Orchid Festival will include a fabric fashion contest to showcase work of young designers
Prof Akome Kanchanachote, administrative vice president of Maejo University
(back row center); general manager of Central Airport Plaza Chiang Mai
Orachorn Chanwiwattana (back row 2nd right) and Dr Nawaphumin Chaichomphoo,
Man Muang Chamber Co., Ltd. administrative committee member (back left)
together with committee members and students from Maejo University.
A fabric fashion competition is to be held in conjunction
with the 2nd International Orchid Festival, which will be held from January
19 to 25.
The competition is being arranged by Maejo University in
cooperation with Central Airport Plaza Chiang Mai.
example of a dress designed for the fashion contest.
Assoc Prof Akome Kanchanachote, administrative vice
president of the university gave a briefing together with Central Airport
Plaza general manager Orachorn Chanwiwattana, and Dr Nawaphumin
Chaichomphoo, member of the administrative committee of Man Muang Chamber
Co., Ltd. on November 14.
The best exhibits at the orchid fair will receive
trophies sponsored by Her Majesty Queen Sirikit and Her Royal Highness
Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn.
The Real Fabric to Real Love fashion contest will be organized by Maejo
University and is designed to show the quality and versatility of fabrics
from Northern Thailand, and the talents of the new young designers from the
North. The champion will receive a trophy sponsored by Her Royal Highness
Siriwanwaree Nareeratana together with 30,000 baht, and his/her work will be
presented at the Orchid Festival gala night on January 25.
E-Bizz Opps switches local businessmen and women onto ICT
(student trainee MFLU)
Srithrakul, secretary of the Business and Professional Woman’s Association
of Thailand-Chiang Mai (second from right) announces the E-Bizz Opp Project
at Northern Chiang Lur Room, JJ Market.
Learning to use electronic communications technology is
important to the future of many small businesses, and the Business and
Professional Woman’s Association of Thailand-Chiang Mai arranged what it
called an “E-Bizz Opp Project” to do just that.
The BPW presented the concept at a briefing held in the
Northern Chiang Lur Room at JJ Market on November 8.
BPW secretary, Watcharee Srithrakul said that the
objectives of this project are to help the new generation businessmen and
especially businesswomen in various careers to have the opportunity to learn
about information and communications technology (ICT) and adapt it to use in
doing business and setting up opportunities at an international level.
The project has its origins in the government policy that
intends Chiang Mai to be an ICT city, the BPW saying that human resources
are very important and need to be developed firstly.
The Young BPW Department, a group of women aged 21-40,
had an opportunity to participate in an ICT seminar for women in the
Asia-Pacific, with the APEC Women’s e-Biz Training at South Korea. From
this grew the idea of using the knowledge they gained at the seminars and
training, and so the project was created.
People who are qualified and experienced in ICT were
invited to give talks and discussion sessions, and offer advice on how to
run a successful business using ICT methods and technology.
There was also a technology clinic and a number of stands
displaying technology and services from sponsoring companies.
The E-Bizz Opp Project was held on November 19 at Chiang Mai University
Convention Hall, Nimmanahaeminda Road, inside Chiang Mai Computer and
Digital ICT Fair 2005.
Joint venture targets happy campers
Thailand’s ecotourism industry is set to benefit from a
major cash injection. Thai Australia Capital Co (TA Capital), a joint
venture between Australia’s Jayco Corporation and TSA Management of
Thailand, said it planned to invest 10 billion baht (US$242 million) in
ecotourism sites in Thailand over the next five years.
In the short term, TA Capital will invest in its sister
company, Leisure Park (Thailand) Co, which will build and operate leisure
parks around the country in co-operation with the private and public
sectors. Leisure Park will integrate camping with cabins and caravans to
accommodate both local and overseas tourists.
The company plans to open services in 50 parks within
five years, including areas in Rayong, Khao Yai National Park, Chiang Mai,
Trat, Ayutthaya, Kanchanaburi and Prachuap Khiri Khan.
“Our target groups will be Europeans, Americans,
Japanese, Australians and locals,’’ Jayco chief executive, Mr Gerry
Jayco is Australia’s biggest producer of camper
trailers, pop-tops and caravans.