STRONGER REPRESENTATION BY THAILAND, PHILIPPINES, PATTAYA AND INDIA
Singapore, 30 August 2018 – Riding on the success of last year’s anniversary show, IT&CMA continues to showcase the largest congregation of Asian MICE CVBs and NTOs, with exhibitors significantly increasing their space this year. These include the Thailand Convention & Exhibition Bureau (60%), Pattaya MICE City (50%), Worldwide Cruise Associates (50%), Tourism Promotion Board Philippines (33%), Fukuoka Convention & Visitors Bureau (33%), and with India Tourism (12%), welcoming even bigger participation across the board. Said Darren Ng, Managing Director, TTG Asia Media, on IT&CMA’s glowing reputation and expertise in MICE, “IT&CMA continues to be at the forefront of shaping Asia-Pacific’s business events market potential for all stakeholders. Our accumulated efforts over two decades have clearly imbued a sense of confidence through the success of our anniversary show last year, a testament to the quality of sellers and buyers IT&CMA consistently brings to our shows, with this 26th year being even bigger and better.”
“TCEB is proud to be a long-standing and active strategic partner and host. IT&CMA is a vital part of our business events calendar, leading meaningful growth for the Thai MICE industry and local economies,” said Chiruit Isarangkun Na Ayuthaya, President, Thailand Convention & Exhibition Bureau (TCEB). IT&CMA’s largest Japan display to date welcomes six global MICE cities: Fukuoka, Hiroshima, Kobe, Nagasaki, Osaka, and Sapporo. JTB Corporation’s Asia-
Pacific arm is also showcasing its extensive DMC capabilities for MICE and business travel management alongside the significant Japan cluster. Seoul Tourism Organization (STO) also looks to boost its MICE competitiveness, focusing on Asia-Pacific and debuting an independent pavilion this year to further promote its all-in-one MICE PLUS SEOUL package. Dominique Oi, MICE Manager South East Asia, Switzerland Convention & Incentive Bureau, shared her excitement to leverage on IT&CMA to reach out to incentive planners and buyers. “Switzerland is a leading incentive destination and we want to promote our hidden incentive gems. Our new MICE Planner, created specifically for meeting planners, incorporates the highest standards in quality and hospitality, and is optimised to deliver the best experience to our Asia-Pacific clientele.”
Other new and returning destinations and corporates on board include Chiangmai, Indonesia, Jeju, Korea, Lanna, Macao, Malaysia, NYC & Company, Taiwan, as well as Bangkok Marriott Marquis Queen’s Park, Centara, Desaru Coast, EventsAir, Krung Kavee Golf Course & Country Club, Marshall Cavendish, Princess Cruises, Radisson Hotel Group, Resorts World Sentosa, Royal Caribbean, Royal Cliff Hotels Group, Sampran Riverside, Shenzhen Ucloudlink Tech, Slickbooth Cambodia and Thai Airways among others. IT&CMA and CTW Asia-Pacific 2018 is set to host more than 3,000 delegates, with over 800 exhibitors from 300 exhibiting companies and 450 hosted buyers over 3 action-packed days. Delegates can also look forward to an intensive education programme and hosted social functions by partners and sponsors.