Paving the way to successful business events

Blogger: Mrs. Jaruwan Suwannasat Director, Exhibition and Events Department of TCEB According to the recently released World Economic Forum’s Travel & Tourism Competitiveness Report 2017, the number of foreign tourists to Thailand is expected to double to 60 million in the next 13 years. This figure is great news for both exhibitions and the MICE industry. So the news that Thailand is well into the process of developing its transportation infrastructure – and in particular its railway system [...]

By | 2017-12-08T09:41:05+00:00 June 20th, 2017|All, Asia – Pacific|0 Comments

Creating evolution in The World’s Kitchen

Blogger: Mrs. Jaruwan Suwannasat Director, Exhibition and Events Department of TCEB Maintaining a reputation as the 'World's Kitchen' does not come easily, but it is a reputation that Thailand can consider well deserved. Take for example, . Thailand registered US$4.3 billion in food shipments to the US in 2016, an increase of 10 per cent on the previous year. In the first three months of this year alone, the US received US$873 million of food exports from Thailand, the bulk of which comprised ca [...]

By | 2017-12-08T09:41:59+00:00 June 2nd, 2017|All, Asia – Pacific, Exhibition Industry Research|0 Comments

Global Exhibitions Day marks the exhibition industry

The biggest promotional campaign that our industry has ever seen is just around the corner. I love this global initiative. It is uniting people across our industry regardless of their position, employer, level of experience, origin, culture, language, gender,… we all share the same passion for the exhibitions industry. GED - 7 June 2017 - is a chance for us all to celebrate the exhibition industry and highlight its positive impact on jobs, business, people, innovation and local investment! I am, [...]

Historic partnership sees Thailand and Japan partner over innovative business

Blogger: Mrs. Jaruwan Suwannasat Director, Exhibition and Events Department of TCEB Thailand's partnership with Japan has come a long way since it used to export chinaware in exchange for Japanese silk, cotton and finely produced swords. In fact in the 130 years that have passed since the two countries signed the Declaration of Amity and Commerce, marking the start of diplomatic relations, Japan has become the largest foreign investor in Thailand with a total investment of more than 80 billion b [...]

By | 2017-12-08T09:50:27+00:00 April 10th, 2017|All, Asia – Pacific|0 Comments

Sustainability In Not Only About Being Green

Blogger: Stephanie Selesnick, President of International Trade Information, Inc. Last month I had the opportunity to attend two UFI conferences in Singapore: the UFI Educational Forum on Sustainability 2017 and the UFI Open Seminar in Asia. They were both excellent events featuring top-notch speakers and education. It was my first time attending the annual Sustainability Seminar and found it quite interesting. Being from the Western United States and now living in Las Vegas (trade show capital [...]

Inviting exhibitions that capitalize on Thailand’s new economic direction

Blogger: Mrs. Jaruwan Suwannasat Director, Exhibition and Events Department of TCEB The Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau (TCEB) takes great pride in being able connect international businesses to Southeast Asia’s most progressive companies, and today the climate for innovation is richer than ever. Put simply, innovative businesses are the ones driving the future of Thailand's industry. Thailand’s economy is changing and the Government is the supporting shadow behind the private sector; [...]

By | 2017-12-08T09:54:52+00:00 March 8th, 2017|All, Asia – Pacific|0 Comments

A revolutionary partnership of trade show in Thailand built on firm foundations

Blogger: Nino Gruettke, Managing Director, VNU Exhibitions Asia Pacific Even by DLG’s standards, the decision to partner with VNU Exhibitions Asia Pacific (VNU) in Bangkok for an Asian edition of its market-leading event Agritechnica is globally significant. This event, which hopes to emulate the success of its 400,000sqm forebear in Hanover, Germany, is making a bid to become the region's defining event for the agricultural industry. And as Managing Director of VNU Exhibitions Asia Pacific, I c [...]

By | 2017-12-08T09:56:15+00:00 January 17th, 2017|All, Asia – Pacific|0 Comments

10 Reasons Why I’m attending UFI’s Open Seminar in Asia and Educational Forum on Sustainability

Blogger: Stephanie Selesnick, President of International Trade Information, Inc I attended my first European Seminar #ufibasel last year in Basel, Switzerland and found the education and networking to be excellent. Open to UFI members and non-members, my expectations are high for the two events taking place this February 21-24 in Singapore #ufisingapore for the following reason:  Singapore – the City-State is world famous for many reasons, among them sustainability in the face of limited natural [...]

Making the most of our partnership with Myanmar

Blogger: Mrs. Jaruwan Suwannasat Director, Exhibition and Events Department of TCEB Myanmar’s growing appetite for products such as premium food and beverages, machinery and luxury items is making our neighbour to the north-west, without doubt, an important market for exhibition organisers in Thailand. Fuelled by the fact that more than a fifth of Myanmar’s population will be middle class by the year 2020, the country’s impact on trade shows – certainly in terms of visitors – in Thailand has ris [...]

By | 2017-12-08T10:01:22+00:00 December 2nd, 2016|All, Asia – Pacific, Exhibition Industry Research|0 Comments

Evolving business models in the event and exhibition industry

Blogger: Manish Chandak, President & CEO, Ungerboeck Software International This fall I had the privilege to attend two key conferences of the global meetings & exhibitions industry: the UFI Congress in Shanghai, China, and the ICCA Congress in Kuching, Malaysia. The annual conferences of ICCA and UFI are unique opportunities to exchange and get a better understanding of what moves venues, destinations and event and meeting planners. Both conferences are prime examples of valuable face-t [...]

By | 2017-12-08T10:02:27+00:00 November 30th, 2016|All, Asia – Pacific, Topics, UFI News|0 Comments