Thailand as hub of meetings and exhibitions in sub-Mekong region

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BANGKOK, 26 July 2012  – The Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau or TCEB has resolved to promote Thailand as a hub of meetings and exhibitions in the sub-Mekong region during the second half of this year. 

Mr. Thongchai Sridama, Acting TCEB President has revealed that in the rest of Fiscal 2012, the TCEB will focus on penetrating the sub-Mekong market which includes Myanmar, Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia and Yunnan province in China. Mr Thongchai sees that Thailand still has a lot of room to grow in the Mekong sub-region which possess a population of approximately 320 million.

According to Mr. Thongchai, Thailand has a strong point in its geographical advantage with easy access to South Asia, East Asia, and Southeast Asia. He went on to say that the TCEB would focus its campaign on seven sectors namely energy, public utility construction, agriculture, food safety, environment, tourism, and the information and communication technology.