Face-to-Face Events Making a Come Back at Thailand’s IMPACT

Press Room > 2021

After six months of hibernation since April 2021 due to COVID restrictions, Thailand’s biggest exhibition and convention centre, IMPACT is seeing the return of face-to-face events.

This is In line with Thailand opening its doors to fully vaccinated international travellers from over 63 countries with effect from November 1 this year; Thailand’s face-to-face event sector, is now seeing a gradual return of activities driven by the return of the staging of domestic events.

To date, it has been confirmed that 49 events will physically take place at IMPACT Exhibition and Convention Centre between November and December this year – 12 of which are trade and consumer exhibitions organised by the government, private sector, and trade associations – serving markets such as; science and technology, Smart SMEs, baby products, automotive, finance and food and beverage.

In addition to exhibitions, over 14 business meeting and training seminar events are also booked during this period, reflecting the pent-up demands for face-to-face knowledge and networking exchanges.

Over the next two months, the venue will also host 13 wedding events now that restrictions for such events have been relaxed. Other types of events taking place will include public examinations, sporting, and competition events.

The return of face-to-face events to IMPACT is timely as it celebrates its 23rd anniversary of operations this year. Over the years, the venue has established itself as one of the biggest and most modern exhibition and convention venues in Thailand and Southeast Asia, with over 140,000 square metres of indoor space, 100,000 square metres of outdoor space and two on-site hotels with over 967 rooms.

Mr. Loy Joon How, the general manager stated that IMPACT looks forward to a return in normalcy, and hopes to establish the pre-COVID situation of hosting over 800 events and welcoming over 10 million attendees annually.

In terms of accessibility to the venue, it will further be made easier to reach the exhibition and convention centre, with two mass rapid transit train stations under construction at the venue, which will be operational by end of 2024.