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
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.”