Australian Business Forum: Inaugural Eastern Seaboard luncheon

  • Wednesday, September 25, 2013
  • 12:00 - 14:00
  • "The Rim Suan Meeting Room", Amari Orchid Pattaya


  • For any employee of an AustCham member company. If you don't have a website log-in, apply at
  • Non-members are very welcome to participate in this event.
  • If you have a lunch voucher please register in this category and we will collect the voucher at the door. Please note that no-shows will be invoiced.

Registration is closed

Following the success of our first ABF gathering in Bangkok, AustCham is pleased to welcome members and friends to the first Australian Business Forum (ABF) luncheon on Thailand's Eastern Seaboard (ESB) industrial heartland.

The ABF is a new Chamber initiative, supported by the Australian Government's Asian Century Business Engagement Plan.

For our inaugural Eastern Seaboard ABF luncheon we are pleased to present two top-profile presenters:

  • David Chuter, Executive General Manager of Futuris Automotive (Thailand).  From a supplier of seats and automotive components exclusively for the Australian car industry, Futuris has burst into international supply chains to become a key provider to some world's leading car brands.  It is one of the companies that comprises what the Australian Financial Review (AFR) refers to as "the new heart of Australian manufacturing" right here on Thailand's Eastern Seaboard.  The same article calls Futuris a "manufacturing pioneer" for its vision in expanding rapidly into high-growth Asian markets.   Click here to read more about Futuris, reprinted in this month's Advance magazine with permission from the AFR.
  • Australian Ambassador the Kingdom of Thailand, H.E. James Wise.  James Wise has been Ambassador to Thailand since August 2010. This is his second posting to Thailand. From 1995 to 1998 he was Deputy Head of Mission at the Australian Embassy in Bangkok and Permanent Representative to ESCAP.

ABF luncheons follow a standard agenda of:

  • briefing on business strategy by an Australian-related or Australian-Thai related business;
  • an update by the Australian Embassy; and
  • an opportunity for open discussion/knowledge-sharing.

The ABF is an important forum for anybody interested in the Australian-Thai business relationship, and business in Thailand more broadly.  It facilitates business discussions, networking and knowledge-sharing.  For more information on the Australian Business Forum concept please click here.

Event details
Wednesday 25 September 2013
12:00 - 14:00
Cost: Baht 400 for members
  Baht 800 for non-members
Location: Amari Orchid Resort & Tower, Pattaya Beach

ABF activity is supported by funding from Austrade as part of the Asian Century Business Engagement Plan.  The views expressed herein are not necessarily the views of the Commonwealth of Australia, and the Commonwealth does not accept responsibility for any information or advice contained herein.