The American Chamber of Commerce in Thailand (AMCHAM) was set up in 1956 and originally had a membership of eight American companies with around 60 American nationals. The organisation has now grown to over 650 company members comprising of over 1800 professionals, companies, non-profit organizations, and individuals.
This Friday, 16th September 201, AMCHAM are holding their latest Greater Phuket Event. Don’t worry if you’re not a member, or an American (like myself), as non-members are always welcome, as are non-Americans.
The guest speaker for this event is one of the leading Asian based entrepreneurs and businessmen Allan Zeman. Allan was born in Regensburg, Germany; and raised in Montreal, Canada. He started working at the age of ten and by the age of nineteen he had earned his first C$1 million by importing clothes from Hong Kong. As he frequently travelled to Hong Kong for work in the 1970s, he eventually moved to there in 1975.
Back in the early 1980s, there were no western restaurants in Hong Kong., which is something that he really wanted. Therefore, in 1983 he opened the California Restaurant in a small street in Central Hong Kong named Lan Kwai Fong. In fact, in 1984 he purchased the whole block and began his career as an entertainment operator and property developer. It was at this time that Lan Kwai Fong Holdings Ltd was born, of which Allan is chairman.
So you’re probably wondering what Allan’s connection is with Phuket? Well one of Allans’s most recent ventures, as a property developer, is the 5 star luxury resort and villas Andara. Allan realised the potential of the high-end resort market in Phuket, for both travellers and those looking for a second home in Phuket. The Andara Resort & Villas are a reflection of his taste and style and has certainly has proven popular with like-minded individuals.
Allan will be hosting the AMCHAM event to talk about his journey developing Andara into a much sought after brand, and how his investment in Phuket has paved the way for a continuing success story.
This event is a great opportunity to see one of the regions high profile business personalities up close and personal.
Registration starts at 4:00 pm with the program commencing from 4:30pm until 5:30pm. Networking drinks will follow. Attendance is open to the public for THB100.
To sign up visit W: amchamthailand.com or contact Sheree Tanpensuk by email: firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 02-254-1041 ext. 212.