The Governors' Gala

AMCHAM’s Governors’ Gala Raises Over 1.1 million Baht to Fund Scholarships for Thai Students in Need 

AMCHAM’s Governors’ Gala Raises Over 1.1 million Baht to Fund Scholarships for Thai Students in Need 

On March 16, 2024, 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 2024 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 enjoyed the theme of Pirates in the Caribbean, and they embraced the occasion by adorning themselves in their preferred pirate-themed attire. AMCHAM Board Governor Chatit Huayhongtong of Chevron welcomed the attendees-"AMCHAM is dedicated to fostering a thriving international business community. The Board and I represent a dynamic group focused on making AMCHAM Thailand the premier foreign business organization in the Kingdom. With a growing network of members, active committees and councils, and a strong advocacy agenda, we are accomplishing our mission each day. " 

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 highlighted the longstanding relationship between the United States and Thailand. Event highlights included games and a silent auction featuring hundreds of prizes, and live musical performances. The silent auction was competitive as members bid on prizes, from getaways, to golf outings, to furniture, and appliances - all donated by AMCHAM members to support the AMCHAM Thailand Foundation (ATF) Scholarship program. Over 1.1 million baht was raised to provide scholarships for deserving and financially disadvantaged Thai students pursuing university education in Thailand. 

Special thanks to the event's sponsors: AMCHAM Platinum Sponsors: Amazon Web Services, Chevron, and Seagate. AMCHAM Gold Sponsors: Bank of America, Citi, C.P. Group, Ford Motor Company, International School Bangkok, Johnson & Johnson, Mastercard, Meta, Minor International, Netflix, RMA Group, Topgolf Megacity, Tyson International, Western Digital, and WHA Group. AMCHAM Silver Sponsors: 3M, Amata Corporation, American Axle & Manufacturing, Bangkok Patana School, Boonrawd Brewery, Caterpillar, Coca-Cola, Dow Thailand Group, FedEx Express, Honeywell Systems, Jelly Belly, Kenvue, McThai, NIST International School, Panda USA, PCS Security and Facility Services, Pfizer, Schaeffler, and the Urban Office.  

Silent Auction, Game, and Raffle Sponsors included individual contributions and sponsorships: 3M, Ad Lib Hotel Khon Kaen, Alpine Golf and Sport Club, Amrapur Tailors, Amway, Anantara Bophut Koh Samui  Resort, Anantara Golden Triangle Elephant Camp & Resort, Anantara Hua Hin Resort, Anantara Layan Phuket Resort, Anantara Riverside Bangkok Resort, Anantara Siam Bangkok, Andaz Pattaya Jomtien Beach, Avani+ Hua Hin Resort, Aviagen Asia Pacific, Bangkok Beer & Beverages, Banyan Tree Bangkok, BNH Hospital, Bumrungrad Hospital Public, Buri Sriping Riverside Resort & Spa, Capella Bangkok, Chevron, CoffeeWORKS, FCC Angkor by Avani, FitFriend, Ford Motor Company, Grand Hyatt Erawan Bangkok, Hilton Pattaya, Hilton Sukhumvit Bangkok, Holiday Inn Bangkok Silom, Holiday Inn Pattaya, Hyatt Regency Hua Hin and THE BARAI, InterContinental Bangkok, Jelly Belly, John Evans, JW Marriott Bangkok, Kantary Hills Chiangmai Hotel, Kimpton Maa-Lai Bangkok, La-Z-Boy, Le Meridien Bangkok, Le Meridien Phuket Resort, Lebua Hotels and Resorts, L'Oreal Thailand, MedPark Hospital, MINOR International, Phuket Marriot Resort and Spa, Nai Yang Beach, Pullman Phuket Arcadia Naithon Beach, Putahracsa Huahin, Raja's Fashions, Rajawongse Clothier, Ramada Plaza by Wyndham Bangkok Menam Riverside, Rawi Warin Resort & Spa, Royal Orchid Sheraton Hotel & Towers, Sasin School of Management, Scott McCormack, Seagate Technology, Sheraton Grande Sukhumvit, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Bangkok, Shinta Mani Angkor, Siam Kempinski Hotel Bangkok, SKYVIEW Hotel Bangkok, Starbucks, Suntory Beverages & Food, The Athenee Hotel, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Bangkok, The Legend Chiang Rai Boutique River Resort & Spa, The Okura Prestige Bangkok Hotel, The Peninsula Bangkok, The Slate Phuket, The St. Regis Bangkok, Tilleke & Gibbins, TopGolf Megacity, Tractus, Tribe Phnom Penh, Vana Belle, a Luxury Collection Resort, Veranda Resort Pattaya, VitalLife, VST ECS, Honeywell Systems, and Western Digital. 

About AMCHAM  

The American Chamber of Commerce in Thailand (AMCHAM) is an independent, non-partisan, non-profit organization. With 3,000 members representing over 650 American, Thai, and other international companies, AMCHAM is a leading international business association in Thailand. Member companies have cumulatively invested over 78 billion US dollars in Thailand and provide 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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