The Phuket was the location for the first time a career and education event was combined with a networking reception. A number of Australian universities set up information booths at the lobby of the Novotel, Phokeethra Hotel. About 115 persons attended the expo and networking reception. At least 80 students from international schools located in Phuket attended the expo to obtain information and learn about universities they would possibly like to attend. The networking reception followed in the evening for Australian alumni based and living in Phuket.