Australian Ambassador H.E. Allan McKinnon played a key role in the AAA Thailand event in November 2019 – a fireside chat combined with a networking event for alumni living in northern Thailand. Over 50 alumni attended the fireside session as Ambassador McKinnon, in a frank and honest manner, shared how he progressed through various roles in his career. The networking session also adopted a different approach with a constant slideshow projected onto a large screen portraying photos as well as where they studied while in Australia. The participants – from academia and the private sector – are alumni from 29 Australian institutions.