The survey of the international MICE travellers’ opinions found that Thailand is the destination of MICE events in Asia. The prominent points of Thailand are the variety of the venues and the new MICE route that is increasing in all regions. The MICE target groups, either the organisers or the participants worldwide, recognize the potential, attraction, and identity of the venues that interest the MICE travellers all around the world who are aware that Thailand is ready to welcome everyone with the varied destinations and special venues which are not only safe and meet the standard but also give them confidence and the impressive experience to the MICE travellers.1. Conventional Venues
Opening the new look as “The Ultimate Inspiring World Class Event Platform for All” that covers all types of events. The space is expanded from 25,000 m2 to 300,00 m2 or 5 times bigger than the current space. Moreover, the retail area is fully developed and promoted to be the “Bangkok Active Lifestyle Mall” (“BALM”) by adjusting the current area of 7,200 m2 to 11,000 m2, which attracts 13 million organisers and visitors per year. The convention centr is the largest venue in central Bangkok and is suitable for all types of MICE events. It will be fully opening in September 2022 as an official venue for the “Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation or APEC 2022” in November which Thailand is a host.
More information: https://www.qsncc.com/
The Bangkok International Trade & Convention Centre, or BITEC, is one of the leading venues in all of South-East Asia. The building’s original and versatile design allows it to meet the needs of organisers of all types of events and the venue offers a full range of services. With its multi-purpose and multi-function spaces, stunning architecture and interior design, and professional staff, BITEC is recognised as a leader for the organization of exhibitions, concerts, and MICE events.
Event examples: TIF2022, INTERMACH and MTA ASIA 2022, Agritechnica Asia and Horti Asia 2022
More information: https://www.bitec.co.th/
Nong Nooch International Convention Centre Pattaya (NICE) is a large, modern and convenient convention and exhibition facility perfectly matched to meet the needs of the economic development being seen in the eastern economic corridor of Thailand. The venue has a capacity of 12,000 visitors for meetings, seminars, banquets, conventions, trade shows, and exhibitions.
With its professional staff and more than 18,000 square metres of usable space, NICE is ready to be a world-class convention and exhibition centre for both local and international events. The venue offers parking for more than 1,000 cars, plus an additional three-storey conference and exhibition building with a further 5,760 square metres of usable space suitable for a variety of events.
Event example: MATRA Expo 2022
More information: http://nicepattaya.com/
KICE is a contemporary international-standard venue located in the heart of Khon Kaen province in northeastern Thailand, designed to meet the needs of the region’s growing convention and exhibition market. The building’s long-span roof structure means that the floor area offers unobstructed space free from indoor pillars. With an indoor area of 7,510 square metres and a further 4,680 square metres outdoors, KICE is suitable for hosting all types of events including heavy machinery trade shows, conferences, seminars, weddings, and concerts.
Event examples: E-SAN International Auto Expo 2022, Sugarex Thailand 2022
More information: http://www.kice-center.com/
True Digital Park is the first digital innovation centre in Thailand and the largest in Southeast Asia, driving Thailand’s digital economy under the concept of "One Roof, All Possibilities - One Place, All Possibilities". The venue is a fully-integrated digital workspace unlike anything else in Bangkok and features include a co-working space, office space, innovation space, and an event and business services space. True Digital Park also includes modern meeting and seminar spaces, as well as business and government service centres. It is a true lifestyle complex combining retail outlets with nature and technology, and a 24-hour zone designed to meet the needs of the new generation who prefer to maintain a more independent work/life balance, offering them seamless integration of the elements required for work life and relaxation. True Digital Park resembles an institution for new startups and young entrepreneurs desiring a comprehensive infrastructure from which to launch their futures – innovation and experimentation areas, common areas, event spaces, green areas, and a world-class fitness centre.
More information: https://www.truedigitalpark.com/
SCG Home Experience is an affordable venue for meetings, seminars and training courses near Kaset Nawamin and the Crystal Design Centre, in Bangkapi, Bangkok. The venue’s flexible layout and facilities allow the space to be readily adapted for private or public events, from meetings and seminars, to product launches, fairs, and exhibitions. The total space of 200 square metres consists of the Auditorium, XP Activity Space, XP Working Space, and meeting rooms, and comes complete with catering services. SCG Home Experience is conveniently located along the Ramintra-At Narong Expressway, opposite the Central Eastville Shopping Centre.
More information: facebook.com/SCGHomeExperience/
3. Unseen / Special Venues
With its charming neo-classical architecture, Neilson Hays Library is renowned as the most beautiful library in Bangkok – an oasis of calm nestled among tropical greenery conveniently located amid the hustle and bustle of Surawong Road. Neilson Hays Library boasts an extensive collection of English-language books, a learning area for children, and an art gallery. The building’s circular hall is often used for official openings, and the outdoor area featuring centuries-old trees offers a beautiful, shaded tranquility that adds to the venue’s sense of calm. After a recent renovation, the fully handicap-accessible library is perfect for a range of intimate events.
More information: https://neilsonhayslibrary.org/
FROST Magical Ice of Siam is the largest ice dome in Asia. It is a new check-in point in Pattaya that allows visitors to cool off during the hottest summers with a controlled temperature of -10 degrees. The venue has assembled some of the largest and most magnificent ice sculptures in all of ASEAN and offers plenty of activities to attract visitors, and is a unique and fun option for group events.
More information: https://www.facebook.com/frostpattaya/
For visitors to Khao Yai who are fond of adventure, a visit to the Pete Maze is a must. Pete Maze is a popular tourist attraction set on more than 8,000 square metres of greenery, featuring Thailand’s largest hedge maze. Fun in the maze can be enjoyed individually or in groups where participants need to rely on their memory to navigate their way in and out. Other features include an iron bridge offering great photo opportunities of the maze from three different heights, plus a small café, and convenient parking area.
More information: https://www.facebook.com/petepetemaze/