Thailand Bolsters Exhibition Ties with the Philippines. Extra Benefits will be offered through ‘Thailand Extra Exhibition’

9 December 2015, MANILA / The Philippines - The Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau (TCEB) with co-operation of the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI) and the Chamber of Commerce of the Philippine Islands (CCPI) organises the road show in the Philippines to promote Thailand’s businesses potential, provide networking opportunities with Thailand’s 7 leading professional exhibitionorganizers in automotive & logistic, food & agriculture, energy, and health & wellness from Thailand. The new global marketing campaign ‘Thailand Extra Exhibition’ has been launched to offer the Philippines business with extra benefits and better connections from the country’s new level of sophistication and a wide spectrum of services.

Speaking at the road show, Mrs. Jaruwan Suwannasat, Exhibitions & Events Director, said “Thailand Extra Exhibition, the latest initiative to come from the team at the Thailand Convention & Exhibition Bureau (TCEB), showcases three key attributes of doing business in Thailand, the destination itself; the lucrative business opportunities on offer in the country; and of course the people and culture that makes Thailand such an effective place to do business. These factors, combined with TCEB's world-class support and service infrastructure, position Thailand as a marketplace with outstanding potential for the exhibition industry, and by extension for companies looking to access markets in the ASEAN and Greater Mekong Sub-region.”

In accordance with royal Thai government’s policy, the two nations reaffirmed their commitment to enhance their “Partnership for Prosperity” through stronger cooperation in trade and investments, people-to-people exchanges, and security. The Philippines is Thailand’s vital trade counterpart and the two countries have expanded their relations through bilateral cooperation in key area such as agriculture, science and technology and much more. To expanding trade value among the two countries, TCEB together with international trade show organizer from Thailand is here today to enhance cooperation in exhibition industry as it will be one of the imperative factors to drive growth of both nations’ economy.

The Philippines is considered one of the priority countries for Thailand due to the long established trade relations and growing trade volume between the two countries, which amounted to $8.4 billion in 2014 adding that Thailand was the Philippines’ eight largest trading partner while the Philippines is Thailand’s 6th largest trading partner in ASEAN and the 18th biggest in the world.

Thailand’s exhibition highlight industries that is mapped with Philippines’ growing sector including automotive & logistic, food & agriculture, energy, and healthcare & wellness. To bridge the opportunities under these mapping industries, TCEB bring together with 7 professional organisers; UBM Asia (Thailand), Impact Exhibition Services, NEO Exhibition Organizer, Nishio, Bangkok Exhibition Services, VNU Asia-Pacific Exhibitions, and VICTAM who conducts the qualified trade show in these sectors included of Intermach, BMAM, Subcon, Thailand International Truck Show, C-Tech, EcoLigh Tech, Solar Tech, ASEAN Sustainable Energy Week, Victim, SIMA, FVG Asia, Thailand Lab, Beyond Beauty ASEAN Bangkok.

The new Thailand Extra Exhibition initiative underlines the country's strengths and privileges through a number of core new initiatives and will be implemented throughout 2016 to emphasise Thailand's value in the next stage of ASEAN connectivity and showcases the wide spectrum of TCEB's support and services. Thailand offers huge potential as a marketplace for exhibitions and with that, unrivalled business opportunities.

Under the launch of new campaign - Thailand Extra Exhibition – TCEB is offering the Exhibition Extra Advantage Programme, aimed to provide support to international trade visitors looking to grow their business in the ASEAN region.Under the launch of new campaign - Thailand Extra Exhibition – TCEB is offering the Exhibition Extra Advantage Programme, aimed to provide support to international trade visitors looking to grow their business in the ASEAN region.

Thailand Exhibition Extra Advantage Program

Connect Businesses

TCEB's exclusive promotion for groups of qualified trade visitors to match-making at exhibitions staged in Thailand. Earn US$100 for each trade visitor who achieves three match-made business meetings.

Be My Guest

A buyer appreciation programme to attract key international buyers to trade show in Thailand. Two nights will be granted to a single qualified buyer, selected by the organiser.

The Thailand Extra Exhibition initiative underlines Thailand's unrivalled commitment as a business destination, and its reputation as a leading destination for exhibitions. Today, with the expanding economic community that surrounds it and the connectivity and opportunity that this brings, Thailand is set to capitalise on an unprecedented wave of growth.

“In 2015, the number of exhibition delegate from the Philippines has increase 155.2% from the previous year accumulated to 5,501 delegates and with the Thailand Extra Exhibition and the Exhibition Extra Advantage Programme, we hope the number will grow up to 15% in the next year to come and may draw interests from the business parties in the Philippines,” left Jaruwan.

Exhibitions in Thailand reached a milestone with a record 103 trade shows in 2015. This year the country expects to welcome 190,400 international exhibition delegates, generating a total of 17 billion baht.

Contact TCEB or check out more list of trade show at www.businesseventsthailand.com

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For more information, please contact

Marketing & Support – Exhibitions & Events Department of TCEB

Ms. Siriwan Kamonwichian | Tel: +662 694 6038 | Email: Siriwan_k@tceb.or.th

Ms. Nattinee Chuansanit | Tel: +662 694 6093 | Email: Nattinee_c@tceb.or.th

Mr. Techadhorn Vilaiwan | Tel: +662 694 6039 | Email: Techadhorn_v@tceb.or.th