BANGKOK, 31 May 2013: Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau newly appointed president, Nopparat Maythaveekulchai, speaking to the media, Wednesday, outlined five key policies to build event competitiveness.
“The MICE business is a rising star growing 10% to 15% annually,” he said. “The industry should generate Bt80,000 million annually…my mission is to ensure our MICE industry generates maximum revenue.”
He outlined five major policies:
BANGKOK, 30 May 2013: Pollution in Thailand’s capital city is a worry for Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau as it attempts to promote a green image for international events held in the city.
TCEB has urged the city to set about solving its traffic problems, according to TCEB president, Nopparat Maythaveekulchai, who told the media that pollution was a serious problem for Bangkok.
“Bangkok is still in trouble with traffic jams …these conditions make it inconvenient for event organises as well as cause air pollution.”
BANGKOK, 17 May 2013: The Queen Sirikit National Convention Centre organiser expects its 10th Thailand Travel & Dive Expo together with Golf Expo 2013 will encourage more year-round travel and help to close the revenue gap between peak and low seasons.
NCC Exhibition Organiser Co Ltd board, Sakchai Pattarapreechakul, said the fair organised with the Tourism Authority of Thailand should encourage more domestic tourists to travel year round.
“The Dive expo was started in 2004. NCC talked to people who loved diving and since then it has grown into a very successful show. The fair offers variety for travellers who love sport and adventure.”
PHUKET, 29 April 2013: Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau and Phuket province are cooperating to build the island destination’s event business, believing it can become a regional hub for meetings.
Phuket governor, Maitree Intusut, said the province has formulated a four-year development plan for the island to attract more business related visitors.
“Under the “Charming Andaman” direction, Phuket has developed the “4Ms” strategy to add more value and an achieve sustainable growth for Phuket and the neighbouring provinces,” he said.
BANGKOK, 25 April 2013: Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau announced Wednesday the appointment of Nopparat Maythaveekulchai, a former executive vice-president of TOT Plc to the post of bureau president.
TCEB board member and acting president, Thongchai Sridama, said Mr Nopparat fills a year-long vacancy after former president Akapol Sorasuchart resigned in March 2012.
“The new president will officially commence his duties, 16 May, after the bureau files documents to Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra and they are approved by the Office of the Public Sector Development Commission.”
BANGKOK, 25 April 2013: Five key Asian MICE markets — India, China, South Korea, Japan and Singapore — have been identified as priority markets by the Thailand Conventions and Exhibitions Bureau.
“It will require collaboration with associations and stronger efforts to build human resources, campaigns and roadshows to support these markets,” TCEB board member and acting president, Thongchai Sridama, said.
He noted that both the European and US economies have not shown signs of recovery so the priority is to seek business in Asian MICE markets.
BANGKOK, 5 April 2013: Carbon footprints have the attention of the Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau as it embarks on a campaign to encourage events-related companies to pursue environmentally friendly business models.
TCEB board member and acting president, Thongchai Sridama, said the scheme is principally gunning for Thai MICE operators to prepare them for “a low-carbon society,” which would in turn strengthen the competitiveness of the Thai exhibition industry.
Industries that have used a great volume of energy have been blamed for the proliferation of greenhouse gas, believed to be the root of global warming. But governments are also to blame for condoning practices that compromise the environment and for not seeking alternative forms of energy.
BANGKOK, 28 March 2013: A strong Thai baht is making event organisers think twice about hosting events in Thailand, but Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau says MICE related business remains robust.
TCEB senior manager and meetings industry department acting director, Vichaya Soonthornsaratoon, said foreign event planners are concern about the strong baht, which makes price quotes for hotels, venues and other event-related purchases in Thailand more expensive.
It will also impact on domestic airfares but international fares, by far the biggest cost item for visiting delegates, remain unchanged.
BANGKOK, 28 March 2013: Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau says Asia remains the top market driving the events business to Thailand during the first quarter of its current fiscal year, October to December 2012.
Eight of Thailand’s top 10 events markets are in Asia with just two outside the region; ninth and 10th ranked Australia and the USA.
TCEB board member and acting president, Thongchai Sridama, said Q1 events grew 14.10% attracting 177,699 international visitors and generating Bt15,103 million in revenue.
BANGKOK, 8 March 2013: Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau adjusted its 2013 fiscal year visitors and revenue targets for MICE business , the bureau reported earlier this week.
TCEB board member and acting president, Thongchai Sridama, said the bureau has revised MICE visitors and revenue to grow by 5% to 10%.
“This year, TCEB targets 940,000 MICE visitors generating Bt88,000 million in revenue compared with the former goal of 792,000 visits and Bt63,920 million in revenue.”