Australian Business Forum: inaugural Bangkok luncheon

  • Wednesday, September 11, 2013
  • 12:00 - 14:00
  • Bytes, 5th Floor, Renaissance Bangkok Ratchaprasong Hotel, Ploenchit Road (BTS: Chidlom, Exit number 2)


  • 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.

AustCham is pleased to welcome members and friends to the first Australian Business Forum (ABF) luncheon in Bangkok.  The ABF is a new Chamber initiative, supported by the Australian Government's Asian Century Business Engagement Plan.  It will be an important forum for anybody interested in the Australian-Thai business relationship, and business in Thailand more broadly.  The ABF will be an important forum for business discussions and networking, with a particular emphasis on Australia-Thai commerce. 

ABF luncheons will follow a standard agenda of:

1. Briefing on business strategy by an Australian-related or Australian-Thai related business;
2. An update by the Australian Embassy; and
3. An opportunity for open discussion/knowledge-sharing.

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

  • Simon Shale, General Manager of Visy Packaging (Thailand) Ltd.  From humble beginnings in Melbourne, Australia, in 1948, Visy has grown to become one of the world's leading privately owned packaging, paper and recycling companies, with an annual turnover of about A$ 4 Billion. Its operation in Thailand has been extraordinarily successful.  After investing in some of the most advanced technology in the world it will be able to produce 120 million plastic food jars annually! Read more here.
  • 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.

For more information on the Australian Business Forum concept please click here.

Event details
Wednesday 11 September 2013
12:00 - 14:00
Cost: Baht 400 for members
  Baht 800 for non-members
Location: Renaissance Bangkok Ratchaprasong Hotel, Ploenchit Road
Chidlom, Exit Number 2

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.