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14th December 2018

IT&CMA and CTW 2018 opens on a grand note

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TTG group editor Karen Yue moderates a MICE panel of the first Asian MICE Cruise Conference composed of Angie Stephen, managing director Asia Pacific, Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd; Michael Goh, SVP Int’l Sales, Genting Cruise Lines; and Steve Bloss, co-founder and president, Worldwide Cruise Associates

Over 100 business, networking, and education sessions will take place over the next 3 days as the 26th IT&CM Asia and 21st CTW Asia Pacific opens at the Bangkok Convention Center.

IT&CMA continues to dominate MICE in the Asia Pacific with a strong congregation of Convention Visitor Bureaus (CVBs) and National Tourism Organizations (NTOs) like no other event. Thw show welcomes participation from 316 new and returning destinations and brands and over 450 MICE, association, and corporate buyers.

Exhibitors have significantly increased their space by 35% from last year. Organizations with the biggest increase include Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau (60%), Pattaya MICE City (50%), and Worldwide Cruise Associates (50%). This year’s show also features even more destinations onboard. IT&CMA 2018 will present a significant Japan display, welcoming 6 global MICE cities Fukuoka, Hiroshima, Kobe, Nagasaki, Osaka, and Sapporo within a Japan by JTB pavilion. The showcase will highlight the destination’s extensive DMC and PCO capabilities in preparation for hosting the Summer  Olympics in Tokyo on July 2020.

IT&CMA also debuted the first Asian MICE Cruise Conference attended by major cruise players and stakeholders in the region with cruise lines in the region vigorously developing MICE programs and incentives to tap on increasing interest in cruise voyages, this is the only cruise conference of its kind dedicated to the Asian demand.


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