An emerging exhibition market bursting with energy

Blogger: Mrs. Jaruwan Suwannasat Director, Exhibition and Events Department of TCEB Thailand has made great efforts to reduce its dependence on imported and fossil fuel energy in recent years, doubling its production of renewable-energy to 30 per cent by 2036. The government aims to reduce greenhouse gases by 25 per cent in the same period; a bold commitment given Thailand’s fast growing and power hungry middle class. The country is well positioned to lead the development of renewable energy in [...]

By | 2017-12-08T09:26:53+00:00 October 3rd, 2017|All, Asia – Pacific|0 Comments

Eastern development poses fresh opportunity for tradeshow organisers

Blogger: Mrs. Jaruwan Suwannasat Director, Exhibition and Events Department of TCEB The Eastern Economic Corridor, or EEC, is a pivotal initiative for Thailand as we progress towards our socio-economic goal of Thailand 4.0. It will be the most complete and specialised economic zone in Thailand, perhaps even in the ASEAN, containing commercial metropolises built around future industries and providing an investor’s gateway to Asia. For more than 30 years Thailand’s eastern seaboard has been the ce [...]

By | 2017-12-08T09:29:07+00:00 September 5th, 2017|All, Asia – Pacific|0 Comments

TCEB’s new President sets out vision for targeted growth

Blogger: Mr. Talun Theng, President, Thai Exhibition Association (TEA) It was wonderful to witness TCEB's newly-appointed president Chiruit Isarangkun Na Ayuthaya officially commence his tenure by highlighting the impact international business events have on domestic growth and stability. It is expected that in the 2017 budget year, there will be a total of 27.1 million MICE travellers in Thailand, generating revenue of approximately 4.4 billion USD. And it is the role of those international vis [...]

By | 2017-12-08T09:32:35+00:00 August 3rd, 2017|All, Asia – Pacific, Management|0 Comments

A healthy market for an evolving healthcare industry

Blogger: Mrs. Jaruwan Suwannasat Director, Exhibition and Events Department of TCEB Evolving healthcare technologies, a rising middle class increasingly able to afford them, as well as an ageing population that needs them, is taking Southeast Asia’s health and wellness industry into a new era. And in the centre of the region, Thailand’s healthcare and wellness industry is particularly well positioned for commercialisation, due in part to the Government’s Thailand 4.0 vision. Or so said a panel o [...]

By | 2017-12-08T09:35:56+00:00 July 3rd, 2017|All, Asia – Pacific|0 Comments

Global trade fairs connect globalized industries worldwide

  Blogger: Olaf Schmidt, head of Textiles & Textile Technologies at Messe Frankfurt, Germany. Since the 1980s industries have been growing together worldwide as a result of globalization and digitalization. Value chains have spanned the globe as new production sites and new markets were created that no one could have dared to dream of. At the same time, suppliers and customers alike can obtain information and engage in business online at any time around the world. This development has n [...]

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 [...]