August Meetup – Joint event with the British Chamber of Commerce Thailand (BCCT)
This new Chapter of our Bangkok Entrepreneurs event will be organized on Tuesday 27 August 2013 in partnership with the BCCT (British Chamber of Commerce in Thailand). This is an opportunity for the members of both entities to meet and network together.
Our topic will be a virtual currency named Bitcoin that made the headlines a few days ago when the Foreign Exchange Administration and Policy Department in Thailand advised that “due to lack of existing applicable laws, capital controls and the fact that Bitcoin straddles multiple financial facets the following Bitcoin activities are illegal in Thailand:
- Buying Bitcoins
- Selling Bitcoins
- Buying any goods or services in exchange for Bitcoins
- Selling any goods or services for Bitcoins
- Sending Bitcoins to anyone located outside of Thailand
- Receiving Bitcoins from anyone located outside of Thailand”
- Bitcoin, a virtual currency with no central bank or government.
Our speakers will explain us the Bitcoin mechanism and tell us why, in their opinion, the Thai authorities have made such a decision (a first worldwide).
The talk will be followed by the usual Q&A session and the networking time, giving everyone the opportunity to meet and further explore the topic.
Double Tree by Hilton Hotel – Conference Room
Sukhumvit soi 26 (100 meters down the soi on the right side), BTS Phrom Phong, Bangkok.
Note: Our meetup will be held in the conference room.
This brand new hotel is located at walking distance of the Phrom Phong BTS Stations.
ENTRANCE FEE AND DRESS CODE
- Free for Premium Members,
- 200 baht (US$ 6.50) for Registered Members who RSVP,
- 300 baht (US$ 9.90) for walk-in Guests.
Complimentary Finger Food will be provided by the Venue.
Drink Prices: Beer (Bottle): 100 baht – Wine (by the glass): 150 baht.
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Dress Code: “Startup Casual”: Jeans and T-shirts are ok but please no shorts and no flip-flops.
Please RSVP on Meetup.com
See you on Tuesday 27 August 2013 at 19:00!