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We will be welcoming back two great speakers, Pascal Deville and Patrick Mattimore. Pascal will be bringing us up to date on Aquaponics Farming while Patrick returns to give us another of his interesting and informative insights, this time on whether the Press can be objective.
Pascal has been in the food supplement industry for 27 years, including 16 years as a nutrition coach and founder of the Pattaya Nutrition Club in 2007. His background is in sales, marketing, coaching, mergers & acquisitions, insurance and information technology, but his passion is in the food supplement business.

Pascal will give a talk on a very interesting topic which will be different from his previous ones on nutrition. His topic will be about Aquaponics Farming. He will introduce his partner, Regis Vincent, CEO and founder of AHAS (Asia Hardware Aquaponics Services), a company expert in building aquaponics systems. AHAS is active in several countries and it just launched its activities in Thailand. AHAS has a new project to build an urban farm here in Pattaya.

What is Aquaponics? Aquaponics refers to the combination of conventional fish culture with the cultivation of plants hydroponically. In order for both fish and plants to live and grow in harmony, this symbiotic environment must be kept natural and nasty harmful pesticides kept away. Fish and plants grow and live in harmony, in a healthy environment, where no chemicals are allowed by design.

Thanks to the natural fertilizers provided by fish waste, Aquaponics can obtain an unequaled product quality. But it also offers many more benefits, both for consumers and for farm operators.

Although not part of the presentation, click here for the Pattaya Mail's very recent article about Pattaya's Human and Health Network receiving first prize for their aquaponics project.

Patrick has given us several talks on a journalism subject.  His topic for this presentation will be Can the press be objective?  Patrick is a member of the Society of Professional Journalists and has written commentaries for a variety of publications, daily newspapers, professional magazines, and weeklies.

Patrick has given us several talks on a journalism subject.  His topic for this presentation will be Can the press be objective?  Patrick is a member of the Society of Professional Journalists and has written commentaries for a variety of publications, daily newspapers, professional magazines, and weeklies.

His areas of expertise are law, psychology, education and the media. He taught high school psychology for many years in the US. He was an adjunct professor of law in the Temple University/Tsinghua University LLM program in Beijing, where he also taught psychology at a private college.

While living in China (2009-2012), Patrick authored an award-winning online column for China Daily and was the sole foreign writer invited to tour China as part of a national tour of online writers. He wrote an "expert's take" on the media for China Daily's 30th anniversary edition.

He also frequently wrote for another English newspaper, The Global Times.  In Phuket, Thailand, Patrick wrote a regular psychology column ("On Your Mind") for the weekly newspaper, the Phuket Gazette. His columns frequently addressed the relevance of a particular psychological principle (or principles) to a current news event.


 29 March - Bay Tower

Meeting Room 1 on the Mezzanine Floor

SUBJECT TO CHANGE so check back on day before meeting for the latest information.

Click here for meeting information and location map.


The Meeting Program starts at 10:30am in either the Holiday Inn's Executive or Bay Tower. 

Buffet Breakfast is available from 8am to 10:30am in the Executive Tower's 6th floor East Coast Kitchen restaurant OR in the Bay Tower's 4th floor Cafe G restaurant. Advise the restaurant cashier that you are attending the PCEC meeting to get the breakfast for the reduced price of 250 baht.


Entry is free for members, be sure to bring your membership card for entry.

Membership or renewal is available at the membership desk on the Mezzanine floor - it is only 500 baht for one year membership. 

Entry is also free for those accompanying the member if they are their family members or guests visiting Thailand.

If a Non Member and you purchase a breakfast at Holiday Inn's restaurant [East Coast Kitchen on the 6th floor of the Executive Tower or Cafe G on 4th floor of the Bay Tower], the entry fee is 100 baht upon presentation of your restaurant receipt.  Tell the cashier you are attending the PCEC meeting to receive special price of 250 baht on the morning of the meeting and collect your receipt to present for entry to the meeting. 

Otherwise, the entry fee for Non Members is 200 baht.

Click the button below for the PCEC YouTube Channel to view videos of our speaker presentations including post presentation interviews.

PCEC YouTube Channel

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Restaurants offering discounts to members - Click Here

Businesses offering discounts to members - Click Here

Living in a foreign country is definitely not the same as visiting it on holiday. There are many things you need to consider.

Using the cumulative experience of the Pattaya expat community, we have endeavored to provide information on many topics that should be beneficial for Expats living in Pattaya or considering doing so.

Select a general topic from the listing at the top of this page, which will also have a drop down menu for specific areas.

During the Open Forum at the Club meeting, which follows the speaker presentation, members and guests can make announcements or ask questions and receive answers about Expat living in Thailand, Pattaya in particular.

If you are planning on moving to or visiting Thailand, we suggest you use the topics at the top of this page.  For the webpages most frequently used by our members and expats living here, you can click on the button below to go direct to the web page on that subject:


Emassy-Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Uk, USA

All Foreign Embassie in Thailand


In addition to the weekly Meeting, the Club helps facilitate various member organized activities such as special interest groups and excursions that take place outside of the regular meetings offering the opportunity to socialize and make friends with others that share a common interest.  [NOTE: Special Interest Groups are currently not active during the Covid-19 Pandemic.

Click this button for more information:          Activities

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