On March 30th, the AGM was held. The 2020 year certainly wasn’t what anyone was expecting.
Your steadfast support, however, has been a great encouragement to the BeLuThai Team and we are determined to bring you a fantastic program in the coming 8 months of 2021.
The focus for the coming months will be to provide some events for everyone within a safe environment, and with this in mind we have endeavoured to create a calendar of events to suit a wide range of interests of our Members.
So, whether you want to take part socially, educationally or professionally, we will have something for everyone.
Please mark your calendar and learn more in this Newsletter about the following events:
May 13-14 : Khon Kaen Business Forum
May 24 : BeLuThai : Meet – Discover – Eat, your trade event!
A new Board of Directors was elected, and I would like to take this opportunity to express my sincerest gratitude to outgoing Board who served from 2019 to 2021.
After the AGM, Members and many friends came together to celebrate our Past President, Dr. Sutharm Valaisathien. Dr. Sutharm was our Chamber’s President for a decade and Member for 18 years.
We are delighted to announce that Dr Sutharm has accepted to be our Honorary President and will continue to be of great support to BeLuThai.
Please also make a note that in 2022, BeLuThai will celebrate its 30th Anniversary. You are most welcome to send me any suggestions you may have to mark the occasion.
I look forward to working with our new Board of Directors and hope to each and every one of you at many of our events throughout the year.
1 April 2021
We are proud to announce that Miss Thanaree Scheerlinck has been elected Runner Up at the 2021 Miss Belgium elections. Congratulations to Khun Thanaree !
Tuesday 30 March 2021: BeLuThai Annual General Meeting 2021
On Tuesday, March 30th, BeLuThai held its annual AGM at the Hansar Hotel.
Despite the pandemic, the Chamber closed 2020 with a profit, but saw the number of members slightly drop.
The forecast for 2021 is a status quo with 2020.
A new Board was elected for 2021-2023. President Dr. Sutharm Valaisathien concluded his 10th year of Presidency and was nominated Honorary President.
We congratulate our New Board Members: Krit Siribunyawat, Bernard Collin, Marc Dehertogh, Jean-Louis Graindorge, Dr. Nimnual Piewthongngam, Siriporn Wutthilaohaphan, Stephan Vanden Auweele, Arnaud Derbaudrenghien, Emmanuel De Smedt, Kim Steppe, Tom Thomas and Kristof Ghekiere.
Tuesday 30 March 2021: Special Reception in Honour of Dr Sutharm Valaisathien
On Tuesday, March 30th, after the AGM, a special celebration was held to thank Dr Sutharm Valaisathien for his 10 year Presidency of BeLuThai.
Dr Sutharm will become Honorary President of the Chamber.
Dr Sutharm was honored in speeches by Mr. Arnt Kenis, Deputy Head of Mission, Belgian Embassy, Mr. Gabriel Baptista, Deputy Head of Mission, Luxembourg Embassy, Mr. Stanley Kang, President of the JFCCT and Mr. Philip Coates, Executive Director of BeLuThai.
The auspicious event was held on the rooftop of the Hansar Hotel Bangkok.
Thank you to our sponsors: VYNCKE, INVE, EPKA and Breweberry, Lutosa, 3Sixty Food and Hansar Hotel Bangkok.