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July
2019

Thailand’s ASEAN Chairmanship 2019 Interactive Kiosk: Public Engagement with the Thai Chairmanship of ASEAN on a digital platform

04
July
2019

Thailand’s ASEAN Chairmanship 2019 Interactive Kiosk: Public Engagement with the Thai Chairmanship of ASEAN on a digital platform

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On 3 July 2019, the Department of Information, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) officially launched Thailand’s ASEAN Chairmanship 2019 Interactive Kiosk, at the Fashion Hall, Siam Paragon Department Store, Bangkok.  The Interactive Kiosk project serves as a public outreach programme to engage the general public with ASEAN on a digital platform. The public will have access to the Interactive Kiosks in Bangkok, at Thailand’s leading department stores (Siam Paragon at Stardome Zone on M Floor, ICON Siam at the Veranda Icon Siam Zone on G Floor, and Central World Department Store) until 8 November 2019.

The digital platform is an effective way to connect the people of the ASEAN Community together, while also encouraging them to take active interest and participation in the ASEAN process. This is how the Thailand’s ASEAN Chairmanship 2019 Interactive Kiosk project was initiated. The project is aimed at enhancing people-to-people direct interactions to strengthen the bond and relationship between peoples of the ASEAN Community and beyond and, at the same time, inform the general public about the ASEAN process and Thailand’s ASEAN Chairmanship in 2019.

Anyone can join by visiting the interactive kiosk booth to take selfies with the prepared backdrop and props, or by using the interactive kiosk to record a short 30 second video clip and then sharing the video clip of your ‘ASEAN-ness’ with family and friends by directly connecting to your social media accounts straight from the kiosk. A designated theme for each month will be applied, starting from July until November 2019 as follows:

– “Say hello to ASEAN” :  from 1 – 31 July 2019

– “What is your Pride of ASEAN” :  from 1 – 31 August 2019

– “Invite the World to ASEAN” : from 1 – 30 September 2019

– “Tell us your future ASEAN” : from 1 October – 8 November 2019

SCG also set up an exhibition explaining to visitors about how Circular Economy works. SCG is an official Partner for Sustainability with the Thai Chairmanship 2019. With this new concept, SCG created various recycled items, such as chairs, podiums and notebooks, and provided them to MFA for use and reuse at the 34th and 35th ASEAN Summit and related meetings throughout the entire year, putting the “Green Meeting” concept — one among the central themes of the Thai Chairmanship– to actual use. Some recycled materials have also been used to create components for the interactive kiosk booths as well.

To add more excitement to the project, a return domestic air ticket (conditions apply), provided by Thai Airways and Thai Smile Airways, will be awarded to the best video clip of the month, until the end of the year.  The winners of each month will be announced via the ASEAN2019TH social media channels on 1 August 2019, 1 September 2019, 1 October 2019, and 9 November 2019.

For more information on the Thailand’s ASEAN Chairmanship 2019 Interactive Kiosk and other related activities during Thailand’s ASEAN Chairmanship in 2019, please visit the ASEAN2019TH account on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube, or log on to www.asean2019.go.th