IT&CM Asia and CTW Asia-Pacific has updated and added more information to its event programme, which will happen from September 26-28, 2023.
More than 1,000 delegates are expected to attend the three-day event at the Bangkok Convention Centre at CentralWorld.
Teambuilding experts Asia Ability will kick off the event with their icebreaker entitled Knowing Me Knowing You, allowing delegates to connect and familiarise themselves with each other.
The CruiseXchange Keynote, The Big Cruise Comeback and the Outlook for MICE Cruises, will be presented by Diana Bloss, co-Founder & director of operations, Worldwide Cruise Associates and Crystal Campbell, corporate & incentive sales manager, Worldwide Cruise Associates. The conference will cover the post-pandemic revival of the cruise industry and the outlook for cruises in the coming years.
The Panel Discussion, A New Way to Meet, will be moderated by Karen Yue, group editor, TTG Travel Trade Publishing. She will be joined by three panellists, Mona Foo, head of retail & corporate sales – Singapore & APAC, Royal Caribbean International; Thomas D. Hinton, president & CEO, CRI Global, LLC; and Frankie Lie, director, Tri Wisata Andalan. The session will explore how cruises can help to create creative meetings and incentive trips, and support planners through collaborations between the cruise lines and land operators.
Exhibitors such as Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau (TCEB) booth will feature in-booth activities such as experiencing Thailand through augmented reality. The pavilion will also feature popular business events destinations such as Bangkok and Koh Samui, as well as new potential city Prachin Buri, which will promote its eco activities and green venues, said TCEB’s president Chiruit Isarangkun Na Ayuthaya.
At the Taiwan booth, Meet Taiwan will also host a Happy Hour, alongside Taiwanese snacks for delegates to sample.
Other destinations exhibiting at IT&CM Asia include Macao Trade and Investment Promotion Institute & Economic Development Bureau of Hengqin, Korea Tourism Organisation, Tourism Promotions Board Philippines and Hong Kong Tourism Board.
Top buyers who complete the most number of meetings – both pre-scheduled and walk-in – will also stand a chance to win a variety of prizes, including hotel stays, tours, and more.