October Sundowners

  • Wednesday, October 02, 2013
  • 18:00 - 21:00
  • Ballroom, 2nd Floor, Swissotel Le Concorde Bangkok (MRT: Huay Kwang)


  • Open to any employee of an AustCham member company. To register for website access please go to the 'member info' tab on the AustCham home page and select 'apply for website access'. Your entry fee includes 50 baht that is donated directly to community services activities. Pre-book AND pre-pay for a streamlined Sundowners entry.

    Members may register guests at the non-member price.
  • For those who are not members of the chamber and not employed by an AustCham member company. Your entry fee includes 50 baht that is donated directly to community services activities.

    You may register additional guests.
  • Pre-paid vouchers enable quick, easy and discounted Sundowners entry. Pre-register you and your guests and we'll ensure a name badge is ready to go at a special desk away from the slow money-collection area. Pick up your name tag, hand us the voucher and get networking. Easy. You may register as many guests as you have vouchers.
  • While our strong preference is that each employee of an AustCham member company create their own log-in to book for events, we recognise there are events such Sundowners where one company may wish to place a single booking for multiple employees. Contact us for the code to unlock this booking option.

AustCham’s October Sundowners is a very special event in support of The Beaumont Foundation Ruam Pattana School in Chaiyaphum province.  Opened earlier this year the school provides innovative and high-quality education to an under-privileged community.  Many of the first intake of students are already being sponsored by AustCham members and friends for their six years of education.  Remember that a portion of your Sundowners entry goes directly to the Beaumont school to help fund its operating costs.

Please make a special effort to attend this month’s Sundowners at Swissotel Le Concorde, Bangkok and help support the school.  This is a great opportunity to not only network with friends and colleagues but also to help a child have a brighter future.

Event details

Wednesday 2 October 2013
18:00 - 21:00 (last drinks served at 20:30)
Cost: Baht 550 for members

Baht 1,000 for non-members
Location: Ballroom, 2nd Floor, Swissotel Le Concorde Bangkok, 204 Rachadapisek Road, Huay Kwang
Huay Kwang (Just a two-minute walk from the MRT station)

AustCham wishes to thank its sponsors for their support.

Corporate Sponsor: The Beaumont Partnership Foundation

Catering and Venue Sponsor: Swissotel Le Concorde Bangkok

The Beaumont Partnership Foundation

The Beaumont Ruam Pattana School in Chaiyaphum was conceived as a means of re-dressing some of the inequalities in educational opportunities between Bangkok and the rest of Thailand. The Beaumont Partnership has been in business here for over the 23 years. Over that period of time the continuing drift of young people from rural areas to urban centres has remained clearly apparent. Typically the reason for this drift is the search for an improved standard of living for themselves and their families.

A recognition that the opportunity to improve standards of living is largely driven by access to education is what drove The Beaumont Partnership to establish the TBP Foundation with a focus on establishing a school in Chaiyaphum province. In some way this is intended as a means of contributing back to the community that has supported the company over many years. With the assistance of its extended network of fellow consultants, building suppliers, developers and generous individuals, the initial phase of the school is now open.  The school opened with 128 students from kindergarten one through to grade two.  The school will be progressively built out as the children grow through the school.

Continuing economic sustainability is one of the fundamental principles embraced by the school’s board. On that basis the intention is that income derived from a construction industry focussed business park, a hospitality college and an organic farm, situated on land close to the school, will eventually provide for the ongoing financial needs of the school. It is anticipated that the establishment of this support base will take between five to six years, and in the interim financial support is sought from the broader community.


Swissotel Le Concorde Bangkok

The 5-star-22-storey Swissotel Le Concorde Bangkok features newly renovated restaurants, houses 407 spacious and elegantly-appointed rooms min 40sqm as well as suites with non-smoking floors and wheelchair accessible rooms with friendly features for guests with disability. Swissotel Le Concorde Bangkok is located on Ratchadapisek Road, Bangkok’s thriving business and entertainment district, the hotel is just a mere 25 minutes’ drive away from Suvarnabhumi International Airport via the expressway with convenient links to major parts of the exciting and vibrant city of Bangkok with the Huay Kwang MRT Station only a two minute walk away. Easily accessible roads, expressways and subways bring guests to Bangkok’s central business district, convention centre and prime tourist attractions within minutes. Many world class golf courses are also located within a 30-minute drive from the hotel.

Other facilities includes swimming pool, gym and five F&B Outlets includes Takumi, Loong Foong Chinese Restaurant, Fountain Cafe, Crossroads Bar, Le Concorde Deli.