700 3323 (www. is a true family caravan offering all possible comfort. is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year anchored on the theme “30 years of trust”. The Gudrun modules (6.5 million Baht to Thammasat University Hospital. Reserve your tickets today via email kim@kis. There will be a scavenger hunt. There will also be regional field days which will showcase the company’s products to farmers and dealers. This competition intends to encourage the creative reuse of waste and bring together more young designers who care for the environment. 2013 . affected by the flood. games and snacks & drinks.nl). and thousands of hours of successful practice with a variety 32 volume 1. All caravans come with a Thai license plate and you will be surprised how affordable they are. Managing Director of 1-2-WIN Co. Gudrun is the largest module that has ever been built at the yard in Laembchabang. Indorama “ Design for Sustainability” After the success of the first RECO competition in 2011. in 2012. a sixth generation Dutch seedsman from Enkhuizen. Heineken is always about inspiring people to open up their worldviews and experience the many different things life has to offer. Kip Caravan launched in Thailand Kip Caravan is known as the Rolls Royce under the caravans. Donation of 1. Launched in October. The bravest and smartest special agents were selected.. Jean-Francois Cousin awarded highest distinction in Executive Coaching Global Executive Coach Jean-Francois Cousin. only 6 coaches have been awarded this title in Asia (excluding Japan). The picnic is open to all families living in Bangkok with young children and the planned activities are ideal for children aged between 2 and 6 years old. as well as being the largest object ever transported in Thailand.000 tons) were completed in October and shipped to Hausgesund in Norway where Hertel Willich’s QC/QA Manager is executing the final documentation. The final 15 fashion designers and 15 furniture designers have been selected. Jean-Francois’ next endeavor includes giving back to the coaching industry by helping coaches in Asia and The Middle East to reach international-standards of excellence at the service of executives. and the winner will be announced. 2. No costs are saved when it comes to using high quality materials and solutions for safety. Indorama Ventures recently launched the 2012 RECO Young Designer Competition under the theme “Design for Sustainability”. Entry is Bt 200 per family. The company’s success is hinged on its strong R&D capabilities and close relationship with farmers. computers and stationeries to the students at Ban Krau School in Saraburi. upon success over a series of exams. arts and crafts activities. sustainability and society. Hertel Willich is now writing a little piece of history. A free courtesy van will run to and from the MRT at the Thailand Cultural Centre. The brand is well-known for its hybrid vegetable varieties that allow farmers to be more productive with higher yield and superior quality produce. Siam Square. Leading vegetable seed company in Thailand celebrates 30 years East-West Seed Thailand. Their highend costume and creative work will be exhibited. “Heineken: Crack the Case” was the latest global campaign. The flag ship “Kip Gray-Line”. Previous winners received a lot of publicity for their designs and act as role models for young designers with environmental credibility.00am and finishing at 13:00. method statements and the inspection of the Benarx Fireboxes for at least another two months. Kip Caravans are made for a verity of outdoor lovers. Ltd. 2013 at Digital Gateway. Activities lined up for Tra Sorndaeng’s 30th anniversary include a search for 30 outstanding farmers from all over the country. Makro has donated funds raised from the projects with the participation of the member customers to help restore the damages in various areas to bring back the better quality of life of Thai people.Tra Sorndaeng is market leader for tropical vegetable seeds in Thailand. Together with Aibel. of Clients. This Dutch manufacturing heritage has now spread its marketing wings out to Asia and is now available in Thailand. and project owner Statoil AS Norway.Commerce Heineken: Crack the Ultimate Case Party Heineken wrapped up one of its greatest global campaigns of the year by unveiling the identities of two Thai special agents at “Heineken: Crack the Ultimate Case Party”. to renovate the Department of Pediatric.of which the two sharpest-witted would be selected to experience the exclusive life of special agent in London. This highest of distinctions in the world of coaching recognizes the mastery of practitioners. The smallest one available is called the Kip Shelter. but be aware that you 8 year old son will instantly have a bunch of new little friends.250 sets of desks and chairs to the schools to replace the old ones which have been damaged from the flood disaster. 3. Thai students and young designers have been invited to show their talents in designing fashion and furniture using recycled PET bottles and polyester. Jungle Picnic at KIS International School Are you looking for something different and fun to do with your young children? KIS would like to warmly invite you and your family to join our ‘Jungle Picnic’ on Saturday 9th of March starting at 10. better known in the country as Tra Sorndaeng. the campaign invited espionage hopefuls to undertake a special agent’s mission to crack a mysterious code in an online game . The projects include 1. having accomplished a real-time mission that was part of the non-stop party. The jointly constructed school building together with the artists from Channel 3 and provided learning materials.

