Awards and Honours

Each year, this event is organized to acknowledge achievements in the Thai-Canadian business community. These awards recognize contributions from private and public businesses involved in business relations between Canada and Thailand.

The criterion for the awards is determined by the TCCC’s Executive Board and the BEA Selection Committee.

In prior years, awards were given in the following categories:

• Company of the Year
• Best New Company
• Best Entrepreneur
• Best Manufacturer
• Best Exporter
• Best Manager
• Best Professional Services
• Best Company for Eco-Friendly Products and Services
• Best Thai Partner
• Best Hospitality Services
• Best Community Project
• CSR Leader
• Grand Prix of the Year
• Green Award
• Innovation Award
• Lifetime Achievement
• Most Promising Young Entrepreneur
• Outstanding Support
• Thai-Canadian Linkages

Members of the Thai-Canadian Chamber of Commerce may nominate other TCCC Chamber members or themselves. Companies and individuals may be nominated by writing to the Chamber’s Executive Director. Rules governing the Awards, Awards Criteria and the Nomination Form can be obtained from the Chamber by calling 02-266-6085/6 or by e mailing [email protected]


TCCC Business Excellence Award Winners

Bata Shoe of Thailand PCL, Company of the Year

RDG Services Ltd., Company of the Year

SR Telecom, Company of the Year
Rutnin-Gimbel Eye Center, Best New Company
Ron Livingston, Best Entrepreneur
Canadian Airlines, Outstanding Support
Sam Cohen, Lifetime Achievement

SNC-Lavalin International, Company of the Year
BTG-Golder Co., Ltd., Best New Company
Can-Thai Consulting, Best New Company
John Stevens, Best Entrepreneur

SNC-Lavalin International, Company of the Year
Laser Mail Asia Ltd., Best New Company
Jim Patterson, Best Manager
Teo Hong Silom, Best Thai Partner
Asia Pacific Management Cooperative Program, Thai-Canadian Linkages
Dr. Jingjai Hanchanlash, Lifetime Achievement

Pac Rim International (Thailand) Co., Ltd., Company of the Year
Kusa Panyarachun, Best Entrepreneur
Andrew Burns, Best Manager
Com-Link Co., Ltd., Best Thai Partner
The Regent Bangkok (now The Four Seasons Bangkok), Thai-Canadian Linkages
Bank of Nova Scotia, Outstanding Support

SR Telecom, Company of the Year
Canadoil Asia, Best New Company
Canadian Education Center, Thai-Canadian Linkages
International Environmental Management Co., Ltd., Green Award
Don and Daniele Lavoie, Lifetime Achievement

Canadoil Asia, Company of the Year
Palliser (Thailand) Ltd., Best New Company
Samart Comtech Co., Ltd., Best Thai Partner
The Early Learning Centre Family of Schools, Thai-Canadian Linkages

Bombardier Transportation, Grand Prix of the Year
Pan Asia Paper (Thailand) Co., Ltd., Company of the Year
Fabrinet Co., Ltd., Best Manufacturer
Bangkok Hospital, Innovation Award
Jacqueline Alexander, Best Entrepreneur
FIC Global Co., Ltd., Best Thai Partner
Kluaynamthai Hospital Training School, Thai-Canadian Linkages
Art of Living Co., Ltd., Best Company for Eco-Friendly Products and Services

California WOW Xperience Plc, Company of the Year
Canadoil Pipe Ltd., Best Manufacturer
Thaiphum Skylights Co., Ltd., Thai-Canadian Linkages
Asia Pacific Potash Corporation Ltd., Innovation Award

The Bank of Nova Scotia, Company of the Year
Celestica (Thailand) Ltd., Best Exporter
Loxley Public Company Limited, Best Thai Partner
Smiling Albino Ltd., Best New Company
Jamie O’Rourke, Most Promising Young Entrepreneur
Camosun College International, Thai-Canadian Linkages
Speech Work Consultancy Co., Ltd., Best Professional Services

Pan Orient Energy (Thailand) Co., Ltd., Company of the Year
Khun Sirithorn Rutnin, Best Entrepreneur
3D Networks (Thailand) Co., Ltd., Best Thai Partner
Royal Roads University, Thai-Canadian Linkages
Bangkok Hospital Medical Center, Best Professional Services-Healthcare Services
BNH Hospital, Best Professional Services-Export Services
Red Plough International Co., Ltd., Best Professional Services-Business Consultancy

The Bank of Nova Scotia, Company of the Year
Asia Works Television Ltd., Thai-Canadian Linkages
Marine Institute (MI), Best Innovation
KPMG Phoomchai Audit Ltd., Best Professional Services

Research In Motion (Rim), Company of the Year
Thanachart Bank, Best Thai Partner
Manulife Insurance (Thailand) PCL, Best Professional Services
Early Learning Center Family of Schools (ELC), Best Company for Eco-Friendly Products & Services

Major Cineplex, Company of the Year
Siam Wheels, Best New Company
PTTEP PCL, Best Thai-Canadian Linkages
Bangkok Hospital, CSR Leader
Four Seasons Hotel Bangkok, Best Community Project

Doi Chaang Coffee Company, Company of the Year
Genesis Skin Klinik, Best New Company
Mandarin Oriental Bangkok, Best Hospitality Services
Daniel Fraser, Most Promising Young Entrepreneur


TCCC Hall of Fame

Origin of the Award:

The Thai-Canadian Chamber of Commerce (TCCC) ‘Hall of Fame’ was established in 2012 to honour the Chamber’s key founders and members who have made significant contributions to the formation, development and growth of the TCCC and Thai-Canadian relations over the years.

Basis for Selection:

Candidates for election to the TCCC Hall of Fame shall be chosen by the TCCC’s Executive Board based of their contribution to the Chamber, managerial or executive ability (where applicable), the development of the Thai-Canadian business community in general, and their character.

Charter Inductee – Mr. Sam Cohen, TCCC President – 1994 to 1995:

On May 30, 2012, Mr. Sam Cohen was selected as the TCCC Hall of Fame’s first inductee.  As the Chamber’s the best known and the best loved member of the Thai-Canadian Chamber of Commerce, it was only fitting that Sam should be the Hall of Fame’s charter member. As one chamber associated noted, “If the TCCC had a favorite chamber member award Sam Cohen would have won that award as many times as Bobby Orr won the James Norris trophy”.

Sam is one of the original founding members of the Chamber when it was known as the Canadian Club and met at the Canadian Embassy once or twice a month.  In 1988, it was expanded to the Thai-Canadian Business Association which subsequently became the Thai-Canadian Chamber of Commerce (TCCC) when it was officially registered during 1991.

Ever since his arrive in Thailand, Mr. Cohen has always played an active role in helping to foster the expansion of business links between Canada and Thailand. He was an early participant and former Chair of the Foreign Chambers Coordinating Committee (FCCC), the forerunner of today’s Joint Foreign Chambers of Commerce (JFCCT), where representatives from every chamber would meet monthly to act on behalf of the foreign business community in addressing concerns and/or problems with the Thai government.

Without question, Mr. Sam Cohen was the right person to serve as the Chamber’s first ‘Hall of Fame’ inductee.  Just follow Sam’s business ethos of the three P’s… “Patience, Perseverance, and Presence” and you’ll achieve success in Thailand.