Friday, June 01, 2012

TCEB launches event sustainability standard

News this week: In an effort to raise Thailand’s MICE industry to meet world standards, the Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau (TCEB) and SGS, an inspection, verification and certification company, will collaborate to launch the ISO 20121 Event Sustainability Management Systems.

TCEB unveiled the initiative at incentive travel, meetings and events trade show IMEX 2012 in Frankfurt. When it is launched in July this year, Thailand will be the first country in Asia to launch the standard.

Speaking at IMEX 2012 in Frankfurt, Mrs. Nichapa Yoswee, Director of MICE Capabilities Department of TCEB, said, “[The partnership with SGS] is encouraging Thailand MICE operators to gain ISO 20121 certification and is providing support with a raft of training and education programmes. We will also help by supporting operators with a subsidy of 70% of the total fees for ISO 20121 accreditation.”

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