Arkki’s Practical Genius

The Arkki curriculum has made its way to Thailand. TFCC’s interns witnessed first-hand the innovative way Arkki uses with its students.


As interns at the Thai-Finnish Chamber of Commerce (TFCC), we had an opportunity to learn about the Finnish educational system, which is now available to Thai students to help them reach their full potential. 

This innovative education system from Finland has slight differences compared to the original Thai education system, which seems to emphasize academic subjects like mathematics, the sciences, and standardized testing. 

Arkki does not work this way. Its educational method, rather than relying on lectures, emphasizes practical work and hands-on experience to help students reach their full potential. 

Ms. Kaewkwan Hongsakul, the administrator of Thailand’s Arkki Academy, believes that the most valuable time to bring out a student’s potential is when the student is still a child. She also said that, for example, NASA prefers to work with children under the age of ten because, at that age, they have a great deal of creativity, and their potential has not been limited yet.


Focus on Learning, not Grades

The fashion studio as well as the creative crafts, digital design, and fabrication workshops are the four areas covered by Arkki’s creative education program imported from Finland. 

The names of classrooms indicate the activities and are not particularly related to the academic field. The classes are full of creativity and solving practical issues. 

The Arkki educational system places a premium on how its students think about and deal with problems. They don’t worry too much about grades and instead focus on the method. They do not use a grading system, prioritizing the process of learning instead of judging the students by their grades.


Class Sizes Capped at Sixteen

Arkki cares about the students since they have to deal with young children. In one classroom, one instructor is responsible for the education of only eight children, and the number of students allowed in a classroom is capped at sixteen. This demonstrates that they are more concerned with the quality of education than the number of students. 

Arkki also collaborates and works together with other major businesses such as Toyota, Ideo (condominium), and the Wildlife Foundation. This helps students to organize the tasks that they receive from the companies. 

Major companies are willing to use and develop those ideas from students in Arkki school. 

Having students of varying ages learn together in the same classroom will instill collaboration. Students who are older will teach and demonstrate their points of view to students who are younger in the classroom. In return, older students will have the opportunity to develop their abilities as leaders. 


Siriluk Sirichaisukcharoen and Krittayot Kradangnga



TFCC Adds New Interns

Ms. Siriluk (Benz) Sirichaisukcharoen, and Mr. Krittayot (Mark) Kradangda have started as TFCC’s new interns.

Benz is a fourth-year student graduating from the School of Liberal Arts, majoring in English (Business English Track), at Mae Fah-Luang University (MFU).

“I would take every opportunity to learn new things. I believe I can provide value to the chamber by improving my current skills,” Benz says.

Mark, on the other hand, is just back from his exchange program at the University of Tampere. He is enrolled in his third year at Mahidol University’s International College, studying International Relations and Global Affairs.

“I hope I will be able to accomplish a lot and create some incredible memories while using my best abilities to help the chamber,” Mark adds.



ACE Celebrates Anniversary

ACE Languages was established in 2017 and incorporated Voxy (Thailand) with its grand opening at True Digital Park (TDPK) in 2019.
Today, the company has 2 offices in Thailand, a head office at CP Tower (Silom) and a showroom at TDPK.
26 May marks the anniversary of the head office of ACE Languages, and, to celebrate this auspicious moment, a Blessing Ceremony will take place in the morning.
ACE has also just finished renovation and thus a small group gathering of friends and partners to meet and greet on this special occasion.
Happy Anniversary, ACE Languages!
More information: / 02-0427278

DeeMoney Offers Easy Platform for All Needs

DeeMoney is Thailand’s leading FinTech, specializing in international money transfers. With its vision to create a world where every person has control over their financial lives, it has developed simple and easy-to-use platforms for customers of all needs. The company received the Non-Bank International Money Remittance Service License, E-Payment Service License, and Authorized Money Changer License from the Ministry of Finance in 2017.

DeeMoney’s mission is to improve the financial outcomes of every single customer so they can focus on what matters: making good things grow.

The founders, Aswin and Rasmegh, established DeeMoney to provide ethical financial solutions that benefit users, starting with giving international money transfer service at a minimal cost and at the customer’s convenience.

