On Wednesday June 7, Alliance Française Bangkok held its General Assembly, which was followed by the inauguration of the Associations’ Bureau, in the presence of His Excellency Thierry Mathou, Ambassador of France, Mr. Ariya Banomyong, President of the Alliance Française de Bangkok, and Mr. Hervé Deguine, Director of Public Affairs Asia-Pacific and NGO Relations at Michelin.
Created on the initiative of Michelin, Alliance Française Bangkok and the Association française pour la bienfaisance en Thaïlande (AFBT), this new space aims to bring together civil society initiatives in favor of Thailand’s French-speaking and Francophile communities. Starting in June, it will bring together seven associations working in fields such as welcoming French speakers to Thailand, charitable aid, digital technology, gastronomy, entrepreneurship and eco-responsibility.
Currently in an experimental phase until September 2023, this space may subsequently be opened up to other associations. Conditions of access to the Associations Office will be announced in October 2023.
Association française pour la bienfaisance en Thaïlande (AFBT)
AFBT provides moral and financial support to French people in need in Thailand, and is part of a global network committed to helping French people in difficulty around the world.
Association des Anciens Étudiants en France (AAEF)
Association aiming to foster links and exchanges between former Thai students who studied in France, to promote French culture in Thailand, and to support the personal and professional development of its members.
Association des disciples d’Escoffier
The aim of the Association des disciples d’Escoffier is to pass on the spirit of the chef’s work to new generations of cooks and gastronomes, and thus to promote respect for gastronomic culture, the quest for improvement in the discipline, and the transmission of gastronomic and culinary knowledge.
Bangkok Accueil’s mission is to welcome the French and Francophone community in Bangkok and facilitate their integration through a variety of activities. Run by volunteers, the association enables newcomers to make contacts and discover their host city and country.
Zéro Déchet Thaïlande is an association that aims to promote a more responsible and less resource-intensive way of life, by exchanging and sharing ideas and tips to encourage eco-actions in everyday life. The association organizes zero-waste awareness workshops for adults and children in schools.
La French Tech Bangkok
La French Tech Bangkok is a local community of volunteers that links the French and Thai entrepreneurial ecosystems through networking events, knowledge exchange and contact sharing.
Club VIE Thaïlande
This club aims to energize the community of expatriates from the Volontaire international program living in Thailand through the organization of afterworks, networking evenings, humanitarian actions and weekends organized to discover this beautiful host country.
Michelin, the leading mobility company, is dedicated to sustainably enhancing its clients’ mobility; designing and distributing the most suitable tires, services, and solutions for its clients’ needs; providing digital services, maps, and guides to help enrich trips and travels and make them unique experiences; and developing high-technology materials that serve a variety of industries. Headquartered in Clermont-Ferrand, France, Michelin is present in 175 countries, has 132,200 employees and operates 67 tire production facilities which together produced around 167 million tires in 2022. (www.michelin.com).
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