Welcome Messages

Welcome from APAIE President - Professor Sarah Todd


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It is with great pleasure that I welcome you to join me in Bangkok in March 2023 for the 16th APAIE Conference and Exhibition. As we gather in person for the first time as an APAIE community since 2019, it is hard to think of a more fitting backdrop for our conversations and discussions than the dynamic and rapidly evolving city of Bangkok. As we share ideas and focus on how we each contribute to ensuring a sustainable future for international education across the Asia Pacific, it will also be a time to reflect on what we have learnt from the COVID-19 pandemic, what we want to take forward and, just as importantly, what we should leave behind. Much has changed since we last met in person, from the way we partner and what we are seeking from our partnerships, the way we support students and what those students are demanding, through to how we recruit for, and deliver academic programs. The conference will offer a timely opportunity to develop a shared understanding of what is meant by a "sustainable future" and the role each of us can play in its development.

On behalf of the APAIE board and Mahidol University, I very much look forward to welcoming you to Bangkok. Thank you for your support of APAIE through the challenges of the past couple of years. Now is the time to turn our gaze to the future, and Bangkok, where the past and the contemporary sit alongside one another and the welcome is always warm, is the perfect place to meet and plan the way forward.

Welcome from President of Mahidol University - Professor Banchong Mahaisavariya


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On behalf of Mahidol University and co-host universities from Thailand, I’m delighted to welcome you all back to Bangkok. This is the second time we host APAIE Conference and Exhibition, after the first one in 2012. The APAIE 2023 will not only showcase the readiness of Thailand as an educational hub, but also affirm the capacity and excellent services of the Thai hospitality industry to host such a prestigious international conference and exhibition.

Apart from the national context, APAIE 2023 Conference and Exhibition will support the internationalization of higher education in the Asia-Pacific region and beyond, looking at the challenges and opportunities for a sustainable future.

We are looking forward to returning even stronger and happier than before, making every second of our precious time count. We may not have seen one another in a long time, but when we do, it will be as if we've never been apart.

See you in Bangkok.