The 27th edition of IT&CMA and 22nd edition of CTW Asia-Pacific (CTW APAC) took place in Bangkok. The two co-located events comprised a double-bill MICE and corporate travel event, running from 24-26 September and organized by TTG Asia Media.
Darren Ng, managing director of TTG Asia Media, spoke at an opening press conference. Providing a preview of the event, he said: “I’m proud to announce that we’ve surpassed last year’s performance with an increase in delegate participation across all delegate categories. The show is delighted to welcome 345 new and returning destinations and brands along with 474 pre-confirmed MICE, association and corporate buyers. New and enhanced components were added to complement the usual one-on-one appointments for exhibitors and buyers. These include brand showcase presentations for brands to share their latest updates, and an exhibition walkabout - an hour guided tour targeted at association buyers and media to make quick introductions and connections. For this year’s knowledge lineup the ASEAN MICE Forum returns, featuring notable speakers and moderators from GainingEdge, Meetings International, MICE Excellence Centre and more, as they discuss building a Sustainable MICE City, and how cities can be smart by leveraging MICE to diversify and support economic growth. There are other new initiatives such as the Say Hi To Everyone, an interactive ice-breaker session for delegates to engage and identify other potential delegate profiles across IT&CM Asia and CTW Asia Pacific.”
ITC Bangkok took an active part in the event. We had a pleasure of meeting agents from 4 continents and 16 countries and territories: Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, China & Hong Kong, India, Sri Lanka, Poland, Hungary, Romania, the Czech Republic, the Netherlands, Belgium, Kanya and Mexico. Hopefully we can establish a long term and mutually beneficial cooperation with many companies we had a chance of meeting.