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About the Organiser

The Thai-Norwegian Chamber of Commerce was founded in 1996 with the aim of facilitating increased trade and investment between Thailand and Norway. It provides members with a forum to improve business conditions and opportunities as well as creating venues and channels for exchange and sharing of information. The Chamber organises business related events from Breakfast Meetings covering current business affairs, to topical Business Seminars and Dinner Events featuring guest speakers.

Current membership stands at around 80 premium and corporate members in addition to some 20 individuals. The Chamber office is co-located with Innovation Norway's representative office in Bangkok's central business district and also works closely with the Royal Norwegian Embassy as part of Team Norway. Through its membership of the Joint Foreign Chambers of Commerce in Thailand, the Chamber identifies challenges and opportunities in doing business in Thailand, seeking support in Thai Government policies to address such issues. This includes interaction with key stakeholders in Thailand relevant to the business community such as the Board of Trade, the Thai Customs Department, The Immigration Department, The Revenue Department and the Board of Investment as well as providing access to top officials in the Thai administration.

The Thai-Norwegian Business Review Magazine is issued four times per year. Business Review features interesting articles about business, trade and life style in both Norway, Thailand and the neighbouring countries. It is distributed free to the members and other contacts. The magazine also doubles as the Chamber's member directory. The Chamber website contains news and information about the latest Chamber activities. It also provides links to useful intelligence within business and trade in Thailand.

Key Summit Staff

Vibeke Lyssand
Chamber President

Vibeke Lyssand Leirvåg is President of the Thai-Norwegian Chamber of Commerce since 2013. She has more than 25 years experience from Thailand and understands the Thai business culture better than most. Ms. Leirvåg is the CEO of Felicia Design, a 100% Norwegian controlled and owned high end silver and gold jewellery design and manufacturing company.

t: +66 2650 8444
m: +66 81821 7730

Summit Head Organiser

Axel Blom is Head Organiser of the Summit and Vice President of the Chamber. He is also the past President of the Chamber (2007-2013). Mr. Blom runs Blue Business Solutions, a business advisory company and is also Innovation Norway's Country Representative for Thailand and Myanmar. He has previously worked as Regional Director Southeast Asia for Scandinavian Airlines.

t: +66 2627 3040
m: +66 81823 1010

Executive Director

Thitikul Opdal is Executive Director of the Chamber. Her main responsibility is running the chamber office and all chamber activities including the chamber’s media. Ms. Opdal has 15 years management experience from international companies within the business consulting, oil & gas and renewable energy sectors in Thailand, Singapore and Norway.

t: +66 2650 8444
m: +66 84719 9681

Director of Sales & Marketing

Anders Magnusson is Director of Sales and Marketing at the Chamber. His main responsibility covers advertising and sponsorship as well as the Thai-Norwegian Business Review Magazine. Mr. Magnusson has long professional experience from similar positions as well as from senior positions in the hospitality industry from Europe, Middle East and the United States.

t: +66 2650 8444
m: +66 84694 0046