The International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA)

The International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA)

Congress 2023, hosted at the Queen Sirikit National Convention Center, brought together over 1100 members from 100 countries, including a remarkable addition of over 80 new members. With a database boasting 22,400 associations, the congress served as a pivotal platform for fostering global collaboration in the events and exhibitions industry.

On Monday, November 13, the TEA leaders graced the Gala Dinner held at True Icon Hall. The event, which unfolded from 17:00 to 21:30, welcomed attendees to an evening of elegance, networking, and fine dining. The dress code for the night was “Cocktail Chic,” with a friendly reminder that stilettos were not advisable. The Gala Dinner, sponsored by the Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau, emphasized the association’s dedication to promoting and supporting the nation’s thriving exhibition and convention industry.

Continuing their active participation in the ICCA Congress, Ms. Panittha Buri, the President of the Thai Exhibition Association (TEA), played a prominent role at the ICCA Congress 2023, held on Tuesday, November 14, 2023. Accompanied by Ms. Perapan Angkhasuko, the Secretary General of the Thai Exhibition Association, and the ICCA Thai Team, Ms. Buri actively engaged in discussions, networking sessions, and collaborative initiatives aimed at enhancing Thailand’s position in the international exhibition landscape.

Along with the BEAT Active event, hosted by Iamsterdam on Tuesday, November 14, at BITEC Hall EH105. From 19:30 to 22:30, the venue transformed into a vibrant space for an active and social gathering. The dress code for the night was “Sporty and Comfortable,” aligning with the event’s theme, “Go with the Glow.” Sponsored by the Amsterdam Convention Bureau, the evening promoted a healthy lifestyle and provided a dynamic platform for networking.

The presence of TEA at the ICCA Congress signifies Thailand’s dedication to further developing its exhibition sector and fostering international partnerships. The insights gained and collaborations formed during the congress are expected to contribute significantly to the advancement of Thailand’s position as a leading destination for exhibitions and events. The ICCA Congress 2023 provided a unique platform for knowledge sharing, strategic planning, and networking among professionals in the global events industry. With Thailand’s reputation for warm hospitality, the Thai delegation showcased the country’s unique blend of cultural richness and modern amenities, further solidifying its position as a preferred destination for international events. The event focused on delivering value to its members, emphasizing the importance of purposeful meetings that drive tangible outcomes.

The economic value generated by the Thai delegation is anticipated to be substantial, with new business opportunities and collaborations emerging from the congress. Thailand’s renowned hospitality and the vibrant atmosphere created by the delegation further solidified the country’s position as an attractive destination for hosting global events.

As the congress concluded, the Thai delegation returned home with not only new partnerships and collaborations but also a commitment to leveraging these connections to further contribute to the economic growth of Thailand’s events and exhibitions sector.