On 4 April 2013, H.E. Prasas Prasasvinitchai, Ambassador of the Kingdom of Thailand to the Philippines, presided over the opening ceremony of "The 5th Thailand Trade Show 2013" organized by the Thai Trade Center, Royal Thai Embassy in cooperation with the Department of International Trade Promotion, Ministry of Commerce of Thailand at SMX Convention Center. H.E. Malayvieng Sakonhninhom, Ambassador of the Lao People's Democratic Republic and H.E. Tout Panha, Ambassador of the Kingdom of Cambodia also graced the event.
During the event, there was a raffle draw for diners in Thai restaurants that participated in the Songkran Promotion Month (People's Palace, Benjarong, 8 spices, Simply Thai, Mango Tree, and Azuthai) between 6 March – 2 April 2013. The winner was awarded round trip air plane ticket, accommodation, and travel package sponsored by Thai Airways International and Tourism Authority of Thailand to experience the Songkran Festival in Bangkok.