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Wall’s Supports Covid-19 Vaccination Campaign in Vientiane Capital

Unilever Services (Lao) Company Limited is pleased to provide 231 million LAK worth 100,000 sticks of Wall’s Ice-cream to those who have got Covid-19 vaccination and medical workers at the vaccination center in Vientiane capital. This support is as part of a series of Unilever’s commitment to help strengthen the Lao Government’s effort in fighting against the pandemic.

Due the Covid-19 outbreak, which has caused the Lao people greatest concern, the bright smile gradually faded. In recent months, the medical workers have been working hard to fight against the Covid-19 outbreak to protect all Lao people.

Wall’s ice-cream would like to bring those smiles back again by helping everyone to find happiness every day, whether that the smiles of your loved ones, the little things and good time from those around us, it is all happiness that grows in our heart.

Because only happiness will make Lao smile again J we will choose to look at everything in positive ways and choose to live with hope. We believe that behind the mask is a smile from everyone , we will fight together. 

So far, we have contributed more than 720 million LAK or 75,566 USD worth essential foods, ice-creams, home care and personal care products and 10 Ventilators to Ministry of Health, some organizations and people of Lao in their fights against the pandemic.

January 2021 – Vang Vieng Networking Event

What a great weekend away in Vang Vieng with BBGL members, friends and family! Whisked along the new Expressway at the wheel of a sporty Jaguar E-Pace and a luxurious Range Rover we arrived in time for lunch and spent the afternoon enjoying the impressive karst scenery before gathering for a riverside dinner at the Inthira Hotel. A huge thank you to Jaguar Land Rover Laos and Inthira Vang Vieng for supporting this event, and to everyone who joined.

September 2020 Networking Event

On Wednesday, 30 September 2020, the BBGL held its September Networking event at the Secret Art & Wine Bar, Mandala Boutique Hotel at which it highlighted the difficulties faced by the tourism and hospitality industry and showed solidarity with those heavily impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic. A cheque for more than 11 million kip was presented on behalf of BBGL members to Mr. Bob Preston and Ms Caroline Debonnaire of the Solidarity Canteen in Luang Prabang to help sustain the many families who have lost their jobs and are struggling to sustain themselves.

The event was addressed by the UK Ambassador to Laos, Mr John Pearson, and we heard testimonies from hotel and restaurant owners about the difficulties they are facing, what they are doing to mitigate these issues and their thoughts on the future. Additional speakers were invited to promote hospitality and tourism initiatives. Mr Inthy Deuansavanh of the Lao National Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LNCCI) spoke about the “Lao Thiao Lao” campaign, Mr Phoutthasinh Keoka spoke about the Lao Airlines “Fly, Eat, Travel” promotion and Mr. Lee Sheridan from the Skills for Tourism project spoke about building capacity within the tourism sector. Thank you to everyone who joined us and helped make the evening such a success. A special thank you also goes to our sponsors for the evening: Mandala Boutique Hotel, Doi Ka Noi, Le Padaek, Unicity DSC BHJ, Beer Lao and The Spirit House.

A special thank you today to Inthira Group who very kindly donated vouchers to the British Business Group Lao September Networking meeting.The vouchers were presented by Inthira Group Managing Director, Stanislas Fradelizi, and included offers for food and drinks at SunTara Restaurant, a complimentary night at Inthira Hotels, as well as activities in Fly At Tad Fane and The Rock Viewpoint at Phou Pha Marn courtesy of Green Discovery Laos. Attendees names were placed into a hat and drawn at random by BBGL Chairman, John Cockcroft. Congratulations to the lucky winners and thank you once again to Inthira Group for your generous contribution.

October 2020 – Gin and Tonic Day

The British Business Group Lao saw a great turnout for their October Networking function, which for the first time was hosted simultaneously in two locations: The Spirit House Vientiane and The Spirit House Luang Prabang. Following an update from the UK Ambassador to Laos, Mr. John Pearson, on UK-Laos government initiatives and the upcoming celebrations of 65 years of diplomatic relations between the two countries, the BBGL Chairman, John Cockcroft, introduced three key initiatives being launched by the BBGL to provide value for its members, including the member benefits scheme, and the drive to publicise members and sponsors. A prize draw was held with BBGL Gold Sponsor Jaguar Laos providing prizes in the way of one weekend being chauffeur driven around Vientiane in a Range Rover Vogue or Range Rover Sport, and a second weekend driving yourself in the Jaguar E pace or Land Rover Discovery Sport. To toast the evening, The Spirit House Company created an incredible limited-edition gin especially for the BBGL, which was thoroughly enjoyed in gin & tonics by all who attended. Thank you to all our members and sponsors who joined us. A special thank you goes to The Spirit House for hosting and providing the gin and Jaguar Laos for the prizes.

December 2020 Christmas Lunch

Just before Christmas we held our annual BBGL Christmas Lunch at Love Life Café. We are happy to share some of the photos from the event below.