Australian Business Forum: Eastern Seaboard Evening Presentation

  • Wednesday, May 28, 2014
  • 16:00 - 21:00
  • Bardolino room, 2nd Floor of Ocean Tower, Amari 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.

AustCham is pleased to present Nicolas Duke, General Manager of Air International Thailand and Jennifer Allen, First Secretary (Economic) and Head of Public Diplomacy Unit as a guest speakers for the Australian Business Forum (ABF) presentation on the Eastern Seaboard. The ABF is a Chamber initiative, supported by the Australian Government.

  • Nicolas Duke, General Manager at Air International Thailand – Air International was founded in Australia in 1967 by Owen John, after he built an air conditioner for his own Jaguar and discovered a demand for it among other luxury car owners. Since then, the company has grown all over the world, including Thailand, where it has established a fully owned manufacturing facility in Rayong. Speaking from his experience in Thailand, Nicolas will discuss some of the challenges and opportunities in expanding an Australian business into Thailand.

  • Jonathan Kenna, Minister and Deputy Head of Mission of Australian Embassy.
  • Jonathan joined the Australian Embassy in Bangkok in March this year.  From 2007 to 2010 Jonathan was posted to Australia's Mission to the World Trade Organization in Geneva.  He holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) from the University of Sydney, a Bachelor of Laws (University of New South Wales) and a Master of Laws (University of Melbourne).
Event details
Wednesday 28 May 2014
Meeting and presentation 16:00 - 18:00
  Cocktail Reception 18:00 - 21:00
Cost: Baht 400 for members
  Baht 800 for non-members
Location: "Bardolino room", 2nd Floor of Ocean Tower, Amari Pattaya
"Ice Bar", Lobby Level of Ocean for the Cocktail Reception

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.