Category Archives: NTO (National Tourist Offices)

CEFCO 2017 from January 12-14 in Macao


The 13th China Expo Forum for International Cooperation (CEFCO 2017) will be held between January 12-14, 2017 in Macao, China. CEFCO is co-organised by China Council for the Promotion of International Trade (CCPIT), Global Association of the Exhibition Industry (UFI), International Association of Exhibitions and Events (IAEE), and Society of Independent Show Organisers (SISO), and held by the China Chamber of International Commerce and the Macao Trade and Investment Promotion Institute. To be held in the Venetian Macau, the expo will have well-known Chinese and foreign exhibition companies, industry organisations, professional media, research institutions and domestic representatives of the exhibition industry sector representatives participate for a dialogue, which will focus mainly on “the exhibition industry to help the global economic recovery,” “the role conversion of governments in promoting the development of the exhibition industry”, “the international approach of exhibition companies” and “innovative cooperation between exhibition industry and the internet platform”.

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Thailand lifts 30-day restriction on public entertainment and festivities


The Thai Government has announced an end to the 30-day restriction on public entertainment and festivities. The Thailand Convention & Exhibition Bureau (TCEB) informed all MICE and business event organisers that the Thai government has now lifted these restrictions to allow entertainment venues, musical, theatrical and festive celebrations to resume operations as normal. This allows all business events and festival events to proceed as usual. Accordingly, TCEB has advised all business travellers to Thailand to continue with their travel plans as normal, and to recheck programmes in case of changes.

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