The objectives for the 5th Traditional Textile Symposium are as follows

  1. To celebrate the 60th birthday anniversary of HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn.
  2. To advance the traditional textile communities of ASEAN and neighboring nations, to have cooperation among experts and those interested in traditional textiles in exchanging knowledge, building understanding about traditional textures, production techniques, art of weaving, dying and printing cloth, local customs that influence cloth production, local wisdom, and innovation regarding the processes of textile production.
  3. To conserve and expand traditional textiles among ASEAN members and neighboring countries.
  4. To disseminate research regarding several dimensions of traditional textiles and to publicize the findings at the local level so it might be adapted to use in production of traditional textiles.
  5. To publicize Thai traditional textiles and customs.
  6. To expand ASEAN traditional textile sales and traditional textile products through those who attend the symposium and the general public.
  7. To demonstrate the preparedness of Thailand and Chiang Mai Province to conduct international conferences.