BANGKOK, 16 March 2017: Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau says 101 venues in Thailand have been certified under the Thailand MICE Venue Standard in 2017.
TCEB’s MICE Capabilities Department director, Nichapa Yoswee, said this year Thailand MICE Venue Standard will extend to cover exhibition venues and special event venue categories in five key cities — Bangkok, Pattaya, Phuket, Chiang Mai, and Khon Kaen — as well as Hat Yai that is now emerging as an events venue.
“Extending the standard to more MICE venues will help to ensure organisers can confidently choose Thailand as the destination for their next MICE events.” Read more
BANGKOK, 16 March 2017: Laguna Phuket Marathon is set to celebrate its 12th year with organisers forecasting more than 7,000 runners from over 40 countries will participate in the June race.
Sanctioned by the Association of International Marathons and Distance Races, the Laguna Phuket Marathon is held from sunset to sunrise over two days, 3 to 4 June.
Organised by sports management company, Go Adventure Asia, the event uses the latest technology in professional race timing and results supplied by Sportstats Asia. Read more
BANGKOK, 15 February 2017: Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau has outlined a strategy to boost the country’s domestic MICE industry this year.
TCEB president, Nopparat Maythaveekulchai, said 2017 should establish another milestone for the growth of the domestic MICE market.
Core elements focus on four marketing areas. Read more
BANGKOK, 1 February 2017: Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau says all 10 ASEAN ministers have endorsed the Thailand MICE Venue Standard as the model to adopt across the 10-nation region.
TCEB president, Nopparat Maythaveekulchai, said TCEB would take the lead role to finalise the ASEAN MICE Venue Standard based largely on features in Thailand’s own venue standard.
“The vote of confidence from the ASEAN minsters confirmed the ASEAN MICE Venue Standard, will be based on the framework of the Thailand MICE Venue Standard,” he said. Read more
BANGKOK, 6 December 2016: Thailand Convention and Exhibitions Bureau has launched “Thailand CONNECT Your Vibrant Journey to Business Success” campaign targeting Europe’s meeting planners.
The campaign aims to attract more business events from Europe to Thailand.
It was officially launched at IBTM World, Barcelona 2016, late last month, to international MICE delegates and media representatives. Read more
BANGKOK, 19 October 2016: Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau recommends MICE travellers visiting Thailand to continue with their travel plans.
The notice acknowledged that most Thai people will be wearing black or white dress as a sign of mourning, but this is not required of business travellers attending events in Thailand.
However, TCEB said it would be appreciated if visitors wore appropriate clothing when in public. They should recognise the country is in mourning, but Thai people welcome visitors and this sentiment has not changed. Read more
BANGKOK, 27 September 2016: Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau will concentrate on professional associations to bid for events in five key business sectors, according to its 2017 business plan.
The government’s Thailand 4.0 economic model aims to develop Thailand into a value-based economy, and high income country driven by creativity and innovations.
TCEB president, Nopparat Maythaveekulchai, confirmed it the bureau will concentrate on five key industries; health and wellness; energy; food and agribusiness; infrastructure and logistics; and automotive and electronics. Read more
BANGKOK, 12 September 2016: Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau aims to promote Chiang Rai as a new meetings and events destination specifically for the China market.
TCEB president, Nopparat Maythaveekulchai, said the bureau showcased Chiang Rai at the IBTM CHINA 2016, held late last week in Beijing, to introduce the far-north province to China’s events planners.
Chiang Rai is being positioned as a new events destination for small meetings with a green tourism branding. Read more
BANGKOK, 22 August 2016: Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau has launched Thailand Incentive & Meeting Exchange 2016 (TIME 2016) to broaden the meeting and incentive business.
TCEB president, Nopparat Maythaveekulchai, said TIME was a new platform to offer insights and encourage exchange and business negotiations starting with the China market.
China is the biggest tourism market for Thailand with almost 8 million visitors, last year, and heading for 10 million this year. Read more
BANGKOK, 19 August 2016: Thailand will host 154 business events from now until the end of the year, the Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau reported Thursday.
The events cover large-scale corporate events, incentives, conventions, exhibitions and mega events.
In the incentive segment, Pro-Health 2016 will be hosted in Phuket 28 August to 11 September with 5,500 participants. Read more