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Bangkok - January

January 10 - 13, 2020

Kendell, Nick

Fair Organizer:
Nick Kendell

Deelman, Harry

Fair Organizer:
Harry Deelman

January 10 - 13, 2020


Fair Organizers: Nick Kendell, Harry Deelman


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Thank you for your interest in the Bangkok-January 2020 Fair.

Registrations for schools will open June 1st and registration for teachers will open July 1st, 2019.


As a fair early in the recruiting season, the Bangkok-January Fair favours strong teaching couples and singles without dependants. The numbers in attendance are expected to be about 550 candidates and 140 schools.

The schools recruiting at this fair come from a wide variety of locations worldwide, with many attending from Asia. Search Associates-registered candidates, of all nationalities and all standard specialist fields in schools, are welcome to request an invitation to attend the Bangkok-January Fair. Please read the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Job Fairs on the FAQ page on the website.


If your school is interested in attending this fair, please contact Nick Kendell 

Because of the large number of schools regularly attending this fair, there may be a wait-list established.


Candidates must be registered with a branch of Search Associates if they wish to request an invitation to attend the Bangkok-January Job Fair.

Attendance at this fair is by invitation only. Candidates who are already registered with Search Associates should notify their Search sponsor of their interest in this fair to request an invitation.

NOTE: Checking "Interest in the Bangkok-January Fair" on the Search Associate online application does NOT constitute an invitation.

Because this is an early fair and attended by highly experienced international educators, this fair is quite competitive. Recruiters know that they have other fairs to attend at later dates, so they are very selective in this first round.  PLEASE ASK your sponsoring associate to determine if this fair is a good match for you or if another fair would be a better "fit".


Some schools will be looking to employ candidates who have IB experience. Check the list of registered schools and do your homework beforehand. You may stand out more at a smaller fair, as these fairs traditionally attract local teachers who do not have international experience.


Candidates who are new to Search and wish to attend the Bangkok Fair, look first at the region in which you live and register with the associate responsible for the region. If you are international (living outside of the US, UK, Canada, Australia/New Zealand), you may register with the following:

Nick Kendell – Candidates with limited or no IB experience and who are open to both IB and non-IB positions should register with Nick Kendell

Harry Deelman – Candidates with IB experience, (PYP, MYP, and/or DP) and aiming mainly at an IB job in an IB school should register with Harry Deelman.


·       Essential attendance from 10 January to late afternoon on 13 January. Please note: attendance is by invitation only.

·       Early Registration for Candidates begins on 9 January. 

·        To get the most from your Fair experience we advise attendance at a candidate orientation meeting  (Highly recommended for all teachers but especially for those new to the Bangkok Fair).

·        DO NOT BE LATE to the interview sign-up session. The interviews arranged will determine your schedule for January 11 - 13.

An early request to your sponsoring associate (after becoming an active Search Associates candidate) for an invitation is important - Invitations will be available from early July. Candidates will only be invited to attend the Bangkok-January Fair if we consider that they match the needs of the recruiters who will be at the fair and stand a real chance of receiving offers. About 50-60% of the fair attendees are expected to accept contracts resulting from the fair.

