In-person exhibitions have successfully bounced back in Thailand! International exhibition stakeholders can now embark on fruitful journeys, and discover lucrative opportunities to develop your business together with the industry’s co-creator, Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau (TCEB).
Thailand is more than ready to welcome international arrivals. During the first quarter of 2022, up to 476,000 foreign travellers entered the country from January to March 2022, with more than 189,000 in March. Starting 1 April 2022, international arrivals to Suvarnabhumi International Airport have almost doubled to around 12,000 passengers per day, reaching near pre-pandemic levels. According to the Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA), starting 1 April 2022, international travellers are flooding back into Thailand as they are no longer required to have a pre-flight negative RT-PCR COVID-19 test result. More international arrivals are expected in the next few months as Thailand plans to ease travel regulations in line with the timeline to label COVID-19 an endemic disease in July 2022. In particular, from this end-May onwards, fully vaccinated business travellers can enter Thailand without any requirements on COVID tests and quarantine.
To substantially co-create exhibition future in Thailand, TCEB also prioritizes business win with Thailand’s 12 strategic industries under Thailand 4.0 policy and bio-circular-green (BCG) economic model. With a strategic location in the heart of ASEAN, trade shows in Thailand have returned to deliver a strong performance since the final quarter of 2021. A parade of regional trade shows in focus industries including manufacturing, agriculture and logistics will be staged in this May and June to showcase the latest technologies, leading to industrial and economic recovery. Around 40 leading international trade shows have confirmed their 2022 editions throughout the year, with two new trade shows in this August and September to be located in the Eastern Economic Corridor or EEC, a prime investment hub for strategic industries. A new era of exhibitions with plentiful opportunities has already started in Thailand.
Relatively, here are some international voices reflecting Thailand exhibition industry’s moving forward post-pandemic.
“Thailand has implemented a strategic post-pandemic response for the exhibition industry’s rapid recovery. AES has experienced immediate effects of TCEB initiatives on the return of investment, postponed events and business opportunities within trade shows.” – Mr. David Aitkins, Managing Director, Asian Exhibition Services Ltd., Members of AES (UK) Limited
“We are very excited about the opportunities in Thailand in 2022. We look forward to working with our industry partners to deliver events that allow our customers to physically interact, network and exchange ideas.” – Mr. Ian Roberts, Vice President – Asia, Informa Markets (Thailand) Co., Ltd.
“As ASEAN’s number 1 exhibition destination, Thailand is having several advantages to offer such as current venues, price advantages, hotel landscape, tourism location and the best chances of becoming the gateway to this region with international participation from west and east.” – Mr. Igor Palka, Managing Director, VNU Exhibitions Asia Pacific Co., Ltd.
Thailand’s opportunities are at sunrise. Come explore business marketplaces of quality sellers and potential partners around the world, and make profitable deals for your future success.
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