Mr Alan Pryor, General Manager, Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre
On behalf of the Venue Sector of the Business Events Council Malaysia (BECM), an appeal letter has been submitted to the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture (MOTAC) to seek assistance in allowing purpose-built venues to resume operations and in extension re-open the business events industry in Phase Two of the National Recovery Plan (NRP). Currently, the business events sector is only slated to re-open in Phase Four.

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Unfortunately, the search for more than 50 helpers and police officers was unsuccessful. The 56-year-old Florian Hallermann, GM of the well-known Zeavola Resort on Phi Phi Island in the province of Krabi in Thailand, was found dead yesterday afternoon.
The search team consisted of officials, the police, residents of the small island and employees of the Zeavola Resort.

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Outrigger was announced winner in the Marketing Hospitality category at a virtual PATA Gold Awards ceremony which was broadcast globally on the PATA YouTube Channel 8 September.
The annual Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) Gold Awards recognise exceptional achievement in the travel and tourism industry across the Asia-Pacific region. PATA said that since the inception of the PATA Gold Awards in 1984, the awards “have set industry standards for excellence and innovation, serving as examples for others to follow”.

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TCEB and TICA have entered into agreements with three Asian convention bureaus; Seoul Tourism Organization, Malaysia Convention & Exhibition Bureau and Taiwan External Trade Development Council to jointly promote the convention industry in Asia and work on a planned future establishment of Asia Convention Alliance (ACA).
The involved parties signed on September 2nd three Memorandums of Understanding – Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau (TCEB) and Seoul Tourism Organization (STO), TCEB and Malaysia Convention & Exhibition Bureau (MyCEB), and between Thailand Incentive and Convention Association (TICA) and Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA).

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As a promotion from his prior role as Executive Assistant Manager of Sindhorn Kempinski Hotel Bangkok, Thaddaeus Weiss has been appointed Hotel Manager at this unique luxury hotel in Bangkok’s most prestigious residential area near Lumphini Park.

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Upgrading Industry, Up-skilling Professionals, Upstaging the Country
Thailand Convention & Exhibition Bureau (TCEB) has unveiled a three-year roadmap for the country’s conventions industry.
Covering 2021–2023, the roadmap outlines an array of action plans to attract more conventions to Thailand and elevate the country’s international profile. It comprises three key strategies: To upgrade the Thailand’s conventions ecosystem through active lead generation and industry consultation; to upskill the industry with targeted developmental programmes; and to upstage Thailand in world conventions arena via international partnerships and global agenda conventions.

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