Edward “Ed” Fast is the Canadian Minister of International Trade and Minister for the Asia-Pacific Gateway. He recently made a four-nation trade visit in the Asia Pacific region from August 27 to September 3, 2012, with visits to Vietnam, Thailand, Cambodia and Burma.

Mazars is an international, integrated and independent organisation specializing in audit, advisory, accounting, tax and legal services. Mazars operates in 69 countries – in Europe, Africa, the Middle East, Asia Pacific, North America, Latin America and the Caribbean – with more than 13,000 professionals.

JFCCT Member Chambers have previously been provided background information on the plans for the ASEAN Economic Community or AEC. The date for many of the changes to be completed by is January 1st 2015, although it appears that the date has informally at least been put…

With Myanmar (aka Burma) opening up rapidly TCCC members will no doubt be wanting to learn more, visit and dig-in to this nation on the move. If there’s any country in Southeast Asia that deserves a second chance, it’s Myanmar.

Global travellers seeking to add another masterpiece event their list of lifetime experiences should pencil 9 November 2012 into their calendars and be in Bangkok to watch the majestic Royal Barge Procession along the Chao Phraya River, The River of Kings.

PATTAYA, THAILAND: Kingdom Property has signed a title sponsorship deal to support the Thai Canadian Chamber of Commerce’s (TCCC) annual charity golf tournament in Pattaya this month as part of its ongoing activities to highlight outdoor sports and support worthy projects in the destination. Attachments…

The TCCC recently held a benefit screening of Argo for the People Eye Care Foundation. The film previewed at the Toronto International Film Festival in September; it’s a dramatization of the 1980 joint CIA-Canadian secret operation to extract six fugitive American diplomatic personnel out of revolutionary Iran.

Boom Bike Tours operates professionally guided bicycle tours in and around the greater Bangkok area. The company will show you amazing & spectacular perspectives of Bangkok. During the tours, you will be deeply immersed in the sights, sounds, and smells of this great city.

Johnny Oduya of the Chicago Black Hawks, currently locked out over a revenue sharing dispute between the National Hockey League owners and players, took advantage of his spare time to lead Bangkok’s Flying Farangs to do something they’ve never done before, win their own tournament….

For those who don’t know, Bourbon Street is a popular street in the very popular French quarter of New Orleans, the spot where Doug Harrison the owner of Bangkok’s Bourbon Street Restaurant & Oyster Bar was born and raised. He left New Orleans in 1982…

Johnny Oduya, of the Chicago Black Hawks, and Vesa Toskala, the former  number one goalie for the Toronto Maple Leafs, are set to lace up the blades in Bangkok next week in the 18th annual Land of Smiles Ice Hockey Classic. Action will take  place…

Greg Jorgenson is a Canadian living in Bangkok, a city he describes as “one of the strangest, most exciting, enjoyably weird and undeniably interesting cities in the world.”  He writes a fascinating blog, which you can sample at: http://gregtodiffer.com

Every month, Siam Wheels will stage a “Photo of the month” contest.  Thia month’s winner is Canadian Noah Benjamin riding his iron steed through the plains of Northern Isaan at sunset in this month’s Siam Wheels photo of the month: http://photos.siamwheels.com/Travel/Issan-Exporation-Ride/i-pPmps82/1/X3/IMG4809-X3.jpg Attachments SW (11 kB)

In 2007, as the TCCC celebrated its 16th birthday, Nan Jacques Zilberdik on behalf of Voyageur interviewed Sean Brady, one of the co-founders of the TCCC.  We take a look back at Nan’s fascinating and comprehensive interview with Sean. The forerunner of the TCCC was…