Unlike the career and education expo in Phuket in March, the event in Khon Kaen adopted a different approach. A joint Australian education booth – providing space for various Australian universities and institutes – was set up at the University of Khon Kaen’s Education Expo. The Australian booth attracted quite a number of students enquiring about studying in Australia. In the evening, a networking dinner was held for alumni living in Khon Kaen. Many are lecturers at Khon Kaen University and other educational institutes in the Northeast. During dinner the alumni participants, most of whom were Colombo Plan students, took turns speaking to the group, sharing what they learned and what studying in Australia meant to them. About 85 person attended the expo and dinner.