Wide array of sponsor-backed engagements
With a lot more buzz on this year's show floor and programme, delegates can look forward to a compelling IT&CM Asia and CTW Asia-Pacific 2022.
Aside from the business and knowledge components, this year's programme includes a range of sponsor-supported engagements such as the opening ceremony and welcome reception, brand engagements, entertaining in-booth activities, and lucky draws. The show will welcome 312 in-person and remote exhibitors from 132 exhibiting companies and organisations from 23 countries and territories, as well as 387 in-person and remote M!CE, association, and corporate buyers from 56 countries. As the tourism industry recovers, exhibitors from Thailand, the Philippines, Hong Kong SAR, Japan, and South Korea helm the largest exhibiting pavilions to showcase their offerings.
CAPTIVE OUTREACH IN-PERSON
The Thailand Convention & Exhibition Bureau (TCEB) will host the Opening Ceremony and Welcome Reception at the Bangkok Convention Centre on the evening of the first event day, showcasing Thailand's vibrant, creative, and inspiring art scene. Thailand Convention & Exhibition Bureau (TCEB), MEET Taiwan, Tourism Promotions Board, Philippines (TPB), Promotion Bureau of the Principality of Monaco-Asia, Korea Tourism Organization, Incheon Tourism Organization, and Gyeonggi
Tourism Organization will share their latest brand highlights and developments with M!CE, association and corporate buyers, and media during their 30-minute session slots on 21 and 22 September.
IN-BOOTH ACTIVITIES AND BUYERS’ INCENTIVE
All delegates, especially buyers, can look forward to a buzzing show floor, filled with an extensive line-up of in-booth activities. Highlights include:
▶ CustoM!CE: Discover M!CE Destination as your style with photo gimmick
• Experience DIY craft time with the Taipei City Government. Win lucky draw prizes sponsored by Arcadia Travel Co., Ltd in the booth.
• Taiwan Tourism Bureau
▶ Experience Taiwan in 360°
with a VR experience
▶ Listen to why Taiwan is the perfect place for M!CE and stand a chance to get a special gift
EXHIBITORS FROM THAILAND, THE PHILIPPINES, HONG KONG SAR, JAPAN, AND SOUTH KOREA HELM THE LARGEST EXHIBITING PAVILIONS
Collaboration with wellknown brands has played a significant role in keeping attendees engaged. All buyers have the opportunity to win prizes, such as hotel stays in Bangkok, the Philippines, Hong Kong SAR, and more, after completing their fulfillments and using the event app to rate their appointments. If you want to procure, network, and learn at IT&CM Asia and CTW Asia-Pacific 2022, come to Bangkok, Thailand, from 20–22 September , or virtually from 20–28 September. The event is held in tandem with CTW Asia-Pacific.
Visit www.itcma.com or www.corporatetravelworld. com/apac for more information.
Being decked with numerous wildlife hotspots that include 6 tiger reserves, 11 National Parks & 24 Wildlife Sanctuaries, Madhya Pradesh is an absolute wonderland and a wildlife destination without compare. The state is not only known as the “Tiger State of India” but also gained the tags of “the Leopard State, the Vulture State, the Ghadiyal State, and the Wolf State of the country.
The state is blessed with national parks and Tiger Reserves in Kanha, Bandhavgarh, Panna, Satpura, Sidhi (Sanjay Dubri) and Pench. It also has Madhav National Park, Van Vihar National Park, Kuno National Park, Dinosaur Fossil National Park and Ghughwa Fossil National Park.
Through this article, we will take you to the four most visited national parks of the state
KANHA NATIONAL PARK AND TIGER RESERVE
The world famous Kanha National Park has been the source of inspiration for Rudyard Kipling, a famous writer for his outstanding creation- “The Jungle Book”. It houses one of the rarest species of deer- the Barasingha. It has not only hiked the population of the tigers but also brought back the swamp deer (Barasingha) from the brink of extinction. Located in the Mandla and Balaghat district, this national park is also home to large herds of antelopes, bison and leopard. You would also be able to find Asiatic leopard, Indian wild dog, sloth bear, Indian bison or gaur, jungle cat, Asian palm civet, honey badger, Indian porcupine, smooth coated otter, greater false vampire bat, Indian pangolin, mouse deer, leopard cat, and rare birds as well.
PENCH NATIONAL PARK AND TIGER RESERVE
Pench National Park and Tiger Reserve lies in southern Madhya Pradesh bordering Maharashtra. The teak forest of Pench is rich in wildlife and is especially famous for wild dogs. Jackals, wild dogs and rhesus monkeys can be seen foraging for food in the densely-wooded jungles. One can also see herds of gaur (Indian bison), chital, sambhar, nilgai, and wild boar etc. Cheetal, sambar and neelgai are found grazing in the forests and the banks of the river. Large herds of gaur are often spotted in the bamboo patches.
PANNA NATIONAL PARK AND TIGER RESERVE
Spread across the Panna and Chhatarpur districts in Madhya Pradesh, Panna National Park and Tiger Reserve is located about 32kms from the World Heritage Site of Khajuraho. Panna received the Award of Excellence in 2007 as the ‘best maintained national park of India,' by the MOT, GOI. Panna has an enviable reputation as a Tiger Reserve, with its high density of tigers; it rarely disappoints those coming to see the big cat. Leopard, wild dog, wolf, hyena and caracal and smaller cats can be seen easily. Sloth bears have their favourite home in the rock escarpments and undisturbed vales. The avifauna comprises more than 200 species including a host of migratory birds. Ghariyal, a huge reptile found only in the Indian subcontinent can be spotted at Ken Ghariyal sanctuary which lies about 25 km north of Panna Tiger Reserve's entry gate at Madla.
BANDHAVGARH NATIONAL PARK AND TIGER RESERVE
Bandhavgarh National Park, Madhya Pradesh is the place to visit if you want to spot the big cat. India's top dwelling for tigers, it has the highest density of Royal Bengal tigers in the world. All the white tigers of the world trace their roots to Bandhavgarh National Park. This National Park is first in India to launch 'The Hot Air Balloon Safari' for tourists. The sight of the majestic tiger up close can trigger a sense of awe in you.
Hot air balloon safari booking at Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve: www.skywaltz.com