January 28, 2022 | By Bronwen Largier

In a sign of the times, the major redevelopment of the Queen Sirikit National Convention Center (QSNCC) in Bangkok, Thailand will now include an “active lifestyle mall” catering to health and fitness lovers.

Retail space around the convention centre will be increased to 11,000sqm and become home to the flagship store of a major Thai sports accessories brand.

“With our capabilities in providing a full range of services for all types of events, QSNCC will be the new event platform destination in Asia,” said Sakchai Pattarapreechakul, President of N.C.C. Management & Development, which manages the venue.

“The redeveloped QSNCC is expected to attract over 13 million visitors per year once it is reopened in September 2022. To provide visitors with extensive services, we are planning to expand the retail space by 30 percent.”

Once completed, the redeveloped centre will be five times larger, with 280,000sqm of event space.