AdFest to be held in Pattaya despite Tsunami terror

MUMBAI: The world's most powerful earthquake in more than 40 years triggering massive tsunami in more than 10 countries has not stopped the biggest Asian creative awards show - The 8th Asia Pacific Advertising Festival.

The AdFest will be held from 10 to 12 March 2005 and the deadline for sending in entries has been extended to 31 January. AdFest will be held in Pattaya.



With the recent tsunami near the Indonesian island of Sumatra and other countries in Southeast Asia, the organizing committee of the 8th Asia Pacific Advertising Festival extended its sympathies to the friends and families of those people who lost their lives as a result of the tidal waves that hit some coastal regions in several countries of Asia, including the island of Phuket, located in the southern part of Thailand.



Fortunately, while some very minor tremors were felt in Bangkok, the capital city of Thailand, the earthquake and the resulting tidal waves did not have any effect on Pattaya or any other cities and resorts, situated around the Gulf of Siam.



The committee has also assured all those who are scheduled to travel to the Festival in Thailand – that Pattaya did not experience any ill effects of the earthquake and tidal waves thanks to the city’s geographical location and the nature of the mountainous terrain that surrounds it from several sides.

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