# Asia’s Leading MICE and Corporate Travel Event #
snapshots 20-21-22 September
IT&CM Asia-CTW Asia-Pacific 2022
Wide Array of Sponsor-Backed Engagements to Look Forward This Year
With a lot of more buzz on this year’s show floor and programme, delegates can look forward to a compelling IT&CM Asia and CTW Asia-Pacific 2022. Aside from business and knowledge components, this year’s programme features a wide array of sponsorbacked engagements such as the opening ceremony and welcome reception, brand engagements, entertaining in-booth activities, and lucky draws.
The show is delighted to welcome 312 in-person and remote Exhibitors from 132 exhibiting companies and organisations from 23 countries/territories along with 387 in-person and remote MICE, Association and Corporate Buyers from 56 countries/territories.
As the tourism industry gears towards recovery, Exhibitors from Thailand, Philippines, Hong Kong SAR, Japan and South Korea helms the largest exhibiting pavilions to showcase what they have to offer.
Captive Outreach In-Person
Kicking off IT&CM Asia and CTW Asia-Pacific 2022 is Thailand Convention & Exhibition Bureau (TCEB)’s hosting of the Opening Ceremony and Welcome Reception at the Bangkok Convention Centre on the evening of the first event day, aimed at showcasing Thailand’s vibrant, creative and
inspiring art scene. To share their latest brand highlights and developments with MICE, Association and Corporate buyers and media, NTOs such as Thailand Convention & Exhibition Bureau (TCEB), MEET Taiwan, Tourism Promotions Board, Philippines (TPB), Promotion Bureau of the Principality of Monaco – Asia, Korea Tourism Organization, Incheon Tourism Organization and Gyeonggi Tourism Organization will share during their 30-minute sessions Brand Engagement slots on 21 and 22 September.
Exciting In-Booth Activities and Buyers’ Incentive
All delegates, especially buyers, can look forward to a buzzing show floor, filled with an extensive line-up of in-booth activities.
Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau
o CustoMICE: Discover MICE Destination as your style with photo gimmick
o Magic MICE Destination: Take selfie with the Magic Thailand AR Graffiti and receive “Thai Dessert Soap”
Experience DIY craft time with Taipei City Government and get a special token by filling up a questionnaire. Win lucky draw prizes sponsored by Arcadia Travel Co., Ltd in the booth.
Taiwan Tourism Bureau
o Join in on their ribbon-cutting ceremony
o Experience Taiwan in 360° with a virtual reality experience
o Listen why Taiwan is the perfect place for MICE and stand a chance to get a special gift
o Get crafty or try your luck with a variety of fun activities and games
Collaboration with established brands has played a significant role to ensure that attendees are actively engaged during the show. Upon completing their fulfillments and utilising the event app to rate their appointments, all buyers get a chance to walk away with reward prizes including hotel
stays in Bangkok, Philippines, Hong Kong SAR and more.
If you would like to procure, network and learn at IT&CM Asia and CTW Asia-Pacific, join us from 20–22 September in Bangkok and 20–28 virtually. The leading MICE event is co-located with CTW Asia-Pacific, the Leading Corporate Travel Management Conference for the Asia-Pacific
IT&CM Asia and CTW Asia-Pacific 2022 knowledge programme revealed
Committed to strengthening and enhancing the 18th edition of Asia-Pacific’s Only Doublebill Event in MICE and Corporate Travel to its delegates, IT&CM Asia and CTW Asia-Pacific 2022 has announced an exciting line-up of conference and seminar sessions for this year’s event. With the focus of emerging stronger in the post-pandemic world, the knowledge sessions are designed to provide tangible learnings and innovative solutions for attendees in a post-pandemic world. Leading industry partners, thought leaders and experts to share their expertise and inspire the industry, helms this year’s topics.
