The brand new Golden Kawanua Exhibition Hall is the venue for the ATF 2012 TRAVEX which will welcome close to 1,000 exhibitors who occupying more than 450 exhibiting booths, representing a diverse range of
ASEAN destination, travel products and service suppliers.
Host country Indonesia will showcase the largest delegation of suppliers among the ASEAN countries with representation from over 100 companies and properties.
Buyer registrations and interest to attend the event have hit the 900 mark. Only 400 of all registered buyers will be hosted to attend ATF 2012. In addition, 50 non-hosted buyers are expected to participate. Buyer profiles will include trade representatives from over 55 countries including Australia, Belgium, Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Canada, China PR, Finland, France, Germany, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Netherlands, Philippines, Poland, Russia, Singapore, Thailand, United Kingdom, United States of America and Vietnam.
While over 100 international and local media will be present to deliver live coverage and destination stories and reports to travel trade and tourism audiences worldwide.
To supplement business days there will be plenty of social networking activities. Indonesia will host both the opening and closing ceremony on January 12 and 15. “Both platforms are perfect opportunities for the destination to showcase its cultural performances and authentic Indonesian dishes,” said Nia Niscaya, director of international tourism promotion of the ministry of culture and tourism of the Republic of Indonesia.
The opening ceremony features a Batik fashion show and will have the honour of being presided by the President of the Republic of Indonesia.
On January 13 and 14, delegates can also look forward to hosted dinners by Laos who will be the host country of ATF 2013, and the Philippines. Dazzling the event further is a late night function by the city of Pattaya on January 13 which is jointly hosted with TTG Asia.
For more information and programme updates on ATF 2012, please visit www.atfindonesia.com