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UD2019 Conference

The participants for The 7th International Conference for Universal Design in Bangkok 2019 are required to register as either Regular Participant (for entire programs) or One-day Participant.

For the upcoming seventh conference, the theme will be set as “Sustainable Development on Universal Design (tentative)” in line with the “Sustainable Development Goals” that the United Nations has set forth for achievement by 2030. Voluntary and sustained actions will be promoted based on lively dialogues and interactions between participants from within Thailand and overseas, and this will include promoting industry and creating employment in Thailand through investment by many Japanese corporations in the automobile and other industries of Thailand. At the same time, the realization of a high-quality universal design society in the ASEAN region will be aimed for, taking into consideration regional development, the medical nursing care business, and development of the tourism industry.

The theme of the main conference is Sustainable Development on Universal Design

Sub Themes

  1. Universal Design for Industrial Promotion

    In Japan, UD know-how has become entrenched to some degree centering on large corporations, and going forward, as part of comprehensive economic support that includes transferring knowledge to overseas and cooperating with human resource development, a focus will be placed on promoting industry and creating employment, not only in manufacturing industries, but also a variety of industries, such as agriculture, forestry and fisheries industries and service industries.

  2. Universal Design for Regional Planning

    Accessibility will be developed in urban infrastructure and city living, and responses to accidents during emergencies, such as fires and power outages, will be reviewed from a UD perspective.

  3. Universal Design for Aged Society

    It is estimated that the proportion of older people aged 65 or above in the Kingdom of Thailand was 10.58% in 2017, and will exceed 14% in 2022. It is expected that Japan, as the most aged country in the world, where the proportion of older people aged 65+ is above 27%, can share many accomplishments and lessons with ASEAN member states where rapid aging is projected, through UD technology transfers and mutual personnel exchanges.

  4. Universal Design for Tourism

    The Kingdom of Thailand accepts the largest number of tourists in Southeast Asia. Further improvements of tourist’ facilities in Thailand based on the concept of UD may attract more tourists and contribute to the development of tourism industries and the economic development of whole Thailand. We hope the lessons and advanced examples accumulated in Japan will be shared in this conference, so that Japan and ASEAN member states can build mutually beneficial relationship.


Mon 4 Mar 2019 - Wed 6 Mar 2019
Wed 6: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tue 5: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Mon 4: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Registrations Close 15th February 2019 12:00 PM


King Mongkut's Institute of Technology Ladkrabang, International College, Chalongkrung Road, Ladkrabang, Bangkok 10520 Thailand


Please visit website for registration details and fees.


Phone +66 2329 8261
Link 7th International Conference for Universal Design in Bangkok 2019

Created 9th January 2019

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