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Mice Net : August 2008
IT&CMA for 2008 geArIng up IT&CMA Is geArIng up for another top show in Thailand in 2008. ncentive Travel & Conventions, Meetings Asia (IT&CMA) is again pairing with CTW Corporate Travel World Asia-Pacific (CTW) and returning to the Bangkok Convention Centre for three-days of exhibition, seminars, events and experiences. This year’s event is being held from October 7-9, 2008, in the heart of Bangkok’s central business district for the second year in a row. Managing director of TTG Asia Media, Darren Ng, says the combined event will continue to provide a platform in which exhibitors can showcase MICE destinations to visitors from around the world. The 2008 doublebill event, themed “New Frontiers – Optimise Returns”, is expected to attract more than 2000 leading industry professionals. “By defining the new frontiers of the MICE and corporate travel, delegates can look forward to maximising their time and resources at IT&CMA and CTW this October with our new initiatives,” Mr Ng said. “On top of growing the tradeshow with expanded buyers’ and exhibitors’ profiles, new services and value propositions, we will present delegates with increased marketing activities and sponsorship opportunities before, during and after the show. In addition, delegates will gain from the improved conference and educational content and expanded networking opportunities. Last but not least, we will develop the show with enhanced communication with delegates through new channels.” One of the new initiatives is the launch of the Corporate Travel Network (CTN) virtual community on Facebook. The CTN is an online community open to corporate travel managers who are involved in the planning, purchasing and/or managing of business travel for their companies or organisations. It is described as a meeting place and a sharing place - to instantaneously connect and interact with peers from anywhere in the world about the role and tasks they perform, or other aspects of their professional activities and interests. Another first is that electronic direct mail campaigns will be sent in Chinese, Japanese and Korean. This is a move designed to attract higher participation from buyers and media from these markets. Delegates can also look forward to receiving the second edition of I the MICE and Corporate Travel Pocket Guide. Apart from a glossary of terms commonly used in the MICE and business travel industries, the second edition will include a new reference section on useful industry-related websites such as those of airlines, convention venues, hotels and resorts and trade associations. The combined IT&CMA and CTW event is once again privileged to receive support from partners of the host country, Thailand. They include TCEB (Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau), TAT (Tourism Authority of Thailand), TICA (Thailand Incentive and Convention Association), AOT (Airports of Thailand) and national carrier THAI (Thai Airways International). In addition, the doublebill event is proudly supported by the following endorsing and supporting associations:- • ASTA (American Society of Travel Agents) • HATA (Hong Kong Association of Travel Agents) • IAPCO (International Association of Professional Congress Organisers) • ICCA (International Congress & Convention Association) • MPI (Meeting Professionals International) • NBTA (National Business Travel Association) • PASAS (Purchasing and Supply Association of Singapore) • PATA (Pacific Asia Travel Association) • SITE (Society of Incentive Travel Executives) - Hong Kong Chapter • TGP (Thailand Chapter and Thai Gifts and Premiums & Decorative Association) About the shows Now in its 16th year, IT&CMA is a platform for promoting the Asia- Pacific region as a MICE destination as well as a source for MICE visitors. Now in its 11th year, CTW (Corporate Travel World) Asia-Pacific is a two-day conference and exhibition on travel & entertainment (T&E) management for the Asia-Pacific region. It is a platform for hundreds of corporate travel managers, travel agencies and suppliers to meet and discuss the developments in business travel. Visit www.itcma.com.sg for further details. mice.net 19