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the Dutch Badotherm group has grown to become one of the European leading manufacturers for pressure gauges. thermometers. focusing on private investors living in the Asia Pacific markets. The Green Industry Level 4 or Green Culture reflects the cooperation in environmentally friendly operation from every party in organization and it becomes part of organizational culture. smelling. Today. The slogan adopted – “Asking more from chemistry” – clearly expresses our pride in being a chemical company and suggests the different approaches used by Solvay to become a model for sustainable chemistry Thailand tops €1billion turnover 1 year after the mega-flood On 12. Badotherm Far East is one of Southeast Asia’s largest assembling facilities of Diaphragm Seals combination with any major brands of transmitters. Germany. with a length between 5 to 13 days and of course the possibility to extend your stay. you will realise that “colour” is part and parcel of our lives as colors can be picked up and interpreted by all our five senses simultaneously. Green Culture and Green Network. “We wanted a corporate identity capable of conjuring up the notions of expertise. France) and in various fields of Banking. There is 5 levels of green industry categories: Green Commitment. only been visited by 3 million tourists a year. This is the time to discover this beautiful country before mass tourism hits it. maintains a clear link with the Group's history. Now you can choose out of 6 tours. greenwoodtravel. Since then. Look for more information on www. smelling. Mr. additionally. Senior Management. The answer is simple: Yes. The new logo had to be faithful to Solvay’s history while keeping the Group firmly turned towards the future & innovation. The highly symbolic letter "S" and the use of the color blue. Vinythai awarded Green Industry Level 4 34 volume 1. For more information. Switzerland). and touching – as people is encountering meaningful experiences every day. Peter Bastiaan signed the joint venture contract and established Badotherm Far East. as safe as Thailand. chemical seals. We chose this creation that perfectly expresses the ability of our Group to reinvent itself. hired Stephan Lickert in the function of Senior Business Developer and Head Asia Pacific & Middle East. Canada.nl News from Badotherm Badotherm was founded in 1957 by Mr. P. Take a walk around the houses and allow yourselves to indulge in the experience and you might begin to look at colors in a completely different way. Central & Eastern Europe.co. Akhil Kala and Mr. etc. visit us at www. and Banking in general. Green System. and in Corporate Credits. Before that. hearing. Green Activity. Consulting. whether or not we are aware. They designed these tours exclusively for Green Wood Travel. asset and liability management.badotherm. The company has been conducting its business with care of environment both inside and outside company together with the determination in improving the quality of life of communities by supporting occupational development for local housewives and various environmental conservation activities. country during the last quarter of 2011. In only 7 years Badotherm Far East managed to become a respected Diaphragm Seal service center for the complete Far East region committed to provide professional engineering products and services and continual improvement through the achievement of targeted objectives aligning with the Quality Management System. Bastiaan as a production company for field instrumentation. the Philippines. Being equipped with five senses – seeing. For five years (2007 – 2011) he was heading an international Wealth Management team based in Hong Kong. offers you the complete package solution for mechanical process instrumentation. Western Europe. Solvay adopts a new corporate identity to symbolize its transformation and its ambition This new identity expresses Solvay’s strong ambition to become a benchmark for sustainable chemistry. Stephan brings along a lot of experience as a Swiss professional in Private Banking. there has not been any company awarded the Green Industry Level 5 while Vinythai was among other 17 entrepreneurs from nationwide and was one of two companies in Rayong province who won the Green Industry Level 4 Certificate. “Dulux ignite your 5 senses with colour”. instrument fittings. seeing. Unilever’s Team Thailand worked hard to re-ignite growth after the catastrophe and successfully delivered the best turnover performance in our 80-year history in Thailand The Philippines. "Is is safe?" is a question we hear frequently. they all have colours but if you pay closer attention to details. Our tours are individual tours. Objects that we come across and the environment that we live in play a part in what we do. hearing and tasting. investment consulting. He has a substantial international professional network and market knowledge (Asia Pacific.12 as Unilever celebrated its €50billion turnover make globally. Here you will find the most beautiful beaches. tailor made solution provision. A still undiscovered paradise with over 7000 islands. innovation and modernity. 2013 . mainly in Private Banking.12. the Zurich based Private Bank Jyske Bank (Schweiz). In May 2005. absolutely fabulous! Green Wood Travel starts the New Year with a new country destination. We were closing the year with €1billion turnover in Thailand for the first time! This record turnover was achieved in the after month of the Kingdom’s worst natural disaster in living memory – the mega-flood that wreaked havoc across much of the Vinythai Public Company Ltd just received the “Green Industry Level 4 Certificate” accredited by the Ministry of Industry. gauge accessories. His special areas of expertise include Private Banking.” says Michel Defourny. tasting. Correspondent Banking. Switzerland. Our Dutch representatives on The Philippines have been working and living there for many years and build some of the accommodations you will stay in. Unilever Thailand also held celebrations at all sites global and local turnover records.Commerce New senior business developer joined Jyske Bank (Schweiz) In December 2012. Stephan was working in various countries (Canada. Head of Solvay’s Corporate Communications. the best dive spots and crystal clear waters with an abundance of corals and tropical fishes. In 2012.th The Wonder of Colours AkzoNobel Thailand recently unveiled The Wonder Of Colours With Your Five Senses at Central World by offering an exciting experience with colours through touching.

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