Teambuilding and CSR projects are still on the challenging trend in Cambodia. Most of everyone DMC and event company tries to use this market niche on their specialties but they are still far below the competency. Seeing this Challenge and with the years of experience in teambuilding and event management focus, Sam has set Team building project as the core business product.
Nothing is too new and secret to one expertised agency in term of special and exclusive dining event venues. Everyone knows what and where they are. However, having the right one to the right customers sometimes, it comes to a great challenge. Sam and his team use their areas of expertise, experiences, and the risk assessment knowledge to present to the clients with choices and their pros and cons.
Who has better knowledge and experience than the meeting and conference space providers themselves. However, there are still gaps that you may need assistances from the independent event consultants. SI team has the best knowledge of the event venues, meeting and conference spaces in the destinations. What is even more important, they understand the level of the team competency in delivering the sold products.
There are so many tours and activities providers in Cambodia from hotels to tour operators and agencies. This made it hard for the event and incentive house to decide who specialize in what. Sam and his team have placed themselves in specialized tour and event management industry for almost 20 years, therefore Sam is the best to give you the most reliable comments on what to do and who can deliver what.
We become part of the client’s team by in-depth learning about their need as what they want, company profile, and how the company works. We are here to plan, develop and manage the event by looking after the details like ground and field work and heavy lifting, etc.
We take full responsibilities in event implementation and deliver flawless event flows We care about the clients’ event success along with a complete event closing. Any small challenge we found will be taking into serious consideration for the next events.
My name is Samnang Chhon known as Sam. Greetings from Siem Reap, Angkor, Cambodia. I write to update you on happenings around Siem Reap as we enter a period of hope and recovery, especially for those individuals and communities that are connected to tourism.
I am announcing my post Covid-19 business incubator of a Destination Service Management, SAM INSPIRE Cambodia. It will focus on Team Building, CSR projects, Event Management, Outdoor Learning for School trips and Film Stringer Services in Cambodia. As many of you know these are areas of my expertise.
The business was relaunched in September 2022 after Covid-19 has relaxed, with a few times of successful Danone Nutrition Face to Face Conference in Siem Reap, one time TurnUp Business Pitching of 500 Global event in Phnom Penh, a Hi-tech double Hybrid event “ECA Partner Meet 2023” of Education Centre of Australia event taken place at Sofitel Angkor hotel in Siem Reap and an Amazing Race Team Building and CSR Program for MB GROUP from Singapore. Not just about corporate clients, SAM INSPIRE has fully organize an Official Technical Site Visit and Presentation of a New International Airport in Siem Reap which is a State backed company. A part from the event management, SAM INSPIRE is also actively coordinating a few Documentary Filming for International Production company and TVs, especially from European countries. One of those is a Travel Documentary production “Verwunschene Tempel und schwimmende Dörfer – Faszinierendes Kambodscha” by a German production company.
In parallel with my event business, I have also partnered with Wine Store B2B as well as Luxury F&B Catering service in Cambodia. These partnerships, provide pricing power and flexibility for your Cambodian event needs. Furthermore, I have partnered with my Teambuilding developing partner, Mr. Rolf Graf, founder of BEUNITE in Thailand.
I take this opportunity to share my story of life during the past few difficult years. I hope to bring you encouragement.
After the pandemic began in March 2020, my travel company battled through daily cancellation of group and individual trips. Faced with the inevitability of the crisis I have decided to leave and start a new life adventure. My first survival job involved working in the construction of a friend’s Project (The RICE). With no skill or experience and little earnings it proved difficult due to lockdowns.
As you may know I am the founder of a small charity, All For Kids Organization, known as Angkor Kids Centre, supported primarily by friends in Germany known as Helpucation e.V. These friends knowing my situation generously proposed a job for me to work for AKC and from their own pockets supported me for which I am grateful. I was able to develop the TESOL curriculum and teach a English classes. With the management of the office and classroom now optimised, I continue my teaching my advanced classes in the evening.
I then began a short-term contract, now ended working for the international non-profit organization called Plan International Cambodia. The year was a significant one for my development, formalizing my social and business work with international standards of work and management in social governance, security and logistics procurement.
Within this busy time, I have also completed and certified with a 4-month-long Professional Diploma Digital Marketing online course run by Asia Pacific Institute of Digital Marketing (APIDM). This course helps me with my business as well as allowing me to share my knowledge to the growing generation ready to be taught these skills in Cambodia.
Right after the border reopened, I made my overseas trip to the neighbouring countries, Singapore and Thailand. In Singapore, my trip was hosted by Mr. Tan Peng Ann, the founder of Sangkhoem Khmer organization (SKK), a charity running the school project Ta Keo in eastern Siem Reap. In Singapore, I was invited to join the management committee of SKK. I met also the President of Rotary Club Mount Sophia, Mr. Wong Song Hong. As part of Rotary International’s new policy I was offered the role as Asean member. After Singapore, I visited Thailand, invited by Mr. Rolf Graf to see his Tree Planting in a rural village of Surin, Northeast of Thailand. Here we worked on teambuilding, CSR (Corporeal Social Responsibility) and ESG (Environmental Social Governance).
