MHESI Fair Showcases Future Thailand’s Scientific Power
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MHESI Fair Showcases Future Thailand’s Scientific Power

Join us from 22-28 July at the Queen Sirikit National Convention Center for MHESI Fair: SCI POWER FOR FUTURE THAILAND, where innovation drives Thailand's future.

he Ministry of Higher Education, Science, Research and Innovation (MHESI), in collaboration with public and private sector partners, declares its preparedness for the event "MHESI Fair: SCI POWER FOR FUTURE THAILAND".

This fair aims to elevate scientific and innovation skills nationwide to international standards and showcase Thailand's economic development through education, science, research, and innovation. The event will also provide a platform for participants to exchange knowledge and experiences, as well as foster collaborations across various fields. The exhibition, spread over more than 23,000 square metres, features six highlighted zones. The MHESI Fair is set from 22-28 July 2024 at the Queen Sirikit National Convention Center (QSNCC). Interested individuals can attend the event for free! 

Ms Supamas Isarabhakdi, Minister of Higher Education Science Research and Innovation, stated, "In the five years since the establishment of MHESI as the Ministry of Intellectual Opportunities and Future, we have achieved significant milestones in education enhancement, scientific research, and technological innovation. As Minister, I initiated the MHESI Fair to highlight our achievements and unify efforts to transform, create opportunities, and forge a new future for the country." 

The fair will span 22-28 July 2567 at the Queen Sirikit National Convention Center (QSNCC), covering over 23,000 square metres with six highlighted zones. MHESI Fair's regional events, including roadshows across four regions, the Northeast at Suranaree University of Technology in Nakhon Ratchasima, the North at Chiang Mai University in Chiang Mai, the South at Walailak University in Nakhon Si Thammarat, and the Central/Eastern region at Burapha University in Chonburi, have garnered significant interest, with over 200,000 attendees, both onsite and online, stimulating economic growth at the regional level and contributing over 50 million Baht in economic value. 

For the "MHESI Fair Central," this grand event will bring together multidisciplinary fields including science, research, technology, and innovation, along with high-quality education and the soft power present in universities and over 170 research institutions nationwide. Visitors will encounter a plethora of exciting activities and must-see exhibits across six zones: INSPIRED BY SCIENCE, SCIENCE FOR LIFELONG LEARNING, STARTUP LAUNCHPAD, SCIENCE FOR EXPONENTIAL GROWTH, SCIENCE FOR ALL-WELL BEING, and SCIENCE FOR FUTURE THAILAND. One of the highlights is the 'Moon Rock from the Chang'e 5 Spacecraft,' being displayed outside of China for the first time as a symbol of friendship between China and Thailand. Other attractions include cutting-edge VR experiences from a major Chinese online gaming company, TCAS exam solutions, future career guidance, and more than 300 booths showcasing products from entrepreneurs and startups. Attendees can enjoy shopping for research-based products that have won numerous awards, including innovative food, functional foods, future foods, cosmetics, and products developed through science, research, technology, and innovation. Additionally, there will be over 200 types of soft power products, with more than 20,000 individual items available. 

Additionally, you'll get to witness regional competitions battling it out in the national finals at the AV Fair, such as the national-level ROV e-sport tournament, the Innovation Award 2024, and the MHESI Music Variety Award 2024. There will be a variety of educational and entertaining activities, including drone light shows in honour of the King, mascot parades, robot parades, live commerce with influencers from Thailand and abroad, and mini concerts from famous artists like Sarah Salola, ETC, Paper Planes, THE TOYS, Season Five, Palmy, and Two Popetorn. Attendees also have a chance to win daily prizes, including two EV motorcycles each day and the grand prize of an EV pickup truck, along with over 17,000 other prizes. 

For those eager to dive into the latest in science, research, technology, and innovation, the AV Fair offers a plethora of activities, awards, conferences, lectures, and workshops on fascinating topics. Highlights include the Prime Minister Award 2024 ceremony, the "Innovation for Growth and Sustainability" seminar, the "Unicorn Talk" panel, the StartupAsia Report OECD, "Deep Tech Startup Ecosystem in Montgomery County, Maryland, USA" by Judy Costello, the Global Innovation Club, the "Science for Exponential Growth: Tech to Biz Thailand Tech Show 2024," and a panel on "Disruptive Trends: ESG, Network Technology, Blockchain, Cyber Security." Also featured are the "Quantum Thrive: Thailand's Journey into the Quantum Era" conference, the IDE VC for SMEs / Call proposal / Success Story sharing, the "Five Years of MHESI: Reform and Future Directions" discussion, the Climate Tech Workshop by UNSCAP, lifelong learning and credit bank systems for higher education institutions, the "Food as Soft Power to Promote Thai Cultural Tourism" seminar, a talk on urgent policies for addressing drug issues in Thailand, the Agri-Aqua Business Incubation of Philippines and Thailand Networking Workshop, a lecture on Carbon Footprint for Product (CFP), and the "Empowerment Thailand by Synchrotron Technology" training, among over 150 other topics. 

Ms Supamas concluded, "MHESI aims for this central fair to be the first event uniting the nation's competitive capabilities in one place. We strive to strengthen our scientific prowess in all aspects, leading to sustainable economic and social development, and preparing for a rapidly changing future." 

On this special occasion, we invite all Thai citizens to experience the excitement firsthand at the MHESI Fair: SCI POWER FOR FUTURE THAILAND. This grand event promotes the use of science, research, technology, and innovation for sustainable economic development through multidisciplinary power. The official opening ceremony will be held on Monday, 22 July 2024, presided over by Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn from 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM. On 22 July, the event will be open to the public from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM. From 23 to 28 July 2024, the fair will be open daily from 9:00 AM to 8:00 PM at the Queen Sirikit National Convention Center. Admission is free. For more details, visit our website at www.mhesifair.com and Facebook page at www.facebook.com/MHESIThailand. 

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