Thai Australian Alumni & Australian Pavilion – CMWF18

The Australian Consulate in Chiang Mai is seeking to engage with Thai Australian Alumni who live around Chiang Mai and would like to volunteer some time to support this year’s “Australian Pavilion at the Chiang Mai World Fair 2018”. See below for more background and here are details on the role and volunteer times I am trying to cover.


Thai Australian Alumni Assistance

  1. Visitors to our booth and promotions about our Australian pavilion would offer guests to:



      2. What exactly are Alumni volunteers expected to do?

Goals of the Role

  • Engage with potential students who visit Education agents in the Australian pavilion
    • Informal “talk times” to share experiences about study and life in Australia
  • Promote Australian Alumni in Thailand
    • Highlight the association & registration
  • Support the Australian booth by
    • Engaging with Thai visitors & liaising with Australian booth volunteers
    • Explain displays, information – answer questions

Booth Operating Hours

10:30 am to 9 pm – Australian expat helpers will be on duty across the day.

Alumni Volunteer Hours

If you are interested to help out the consulate and volunteer some of your time I am looking for coverage over the following hours of each day.

Friday 22 June to Sunday 1 July – a total of 10 days – Dates: 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30 April and 1 July

– each day has the following 1.5-hour Alumni blocks:

Alumni Hours– Talk Times 

11:00 -12:30 – 1.5 hr

12:30 – 14:00 – 1.5 hr

14:00 – 16:30 – optional coverage (2.5 hr or part of) if interested

16:30 – 18:00 – 1.5 hr

18:00 – 19:30 – 1.5 hr

How to volunteer

See this roster sheet for available times – Australian Alumni Volunteer Roster Sheet.

If you want to help out please click the link and enter your name (and contact number, if you wish) – this way the roster document is live and can be kept accurate and up to date so both taken and available times will be shown.

You can come alone or with another Alumni. Please, only one or two people per time slot.

You can also contact the consulate by email – Line – phone – to discuss or to advise with your name, preferred dates and times and contact details – to:

Line: aushoncon

Phone: 091 857 6996

CMWF18 – What is it all about

This event is a joint venture between the Chiang Mai 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 June 22 – July 1, 2018 (10 days) at the Chiang Mai International Exhibition and Convention Centre.

Last year 22 countries participated in the 1st CMWF17 – a 3-day event that attracted over 180,000 visitors. The Australian Consulate participated. 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 here – Showcase Australia.

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.

Our Pavilion will have this “Theme” and 3 “Focus Areas”

All About & Visit Australia

Study in Australia

  • Education agents
  • Thai Aus Alumni – in the North

Australia in Thailand

You can check out this webpage for more information on planning detail.

I look forward to engaging with Thai Australian Alumni in Chiang Mai who wants to help out in showcasing Australia and sharing your experiences with others.

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