Profile: Watcharapong Saikaew - First professional CMP in Thailand

Profile: Watcharapong Saikaew - First professional CMP in Thailand

PHUKET: Watcharapong Saikaew, or Pom, as he is better known, is the Assistant Director of Events at Angsana Laguna Phuket and the first Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) in Thailand. With a lucrative career and a four-year Hotel and Tourism Management degree from Prince of Songkla University under his belt, he is a proud flag bearer for the Banyan Tree group, which is also where he started his career years ago. He became interested in the certification after he saw the letters ‘CMP’ in the signature of one of his American clients. “I became curious to see what it meant and so I did a bit of research and found that i

Tuesday, February 28, 2017 | 11:00 AM

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Profile: Dr Tanwa Apornthip's love of science and Phuket

Profile: Dr Tanwa Apornthip's love of science and Phuket

PHUKET: Dr Tanwa Apornthip is currently a faculty member at Prince of Songkla University (PSU), Phuket campus. He recently obtained his PhD from the University of Virginia and joined the interdisciplinary graduate school of Earth System Science and Andaman Natural Disaster Management (ESSAND) at PSU. Hailing from a scientific family, Dr Tanwa says he has always looked up to his dad, who pushed himself to study new skills, especially computer-related ones. “Due to my tendency to disorganize my father’s books, I was forbidden to touch them. Nevertheless, I always managed to sneak in and read every single book. Eventually,

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