Thailand triple: TCEB confirms power and energy conference wins for three years in three cities

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Thailand triple: TCEB confirms power and energy conference wins for three years in three cities

Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau (TCEB), in collaboration with IEEE Power and Energy Society (Thailand) has secured three international power and energy conferences. They are to be held in three Thai MICE cities over the course of three years.

The conferences are: IEEE PES APPEEC 2023 in Chiang Mai; IEEE ISC2 2024 in Pattaya and IEEE PES GTD Asia 2025 in Bangkok. The three conferences are expected to attract 10,000 participants from around the world, generate more than 837m baht (US$23.5m) for Thailand, and showcase the country’s calibre and readiness in the MICE and power and energy arenas.

In addition to the role as the key driver of Thailand’s meetings industry, TCEB also acts as ‘National Bidder’ – proposing the country and its host city options to attract world-class events. In 2019 (pre-Covid year), Thailand’s MICE sector generated national economic impact by expenditure at approximately 280,000m baht, by value added at 277,000m baht, created approximately 410,000 jobs and generated taxes payment at around 20,000m baht, according to TCEB.

The country’s MICE sector promptly bounced back once the Thai Government announced the country’s reopening. Since then, international associations and organisations in various fields have held their events in Thailand.

TCEB’s senior vice-president Nichapa Yoswee said of the wins: “Thailand’s success in winning the three consecutive international power and energy conferences is the result of TCEB’s strategic planning and strong collaboration with local associations and partners, including the targeted host cities. The partnership collectively elevates the event’s owners’ confidence in bringing forward its financial investment and world-class intellectual knowhow to Thailand.

“The three events in Chiang Mai, Pattaya and Bangkok over the course of 2023-2025 are forecast to attract more than 10,000 participants from around the world, generate national economic impact by expenditure at approx. 837m baht, by value added at 465m baht, create 586 jobs, and generate taxes of around 29m baht. They will also be a great opportunity for Thai professionals and students in related fields to have access to world-class knowledge from experts in power, energy, and smart cities from around the world. The positive impacts and legacies will encompass economic, social, and subject matter advancement aspects for Thailand and especially the host cities. This resonates greatly with TCEB’s strategy in using MICE to drive local economy throughout Thailand and uplifting MICE events in the 10 strategic MICE cities and more.”

IEEE PES – Thailand’s senior vice-chairman and Thailand Metropolitan Electricity Authority (MEA)’s deputy governor Somchai Homklinkaew unveiled the conferences’ details describing them as “another success story in the co-operation between our society and TCEB in pushing Thailand as host country for major world conferences”.

IEEE APPEEC 2023 will be held in December 2023 in Chiang Mai is expected to attract around 700 participants; the IEEE International Smart Cities Conference or ISC2 2024, the main annual conference of IEEE Smart Cities, is being held in 2024 in Pattaya, Chonburi Province, and is forecast to attract more than 500 participants; while 10,000 participants are expected to attend the IEEE PES GTD Grand International Conference and Exposition Asia or GTD Asia 2025,  the largest international conference and exposition on power and energy, which will take place in 2025 in Bangkok.

Ms Yoswee added that TCEB would continue its strong partnerships with IEEE PES – Thailand in pushing for more international conventions to Thai MICE cities. “I trust that participants of the three power and energy conferences in the upcoming three years will get to share knowledge and experiences in the impressive setting of our three MICE cities, surrounding by the warm welcoming and hospitality of the Thai people,” she concluded.

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