Pattaya Daily News

13 October 2006 :: 14:10:30 pm 23100

IT, CMA & CTW 2006 Conference in Pattaya ensure cash flow

The IT, CMA & CTW 2006 conference was officially held in Pattaya from 10-12 October 2006 and resulting from this event it is expected that there will be a widespread of cash flow around the town.
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The grand opening of the international conference and exhibition, IT & CMA & CTW 2006 was attended by more than 1,300 leading business operators in the tourism industry fro 40 countries all over the world.

The event took place at Royal Cliff Beach Resort Hotel Pattaya. Mayor Niran Wattanasatsathorn presided over the opening and gave a welcome speech to VIP and the leaders from the tourism business that joined in this conference.

This conference is the world 14th event, and this is the 2nd consecutive year that the event was held in Pattaya City. It was a grand event with lots of activities aiming on promoting tourism in Thailand. Participants were very much impressed.

For this second year, Pattaya City has spent more than 18,000 Million Baht budget to improve the image of Pattaya; on cleanliness of the sea, and coastal area as well as good preparation on public utility, to facilitate to the increasing number of tourist. Together with many hotels, golf courses and various spas, would turn the city into leading international tourist place and could fully support regional international conference.

Miss Malinee Gitapanich, Director of Organization Committee and Tourism said, ‘ MICE Information Center ’ has more than 750,000 tourists visiting Thailand which increasing ratio of 30 percent from the previous year, and is equivalent to 5 percent of the total number tourists visiting Thailand.

It is expected that this year IT & CMA & CTW 2006 conference would bring income to Thailand more than 100 Million Baht and will increase the potential of sales and businesses, discussion worth 300 Million Baht with ‘MICE Information Center’ in the next two years.


“Thailand has always been a popular destination for both exhibitors and buyers. As the host country, Thailand has been able to attract participants from all over the world to experience the country`s warm hospitality, facilities, diversity and value as a MICE destination,” says Darren Ng, managing director of TTG Asia Media and organiser of IT&CMA and CTW Asia-Pacific. “The move to Pattaya is a display of Thailand`s quintessential diversity and local flavours. As Pattaya brands itself as an incentives and meetings destination, hosting IT&CMA and CTW Asia-Pacific will launch a world of new opportunities and experiences for both buyers and sellers.” adds Ng. To boost itself as a preferred MICE destination, Pattaya has undergone a US$50-million waterfront cleanup and the city will soon have access to the new US$2.7 billion Suvarnabhumi International airport in early 2006, which is just a 60-minute drive away. In addition, established hotel brands such as Sheraton, Novotel and Central are also moving into the city to compete for a slice of the incentives and MICE market.

“With the first co-location of the ITCMA and CTW Asia-Pacific events in Bangkok this year, we are very excited to host the second ITCMA and CTW Asia-Pacific for another two years at PEACH in Pattaya, Thailand,” says Peerapong Oeusoonthornwattana, Director General, Thailand Convention & Exhibition Bureau. He adds, “The city itself is well-known as a preferred destination for both MICE and leisure markets. In addition to PEACH`s fully-equipped convention centre and major hotel developments in the city, the new Suvarnnabhumi International Airport will also be a major factor in supporting these events.”

The Pattaya Exhibition and Convention Hall (PEACH) will be the venue for IT&CMA and CTW Asia-Pacific 2005 and 2006. PEACH is located in Pattaya. It boasts a world-class multi-purpose convention and exhibition centre with 4,851 square metres of space and a 5,800-seat arena and vast outdoor space. PEACH is within easy access from Bangkok via expressways. It is located on the grounds of the Royal Cliff Beach Resort, an award-winning five-star resort in South Pattaya, on a secluded headland overlooking Royal Cliff Bay and the Gulf of Siam.

Reporter : PDN staff   Photo : PDN staff   Category : Business News

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