Australian Business Forum - May 2014

  • Thursday, May 15, 2014
  • 11:45 - 14:00
  • Ballroom, Four Seasons Hotel Bangkok


  • 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 present Dillip Rajakarier, CEO of Minor Hotel Group and COO of Minor International as our speaker for the Australian Business Forum (ABF) luncheon in Bangkok. HE Ambassador James Wise will present an update from the Australian Embassy Bangkok. The ABF is a Chamber initiative, supported by the Australian Government.

  • Dillip Rajakarier, CEO of Minor Hotel Group and COO of Minor International. Starting from humble beginnings in Thailand some thirty-odd years ago, Minor International has become one of the largest hospitality and leisure companies on the Asia Pacific Region. It owns over 80 hotels and resorts, 1,300 restaurants and 2000 retail trading outlets.  Speaking from his experience with the Minor Group, Mr Rajakarier will describe the company’s growth path and explain how it subsequently expanded into advanced markets like the Australian market. In his presentation, Mr Rajakarier will uncover the keys to Minor’s success, both on a domestic and international scale. He will also touch upon the nature of the Thai-Australian relationship within the company, demonstrating some of the opportunities and challenges faced by a Thai company entering the Australia market.
  • Australian Ambassador the Kingdom of Thailand, H.E. James Wise. James Wise has been Ambassador to Thailand since August 2010 

Event details
Thursday 15 May 2014
12:00 - 14:00, registration from 11:45
Cost: Baht 400 for members
  Baht 800 for non-members
Location: "Ballroom", Four Seasons Hotel Bangkok, Rajadamri Road

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.