The Royal Thai Consulate-General, Dubai hosts Thailand Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai Launch and Networking Reception, presenting spectacular performances, delicious Thai cuisine and exclusive details about what awaits at the outstanding pavilion
Thai and UAE dignitaries attended the culture-rich celebration along with top-tier media and community VIPs
Dubai, UAE – September 28, 2021 – On Monday, September 27, the Thailand Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai and the Royal Thai Consulate-General in Dubai hosted an exclusive reception in celebration of the opening of the world-renowned event.
Running from 1 October 2021 to 31 March 2022, Thailand will be exhibiting its largest Expo pavilion in 150 years at Expo 2020 Dubai. The nation will use the dynamic world stage to explain the concept behind ‘Digital Thailand’, its technologically driven, economic vision. The Thailand Pavilion is designed to be a place for different nationalities to exchange ideas, collaborate on new projects and discuss how innovation and digital technology can improve society as a whole.
The launch and networking reception at Dusit Thani, Dubai welcomed many of the important figures who helped put this magnificent pavilion together, including Ambassador Waravuth Pouapinya, Thai Ambassador to the UAE and H.E. Chairat Sirivat, Consul-General to Dubai and the Northern Emirates. Guests were also treated to an exclusive video message from Ms. Ajarin Pattanapanchai, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Digital Economy and Society, and Thailand Pavilion Commissioner-General. In this short clip, she described the key features of the Pavilion and discussed why Thailand is leading the way with digital innovation on a sustainable manner.
During the reception, guests were served with delicious and authentic Thai cuisine by Thai Select restaurant “Benjarong.” while enjoying cultural performances and taking the first look at the Pavilion’s activities offered by Team Thailand Offices in the UAE and the Pavilion’s sponsors, namely, Thai Trade Center – Dubai, Tourism Authority of Thailand, Dubai Office, Siam Cement Group (SCG), Double A, PTTEP, and Vega Intertrade and Exhibition. Moreover, the schedule of interesting side activities which will be organized in parallel with Thailand Pavilion’s exhibitions over a 6-month long Expo 2020 Dubai, was introduced.
Waravuth Pouapinya, Thai Ambassador to the UAE, said: “It was fabulous to mark the opening of the Thailand Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai with such a brilliant evening. All attendees mentioned about how spectacular the cuisine and performances were, and they are now looking forward to experiencing the Pavilion in person. It was also exceptionally interesting and enlightening to discuss how other nations are exploring the realm of sustainability and innovation. I feel more positive than ever that Expo 2020 Dubai will bring so many benefits for Thailand’s businesses and residents, and that our Pavilion will be a memorable and enriching experience for every visitor.”
For more information about the Thailand Pavilion, visit https://www.expo2020dubaithailand.com/.
About the Thailand Pavilion:
The design of the Thailand Pavilion integrates the allure of Thai hospitality into every element to impress the audience at first glance, using a Thai flower called the ‘Dok Rak’ (Crown flower) that represents warm greetings from Thai people and ongoing development. The flowers are also a representation of endless mobility from its proliferation and dispersal of pollen.
As the inspiration for the design of the Pavilion’s architecture, the ‘Dok Rak’ flowers are interwoven around the pavilion like floral curtains. Moreover, the gable roof, a distinguishing feature of Thai architecture, is applied to the entrance of the pavilion to express the delicacy and the beautiful Thai greeting, or ‘Wai’. Such remarkable uniqueness will make the Thailand Pavilion memorable during the day and night.
The traditional flower garland or the “Puang Malai” was selected as the symbol of the Thailand Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai to represent the friendship and warm welcome that guests have come to expect from Thai people. The flowers will be fine-tuned and digitally arranged into lines to demonstrate the limitless digital connection that links ideas from several sources. Gold is used as a dominant colour to depict the abundance of the Suvarnnabhumi region and our rich history, while four bouquets represent Thailand 4.0 policy. The theme also reflects Thailand’s stepping into the innovation-driven, digital age toward stability, wealth, and sustainability.
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