ASIA'S only doublebill event in MICE and corporate travel IT&CMA and CTW will reach a milestone this year as it commemorates a decade of being hosted in Thailand.
Leading international MICE bureaus and suppliers have already firmed their commitment to participate ahead of the show, which will be held from October 4 to 6 at Bangkok Convention Center, CentralWorld.
New exhibitors include Hard Rock Hotels and Starwood Hotels and Resorts, the latter coming in with a 54m² space. Other returning participants are Dusit International, Seoul Tourism Board, Silversea Cruises and Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau, among others.
Some 95 per cent of buyers and corporate travel managers from last year's show have also indicated their interest to participate in IT&CMA and CTW 2011.
The 2010 event featured 13,000 business appointments between 304 exhibiting companies and 483 MICE buyers and corporate travel managers, a figure “not including the many other business leads that were realised during the official networking functions”, said Darren Ng, managing director of event organiser, TTG Asia Media.
According to feedback, more than 90 per cent of exhibitors were optimistic of receiving orders over the next six to 12 months, and over half of these expected their orders to range from US$250,000 to above US$500,000.