Taking Care of the Over 60s

Sometimes in the rush to exploit the growing youth market, companies can forget its more mature citizens. However, SCG shows that age is no barrier to commercial success. Economic development and an ageing population are natural bedfellows. This applies as much to Thailand as to other countries around the world. The Institute for Population and […]

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Reconnecting with Yourself

The Thai Wellness sector has a universal reputation for excellence, but within it there is sufficient space for visionary entrepreneurs to cut out a niche market for themselves. It seems appropriate that Marc-Antoine Cornaz uses an analogy drawn from nature to illustrate his point about business. “Sometimes companies are like oak trees that are built […]

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Q&A: Fawn Veerasunthorn

From Chonburi to California, Fawn Veerasunthorn, 31, is a prime example of a successful Thai export. The story artist talks about her journey to Hollywood and winning an Oscar. It’s a long way from Thailand to Hollywood via Ohio, why did you choose to study in Ohio? When I decided that my interest was in […]

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The Kingdom of the Sun

As abnormal weather conditions decimate communities across the globe, the climate change debate wages on. While oil apologists and environmental campaigners dispute the impact of greenhouse gas emissions, business people are seizing advantage of government subsidies to profit from an explosion of renewable energy. In ASEAN, nowhere is this more so than in Thailand. Words […]

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Making A Dream Come True

One woman’s dream is another man’s destiny. Horizon Thailand talks with Chanin Donavanik, the CEO of Dusit International Hotel Group. Words by Mark Bibby Jackson. Chanin Donavanik is a man following a dream. But unlike many of us, it’s not a dream of his own making – it’s his mother’s. “She had a dream that […]

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Thailand: Full Speed Ahead

With the inauguration of the Asian Economic Community (AEC) due to take place at the end of 2015, Thailand is ideally situated to take full advantage of the opportunities that regional economic harmonisation offers. Words by Mark Bibby Jackson. Nobody could accuse Yingluck Shinawatra of demonstrating reticence. In announcing a 2.2 trillion baht (around US$70 […]

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Silk Red Carpet

From The Hangover Part II to Lost in Thailand, foreign filmmakers are increasingly choosing to make their films in Thailand. Words by Mark Bibby Jackson. As the camera sweeps over the beautiful azure waters of a pristine bay to reveal a luxury resort preparing for a special occasion, viewers are left in no doubt as […]

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A Right Royal Treat

Horizon Thailand visits Hua Hin, a city with a growing reputation forwellness and tranquillity. Words by Mark Bibby Jackson. Given the peacefulness of the coastal resort, it is befitting that the man who knows Hua Hin better than almost anyone else is softly spoken. So softly, in fact, that my voice recorder can barely detect […]

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TEBA: The Business Matchmakers

The Thai-European Business Association differs from other business groups in that it is self-financed. Horizon Thailand talks to its executive director to discover what it offers its members they can not find elsewhere. Some join a business association in order to expand their social network, others to increase their chances of business success. The Thai-European […]

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