SOCIAL SCENE

Deputy Prime Minister Korn Tabharangsri (center) recently presided over the opening ceremony of the Quadrangle Expo 2002 held at the Empress Hotel in Chiang Mai, where representatives from Laos, China, Burma and Thailand attended.

Vichit na Ranong, 3rd from left, president of the Thai Tourism Industry Federation presided over a seminar on the 12th Convention Promotion Seminar (CONVEX) 2002 and the CONVEX exhibition organized by the International Convention Promotion Association (Thailand) at the Imperial Maeping Hotel in Chiang Mai. With him are the guests of honor, including Chiang Mai Deputy Governor Chidpong Rithiprasart, right. Seen from left are: Krisamai Sukhum, Cap Khajit Hapnanond, Vichit, Opas Netampai and Chidpong.

From left, Cheevin Sattha and Saijai Jaiprom, reporter and news presenter at TV Channel 11, Siripong Patanakitikul, editor of Post News Center, Lek Sarakarm of the Empress Hotel, Monchai Tesapaet, editor of Thai News daily, Michael Vogt, MD of Chiangmai Mail, Norachai Prasertmanuktich, chairman of the board of Chiangmai Mail, Daniel Dorothy, president of Chiangmai Mail, Police Senior Sergeant Major Vinai Vipattakarnkul of Chiang Mai Police Division, Pratheep Malhotra, general manager of Chiangmai Mail, Christina Dodd, MD of Incorp Training Associates, and Phitsanu Thepthong, editor of Chiangmai Mail at the press meeting and dinner reception for the Chiangmai Mail newspaper's soft opening held at Chiang Mai Orchid Hotel.