Vol: 36 November - December 2015
TCEB : Networking at the IBTM World 2015
The Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau (TCEB) recently held a successful networking function at the IBTM World 2015 in Barcelona, with the Ambassador of Thailand to Spain attending the event.

The Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau (TCEB) hosted a networking function at the Thailand Pavilion at the IBTM World 2015 in Barcelona. Mr. Nopparat Maythaveekulchai , TCEB’s president, welcomed H.E. Mrs. Busaya Mathelin , Ambassador of Thailand to Spain to the function. The Ambassador presided over the event and gave a welcome remark to all participants of the event including hosted buyers, visitors and the media.

Spain has been a top ten source market from Europe for MICE (Meetings and Incentives) travelers since 2013. For the last 3 quarters of 2015, Thailand received positive climb for overall MICE travelers from Spain. TCEB continues to work in close partnership among Thai team including Thai Embassy, Tourism Authority of Thailand, Thai Airways, and all other related stakeholders to make sure Thailand is a preferred destination in Asia for business events from Europe.

The networking function provided a good opportunity for buyers and Thai sellers to mingle, and allow them to have possible business discussions while enjoying a glimpse of Thai hospitality.

About IBTM World

Formerly known as EIBTM, IBTM World is the flagship event for the meetings industry. Held in the lively city of Barcelona, the three-day event delivers a focused business environment, innovative and cutting edge educations sessions, as well as providing a range of networking opportunities for exhibitors, hosted buyers and trade visitors. IBTM World attracts over 15,500 industry professionals to Barcelona every year, and participants efficiently and effectively gain immediate competitive advantage for their business and keep abreast with the latest developments in the meetings industry.

Exhibitors at IBTM World are suppliers to the meetings and incentives industry. Suppliers can exhibit at IBTM World as a main stand holder or stand sharer. The exhibition hall is split into geographical regions and products to make navigation around the hall easy for visitors and buyers. The IBTM World showfloor also provides exhibitors with dedicated positions in specialist focus areas.

IBTM World exhibitors come from a diverse range of organisations, including:
Airlines & Cruise Lines
Attractions & Entertainment
Business Travel Suppliers
Conference & Meeting Venues
Convention & Visitor Bureaux
Destination Management Services
Event Support Services
Hotels, Resorts & Spas
Incentive Destinations
National Tourist Organisations
Professional Conference Organisers
Sporting and Gaming Venues
Technology Providers
Travel Agencies
Travel Management Companies
Trade Associations and Media