The Asian Juniors and Cadet Fencing Championships currently being held in Thailand recorded the biggest ever number of participants. The Organizers reported a combined number of athletes and officials in both the cadet and juniors categories of more than 800, much bigger than the participants of previous championships of no more than 550. These number of participants represent 29 federations from Asia and Oceania.
The competition is being held in the newly opened "Terminal 21 Mall" in Korat City which is around 250 kms away from the capital city of Bangkok. The Thailand Fencing Federation made used of newly purchased fencing and recording equipment, complete with video refereeing and LED boards, demonstrating their capability of organizing much bigger FIE competitions in the future.
The Opening Ceremonies were led by FCA President Celso Dayrit and AFAT President Somded Tongpian together with officials from Korat City and other FCA federation officials.