Country School
Angola Luanda International School of Angola
Austria Vienna International School
Bangladesh American International School Dhaka
Cambodia Canadian International School of Phnom Penh
Cambodia International School of Phnom Penh
Cambodia Northbridge International School Cambodia
China Alcanta International College, Guangzhou
China American International School of Guangzhou
China Avenues: The World School- Shenzhen
China BASIS Bilingual School Shenzhen
China BASIS International School Guangzhou
China BASIS International School Nanjing
China BASIS International School Shenzhen
China Beijing City International School
China Beijing International Bilingual Academy - Beijing Campus
China Beijing National Day School
China Boston International School
China Concordia International School Shanghai
China Daystar Academy
China Hangzhou International School
China Innova Academy
China International School of Beijing
China International School of Tianjin
China ISA International School of Guangzhou
China Keystone Academy
China Shanghai American School
China Shanghai Community International School
China Shekou International School
China Shen Wai International School
China Shenwai Longgang International School
China Suzhou Singapore International School
China The Affiliated High School of Peking University's Dalton Academy
China Western Academy of Beijing
China Whittle School & Studios - Shenzhen
China YK Pao School, Shanghai
China/Hong Kong Canadian International School of Hong Kong
China/Hong Kong Chinese International School
China/Hong Kong Discovery College
China/Hong Kong English Schools Foundation
China/Hong Kong Hong Kong Academy
China/Hong Kong Hong Kong International School
China/Hong Kong Renaissance College H.K.
China/Hong Kong The Independent Schools Foundation Academy
China/Hong Kong Victoria Shanghai Academy
Colombia Colegio Nueva Granada, Bogota
Egypt Cairo American College
Egypt Hayah International Academy, Cairo
Germany Berlin Brandenburg International School
India American Embassy School, New Delhi
India Dhirubhai Ambani International School, Mumbai
India Mahindra International School (formerly Mercedes-Benz International School)
India Oberoi International School
India Stonehill International School, Bangalore
India Woodstock School, Mussoorie
Indonesia ACG School Jakarta
Indonesia British School-Jakarta
Indonesia Canggu Community School, Bali
Indonesia Global Jaya School
Indonesia Jakarta Intercultural School
Italy American Overseas School of Rome
Italy St. Stephen's School, Rome
Japan Canadian Academy, Kobe
Japan Nagoya International School
Japan Nishimachi International School
Korea Asia Pacific International School, Seoul
Korea Branksome Hall Asia
Korea Chadwick International
Korea Dwight International School Seoul
Korea North London Collegiate School, Jeju
Korea Seoul International School
Korea St. Johnsbury Academy Jeju
Kuwait American International School, Kuwait
Latvia International School of Riga
Malaysia GEMS International School of Pearl City, Penang
Malaysia GEMS International School Tropicana Metropark
Malaysia IGB International School
Malaysia International School of Kuala Lumpur
Malaysia Mont'Kiara International School, Kuala Lumpur
Malaysia The International School of Penang (Uplands)
Mongolia International School of Ulaanbaatar
Myanmar Yangon International School
Netherlands American School of The Hague
Nigeria American International School of Abuja
Nigeria American International School of Lagos
Oman The Sultan's School
Pakistan Karachi American School
Philippines International School Manila
Qatar ACS Doha International School
Qatar American School of Doha
Qatar Qatar Academy Doha
Qatar Vision International School
Russia International School of Kazan
Russia The Anglo-American School of Moscow
Saudi Arabia Advanced Learning Schools
Saudi Arabia American International School - Riyadh
Saudi Arabia American International School of Jeddah
Saudi Arabia British International School Jeddah
Saudi Arabia International Programs School, Al Khobar
Saudi Arabia International Schools Group - Dhahran Elementary Middle School
Saudi Arabia International Schools Group - ISG Jubail
Saudi Arabia The KAUST School
Senegal International School of Dakar
Singapore Canadian International School, Singapore
Singapore Chatsworth International School - Singapore
Singapore GEMS World Academy (Singapore)
Singapore German European School Singapore
Singapore St. Joseph's Institution International School
Singapore Stamford American International School
Spain Benjamin Franklin International School
Sri Lanka The Overseas School of Colombo
Switzerland International School Basel
Switzerland Zurich International School
Taiwan Kaohsiung American School
Taiwan Taipei American School
Taiwan Taipei European School
Tanzania International School of Tanganyika, Dar-es-Salaam
Thailand Berkeley International School
Thailand Concordian International School, Bangkok
Thailand International School Bangkok
Thailand NIST International School
Thailand Ruamrudee International School, Bangkok
Thailand Singapore International School of Bangkok, Pracha Uthit Campus
Thailand Thai-Chinese International School, Bangkok
Thailand UWC Thailand International School
UK ACS International Schools
United Arab Emirates American School of Dubai
United Arab Emirates GEMS American Academy, Abu Dhabi
United Arab Emirates GEMS United School
United Arab Emirates GEMS World Academy - Dubai
United Arab Emirates Greenfield International School
United Arab Emirates Raha International School, Abu Dhabi
USA EF Academy - New York
Vietnam Australian International School, Vietnam
Vietnam Concordia International School Hanoi
Vietnam Hanoi International School
Vietnam International School Ho Chi Minh City
Vietnam International School of Ho Chi Minh City- American Academy
Vietnam Renaissance International School Saigon
Vietnam Saigon South International School, HCMC
Vietnam Vietnam Australia International School, Ba Thang Hai Campus
Worldwide QSI -- Quality Schools International (37 schools in 31 Countries Worldwide)

How to get to the hotel

Suvarnabhumi (Sah-var-nah-boom) International Airport handles international flights. 