Opening Keynote: Onwards and Upwards
20 September 2022, 1600 to 1700hrs
Kicking off the knowledge session is the Opening Keynote titled “Onwards and Upwards”, presented by Chiruit Isarangkun Na Ayuthaya, President of Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau (TCEB) with panellists Max Boontawee Jantasuwan, President of SITE Thailand Chapter and Waikin Wong, Regional Director Asia Pacific, ICCA. The talk will be moderated by Karen Yue, Group Editor, TTG Travel Trade Publishing.
The engaging session will explore the various changes the business events and travel industry had to face in the past two years of the pandemic, and discuss the strategies moving forward into the future.
IT&CM Asia MICE Knowledge Sessions
21 and 22 September, 0930 to 1030hrs
What the future holds for conferences, especially in the wake of a global pandemic, is the main topic of the seminar titled “Meetings After COVID – How Conferences Have Changed And What’s In Store For The Future”, hosted by International Association of Professional Congress Organizers (IAPCO) and presented by Mathias Posch, President & Chairman, International Conference Services. He will explore the driving forces behind the economic recover of the meetings industry in Asia and COVID’s impact on the meetings of the future.
“Organizational Changes and its Impact on Talent Management” is a session hosted by International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) and moderated by Waikin Wong, Regional Director Asia Pacific, ICCA, will explore the need for organization changes during the pandemic and look into the strategies to overcome the huge talent and skill crisis as organizations embark on the road to economic recovery.
CTW Asia-Pacific Conference Sessions
21 and 22 September, 1100 to 1200hrs
CTW Asia-Pacific corporate travel professionals will have their own dedicated conference to facilitate knowledge sharing on corporate travel management trends on “Vision of Value in Business Travel” and best practices on “Walking the Sustainability Talk”.
Said CTW Asia-Pacific Conference Sessions moderator, Karen Yue, Group Editor, TTG Travel Trade Publishing, "The CTW Conference this year will tackle two topics that are important in all current corporate travel conversations – sustainability and cost of travel. We will have experienced individuals with influence over corporate travel decisions joining us on the panel sessions, providing valuable insights on their approaches to responsible travel and trip ROI management."
Attendees will get to hear from panelists Ajaay Kapur, Vice President & Head Procurement, Canara HSBC Oriental Bank of Commerce Life Insurance Co. Ltd., Akshay Kapoor, Head of Sales, Asia Pacific, CWT and Manish Raj, Vice President – Global Sales & New Initiatives, Moveinsync Technology Solutions Pvt Ltd. discussing on the topic of “Vision of Value in Business Travel”. This segment focuses on “How are companies managing their travel expenses and ensuring strong trip ROI” in a post-lockdown world with an increasing appetite and rising cost of travel.
The theme on Sustainability takes centre-stage at the CTW APAC Conference Sessions in response to increasing conversations within the corporate travel community and beyond to spearhead initiatives towards collective change. “Walking the Sustainability Talk” will be explored with Amarnath Lal Das, Vice President – India Travel, Meeting & Events of Accenture Solutions Pvt. Ltd., India as well as Barbara Ewals, Executive Director for Initiative for Global Resilience and Chooleng Goh, General Manager, The Athenee Hotel, a Luxury Collection Hotel.
If you would like to procure, network and learn at IT&CM Asia and CTW Asia-Pacific 2022, join us from 20 – 22 September at the Bangkok, Thailand and 20 – 28 September virtually. The leading MICE event is co-located with CTW Asia-Pacific – The Leading Corporate Travel Management Conference for the Asia-Pacific.
IT&CMA en CTW opnieuw als fysieke beurs
In de Thaise hoofdstad Bangkok vindt van 20 tot 22 september de 30ste editie van de vakbeurs Incentive Travel & Conventions, Meetings Asia plaats. Tegelijk met een aantal conferenties van Corporate Travel World Asia-Pacific. Na twee jaar als Virtual Networking Event is het dit keer opnieuw een In-Person Event. Maar tegelijkertijd loopt IT&CMA-CTW van 20 tot 28 september ook nog als een virtueel event.
