Come September, Phuket will get the chance to showcase its capabilities as a MICE city.

The Thailand Incentive and Convention Association (TICA) is organising the 18th Convention Promotion Seminar (CPS) and Convention Exhibitions (CONVEX) double-bill event from September 5-7 in Phuket this year.

Held every two years, the event is aimed at encouraging host committees of local professional and medical associations, government agencies and state enterprises to propose or bid for Thailand as the host country for their respective sector’s congresses and conferences.NVEX) double-bill event from September 5-7 in Phuket this year.

TICA, in collaboration with the Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau, the Tourism Authority of Thailand and Thai Airways International, will host 120 pre-qualified representatives from Bangkok-based local professional and medical associations as well as government agencies and state enterprises for the three-day educational event in Phuket.
Duangjitt Resort and Spa on Patong Beach is the official accommodation during the three-day/two-night period while Mövenpick Resort and Spa Karon Beach Phuket is the official venue during the main conference day on September 6.
Attendees will have the chance to learn how to effectively organise international conferences, to know more public and private organisations that can help organise their events successfully, and to have an opportunity to exchange ideas with suppliers and service providers.

Conference topics will include: Thailand – Crisis is Never an Obstacle; How to win the Bid?/Bidding to Win?; Thailand MICE in 2020; Quality Tourism in Thailand; and Green Governance to Save the World.
Phuket has been chosen as the host to showcase its readiness and capabilities as a MICE City, and as part of TICA’s plans, to showcase different Thai cities with the capability to host events. Chiang Mai was the CPS’s host city in 2011.
In Phuket, delegates will meet with 50 local suppliers and service providers at the CONVEX held on the main conference day. On the first and last days, delegates will have the chance to see what Phuket has to offer to conference groups in terms of excursions, including the Sino-Portuguese Old Town and hotels with MICE facilities.