Meet The IT&CMA and CTW Asia-Pacific Partners

Strategic Partner

Thailand Convention & Exhibition Bureau (TCEB)

Thailand Convention & Exhibition Bureau (TCEB) is a public organisation funded by the government. TCEB acts as the focal point for MICE operators to promote Thailand as the destination of choice for Meetings, Incentives, Conventions & Exhibitions, as well as the "Regional Business Hub" and Tourism Hub.

Host Country

Thailand Convention & Exhibition Bureau (TCEB)

IT&CMA and CTW Asia-Pacific is Supported By

Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT)

Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) was established on March 18, 1960, the first organization in Thailand to be responsible specifically for the promotion of tourism. TAT supplies information and data on tourist areas to the public, publicizes Thailand so as to encourage Thai and international tourists to travel in Thailand, conducts studies to set development plans for tourist areas, and co-operates with and supports the production and development of personnel in the field of tourism.

Thailand Incentive & Convention Association (TICA)

Thailand Incentive & Convention Association (TICA) is a non-profit organization established in 1984 jointly by the government and the private sector. The function of TICA is to aid the growth of Thailand as a preferred destination for meetings, incentives, conventions and exhibitions.

Tourism Council of Thailand (TCT)

Tourism Council of Thailand (TCT) is a private sector legal entity and an umbrella organisation that represents Thailand's key travel and tourism industry associations as well as regional associations and organisations.

Airports of Thailand (AOT)

Commenced on 1 July 1979 under the Ministry of Transport, Airports of Thailand (AOT) is privatised on 30 September 2002 with six main International Airports under its administration; Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Hat Yai, Phuket, Chiang Rai International Airports and Suvarnabhumi Airport. From our over 30 years experience in operating international airports, we are convinced that we can further enhance our service quality in order to impress all of our visitors. We also aim for Thailand to become the aviation hub of Southeast Asia, and provide the utmost satisfaction for our customers.

Bangkok Metropolitan Adminstration (BMA)

Bangkok Metropolitan Adminstration (BMA) is organized in accordance with the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration Act 1985, to be responsible for the management of the city of Bangkok. It is the sole organization at the local authority level responsible for the well-being of Bangkok residents with some financial support from the central government. The BMA comprises of two main bodies, the Governor and the BMA Council.

Official Airline

THAI Airways International

THAI Airways International is the national carrier of the Kingdom of Thailand and has a fleet of 96 aircraft, serving 76 destinations or 77 airports in 32 countries. Founded in 1960, THAI currently operates an average of 1,086 roundtrip flights per week on domestic, regional and intercontinental routes in Europe, Asia, and Australia. The key to THAI’s success is its major award-winning in-flight and on-ground service, convenient schedules and on-time performance.

THAI aims to be the “First Choice Carrier with Touches of Thai” and strives to be the airline that customers select first by creating satisfaction beyond the customers’ expectation, building sustainable commitment to customers, ensuring smooth as silk travel experience, and emphasizing Thai touch service excellence and consistency at all customer touch points. Over the past 57 years of operation, THAI has received countless international awards in recognition of excellent products and services as one of the world’s most admired carriers in research carried out by leading travel magazines and passenger surveys.

THAI is one of the five founding members of the Star Alliance network, which was established in 1997.

Official Venue

Bangkok Convention Centre (BCC)

Bangkok Convention Centre (BCC) at CentralWorld is situated in the heart of Bangkok’s main shopping and business district. It is surrounded by prestigious and luxurious hotels, shopping malls, one of Bangkok’s most famous landmarks “The Erawan Shrine”, world-class designer brand of Thai silk, Jim Thompson and its “Jim Thompson House & Museum”, “The Suan Pakkad Palace Museum”, a complex of Thai houses with a large collection of Thai and Asian Art and antiques, Lumpini Park, Suan-Lum Night Bazaar and one of the famous and biggest wholesales and retails markets for ready-made clothes, dresses and accessories, Pratum Nam.

Industry Partners

The Australian-Thai Chamber of Commerce (AustCham Thailand)

The Australian-Thai Chamber of Commerce (AustCham Thailand) was the first Australian Chamber to be formed in the ASEAN region. It was established in 1977 with the charter to promote business relations between Australia and Thailand. The Chamber acts as a contact and information point for Australian businesses in Thailand, Australian businesses wishing to trade with or invest in Thailand and similarly for Thai enterprises interested in doing business with or in Australia. AustCham Thailand aims to provide quality and constructive input into the formulation of policies impacting on business (both by the Thai and Australian Governments), and their administration, and to contribute to the development of relations between the two countries.

