Message from the Executive Director March 2022
Dear members and friends of the STCC,
I think we all hoped that the Covid would slowly subside and our lives would return to normal, that people would be able to travel and see their loved ones again after years of being kept at a distance. The armed aggression of the Russian Federation against its neighbouring country has, at least for me, destroyed the hope of a period of peace and recovery after this very difficult and challenging 2 years. At the time of writing the Swiss government, known for its neutrality has adopted economic sanctions against Russia and key leaders. I think there is no better way to underline this step than done by the Swiss President and Foreign Minister Ignazio Cassis who stated: "It is not neutral to play into the hands of an aggressor."
But now I would like to move on to the more mundane things.
I am excited to share with you, that after months of planning we will finally hold the first event jointly organized by all Swiss Chambers of Commerce in the APAC region. The event is themed to be showcasing Swiss companies’ sustainability efforts in APAC. Ms. Sheena Flannery, Director, Group Communications, DKSH Thailand and Candidate for the Board of Directors 2022-2024 of the STCC is one of the speakers at this event.
I hope that many of you will be able to join and already look forward to provide you with more information about the next event in this series soon.
As the situation regarding Covid in Thailand remains unclear, the Board has decided that we will hold an event on the day of the Annual Member Cocktail (AMC), with voting on all AGM agenda items and the election of the Board being conducted electronically beforehand. However, on the day we have scheduled for an AMC, we will still come together and have the opportunity to network and meet the new Directors of the Board, President and Vice-Presidents.
We also look forward to welcoming our friends on the 24th as we have an outstanding keynote speaker for the event: Mr. Prinn Panitchpakdi, Head of Economic Teams of Deputy PM and Minister of Commerce - Blockchain in Thailand.
If you are interested in presenting your company at the event with a marketing booth, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. We are happy to offer you valuable marketing packages.