The Governors' Gala

AMCHAM’s Governors’ Gala Dinner Raises Over 700,000 Baht to Fund Scholarships for Thai Students in Need 

AMCHAM’s Governors’ Gala Dinner Raises Over 700,000 Baht to Fund Scholarships for Thai Students in Need 

On May 27, 2023, at the Shangri-La Hotel Bangkok, the American Chamber of Commerce in Thailand (AMCHAM) hosted the Governors’ Gala. The Gala is one of AMCHAM’s signature social events, bringing together the international business community to celebrate the service and commitment of the 2023 AMCHAM Board of Governors. Throughout the joyous evening, members contributed funds and increased awareness for the longstanding AMCHAM Thailand Foundation (ATF) scholarship program.  

This year guests got a taste of the big top with a Circus Circus theme, and they embraced the occasion by adorning themselves in their preferred circus-themed attire. AMCHAM Vice President, Arpaporn (Gift) Samabhandhu, Vice President & Area Managing Director at KENVUE warmly welcomed the attendees-"AMCHAM remains committed to fostering a robust international business community. The Board and I proudly represent a dynamic and driven group, determined to make AMCHAM Thailand the leading and most inclusive business organization in the Kingdom. Our primary focus remains on business, and we are thrilled to witness the rapid growth of our member network." 

The U.S. Ambassador to Thailand, Robert F. Godec of the U.S. Embassy Bangkok, toasted and congratulated the board of governors to start the evening and highlights of the evening included games and a silent auction with hundreds of prizes, and live musical performances. The silent auction was delightfully competitive as members bid on prizes, from getaways, to jewelry to furniture and appliances, all donated by AMCHAM members to raise money for the AMCHAM Thailand Foundation (ATF) Scholarship program. Over 700,000 baht was raised to support deserving and financially disadvantaged Thai students with scholarships to pursue their university education in Thailand. 

Special thanks to the event's sponsors: AMCHAM Platinum Sponsors: Amazon, Citibank, Chevron, Netflix, and Seagate. AMCHAM Gold Sponsors: Agoda, C.P. Group, Ford Motor Company, International School Bangkok, Johnson & Johnson, Mastercard, Meta, Minor International, RMA Group, Tyson International, Western Digital, and WHA Group. AMCHAM Silver Sponsors: 3M, Amata Corporation, American Axle & Manufacturing, Bangkok Hospital, Bangkok Patana School, Boonrawd Brewery, BorgWarner, Caterpillar, Coca-Cola, Dow Thailand Group, Esso, FedEx Express, Jelly Belly, McThai, NIST International School, Panda USA, PCS Security and Facility Services, and Pfizer.  

Silent Auction, Game, and Raffle Sponsors included individual contributions and sponsorships: Amrapur Tailors, Anantara Golden Triangle Elephant Camp & Resort, Anantara Hua Hin Resort, Anantara Layan Phuket Resort, Anantara Siam, Andaz Pattaya, Angsana Laguna Phuket, Arpaporn Samabhandhu of KENVUE, Bank of America, BNH Hospital, Bumrungrad Hospital, Capella Bangkok, Caterpillar, Chevron, Ducati Motor, Equator Pure Nature, Esso, Ford Motor Company, Grand Hyatt Erawan Hotel, Hilton Sukhumvit Bangkok, Holiday Inn Bangkok Silom, Holiday Inn Pattaya, Hotel Indigo Wireless Road, International School Bangkok, Jelly Belly, Jim Thompson, Johnson & Johnson, JW Marriott Bangkok, Kantary Hills Chiangmai Hotel & Serviced Apartment, La-Z-Boy, Le Meridien Bangkok, Le Meridien Chiangrai Resort, LeMeridien Phuket Beach Resort, L'Oreal Thailand, Melia Bangkok Sukhumvit, Melia Chiang Mai, Melia Koh Samui, Mondelez, Movenpick BDMS Wellness Resort Bangkok, Movenpick Resort Cam Ranh, Park Hyatt Bangkok, Pimalai Resort & Spa, Koh Lanta, Krabi, Pullman Phuket Arcadia Naithon Beach, Radisson Blu Plaza Bangkok, Raja's Fashions, Rajawongse Clothier, Ramada Plaza by Wyndham Bangkok Menam Riverside, Rawi Warin Resort & Spa, Royal Orchid Sheraton Hotel, Shangri-La Bangkok, Sheraton Grande Sukhumvit Hotel, Scott McCormack, Seagate Technology, Shrewsbury International School, Siam Kempinski Hotel Bangkok, Sofitel Bangkok Sukhumvit, St Regis Bangkok, The Naka Island, Phuket, The Okura Prestige Bangkok, The Westin Siray Bay Resort & Spa Phuket, Tilleke & Gibbins, The Legend Chiang Rai, Kantary Hills Chiangmai Hotel & Serviced Apartment, The Slate, Thonburi Bamrungmuang Hospital, Starbucks, and Samitivej.  

About AMCHAM  

The American Chamber of Commerce in Thailand (AMCHAM) is an independent, non-partisan, non-profit organization. With 3,000 members representing over 600 American, Thai, and other international companies, AMCHAM is a leading international business association in Thailand. Member companies have cumulatively invested over 50 billion US dollars in Thailand and provided more than 500,000 local jobs.  

If you would like to learn more about AMCHAM, please visit: or contact Varsha Wadhwani, AMCHAM Communications Specialist, at e-mail 


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