Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Statement from TCEB on stituation in Thailand

These are confusing times for those of us focusing on Thailand. The world's media are obviously making the most of the dramatic goings-on in the streets of Bangkok.

The Thailand Convention & Exhibition Bureau, an important BSG client, has issued the following statement today:

8 October 2008: Thailand Convention & Exhibition Bureau wishes to inform organizers, business traveler s, and trade visitors who are planning or attending business events in Thailand as follows:

  • The current protests are limited to the area around the Government House, Parliament and Rajdamnoen Road area. These areas are located closely together in one specific district in Bangkok, and far from all major MICE related venues, and hotels. Delegates are therefore advised to be prudent and avoid these specific areas.
  • All convention and exhibition venues in Thailand are unaffected. All major MICE venues are operating normally.
  • Normal businesses continue to be unaffected. The gatherings for corporate meetings, incentives, conventions, and exhibitions can be conducted as usual.
  • All international and domestic airports in Thailand, and mass transportation such as the BTS skytrain, MRT subway, and bus services are in normal operation. Public and private organizations, shopping centres and restaurants are open as usual.

We will keep you updated with the situation. Should you require any further information, please do not hesitate to call TCEB office: +(66) 2694 6000 , visit www.tceb.or.th or contact info@tceb.or.th. TCEB office is located at Siam Tower 26 Floor, 989 Rama I Road, Pathumwan, Bangkok 10330, Thailand

1 comment:

Sujan Patricia said...

The Thailand Convention & Exhibition Bureau (TCEB) has introduced the first security standard for meeting, incentive, convention and exhibition (Mice) operators, aiming to restore confidence at a time of political tension in the country. The Mice Security Management System (MSMS) covers proactive and preventive crisis management and operators who adopt it will be certified by the Industry Ministry.