Cambodia Investment Review
A night of camaraderie, networking, and international vibes reached new heights as over 60 local and expat professionals – representing some different 30 countries – descended on CRAFT ‘Beer – Friends – BBQ’ Phnom Penh shattering previous InterNations attendance records in style.
Located in the heart of Phnom Penh’s vibrant Palace Lane, CRAFT proved to be the perfect setting for the soirée, with guests enjoying free flow craft beer, cocktails, and wine to the backdrop of an electrifying live mix by the talented DJ Ah Ny, setting the perfect mood for an evening of connections and conversations.
Tom Starkey, InterNations ambassador and event organiser, shared his elation at the turnout. “This event was overwhelmingly positive, and it is a pleasure to facilitate the coming together of the business community in Phnom Penh in such a dynamic way. Our events not only unite people but also provide a platform for local businesses to shine and thrive.”
One of the signature features of InterNations events is their unwavering support of local businesses. This time was no exception, with esteemed local sponsors joining forces to enhance the evening’s experience, including:
- Java Café Creative
- Hub Street
- Hemisphere Bar
- Tree Bar
- តោះញ៉ាំ & Toss it!
- Istanbul Restaurant
- Arch Lounge
All of whom contributed with free gifts, exclusive giveaways, and discount vouchers, demonstrating the commitment to fostering community.
Community And Coming Together To Share Experiences
Dana Langlois, Founder and Owner of Java Cafe, who gave away a signature craft cake on the night, said “Sponsoring the InterNations networking event was a piece of cake – literally! We believe in community and coming together to share experiences and knowledge, so we are very happy that Java Creative Cafe could be part of InterNations Cambodia.”
“Engaging with our community is an excellent opportunity to foster deeper connections and it’s a mutually beneficial exchange that strengthens relationships and promotes a sense of belonging, which is is something we all need. Plus no one ever minds free cake!” she added.
Co-founder of តោះញ៉ាំ & Toss it!, Daniel Kraemer, said, “InterNations events are not only a melting pot of cultures but also a door opener for collaboration. Thanks to connections we made at the event, we are planning to partner up with some of the other sponsors for our grand opening next week which has been made possible thanks to InterNations. I recommend it for social and business alike!”
Kyra Cabaero, Director of Marketing at TRIBE Phnom Penh / Hemisphere Rooftop said she always enjoy joining InterNations events explaining it was a good way to meet new people and fellow expats adding she also got the chance to connect with my “kababayans” (fellow Filipinos) who now live and work here too.
“At Internations events, I love the exchange of recommended places to go, experiences, food and shopping tips – conversations that lead to very relatable stories about moving to another country. It makes me feel like I’m part of a community” Kyra Cabaero said.
“This is exactly the vibe that TRIBE and Hemisphere supports – creating community and having fun, so we were very happy to support the event with some raffle prizes,” she added.
A Gesture Of Cross-Cultural Generosity
Adding a personal touch to the event, Tom also recently returned from the UK and brought along a bottle of Manchester gin, the renowned Thomas Dakin brand, to give away, with the gesture of cross-cultural generosity perfectly mirrored the spirit of the evening.
He added, “Looking ahead, I am super excited to announce that the next InterNations event in September will take place at a new venue, with new sponsors, entertainment, and a big surprise for our regular and ever growing number of new guests.”
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