The International Organisation of Good Templars (IOGT) has chosen Thailand as the venue of its first congress in Asia, to be held in the beach resort of Cha-Am between 26 – 31 October, 2014.
Over 300 attendees are expected to participate in the IOGT’s 68th World Congress at The Regent Cha-Am Beach Resort. The IOGT is the largest worldwide community of non-governmental organisations with a mission to independently enlighten people on adopting a lifestyle free from alcohol and other drugs, thus leading to a richer, freer and more rewarding life.
The IOGT International World Congress is held every four years. This year’s event is divided into two parts: 1) The main Congress to be held between 26-31 October, 2014, in cooperation with two member organisations of IOGT International and IOGT Thailand and Stop Drink Network. 2) A Youth Camp to be arranged in cooperation with the regional office of the IOGT-NTO movement, which is based in Chiang Mai. The Youth Camp will be organised at the Rama VI Border Patrol Police Camp, Cha-Am, Phetchaburi Province.
On 28 October, 2014, the opening ceremony and welcome reception will be hosted by the Royal Thai Government. Both Thais and foreigners will be amongst the speakers at the numerous seminars and workshops. Participants will also have a chance to participate in various activities; such as, Thai cooking class, workshops, exhibition, and sightseeing tours.
Located less than 200 km south of Bangkok, Cha-am is a quiet beach retreat in Phetchaburi province. Cha-am is popular with couples looking for a romantic retreat, seniors who like peace and quiet, and families with young children.