TCEB Sponsored Live Link on Bidding Seminar between Thailand and ICCA Netherlands

As part of the initiative to introduce innovation to meetings industry in Thailand, the Meetings Industry Department of Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau sponsored the internet live link or hybrid event broadcasting bidding seminar of Research, Sales and Marketing Program of ICCA headquarter in Amsterdam, Netherlands to ICCA Thailand Bid Workshop held on July 10-11, 2013 at Queen Sirikit National Convention Center.

Forty participants from ICCA Thailand organization members, local associations, hotels, universities and government agencies attended the two-day event to sharpen and update their knowledge, tips and techniques about bidding for international conferences. Organized by ICCA Thailand, the workshop presented lectures, discussion, group work and group presentation on bidding. During the internet live link with the session in the Netherlands, the participants in Bangkok had the opportunity to listen to the discussion on bidding moderated by Mr. Martin Sirk, ICCA CEO and used their smartphones to tweet their questions to the Netherlands.

The workshop in Bangkok was run by four speakers highly experienced in bidding.

Ms. Jill Henry (Australia) was the lead faculty, who was responsible for creating the award winning team at the Sarawak Convention Bureau in Malaysia and contributed to high bid success rate of the bureau. Mr. Steen Jakobsen (Denmark) serves on the Board of Directors of ICCA and director of Copenhagen Convention Bureau, who has wide experience in bidding and initiated several sustainability initiatives in the meeting industry. Mr. Noor Hamid Ahmad Hamid (Malaysia), Regional Director ICCA Asia Pacific Office, who has played a key role in developing Global Research Center for ICCA based in Kuala Lumpur. Mr. Sarnit Karunyavanij, Business Development Director of Bangkok International Trade and Exhibition Center (BITEC), who has a track recording in winning international congresses for Thailand.

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For more information please contact:

Thailand Convention & Exhibition Bureau

Ms. Arisara Thanuplang

Tel: +66 2 694 6095


Mr. Pishnu Plaikaew

Tel: +66 2 694 6000 ext. 3014


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