The Australian Consulate, as a member of the Consular Corps of Northern Thailand, has been asked by the Governor of Chiang Mai Province to participate in a World Fair 2018. This event is a joint venture between the Governor and Consular Missions based in Northern Thailand to strengthen links between the people and the world community.
The theme is “Around the World in Chiang Mai – Gateway to the World”. Chiang Mai World Fair 2018 will be held at the Chiang Mai International Exhibition and Convention Centre. This year 14 countries will be showcased.
Runs from June 22 to July 1, 2018 (over 10 days)
This year Chiang Mai World Fair 2018 will be held jointly with Lanna Expo 2018, a popular annual event which targets Chiang Mai, Lamphun, Lampang and Mae Hong Son provinces and last year attracted over 400,000 visitors to the 10-day event. This year CMWF18 goal, from the Governor, is to showcase world cultures, international products and promote cultural exchange and opportunities for international education and tourism. Lanna Expo promotes trade, investment, and the potential of the North, as well as the Greater Mekong Sub-region (GMS), which extends to Thailand’s neighboring countries.
Our Pavilion will have this “Theme” and 3 “Focus Areas”
Know & Visit Australia
- Tourism information – Coastal, Nature & Destinations
- Destinations – videos. images & 3D video glasse
2. Study in Australia
- Education agents
- Thai Aus Alumni – in the North
3. Australia in Thailand
- Embassy activity, engagement & Consulate Chiang Mai
- Food & products; Consumer goods/services
- Expat Australian in Chiang Mai
The Consulate has been busy liaising with a variety of contacts and reaching out to those involved with Australia in Thailand in a variety of ways. These involve the Australian Embassy in Bangkok Public Diplomacy section; Austrade at the Embassy, Australian Thai Chamber of Commerce in Bangkok and Thai Australian Alumni.
Last Years Pavilion
Last year the Consulate participated in the 1st CMWF17 – a 3-day event that attracted over 180,000 visitors. A number of Thai Australian Alumni and Aussies from the Expat Club helped out & it was a lot of fun.
You can check out what we did last year in 2017 here – Showcase Australia.