TFCC President’s Letter – January 2020

Dear Fellow Members, Partners and Friends,

For your information we have made a few new decisions, organised events and been active in many ways.


  • We decided to relocate our office and signed a lease agreement with IW Serviced Office on the 23rd floor of Two Pacific Place building next to BTS Nana station.
  • We decided to outsource secretarial and administrative services from 1 April 2020, because our office manager Ms. Kewalin (Kel) Kiatchusak has decided to move to Finland in April.


  • TFCC organised JFCCT Presidents’ Council meeting on 22 January 2020 at Rembrandt Hotel. TFCC Partner Wissen & Co. was our main sponsor and 40 guests enjoyed the business set lunch menu that was designed by Finnish Chef Mikko Kataja, who owns and operates Jenna’s Bistro & Wine restaurant and Cafe 8.98 in Krabi, Thailand.
  • TFCC GT Friday on 31 January 2020 taGT Friday is a get together after work party for members and guests every last Friday of the month.


  • TFCC Presidents are negotiating with a few potential new members and partners, who are interested in collaborating wth us.
  • TFCC director Ozzi Järvinen from IGLU has been updating our website .
  • TFCC executive director Mr. Teuvo Tuomi has a new business visa and work permit and he will start working for TFCC in February 2020.
  • TFCC Office Manager has been updating our business address at DBD and other government authorities and she will complete the task in February.

New Members

  • TFCC has received and approved a few membership applications and new members will be introduced later and their contact information will be uploaded on our website.

Have a nice weekend!

Jorma Manninen, President

JFCCT Presidents’ Council Meeting: Promoting Finnish Interests

TFCC would like to extend its special thanks to Wissen & Co., the main sponsor of JFCCT Presidents’ Council Meeting on 22 January. TFCC is also grateful for having an opportunity to host the event that was attended by the Presidents of other Chambers.

Thanks also to H.E. Satu Suikkari-Kleven, Ambassador of Finland, who opened the meeting together with Mr. Jorma Manninen, TFCC’s President.

The event was also a good opportunity to promote Finland and Finnish business interests in Thailand and beyond. The menu of the event nicely reflected our collective heritage. It included some Finnish delicacies like smoked salmon and blueberry pie.


TFCC Hosts JFCCT Presidents’ Council at Mexicano

The Thai-Finnish Chamber of Commerce hosted this year’s first The Joint Foreign Chamber of Commerce in Thailand’s (JFCCT) Presidents’ Council Meeting. The event was held on 22 January at Rembrandt Hotel’s colorful Mexicano restaurant.

A full house of top leaders was welcomed by H.E. Satu Suikkari-Kleven, Ambassador of Finland, and Mr. Jorma Manninen, President of TFCC.

The JFCCT represents 33 chambers and business associations as well as over 9,000 companies.

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