IT&CMA 2022: Thailand Clinches 94 Leads, TCEB named Best Convention and Exhibition Bureau
In a sign that the world is returning to Thailand for MICE, Thai exhibitors at the first in-person edition of IT&CMA in two years clinched 94 leads with an estimated 10,362 potential overseas attendees. Thailand Convention & Exhibition Bureau (TCEB) estimated that the leads will bring into Thailand 683 million baht in revenue.
The 30th IT&CM Asia and 25th CTW Asia-Pacific 2022 were held successfully in Bangkok, Thailand in September 2022. This is the events’ first-ever hybrid show with a buzzing show floor of activities and entertainment by major pavilions. There was also increased demand for targeted networking sessions, and added knowledge sessions.
Welcoming over 1,200 validated and qualified unique in-person and remote delegates over 3-days, the 2022 show saw 363 exhibitors from 27 new and returning Territories / Countries like Hong Kong SAR, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Monaco, Philippines, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand and many more. Including the 414 MICE, Association and Corporate Buyers and over 60 Media, who took advantage of the bountiful procurement and networking opportunities.
IT&CM Asia and CTW Asia-Pacific 2022 is promising more buzz on the show floor and programme. In addition to business and knowledge components, this year’s programme features a wide array of sponsor-backed engagements such as the opening ceremony and welcome reception, brand engagements, entertaining in-booth activities, and lucky draws.
The show will welcome 312 in-person and remote Exhibitors from 132 exhibiting companies and organisations from 23 countries/territories along with 387 in-person and remote MICE, Association and Corporate Buyers from 56 countries/territories.
As the tourism industry gears towards recovery, Exhibitors from Thailand, Philippines, Hong Kong SAR, Japan and South Korea helms the largest exhibiting pavilions to showcase what they have to offer.
Singapore’s Changi Airport Group (CAG) has released its latest Sustainability Report, ‘Forging A Sustainable Changi’, which outlines CAG’s sustainability vision, approach and outcomes from the financial year ending 31 March 2022. Here are some of the highlights of this FY2021/2022 Sustainability Report.
Thailand won the Best Meetings & Incentives Destination (Asia) Award for the second consecutive year at the recent M&C Asia Stella Awards, an annual award organised by Singapore-based travel trade publisher, Northstar. The hybrid award ceremony was held at the Sands Expo and Convention Centre in Singapore on 23 August 2022.
Singapore's Changi Airport Terminal 2 Southern Wing Departure Hall to re-start operations on 11 October 2022
Singapore's Changi Airport Group (CAG) will reopen the southern wing of Terminal 2 (T2) for departure operations on 11 Oct 2022, following the resumption of arrival operations at the terminal in May this year.
The commencement of departure operations at T2 will add to Changi’s capacity and spread out passenger operations more evenly across the airport’s terminals as travel demand continues to grow in the lead-up to the year-end travel peak.
Taiwan to Woo MICE Visitors Back
With the gradual easing of Covid-19 controls across Asia, destinations are once again reaching out to the markets for MICE businesses. MEET Taiwan organised the ‘Taiwan Incentive Talk: Taiwan MICE Roadmap’ on 25 August 2022 at the Hilton Singapore. More than 60 Singapore-based event planners and travel agents met with Taiwan government representatives and industry stakeholders.
IT&CM Asia and CTW Asia-Pacific 2022 has announced an exciting line-up of conference and seminar sessions for this year’s event. With the focus on emerging stronger in the post-pandemic world, the knowledge sessions are designed to provide tangible learnings and innovative solutions for attendees in a post-pandemic world. Leading industry partners, thought leaders and experts to share their expertise and inspire the industry, helms this year’s topics.
ITB Asia will once again be held as an in-person event at the Sands Expo and Convention Centre in Marina Bay Sands, Singapore from 19 – 21 October. Now in its 15th year, the leading trade fair for Asia’s travel industry will bring together global leading brands and companies across MICE, Corporate, Leisure and Travel Technology, providing a unique opportunity and platform for the industry to rebuild, reconnect and give answers to questions about how the travel industry is restarting. The three-day conference and exhibition is co-located with MICE Show Asia and Travel Tech Asia.
As September approaches, IT&CM Asia and CTW Asia-Pacific 2022 is preparing to return to Bangkok, Thailand for its first hybrid event with the aim of creating meaningful business, networking and learning opportunities.
TTG Events, the organiser of Asia-Pacific’s Only Doublebill Event in MICE and Corporate Travel, announced the first details as well as intentions to invite readers to nominate suitable speakerss or companies for Knowledge Sessions.
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