IT&CMA 2018 Confirms Strong Destinations Presence

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Larger representation is expected from Thailand, Philippines, Pattaya, India and Seoul, with a significant cluster of cities from Japan exhibiting and a number of independent pavilions.  This is riding on the success of last year’s anniversary show – IT&CMA continues to showcase the largest congregation of Asian MICE convention bureaus and national tourism organisations.

In addition, exhibitors have increased their space this year, namely Thailand Convention & Exhibition Bureau (60%), Pattaya MICE City (50%), Worldwide Cruise Associates (50%), Tourism Promotion Board Philippines (33%), Fukuoka Convention & Visitors Bureau (33%), and India Tourism (12%).  

Japan pavilion this year, will display six global MICE cities Fukuoka, Hiroshima, Kobe, Nagasaki, Osaka and Sapporo.  While Seoul Tourism Organization (STO) is debuting as an independent pavilion, looks to boost their MICE competitiveness with renewed focus on Asia-Pacific since formally becoming a government-funded foundation.  Keen to tap on Asia-Pacific interests, Switzerland Convention & Incentive Bureau will leverage on this year’s IT&CMA to reach out to incentive planners and buyers.

All in all, IT&CMA and CTW Asia-Pacific 2018 expects more than 3,000 delegates in attendance, including over 800 exhibitors from some 300 exhibiting companies and 450 hosted buyers, to do business and networking over three action-packed days. Delegates can also look forward to an intensive education programme, as well as hosted social functions by partners and sponsors.

If you would like to meet these destinations and organisations at IT&CMA 2018, you can join the trade show from September 18 to 20 at the Bangkok Convention Centre at CentralWorld from 18 – 20.

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