Thailand Convention and Exhibitions Bureau (TCEB) conducted its TCEB Business Forum in Delhi at The Park Hotel on February 8, 2018. The forum aimed at strengthening exhibition ties with India. In his welcome address, Tharadol Thongruang, Minister Counselor (Commercial), Royal Thai Embassy – New Delhi, stated that they were eager to promote ties as well as business with India. He also said that Thailand is the centre and gateway to ASEAN. The ‘Exhibiz in Market’ scheme is a funding initiative conceived to generate pavilions at international tradeshows in Thailand, offering financial assistance between $1500 and $ 5,780 for leaders of commercial pavilions between 36 sqm and 250 sqm in size. Together with this scheme and The Connect Business promotion, TCEB hopes to further assist and facilitate the demands of international trade show exhibitors and visitors looking to build their business in ASEAN.
Chanida Chengpee, Manager, Exhibition Department, TCEB, said, “The Connect Business matchmaking promotion is TCEB’s innovative approach to generating a higher quality of visitors to Thailand, increasing the likelihood of presenting exhibitors with enriched lead potential. It offers a chance to earn $100 for each trade visitor (in a minimum group size of 10) connected with three exhibitors by federations, trade associations, chambers of commerce, non-profit organisations, and industrial publications from the ASEAN countries and BIMSTEC.” She added that global MICE to Thailand had grown by 18.79 per cent from 2016-2017 and revenue grew by 22.77 per cent, with the number of events increasing by 15.56 per cent.