2022 Joint ASEAN Societies Reception

2022 Joint ASEAN Societies Reception at the Indonesian Embassy in London.

David Stringer-Lamarre, MD of FortisCL within his role as Chair, International Trade Group, British Malaysian Society was pleased to act as MC and speak at this fully booked event.

Opening remarks were delivered by David Stringer-Lamarre. The welcome address was made by Mei Sim Lai OBE DL, Chair of The British Malaysian Society. There followed a message from Gavin Wilkins, Chief Commercial Officer of Hawksford, sponsor of the event. HE Mr Kan Pharidh, Ambassador of Cambodia delivered a speech on Cambodia’s Chairmanship of ASEAN in 2022. This was followed by HE Dr Desra Percaya, the Ambassador of Indonesia who spoke about Indonesia’s Chairmanship of ASEAN in 2023. Freya Thomas Monk from UKABC delivered remarks about the UK engagement with ASEAN. Closing remarks were made by Steve Buckley, Chair of Anglo-Thai Society.    

The ASEAN Societies and other guest groups taking part this year included:
The British Malaysian Society
The Anglo-Thai Society
The Anglo-Indonesian Society
Singapore Business Group
Singapore UK Association
Cambodia Society in the United Kingdom
Britain-Burma Society
Vietnam UK Network
Philippine British Business Council
AUBF ( ASEAN UK Business Forum )
UK-ASEAN Business Council

Image right to left: Steve Buckley, Anglo-Thai Society; Gavin Wilkins, Hawksford; HE Mr Kan Pharidh, Ambassador of Cambodia; Mei Sim Lai OBE DL, British Malaysia Society; Freya Thomas Monk, UKABC and David Stringer-Lamarre