Category Archives: Exhibitions

TCEB unveils digital strategy for MICE app

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The Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau (TCEB) unveiled a digital MICE strategy highlighting the ‘Biz Thailand’ mobile application, an information gateway for MICE travellers. Nopparat Maythaveekulchai, TCEB President said, “This year TCEB continues to promote the readiness of Thailand’s MICE industry through a comprehensive Digital MICE marketing strategy, utilising online channels to support the bureau’s key marketing activities.” Through the third edition of the Spice Up Your Business Agenda competition in 2016, TCEB will expand its collaboration with the Tourism Authority of Thailand, Thai Airways International PCL, the Ministry of Commerce’s Department of International Trade Promotion, Thai Smile Airways Limited, and Visa International (Thailand).

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Gurgaon to host BLTM from Oct 24-25

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The Business and Luxury Travel Mart (BLTM) from October 24-25, 2016 at the Hyatt Regency Gurgaon, aims to feature sellers from global business, MICE and luxury travel suppliers with hundreds of qualified hosted buyers from all over India. Sanjiv Agarwal, Chairman of Fairfest Media Ltd, said, “Hundreds of genuine hosted buyers will be flown in from all parts of India and neighbouring countries. Additionally, the venue Gurgaon NCR will provide a rich hinterland of high-value corporate buyers in thousands, who will be also accorded the same status as hosted buyers.”

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TCEB launches TIME 2016 – MICE knowledge exchange

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Offering the MICE industry a new platform for knowledge exchange and business negotiations among MICE operators and to support the MI business, the Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau (Public Organization) TCEB has launched the first Thailand Incentive & Meeting Exchange 2016 programme or TIME 2016. Nopparat Maythaveekulchai, President of TCEB said: “The Business Meetings & Incentives or MI segment of the MICE industry has achieved its target last year in terms of visitor numbers and revenues. Last year, the MICE industry as a whole attracted 1,095,995 visitors, contributing THB 95.9 billion baht (US$2.7 billion) to total MICE industry revenues.”

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Thailand MICE industry back to normal post attacks

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The Thailand Convention & Exhibition Bureau (TCEB) has issued a statement informing international stakeholders that Thailand’s MICE industry continues to operate as normal, and that all public and private sector stakeholders are working together to monitor the situation. This came as an affirmative statement following recent explosions in public areas in some Thai provinces. All hotels, venues and attractions are open and ready to welcome business travellers. Transportation links, major roads and airports continue to operate, including Bangkok’s BTS Skytrain and MRT services and both Don Muang and Suvarnabhumi International Airports, the statement said.

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Qatar gains strong MICE foothold globally: OBG

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According to a report by Oxford Business Group (OBG), Qatar has positioned itself strongly in the global map as a destination for meetings, incentives, conferences, and exhibitions with more than 150 business conferences hosted every year. In “The Report: Qatar 2016,” OBG said that Doha has a strong foothold in the global market for MICE, hosting a broad range of international gatherings each year. Among the main offerings in the MICE segment for Qatar is the 40,000 sq m Qatar National Convention Centre, the QR2.3bn ($631mn) Doha Exhibition and Convention Centre in West Bay, and key venues like the Sheraton Grand Doha Resort & Convention Hotel.

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9th Kerala Travel Mart to host 57 countries

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The ninth edition of Kerala Travel Mart (KTM) will host 57 countries with 10 first-time participants in Kochi from September 27 till 30. The new participants include China, Japan, South Korea, Saudi Arabia, Mexico, Georgia, Chile, Greece, Iran and Botswana. “KTM has always placed  emphasis on the identification of quality buyers from new countries on retaining participation levels from conventional markets. With 10 new nations confirmed to participate this year, our efforts have borne fruit,” KTM Society President, Abraham George said.

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3rd India MSME Expo & Summit in Delhi

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The MSME Development Forum with Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise (MSME) and Ministry of Commerce (DIPP) ) is organising the ‘3rd India MSME Expo & Summit 2016’ from August 11 to 13, at Pragati Maidan in New Delhi. “The main focus of the expo is to motivate youth and prospective entrepreneurs to start their own enterprise and also educate them on the difference between a start-up and MSME,” informed Rajnish Goenka, National Convenor, BJP Micro & Small Industry Cell.

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Gujarat powered by global expo in October

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India Power Week, a global expo of Gujarat will be held at the Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Expo Centre, in Vadodara, from October 6-10, 2016. The Switch Global Expo, being promoted by Government of Gujarat, will have power ministers of over 100 countries in attendance. Chairman of Switch Global Expo, Amit Bhatnagar said that the expo aims to offer one of the biggest business networking opportunities for electrical manufacturers, innovators, technology providers, start-ups and partners.

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Ras Al Khaimah’s MICE figures from India looking up

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The MICE India and Luxury Travel Congress (MILT) 2016, held in Mumbai, showcased Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority (TDA) as a perfect MICE and luxury destination. The event served as a suitable platform to market and gain smart partnerships with potential Indian buyers. Haitham Mattar, CEO, Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority said, “Ras Al Khaimah is witnessing a positive trend from India, which has been identified as one of the fastest and strongest growing source markets in terms of visitor figures. We are focusing on promoting Ras Al Khaimah as a boutique destination for meetings, incentives and events. MILT provides a unique platform to meet high-end buyers and wedding planners looking for new destinations to promote.”

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Business travellers bring in 39,671 bn baht to Thailand

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According to the Thailand Convention & Exhibition Bureau (TCEB), in the first half of the 2016 fiscal year,  from October 2015 to March 2016, Thailand welcomed 493,384 business events travellers, earning the Thai economy more than 39,671 billion baht (approximately US$1,116 million). The top five markets during this period were China, India, Singapore, Malaysia, and the United States. India stood tall with the number of MICE travellers, in the last fiscal, at 102,972 paxs. TCEB initiated a International  Familiarisation trip to showcase emerging destinations around Thailand, while highlighting Bangkok and Chiang Rai.

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