The program this month will be a panel of Phuket business and information experts that will answer questions related to the Phuket economy while providing up to date information sources for business people in Phuket. You are invited to submit your question for the panel.
Bill Barnett A hospitality expert, consultant to Asia Pacific hotel companies and a commentator on the Phuket Tourism and Hospitality economy. Bill is also the creator of thephuketinsider.com an online source for all hotel and real estate news.
Alasdair Forbes A professional journalist for 39 years, working on publications in the UK, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Cyprus, Dubai and Hong Kong. For seven years he was managing editor of the Phuket Gazette. He is now managing partner of Forbes Communications, an agency specialising in writing news and features, editing, managing magazines and newspapers, and offering PR consulting services. “Board member of the Phuket Community Foundation and regular contributor to phuketobserver.com”
Make sure you check out our website for any updates about the coming program.
Once again circumstances have necessitated a change of venue. We’re actually pleased to let you know we’ll be returning to the Thai Naan restaurant across from Central Festival. The Thai Naan will be offering a complete buffet dinner with several cuisine choices, so plan on a dining experience of greater value than the cost of entry. Parking is very plentiful and there are few places easier to find. I’m asking that everyone bring a visitor or guest which will help cover the increased costs of this venue.
For our program this month we’re still working on the panel and a moderator, but the topic is without parallel in importance and impact to all of us living and working here. Where is Phuket’s economy and What are the Politics behind the dynamic? Come and listen, come and contribute. Do you have a question, follow the link above to submit it early. – James Firth President
Regular Meeting September 8th
Doors open: 6:15
Program Starts @ 7:10
The Thai Naan Restaurant
(across from Central Festival)
IBAP Members 200 Baht
Visitors and Guests: 400 Baht
Students (12-17): 100 Baht
Buffet Dinner & complimentary drinks included