Deze beurs is al jarenlang het leidinggevende internationale MICE event in de Asia-Pacific regio. IT&CMA werd in 1993 voor het eerst georganiseerd. Vanaf 2004 vindt tegelijkertijd ook CTW plaats, een reeks van seminaries, meetings en conferenties. Als doublebill event is de combinatie IT&CMA en CTW uniek in de wereld voor het samenbrengen van MICE en corporate travel. En sinds 2012 bestrijkt de beurs ook het segment luxury travel.
Beide events hebben nu al 15 jaar een vaste stek gevonden in het Bangkok Convention Centre in het Central World complex. IT&CMA en CTW worden georganiseerd door het in Singapore gebaseerde TTG Events, in nauwe samenwerking met het Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau (TCEB).
Travel Express Benelux is dit jaar voor het eerst media partner van dit doublebill event, waar traditioneel ook een aantal Belgische buyers aan deelnemen.
travel & meet brengt vanzelfsprekend regelmatig updates en uitgebreid verslag uit over IT&CMA en CTW.
Alle informatie over beide events is te vinden op de site www.itcma.com.
About IT&CMA 2022
20 to 22 September | Bangkok, Thailand
20 to 28 September | Virtual
Established in 1993, IT&CMA is at the forefront of fostering MICE growth opportunities for the Asia-Pacific and beyond. Its multi-faceted programme engages regional and international industry suppliers and buyers in the realms of business, education and networking. IT&CMA also features dedicated platforms designed around the interests of valuable MICE niche segments, enabling the event to consistently deliver a delegate profile that is both relevant and dynamic. IT&CMA remains uniquely positioned as the only global event with the largest exhibition showcase of Asia-Pacific MICE suppliers. The show is part of the IT&CM Events series.
Co-located with CTW Asia-Pacific, IT&CMA is part of the IT&CM Events series organised by TTG Events, a business group of TTG Asia Media. IT&CM Asia and CTW Asia-Pacific is Asia-Pacific’s Only Doublebill Event in MICE and Corporate Travel. Both events have been co-locating since 2004, offering its delegates an unparalleled platform to do business, learn and network.
About CTW Asia-Pacific
The Leading Corporate Travel Management Conference For The Asia-Pacific
Launched in 1998, CTW Asia-Pacific is dedicated to cultivating Travel & Entertainment (T&E) best practices among Asia-Pacific’s corporate travel professionals.
Influencers, planners and decision-makers of corporate travel functions in their organisation attend the annual conference to keep themselves abreast of the latest trends and knowledge that enable them to get the most out of their T&E decisions.
Knowledge Sessions Revealed
Navigating the post-pandemic landscape has transformed the business travel industry and shifted its focus on the recovery strategies that companies are applying in this ever-changing travel climate. The knowledge sessions will also cast a spotlight on the issues surrounding sustainability and its impact on business travel as well as how suppliers can help meet responsible objectives.
Organisers of IT&CM Asia and CTW Asia-Pacific 2022, TTG Events are welcoming speaker nominations to be part of the line-up for the knowledge sessions which will be held on 21 and 22 September from 0930 to 1030 hrs (GMT+7).
More details available at https://itcma.com/programme-in-person-event/#knowledge-sessions.
Pre- and Post-Show Tours
Pre- and post-show tours continue to be a highlight for many delegates, allowing them to experience what each destination has to offer in terms of cultural, gourmet, sustainability / wellness and multi-faceted appeal.
These opportunities to showcase destinations, MICE services, and ancillary products and solutions make such tours perfect platforms.
The organisers are also pleased to invite readers to nominate and to invite suitable industry companies to submit a proposal to work as partners to organise the pre- and/or post-show tours.
For enquiries on speaking at the event or to partner in organising the pre- / post-show tours for IT&CM Asia and CTW Asia-Pacific 2022, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you would like to procure, network and learn at IT&CM Asia and CTW Asia-Pacific 2022, join us from 20 – 22 September at the Bangkok Convention Centre at CentralWorld and 20 – 28 September virtually. The leading MICE event is co-located with CTW Asia-Pacific – The Leading Corporate Travel Management Conference for the Asia-Pacific.