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October 2022

Thailand Clinches 94 Leads -TCEB named Best Convention and Exhibition Bureau

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The world is returning to Thailand for MICE. Thai exhibitors at the first in-person edition of IT&CM Asia and CTW APAC  in two years secured 94 leads with an estimated 10,362 potential overseas attendees. Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau estimated that the leads will bring into Thailand 683 million baht in revenue.

IT&CMA 2022 adopted a hybrid format which took place physically at Bangkok Convention Centre at CentralWorld from September 20 to 22 and digitally for another additional six days. It attracted exhibitors from nine destinations, they are Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, South Korea, Malaysia, Monaco, Philippines, Taiwan, and Thailand. There were 1,003 onsite participants and 224 online buyers.

This year TCEB-supported Thailand Pavilion housed the Thailand Incentive and Convention Association and a total of 34 exhibitors from Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Pattaya, Phuket, Hua Hin and Khao Lak; consisting of 26 hotels, four convention centres and four destination management companies. Meanwhile, the three MICE cities in the northeastern region set up ISAN MICE booth, featuring suppliers from Khon Kaen, Udon Thani and Nakhon Ratchasima.

At the end of the physical event, Thai suppliers gained leads from India, Singapore, United States and European countries of Czech Republic, Germany, Poland and Belgium in the  pharmaceutical, information technology, automotive and insurance industries.

AIME Celebrates its 30th Anniversary

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Asia Pacific Incentives and Meetings Event has announced its return to the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre from February 13 to 15 2023 where the industry will come together to celebrate its 30th Anniversary.

As the flagship trade event for the meetings and event industry in the Asia Pacific region, AIME connects the highest quality international and local buyers with the best exhibitors from around the world making the tradeshow, a must-attend event for industry players wanting to produce meaningful business outcomes.

AIME will open its doors next year to 400 hosted buyers, 2,000 visitor buyers and over 300 exhibitors including our Asia Pacific neighbours and representatives from the Middle East, USA and Europe.

“Five months out from the show and AIME has already sold over 80 percent of its showfloor. We’re thrilled with the support we’ve received from international destinations along with Australia’s convention bureaus – every state in Australia will be represented at AIME next year. It sets the scene for a wonderful 30-year celebration,” commented Ms. Silke Calder, AIME event director.

Attendees can expect to see a re-imagined show floor including dedicated zones for tech suppliers, hotel chains and international pavilions – all designed to enhance the show experience and facilitate networking.

AIME will also add rigour to its Knowledge Program with the establishment of a new initiative – the Knowledge Program Advisory Committee. This committee consists of eight leaders from the Asia Pacific meetings and events industry, who together, will guide the curation of the Knowledge Program, held on Monday, 13 February. The program is set to spark interest, stir debate and engage all areas of the events sector.

“Each year, we see our offering adapt to the changing times and this year is no different. AIME’s home – the MCEC, is the first convention centre in the world to have a six Green Star rating and this commitment to sustainability has underpinned AIME’s 30-year legacy,” said Ms. Julia Swanson, Melbourne Convention Bureau’s chief executive officer.

Registration is currently open for exhibitor sales and hosted buyer. To register and enquire for more details, or to attend AIME 2023, visit To follow AIME’s journey on social media, visit Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn.




Entries for Anak Sarawak Award is Now Open

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This will be the 10th edition and the theme for the award is ‘Reawakening the Spirit in the Rainforest’. Five categories are now open for submissions comprising of: Young Leader Award; Business Events Award; Outstanding Achievement Award; Journalism Award and Sarawak Legacy Award, the newest category to join the ranks.

Winners for each category will receive, a maximum claimable of RM10,000 to attend any business event in their field of interest anywhere in the world.

Anak Sarawak Awards is open to all business event planners from Malaysia and overseas who have organised events in Sarawak and also to registered BEPartners and national and international media.

The award ceremony will be held on November 29 in conjunction with BESarawak’s annual signature convention, TriBE Assembly.

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