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As we now enter Q4 2021, I believe there is light at the end of the tunnel. The number of cases in Thailand is decreasing and the measures are gradually being relaxed. Now I hope that the borders to the Kingdom will be opened within the next two months, so that business and holiday travellers can enter once again without quarantine. In the meantime, as we await such positive announcements, I will ...

This CEO story is about the people who make Asian Trails what it is today: our employees. I would like to dedicate this article to the 450 Asian Trails staff. This is to say thank you for being part of the Asian Trails family in these difficult times and to tell my readers what colleagues have been doing during their work and free time.

Having returned from a summer holiday to Europe, I have to admit that I was astonished by the level of normalcy prevalent in Switzerland and Germany. Switzerland has always used to be on the top of international rankings such as for innovation, economic performance, personal freedom and prosperity, and now it can add managing Covid-19 to the list. Just recently, it has been ranked as one of the ...

It gives me great pleasure to share with you in this opening message of our newsletter two major achievements of the Chamber, marked by the visit of Federal Councillor Ignazio Cassis to Thailand from 1-3 August and some other updates on our chamber operations.

The STCC is pleased to announce the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding for an internship programme with ETHZurich in its role as Leading House Asia. The internship programme is aimed at students at Swiss universities, universities of applied sciences and universities of teacher education and offers internships in STCC member companies in Thailand. 

The signing ceremony was witnessed by H ...

During his state visit to Thailand, H.E. Federal Councillor Ignazio Cassis, together with Dr Niti Meyer, Director of the STCC, inaugurated the STCC's newly built office on the premises of the Swiss Embassy. A Lignum Vitae tree was planted next to the office pavilion, symbolising the already strong ties between the Embassy and the STCC and the future growth potential of this already long-standing ...

It is with profound sadness that we inform you that our friend and Honorary President Paul Somm passed away peacefully on Friday, 30 July, loosing the battle to age related diseases in Hua Hin. Paul was the President of the Swiss Thai Business Association from 1997 to 1998 and founding father and President of the STCC from 1999 to 2001. I met Paul the first time when I moved from New York to ...

Maintaining supply chain resiliency through the COVID-19 pandemic

Dachser Thailand geared up for challenges in 2021 and beyond

The COVID-19 crisis was a black swan event that shocked the global logistics sector. How has Dachser Thailand proven their resilience in the face of these uncertain times?

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The Covid-19 pandemic forced changes around the globe, as governments issued immediate restrictions such as limiting gatherings of people, encouraging employees to work from home and restricting physical business meetings. To adapt to this unprecedented crisis, digital transformation has become a tremendous priority for companies to continue running their operations.

The Swiss-Thai Chamber of Commerce is moving its office! After months of preparations and intensive discussions the Federal Government has given its permission for the STCC to establish its offices on the compound of the Swiss Embassy in Bangkok. This was only possible thanks to the efforts of Ambassador Helene Budliger Artieda and her team. We would like to express our sincerest gratitude to them ...