IT&CMA & CTW Asia-Pacific 2014 Kicks Off With Larger and Stronger Industry Support

Press Room > 2014

This year’s show opened with over 800 exhibiting delegates comprising of loyal returning exhibitors and new destinations such as Cambodia and Switzerland. The Thai pavilion as usual, remains the biggest at the show, with over 30 new local co-exhibitors on board.

Participation of returning exhibitors in terms of booth space was increased by 18 percent. This year also sees one of the show’s largest sponsors hosting delegates to networking luncheons, dinners and coffee breaks.

It was estimated that more than 10,000 business appointments took place over the two-day exhibition, with over 80 business, education and networking sessions.

CTW Asia Pacific delegates had the opportunity to attend several comprehensive educational conferences with topics ranging from data management, best practices and benchmarking, managing travellers across generations to industry updates and outlooks which were offered by an advisory panel of experienced regional travel managers, together with Association of Corporate Travel Executives (ACTE).

At the same time, the two-day Association Days @ IT&CMA was expanded from October 1 to 2 included education forums, destination presentations, business appointments and networking sessions. It was further strengthened by new partnerships with MPI International and World PCO Alliance. While Society for Incentive Travel Excellence (site) joined the supporting association line-up by delivering customised content for the Corporate Performance educational forums.

Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau hosted the opening ceremony and welcome reception which was held at the Queen Sirikit National Convention Center. The theme of the evening’s function was ‘Absolute Happiness’.

Welcome reception hosted by Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau at the Queen Sirikit National Convention Center.

Country exhibitors at the IT&CMA & CTW held at the Bangkok Convention Centre.

Media representatives worldwide attended press conferences and media briefings of the show.