Change money at the airport bank stalls; be sure to get a few Baht 20 and Baht 50 bills. 


The public taxi stand is located on Level 1 (ground level) near entrances 3, 4, 7 and 8. There is a taxi counter with personnel to ensure the driver understands your destination. Have the hotel and its address written on a piece of paper for ease of understanding. It is best to get a metered taxi to your hotel. You will be asked to pay the toll charges on top of the taxi fare, as well as a 50 baht fee to the driver (only applicable to taxis from the airports). Tipping is not expected, but appreciated. 

If you only have 1000 baht notes, it is suggested that you use one to pay the toll.  That way, you will get change in smaller notes.

Estimated taxi fare: 600 THB (one way)

Tell the taxi:  Marriott Marquis hotel, Sukhumvit Soi 22.


5:00 a.m. to midnight. http://www.bangkokairportonline.com/node/55 


The Marriott Hotel is located just 40 kilometers from the Suvarnabhumi Airport.

Alternate transportation: Bangkok Marriott Marquis Limo Service; fee: 2500 THB (one way); reservation required


Bangkok traffic can be challenging. Be sure to add extra time if you are scheduled to travel between 7am - 9 am and from 4 pm onwards. Friday and Saturday nights are particularly busy.


Metered taxi is an easy way to get around Bangkok, though traffic jams are legendary. The hotel doormen will assist making sure the driver understands your destination and uses his meter.


SkyTrain, (BTS) is half of Bangkok's rapid transit system. The nearest SkyTrain stop is at Phrom Phong BTS Station (although the Asok BTS station is not that much further in the other direction if walking along the street - Soi 22 is about half way between the 2 stations).

You can buy single trip tickets for the BTS using the machines at the station (having a supply of coins is recommended for this).  Alternately, you could purchase a Rabbit Card (for 100 baht) and then put some ‘credit’ on it, and use the turnstiles at any of the stations (tap on - tap off). This is often quicker as the queues at the ticket machines can be long at times.

There is also a subway (MRT). Get a BTS/MRT map from the hotel concierge. The nearest MRT stop is at Sukhumvit Station - see below (right next to the Asok BTS station). 


The close proximity to BTS Sky train Station Phrom Phong, as well as the EM District lifestyle malls, enable easy access to some of the city’s most talked about hotspots. Only 400 meters or approximate 5 minutes walk from BTS to hotel via Park. Please note that the gate is now open every day from 06.00-20.00 hrs.


The longest road in Thailand, both it and its many adjoining 'sois' (sub-streets) are poor on traditional tourist attractions but rich in of-the-minute shopping, eating and nightlife. The many fashionable restaurants, bars, air-conditioned malls, luxury hotels and hip clubs give the area a distinctly modern, cosmopolitan flavour. And little, stress-busting pockets of calm can be found in the sweet cafes, atmospheric restaurants and lush day spas that hide down many of its sois. Making exploring its staggering length incredibly easy is the Skytrain (BTS) that runs through most of its downtown stretch.

What's On Sukhumvit

First time in Sukhumvit

The best of Sukhumvit 


Tourist Police / Emergency hotline: Tel: 1155

Bumrungrad Hospital Emergency (Sukhumvit Soi 3): Tel: 02 667 29999

Embassy Telephone Address Email
Australia Embassy 02 344 6300 37 South Sathorn Road austembassy.bangkok@dfat.gov.au
Canada Embassy 02 237 4126 or 02 663 0540 Abdulrahim Place, 15th Floor, 990 Rama IV Road enqserv@dfait-maeci.gc.ca
New Zealand Embassy 02 254 2530 14th Floor, All Seasons Place
United Kingdom 02 253 0191 1031 Wireless Road Info.Bangkok@fco.gov.uk
United States of America 02 205 4000 95 Wireless Road mailto:acsbkk@state.gov


Buy a phone card at 7/11 or other shops. Use specially marked gold street phone booths, or use Skype at Internet cafes.



The team from Expat Property Planners will be attending the Bangkok fair and be able to assist you with any questions or planning for your adventure abroad.   




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