Call Center: +66 (0)2 821 5555, from 9:00 a.m.-8:00 PM daily

Finest Future Expanding into Thailand

Finest Future has been busy hiring new people to head and lead the departments of education, partnerships, customer success, and marketing. The company is employing four times more people than a year ago.

After promising starts in Vietnam and Myanmar, Finest Future is now expanding also into Thailand.

Finest Future was founded in 2020 by entrepreneurs from Finland and Vietnam. Its ambition is to create global growth through super-connecting programs in the area of education, entrepreneurship, and entertainment.

Happy 2023!

May the New Year bring you happiness, peace, and prosperity. Wishing all our members, friends, and everyone else a joyous 2023!

– TFCC –


Peace, Joy, and Love This Christmas!

For our members, friends, and everyone else: May Your Christmas be filled with love and laughter!

– TFCC –


Heartfelt Thanks to Our Sponsors!

We need to give credit where it’s due. We would not have been able to organize today’s TFCC30 & Finland105 Gala Dinner without our sponsors. Please accept our heartfelt thanks for your donations!

Platinum Sponsors: PYN Elite & Valmet

Gold Sponsor: Wissen & Co

Silver Sponsors: Aneo, Fiskars, Kone & Udon S.K.M. International

Beverage Partner: Pulmentum


PYN: New Hope for Vietnam

“It’s been an unexpected and very peculiar year in Vietnam. In 2022 the stock market of Asia’s fastest-growing, most competitive, and the least-indebted country faced a total crash. In a year of excellent earnings growth, the Vietnam stock market has plummeted 40%, while at the same time the ASEAN markets witnessed declines of only a few percent.

The reasoning for the slump in Vietnam is exceptional. The financial regulators decided to go ahead with the disciplinary measures this year when the investors already were on shaky ground due to global uncertainties. We do agree that the administration’s measures are welcome and justified. These actions are targeted at a group of few, that includes a lawyer who is a well-known manipulator of the stocks of his companies for years and some real estate companies that have been guilty of shady land deals and unethical practices in marketing corporate bonds.

Unfortunately, these discipline measures have created collateral damage, and retail investors’ confidence in the bond market has dropped to the bottom. The corporate bond market liquidity has been frozen, and lots of stocks have faced forced sales while being used as collateral for the bonds. Uncertainty in the market also pushed Vietnamese businesses to convert sizeable amounts of the local currency for US dollars, causing a flash devaluation of the dong.

The Vietnamese authorities are well aware of all the negative side effects of the discipline measures, and last week a list of actions to restore confidence in the financial markets became public. There is new hope for the better, and there is a good reason to believe that Vietnam’s Index will be heading higher in the next 12 months.

On the other hand, the Vietnamese administration will continue to try to maintain law and order in the financial markets, and there will certainly be no amnesty for those who acted unethically. Let’s keep in mind also that the Vietnamese administration has very consistently for a couple of decades aligned its key policies towards pro-business. Vietnamese administrators are able to correct these self-inflicted wounds so that the problems do not reach Vietnam’s extensive business sectors, which are the basis of healthy growth.

The Vietnamese government is targeting +6.5 percent GDP growth for 2023. Our take is that likely near-term weakness of EU and US demand will take its toll on Asian exports to these markets. Our estimate for Vietnam’s GDP growth in 2023 is slightly lower, +5.5 percent.”

(Peta’s Blog)


Peta’s Blog is Petri Deryng’s and PYN Elite’s news site that keeps us updated on the latest in Southeast Asia.

PYN Elite is a successful Finnish equity fund and one of the main sponsors of the upcoming TFCC30 Gala that takes place on 3 December at Sofitel Sukhumvit Hotel. PYN has been one of the most loyal supporters of TFCC throughout the years.

You’ll find more information HERE.



Video: The Story of Valmet

Valmet Co., Ltd. is one of the TFCC30 Gala Dinner’s main sponsors. Valmet is also one of TFCC’s most loyal members.

The following video, The Story of Valmet, tells about Valmet’s 220 years of industrial history linked with events that occurred. It describes the insights and solutions that modern-day Valmet has been built on. But it’s also a story of a Finnish market leader.