British Chamber of Commerce Thailand

Founded in 1946, the British Chamber of Commerce Thailand (BCCT) is the oldest foreign chamber and the largest non-Asian foreign chamber in Thailand. In addition, it is the largest and oldest British Chamber in Asia. At its inception there were 17 founding British members and three associate members. In 2011, the BCCT has a membership of approximately 600 including 550 companies with nearly 2,700 named representatives covering a broad cross-section of business interests in Thailand. Membership is open to companies of all nationalities and sizes. The Board of Directors comprises 14 representatives of BCCT member companies and individuals, and is advised by a number of active groups which maintain links with members and the many government and private sector organizations to ascertain views and report business developments and opportunities. The BCCT has a seat on the Board of Trade of Thailand and is active in representing members’ interests on the Joint Foreign Chambers of Commerce Thailand. BCCT actively supports the establishment of the European ASEAN Business Centre in Thailand and also established and actively participates in Britain in South East Asia (BISEA), a regional group comprising all the British chambers and business associations in ASEAN countries.

Korea MICE Association

Korea MICE Association, established as an affiliate of the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism (MCST) in 2003 under the Tourism Promotion Act, is a government-run organization representing domestic MICE (meeting, incentive, conventions and exhibitions) industry shareholders including private companies, public agencies and academic bodies.

World PCO Alliance

The World PCO Alliance was created to help associations organize effective meetings throughout the globe. Representing the front-runner PCOs in all six continents, this cohesive group aims to capitalize on the efficiency of consolidating conference and event services within one network. By sharing resources, knowledge, technology, training and best practices, the WPCOA is the associations’ one-stop solution for international meetings and conferences. All 21 members of the alliance are leaders in the association congresses industry in their respective countries and regions.

Endorsing And Supporting Associations

Asian Association of Convention and Visitor Bureaus (AACVB)

The Asian Association of Convention and Visitor Bureaus (AACVB) was formed in 1983 to create regional cooperation in developing Asia’s convention potential and to promote the region as an ideal convention destination. The founding CVB members included Hong Kong, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea and Thailand. China and Macau joined in later years. In 2008, after a review of the organisation’s mission and strategic goals, the AACVB has entered an ambitious new era. Their vision is to be globally recognised for establishing Asia as a high quality region of choice in the international MICE marketplace.

Euromic

Founded in 1973, euromic - events & destination management partnership, is a non-commercial association, created to market and promote its selected members to the meetings, conferences, and incentive travel industry on a worldwide basis. Today, 42 years later, euromic is THE Association of leading Destination Management Companies. Each member company is a separately owned independent and experienced Destination Management Company which has proved its capacity to meet stringent qualifications. Recognized for its experience and expertise in meetings, incentives, conventions and high caliber special-interest programmes, euromic stands for quality, security, stability, sophisticated and the highest standards of professional conduct, as well as success.

International Association of Professional Congress Organisers (IAPCO)

Meeting Quality: International Association of Professional Congress Organisers (IAPCO) represents 130 companies, from 41 countries, comprised of over 7500 professional congress organisers/managers of international and national congresses. IAPCO members in 2017 organised over 15000 meetings, totalling some 5.million delegates and representing an economic impact in the region of 8.1 billion euros. IAPCO is the Association for professionals engaged in the organisation of international congresses who strive to reach the top. IAPCO’s EDGE (Experts in Dynamic Global Education) programme embraces a variety of seminars to suit all destinations as well as on-line learning.

International Congress & Convention Association (ICCA)

With over 900 member organisations and companies in 85 countries, International Congress & Convention Association (ICCA) provides a worldwide network of meeting professionals, experts in all aspects of hosting and organising congresses and conventions. ICCA offers its members unique opportunities to access comprehensive meetings data, to exchange business leads and meet potential clients.

Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA)

Founded in 1951, the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) is a not-for-profit membership association that acts as a catalyst for the responsible development of travel and tourism to, from and within the Asia Pacific region. The Association provides aligned advocacy, insightful research and innovative events to its more than 800 member organisations, including 95 government, state and city tourism bodies, 20 international airlines and airports, 102 hospitality organisations and 70 educational institutions, as well as over a hundred young tourism professional (YTP) members across the world. The PATA network also embraces the grassroots activism the PATA Chapters and Student Chapters, who organise numerous travel industry training programmes and business development events across the world. Thousands of travel professionals belong to the 35 local PATA Chapters worldwide, while hundreds of students are members of the 22 PATA Student Chapters globally. The PATAmPOWER platform delivers unrivalled data, forecasts and insights from the PATA Strategic Intelligence Centre to members’ desktops and mobile devices anywhere in the world. PATA’s Head Office has been in Bangkok since 1998. The Association also has official offices or representation in Beijing and London. Visit www.pata.org.

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