Thailand hosts 2012 Rotary International Convention

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BANGKOK, 8 May 2012  – Thailand is hosting the 2012 Rotary International Convention, with than 38,000 guests from 160 countries worldwide attending the event to exchange ideas on humanitarian and social issues.

Her Royal Highness Princess Chulabhorn Thailand presided over the opening of the grand convention, which is jointly organized by Convention & Exhibition Bureau (TCEB) and Rotary Center in Thailand. This is the 103th time the event has been held, and the first time Thailand has been given an honor to play host.

According to the organizers, the event would help generate over 3 billion baht worth of income and help improve the Thai economy. Several Noble Laureates participate in the conference to talk about topics such as banks for the poor and polio eradication project.

The polio eradication project has been on-going for over 20 years with the supports of the World Health Organization, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and various governments from different nations. Currently, polio still reportedly exists in only three countries.

The 2012 Rotary International Convention is being held at IMPACT, Muang Thong Thani; starting on May 6 and running to May 9.