Least but not last, I have also joint the MICE community in Singapore called Singapore Association of Convention & Exhibition Organisers & Suppliers (SACEOS) as an individual member and found to be the only member from Cambodia.
Looking back on these years on what I have experienced and learned, I am refreshed. As a family we learned to take a rest and enjoy what we have. My two children are healthy and happy. My son, Karuna is back to grade 8 and my daughter Meta is entering into her grade 4. They both learn basic English at my free English school, Angkor Kids Centre.
Lastly, I hope that you will keep me in mind for any event, team building, conference, incentive trips or your personal visit to Cambodia, especially to Siem Reap. I will be more than happy to assist or partner with you to prove the best of Siem Reap. Here I would like to make this presentation for you to recall a bit of Cambodia Destination products as following:
– General destination presentation here
– Teambuilding and CSR project here
– Random video on YouTube here
My regards, and best wishes from Angkor, Siem Reap. I hope to hear back from you and am happy to again be able to provide you with opportunities.
Sam Chhon (Mr.)
Founder & Project Director
SAM INSPIRE Cambodia
Destination Service Management Company
Our backgrounds are from Destination Management Company (DMC) which provided M.I.C.E. services (Meeting, Incentive, Convention/Conference, Event/Exhibition). While the market demand for Cambodia is mostly on Meeting, Conference and Incentive, therefore these travel related sections are our master. Nevertheless, we have a section on our SAM INSPIRE website that you can navigate to is OUR EXPERTISED SERVICES, we have listed. For other concerns, please drop us a link for humanized support.
SAM INSPIRE is the only specialized travel and event consultancy based in SIEM REAP, ANGKOR while most other event companies located in Phnom Penh, 314 km from Siem Reap. SAM INSPIRE is a small boutique company, mostly all events are managed by the owner, Sam which is a big plus to make sure the events are executed smoothly and timely without cross-checking and approving from many steps. SAM INSPIRE mission is not just to complete the event successfully but create a memorable experiences for both participants and the organizers.
With SAM INSPIRE Meet and Greet services, we will arrange a welcome guide or escort in addition to our driver. The welcome person will have the welcome sign to meet and greet you right at the terminal exit door where you already get warm hospitality to the destination of your events. There is a taxi association at any airports where you can easily rent a van taxi, sedan taxi, motorcycle taxi, tuk tuk taxi from 15$ to 5$ per vehicle with driver per way (prices for Siem Reap before the new airport operating, upto 16 October 2023). When the new Siem Reap Angkor International Airport opened from mid October 2023. You are expected to pay Car sedan/Suv: 40$, Van: 50$, Mini-coach (20 seats): 70$ and Coach (40 seats): 90$, all prices per way.
For the citizen of ASEAN member countries, you are offered a 30-day free visa, travellers from other countries can easily get a Visa on Arrival (VOA) at any airport for only USD 30 or apply online for an Evisa following the directions on the website here. If you apply for an Evisa, you must pay USD 36. Visit the official evisa website for more. With SAM INSPIRE to run the logistics for your event, we can also arrange a Fast Track Imigration Service where all the participants just grab their luggage and get escorted to come out seamlessly. All the visa and immigration tasks will be done by the officers on your behalf.
There are three main destinations featured on the travel and event list in Cambodia. Phnom Penh, the capital, commercial and core administrative city in Cambodia is the hub for event with extensive of venue choices and access to many event and AVL suppliers. However, Phnom Penh is just another city to anywhere in the world, while SIEM REAP home to the World Heritage Site of Angkor temples complex is the true destination to tell where your event are happening in Cambodia. The third destination is the coastal area with KEP and Sihanoukville. However, event facility and companies are very limited where you have to charter from Phnom Penh mostly.
There are only hotel-based conference space in Siem Reap. Sofitel Angkor Phokeethra by Accor is the only International Five-star hotel that has capacity up to 400 seat in Theatre or 200 seats in Classroom. For local local there quite a number of hotels to cater to your need and style. For instance, Sokha Siem Reap Convention Center could accommodate up to over 3500 seats in Theatre and over 1000 seats in Classroom. There are not all, leave us a message, will send you all the hotel and event venue fact sheet.
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Team bonding are fun, engaging and interactive activities designed to improve teamwork in the organization. Team bonding is often organized as part of an off-site or company outing.
Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) projects are designed to support rural communities and at the same time rise awareness of environmental and social issues and to engage business executives in meaningful encounters with the local population.
Meeting and Event management is the miscellaneous service offered to make the clients’ event run smoothly. This includes the accommodation, meeting rooms, meeting props, land logistics, AV production, staging, concierge service, sightseeing.
Organizational change training is the overall effort of preparing your organization for the changes and challenges of tomorrow and to build a meaningful and healthy workplace. It includes learning workshops, assessments, team building, outings and consultancy.
Sam has founded an local non-profit school offering free Education in rural Siem Reap area next to Angkor temples. Follow his journey and inspired to be happier for yourself.