Thailand, 25th January: The ASEAN Tourism Forum (ATF) 2018 was held in Chiang Mai this week running from 22nd to 26th January. During ATF, the Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau (TCEB) launched the ASEAN MICE Conference which aims to connect Southeast Asia’s business events stakeholders.
The conference featured prominent speakers from Thailand and around the region. Delegates shared data, ideas, perspectives and business event related statistics from across Southeast Asia. In addition to the conference, TCEB also organised a networking event bringing together NTO officers and business events stakeholders from across the region.
Supawan Teerarat, TCEB’s Senior VP of Strategic Business Development & Innovation said, “We’ve been doing that since 2014, but it is a small gathering. When Thailand started planning for ATF 2018, TCEB approached the Ministry of Tourism and Sports though minister Kobkarn (Wattanavrangkul, the former minister) and asked if we could do more for the business events community. The conference was hence born.”
Source: TTGmice article