Sustainability will be the central theme at this year’s IT&CM Asia and CTW Asia-Pacific Knowledge Series, an integral part of the collocating shows in CentralWorld Bangkok, 24-26 September.
The knowledge tracks will include 20 sessions involving over 40 speakers.
The content component at the doublebill event for MICE and corporate travel will include the return of the Asian MICE Cruise Conference, 24 September. The full-day conference will tackle topics such as cruises’ ability to support business events and the state of luxury cruise development in the region. Angie Stephen, MD – Asia Pacific of Royal Caribbean Cruises will speak.
The Keynote Lecture on Sustainability – Future Proofing your Business, will be moderated by MICE specialist consultant David Barrett and include Thailand Convention & Exhibition Bureau’s Senior Vice-President Supawan Teerarat on the panel, as well as Marissa Jablonski, USAID FFP Environmental Advisor.
There will be Association Day Forums on 25 and 26 September, with sessions hosted by GainingEdge, IAPCO, ICCA and SITE.
“The upcoming forum this IT&CMA will discuss the various ways destinations can align their MICE industries with governments’ key economic growth strategies and the maximum benefits destinations can achieve from that. As a predominant factor across ASEAN region, delegates should attend this forum with an open mind and adopt the best practices available,” said Mike Williams, Senior Consultant and Partner of GainingEdge.
There will be an ASEAN MICE Forum on 26 September and a CTW Asia-Pacific Conference on 25 and 26 September.
Other concurrent educational highlights taking place at IT&CMA and CTW Asia-Pacific include the IMEX-MPI-MCI IT&CMA Future Leaders Forum 2019 (24 & 25 September), which welcomes students from across the country to a 1.5-day programme designed to nurture and inspire the next generation of industry professionals through conversations and game challenges. While the IT&CMA Passionate Breakfast byy ICCA and TTGmice will give early risers a dose of motivational goodness amid a networking breakfast.
“Every year, our knowledge programme is carefully curated to support the educational goals of different delegate segments and interest groups. For the first time, the conversations that take place across distinct tracks will come together as part of this year’s overarching theme on Sustainability, lending both cohesion and integration to a common talking point,” said Cheryl Tan, Head of Events at organiser TTG Asia Media.
Apart from the knowledge sessions, delegates are invited to look out for other sustainability spotlights taking place at the show, such as the daily complimentary coffee by Philippine Tourism Promotions Board.