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Thailand event round-up: June 2019

by The Sponsorship Experts - Paul Poole (South East Asia) Co., Ltd.

June will see the tail-end of one of the largest trading shows in the food industry in Asia, the THAIFEX - World of Food Asia 2019. With no less than 11 shows under one roof, the five-day event from 28 May to 1 June will see thousands of industry professionals and consumers descend on Impact to see the latest in food and food production in Thailand and beyond. For more information, visit

The first ever Phuket Surf Fest takes place at Loma Park, Patong Beach, Phuket from 31 May to 2 June. Organised by the TAT, the festival will feature a surf show, competitions, surf lessons, a beach bazaar, workshops and food and drink. For more information, visit

Taan Bangkok on the 25th floor of [email protected] Design Hotel Bangkok will host a one-night Peranakan dinner on 6 June. One of Asia’s most unique cuisines due to the blend of Chinese, Malay and Thai influences and techniques, Peranakan food is also one of the hardest to find nowadays as many shy away from the labour intensive kitchen. For tickets, go to

Hua Hin International Jazz Festival returns once again to the beachfront of Centara Grand Beach Resort in Hua Hin on 7-8 June. Performances from world-renowned jazz musicians from all over the world are scheduled from 4pm to midnight on both days. The best part? Entry is free! For more information, go to

World Oceans Day is a public awareness family event on 8 June hosted by Sang Foundation & partners Precious Plastic, Grin Green International, Eco Beasts and Trash Hero with the support of Alliance Française Bangkok and IRD (French Research Institute for Development). A day for the entire family, the event starts with a film screening for kids, followed by concerts, civic forum, workshops and entertainment. It’s a great way to teach children of the role and importance of sustainable practices in protecting our planet. For more information, visit

For something truly unique, head to Exotic Fishing Thailand, a premium fishing resort in Phang Nga for the Exotic Fishing Thailand Individual Open. The first of its kind in Asia, the event is open to 16 participants who will be judged by the accumulated length of the fish caught from 8am to 6pm. For more information and to register, visit

The weekend of 8-9 June is time for one of Thailand’s most popular mass participation races, the Laguna Phuket Marathon. Held for the 14th time in the award-winning Laguna Phuket, organisers are expecting more than 13,000 participants from over 50 countries. The 5km and 2km distances are sold out but registration for the 10km, the Half Marathon, the Marathon and the Marathon Relay events is still open until 3 June. Head to for more information.

If the full marathon distance seems a bit extreme, the Amazing Field Hua Hin Classic Run Ultra Half Marathon takes runners on a scenic route around small coastal communities in Hua Hin and surrounds on 9 June. With four different distances - 5km, 10km 15km and 25km - the race caters to both novices and experienced runners alike. For more information and to register, visit

The popular Model Market Flea Market returns to Sukhumvit soi 53 on 14-16 June. Organised by We Do Events, Model Market Flea Market is focussed on recycling and minimising waste with visitors being able to sell and buy various goods, from food to second hand goods and other sustainable or organic products.

Art lovers should head to W Hotel Bangkok on 22-23 June for the annual Hotel Art Fair, created by Farmgroup to bring galleries from around the country under one roof for the weekend. It is free to enter but it’s advised to register before the end to avoid queuing. For more information and to register, visit

Founded in 2004 by veteran international marketing consultant Paul Poole, PAUL POOLE (SOUTH EAST ASIA) CO., LTD. is an independent marketing consultancy based in Bangkok, Thailand specialising in commercial sponsorship and partnership marketing, working with both rights holders and brands - acting as a catalyst by bringing them together and maximising the relationship.

We have packaged, sold and managed sponsorship and partnership opportunities for a wide range of rights holders and worked with many of the world’s leading brands to source and engage the right sponsorships and partnerships for them to maximise.

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Published: May 2019

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