3k del­e­gates mark @IT&CMA pres­ence

The 26th IT&CMA and 21st CTW Asia-Pa­cific held in Bangkok, Thai­land, wel­comed some 3,000 del­e­gates, from more than 50 ter­ri­to­ries from Septem­ber 18-20

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This year's bud­ding pro­gramme in­cluded a record 29 net­work­ing func­tions and hosted ac­tiv­i­ties and a solid ed­u­ca­tion line up of 21 knowl­edge ses­sions helmed by over 50 in­dus­try thought-lead­ers from govern­ment bod­ies, re­lated as­so­ci­a­tions, cor­po­rate or­gan­i­sa­tions, and in­dus­try pro­fes­sions. The ex­hi­bi­tion and busi­ness com­po­nents fea­tured some 316 des­ti­na­tions and cor­po­rates.

Dar­ren Ng, Man­ag­ing Di­rec­tor, TTG Asia Me­dia said, “We have an ex­tremely ro­bust 2018 line up for all our del­e­gates this year. Busi­ness ob­jec­tives re­main the main fo­cus of IT&CMA and CTW Asia-Pa­cific in pro­vid­ing MiCE and cor­po­rate trav­el­cen­tric op­por­tu­ni­ties for all our ex­hibit­ing sup­pli­ers and buy­ers to achieve their goals for the re­gion. The ad­vo­cacy of knowl­edge-based shar­ing is also a key pil­lar at our events in ad­vanc­ing the in­tel­lect and in­no­va­tion within our grow­ing in­dus­try and were happy to see so many des­ti­na­tions and brands take up cap­tive so­cial func­tions to per­son­ally get to know their au­di­ence.”

Busi­ness ob­jec­tives re­mained the main fo­cus of IT&CMA

The main key­note pre­sented by Martin Ny­deg­ger, CEO, Switzer­land Tourism; Os­car Cereza­les, COO, MCI Asi­aPa­cific; Nichapa Yoswee, Se­nior Vice Pres­i­dent – Busi­ness, Thai­land Con­ven­tion & Ex­hi­bi­tion Bureau (TCEB); and Daniel Chua, Vice Pres­i­dent – Meet­ings & In­cen­tives, Sin­ga­pore As­so­ci­a­tions of Con­ven­tions and Ex­hi­bi­tion Or­gan­is­ers (SACEOS), set the tone to­wards the trans­for­ma­tion of au­di­ence en­gage­ment as the de­mand to stand out and be­ing top-of-mind be­comes more com­pet­i­tive. An­other two stel­lar ses­sions - ICCA-TTG Pas­sion­ate Break­fast themed 'Grace­ful Pow­ers' cel­e­brated the jour­ney of women and di­ver­sity in the work­force, with in­spir­ing shar­ings by in­cred­i­ble fe­male achiev­ers who made their mark in the in­dus­try.

Angie Stephen, Man­ag­ing Di­rec­tor, Royal Caribbean, dived into the im­por­tance of such con­fer­ences for the re­gion, “The pop­u­lar­ity of cruise is just now start­ing to grow in the re­gion and it is im­por­tant for all of us to come to­gether with key stake­hold­ers to con­tinue to fuel that growth. This is why we see ma­jor play­ers here to­day to heighten that aware­ness.”

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