IT&CM Asia and CTW Asia-Pacific resumes asin-person event with a redesigned 2023 programme

Come September and the global MICE and corporate professionals will converge into Bangkok for the now renowned IT&CMA and CTW events.

For MICE professionals and corporates across the globe, IT&CM Asia and CTW Asia-Pacific remains the event to make your presence felt annually, and this year will be no different as the twin events are set to be 100% in-person. Due to Covid in 2020 and 2021, these were virtual editions, and a hybrid edition was held in 2022. The redesigned 2023 program features new and reintroduced engagement sessions. This year celebrates 31 years of fostering international MICE business in Asia-Pacific and 26 years of cultivating Corporate Travel and Entertainment (T&E) best practices among Asia-Pacific’s travel professionals.

The upcoming 3-day in-person IT&CM Asia and CTW Asia-Pacific promises a line-up of conferences and networking, curated for the diverse needs and interests of our delegates. 

Calstas Jof, the Director General of ICOM, Switzerland, shared, “I am ready for the business appointments, casual get-togethers, networking sessions, and insightful presentations. Additionally, I aim to explore partners who are able to build fruitful relationships with our organization and share the same visions as ours after the pandemic.”

Here are some features attendees can look forward to:

  • Opening Keynote – An immersive discussion on Connecting Minds, Supporting Communities presented by Khun Bhummikitti Ruktaengam, President of Sustainable Tourism Development Foundation and Adviser of Phuket Tourist Association. The opening keynote will highlight the positive impact tourism/ MICE partnerships can have on local communities.
  • Fireside Chat with TCEB and TICA – A fireside chat with TCEB and TICA officials on how business events can support the development of cities and the livelihood of the locals.
  • Association Day Forum – International Congress & Convention Association (ICCA) presents a session for thought leaders, industry experts and practitioners to connect, exchange ideas and chart a course toward a future of growth and association success.
  • Asian MICE Cruise Conference will discuss the post-pandemic cruise comeback as well as exploring new ways to meet. 
  • ASEAN MICE Forum – Proudly hosted by Society for Incentive Travel Excellence (SITE) and Kasetsart University, the forum aims to gather the industry experts and professionals to engage in insightful dialogues on subjects such as “What Corporations want versus what qualifiers want from Incentive Travel Experiences” and “Embracing Sustainability and Empowering Community”.
  • Opening Ceremony and Welcome Reception – Co-hosted by Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau (TCEB), the gathering marks the official commencement of IT&CMA and CTW APAC and offers yet another opportunity for attendees to get to know fellow delegates.

Official Partners

The show continues to see invaluable support from Thai and international partners, trade associations and media affiliates who have played a vital roles to the success of this year’s show

Destination Partner: Thailand Convention & Exhibition Bureau (TCEB)

Supporting Organisation: Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT), Thailand Incentive & Convention Association (TICA), Tourism Council of Thailand (TCT), Airports of Thailand (AOT), Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA)

Partner Airline: THAI Airways International

Official Venue: Centara Grand & Bangkok Convention Centre at CentralWorld

Industry Partner: Euromic, International Congress & Convention Association (ICCA), Korea MICE Association (KMA), Society for Incentive Travel Excellence (SITE), Philippine Council of Associations and Association Executives (PCAAE)

Technology Partner: eventsair

The event is scheduled to be held from 26 – 28 September 2023 at Bangkok Convention Centre at CentralWorld, Bangkok, Thailand

Incentive Travel & Conventions, Meetings Asia (IT&CMA) and Corporate Travel World (CTW) Asia-Pacific is Asia-Pacific’s Only Doublebill Event in MICE and Corporate Travel. Both events have been co-locating since 2004, offering its delegates an unparalleled platform to do business, learn, and network with industry players from around the region and beyond.

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