Provincial Delegates and some lay collaborators of East Asia and Oceania region gathered for a Salesian Social Communications conference at the Salesian Retreat House in Hua Hin in Thailand. The General Councilor for Social Communications, Fr Filiberto Gonzalez, and his secretary, Br Ephrem Santos coordinated this four days conference.
Many topics were discussed in the areas of animation, information, formation, communications, collaboration and preserving cultural heritages. A number of concrete plans and decisions were made for the next two years, particularly in communication and collaboration in the region.
On the last day of the conference, Fr, Nolasco from Manila was voted and chosen the Regional Coordinator. Br Hilario Seo from South Korea was elected as assistant coordinator.
The local Thai Salesians were extremely hospitable looking after the visitors. The provincial of Thai Province, Fr Paul Prasert and the rector of Hua Hin Community, Fr Thaperat, made themselves available for this conference to make sure all needs are met.
During the conference, delegates were taken a tour around Hua Hin including elephants show, a crocodile show and a Thai Safari on elephants.
A number of delegates who stayed the night in Bangkok on the last day of conference were taken to Siam Niramit for a visit to a Thai Village and a Thai Cultural show.