On June 29th- 30th, 2017, National University of Laos (NUOL) successfully organized the 9th AUN/SEEDNet Regional Conference on Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering Year 2017 at MUONG THANH LUXURY VIENTIANE HOTEL, Vientiane, Lao PDR.

The conference attracted more than 90 participants from the academic sector, government sector in Lao PDR and AUN/SEED-Net’s network including those who are from leading universities in ASEAN and from supporting universities in Japan. The meeting was kicked off by leading speaker from the academia who gave an interesting multidisciplinary lecture covering in various issues. Then, it was followed by lot of marvelous presentations, insight into the field of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering while also served as a platform for knowledge exchange and networking among regional community, Japan, and beyond.

During the Regional Conference, not only academic research and network were presented and strengthened, but the future and sustainability of the AUN/SEED-Net project was also discussed with Field Management Members of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering.

Regional Conference of AUN/SEED-Net is an annual academic event for researchers and students to share research findings with other professionals in ASEAN as well as Japan. Not only does it open the door to those who are seeking opportunities to disseminate their research and fine-tune by feedback from other participants, but Regional Conference also helps them find new horizon of their research theme and widen their professional network in Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering.