The Professional Convention Management’s Association (PCMA) and Union of International Associations (UIA) have both awarded Thailand their global events for 2017.
The PCMA Global Professionals Conference for the Asia-Pacific region will convene for the first time in South-east Asia, hosted in Bangkok, from August 28 to 31 this year. It is expected to bring together 35 global planners from top associations and corporations along with 15 senior-level suppliers representing CVBs and convention centres from around Asia-Pacific.
(From left) PCMA's Sherrif Karamat and TCEB's Nopparat Maythaveekulchai
Later in the year, UIA will host its Round Table Asia Pacific for some 100 association representatives in Chiang Mai from September 21 to 22.
These events are expected to strengthen Thailand’s reputation as the convention hub in Asia-Pacific and demonstrate to attendees that the country has the skill, capacity and product to produce high quality business events for global organisations.
Nopparat Maythaveekulchai, president of Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau (TCEB) said Bangkok delivered the strongest bid from Asia to win the PCMA Global Professionals Conference.
He added that UIA's choice of Chiang Mai is a confidence boost for the emerging destination.
“Chiang Mai has been identified as one of the emerging MICE cities by TCEB and we are delighted that UIA is endorsing our vision for this area by hosting its esteemed round table (there),” he added.