by Ben Schneider
2.579 Delegates from 57 countries are flown in to Bangkok to attend the most important MICE-Market-Tradeshow IT&CMA in Bangkok this week. That means 850 exhibitors have build presentations – and sales stands for 497 Buyers and Corporate Travel managers, 159 Conference Delegates, 132 international Media and 941 Trade Visitors, VIP´s and Guests.
see some impressions on the next page
The Tradeshow is the world´s only Doublebill Event and are co-locating since 2004. IT&CMA is this year 20 years on the market and not only for this birthday the organiser TTG Asia has incorporated Luxury Travel. Since eleven years the three partner are TTG Asia, TCEB and Thai Airways and in this days they just signed an a new agreement for the next five years.
The exhibition area is now 5.000 square meters in the Central World at Bangkok Convention Centre. 87 companies or 29 % of the total exhibiting companies are new to the event.
359 Buyer ( 54 % International and 46 % from the Asia-Pacific Region) meet in Bangkok. 39 % from Europe,7% from America & Pacific, 6 % from Autralasia and 46 % from Asia.The larggest numbers are from India, Philippines and poland. 63 % of the buyers are first timer
Thailand with the TCEB as Mainsponsor is expecting 1,7 Billion Dollar income with this exhibition.
Some Impressions before the event starts: