Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau Wins New Events for Thailand
The Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau (TCEB) announced the securing of a host of major international MICE events scheduled for the second half of 2014 and into 2015.
Recent major trade shows secured include Food & Hotel Thailand 2014, Intermach 2015 and ProPak Asia 2015.
A long list of international conventions and congresses that also will be heading to Thailand include the 10th International Mycological Congress, IT&CMA Asia, CTW Asia Pacific Corporate Travel World 2014, 74th FIP World Congress of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences 2014, which is expected to draw more than 2,000 delegates, and the Harmony World Puppet Carnival, which is expected to draw more than 30,000 attendees.
Another event, the Unicity Global Convention is expected to attract more than 50,000 business travellers.
TCEB also released re-forecast figures on the growth of Thailand’s MICE industry, estimating the country to generate MICE revenue of THB 87.2 billion (US$2.7 billion) and receive 888,210 MICE travellers in 2014.
Nopparat Maythaveekulchai, president of TCEB, commented, “Winning major bids for international MICE events of this calibre, which will take place in Thailand from the second half of 2014, reflects the strong international confidence business communities around the globe have in Thailand."
He added, "We look forward to extending our famous warm Thai hospitality and world-class MICE services to 157,930 high quality business travellers during the final quarter of the 2014 fiscal year.”