Chiang Mai
MICE SNAPSHOT

  Airport:

Chiang Mai International Airport

   Max. meeting capacity:

30,000 sq.m.

   No. of convention centers:

16 convention centers

   No. of exhibition centers:

2 exhibition centers

   No. of unique venues:

4 venues

   Accommodation capacity:

385 hotels, 41,500 rooms

CHIANG MAI

Culture, Beauty, and Business in the North

Chiang Mai – Thailand’s “Rose of the North” – captivates visitors of all stripes and has been voted #2 in the World's Best City awards by a prominent leisure-travel publication due to its cosmopolitan nature, moderate climate, and thriving arts & culture scene.

Chiang Mai offers its abundance of exhilarating outdoor activities, pristine settings, easy accessibility, and creative local suppliers.

The area has also become a favorite destination for international business events. Chiang Mai international airport allows for easy access to the region, and in 2012 the city played host to nearly 500 MICE functions and 47,000 overseas business travelers. With its 39,000 premium-class hotel rooms and wealth of modern business facilities, Chiang Mai is well-equipped to handle the high-volume of visitors.

Event organizers can choose from a diverse panorama of venues like the exquisite Rajaphruek Garden Convention Hall, to the recently constructed Chiang Mai International Convention and Exhibition Centre, which features comprehensive tradeshow facilities and is able to accommodate up to 10,000 guests.

In 2013, TCEB – in close cooperation with eight other government agencies – is promoting the “Chiang Mai’s Year of MICE” campaign, focusing on the region’s capabilities for fun, creative, and fulfilling meetings & incentives functions, conventions, and exhibitions.

Chiang Mai offers not only a respite from Bangkok’s urban bustle, but also – with its abundance of exhilarating outdoor activities, pristine settings, easy accessibility, and creative local suppliers – it has become a top destination for business events in Thailand and the ASEAN region in its own right.

FAST FACTS

REGION

Northern

POPULATION

1,735,762 people (Male: 843,088 people, Female: 892,674 people)

HOW TO GET THERE

Chiang Mai is the transportation hub for northern Thailand, and can easily be reached via plane, train, bus or car.

ACTIVITIES

Elephant Riding, Trekking, Bamboo Rafting, Shopping

TOURIST HOTSPOTS

Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, Royal Flora Ratchaphruek Garden, Doi Inthanon National Park, Chiang Mai Night Safari, Nimmanhaemin Road

INTERESTING INFO

Chiang Mai is home to Doi Inthanon, Thailand’s highest mountain at nearly 8,500 feet above sea level. The province is also comprised of nearly 80% native inhabitants who speak a dialect that is a slight departure from the mainstream Thai language.