Thailand hosts the 2018 MDRT’s Global Conference

The large-scale conference attracts approximately 7,000 delegates to meet in Bangkok and is expected to generate up to 500 million baht in revenue to the local economy.

5 February 2018, Bangkok: Thailand announced its readiness to host the 2018 MDRT Experience and Global Conference, bringing together around 7,000 professionals and advisors in the financial services and insurance industry to meet in Bangkok during 8-10 February. The conference opens opportunities for attendees to pick up quick tips and innovative ideas to create a blueprint for achievement in today’s business environment.

Million Dollar Round Table (MDRT), The Premier Association of Financial Professionals®, has been operating for over 90 years. The global independent association has more than 60,000 members who are the world's leading life insurance and financial services professionals from more than 500 companies in 70 countries. Founded in 1972, the association aims to enhance professional knowledge, strict ethical conduct, and outstanding client service in the life insurance and financial services business.

Mr. Chiruit Isarangkun Na Ayuthaya, President of Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau (Public Organization) or TCEB, said that, Thailand is to host the 2018 MDRT Experience and Global Conference, bringing together a community of premier financial services and insurance professionals as well as analysts, and advisors. The conference will give a platform for Thailand’s financial advisors and institutions to build a network with professionals in these premier sectors from around the world. Also, the event will showcase Thailand as the world’s leading destination for large-scale conferences.

“TCEB sees growth opportunities of financial services and insurance sectors in Thailand. The local consumer market tends to pay more attention to the well-being and financial management. With this strong potential, TCEB has successfully bid for the 2018 MDRT Experience and Global Conference to take place in Thailand for the 3rd time, which is also the 11th time in Asia.”

TCEB has been working closely with all stakeholders to ensure the success of this event. The conference expects to bring up to 7,000 delegates from more than 60 countries to Thailand. Of those figures, 6,000 are international delegates while 1,000 are delegates from Thailand. Thailand’s strategic location in South-East Asia earns a competitive edge of easy accessibility and provides a dynamic platform for professional connections throughout Asia. The country is ready to serve international conferences, offering conference organisers advantages which include internationally recognised standard venues, the beautiful scenery, and the hospitality of the Thai people. In addition, the skilled MICE professionals are ready to serve and facilitate all international delegates coming to meet in Thailand, especially from the Asian countries which are the target market for the conference sector. 

Ms. Shalini D’Souza, Meetings Manager, MDRT, said that, we have been pleased with the level of service and responsiveness from everyone we have worked with in Thailand. The Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau sold us on Thailand and the city of Bangkok. BITEC is equipped to handle a meeting of this size. TCEB was very helpful and a valuable resource in helping MDRT plan the conference. We appreciate the support in making the 2018 MDRT Experience and Global Conference a success.

The 2018 MDRT Experience and Global Conference is designed for global audiences to hear innovative ideas and learn effective techniques. With special sessions for members to interact and improve their businesses as well as opportunities for non-members to see the brilliance that makes MDRT membership a necessity for success. One of the highlight sessions is the ConneXion Zone, an interactive platform which opens an opportunity for attendance to connect with successful MDRT members and Main Platform speakers. Motivational speakers at the conference include David Avrin, one of the most in-demand business branding speakers and authors in the world today.  The president of the Visibility Coach, Avrin shows professionals how to recognise the competitive advantages and craft branding messages; Krish Dhanam, executive coach. He will be sharing a detailed look into how to enhance experience exponential growth in the business and achieve the very highest recognition within the peer groups both nationally and internationally; Michael Parrish DuDell, entrepreneur and bestselling author of the official business books from the hit reality show “Shark Tank”. DuDell was named “one of the USA’s leading millennial voices” by IBM; and David Horsager (MA, CSP), the CEO of Trust Edge Leadership Institute and director of one of the United States’ foremost trust studies: The Trust Outlook. He will provide an eight-pillar framework for building trust and explain the underlying spiritual, physical and emotional reasons why trust, not money, is the currency of business.

“For Thailand, the significance of the 2018 MDRT Experience and Global Conference is that the event opens opportunities for professionals in the Thai financial services and insurance industry to learn the secrets of success from the top performers.  In addition, this large-scale event can generate direct benefits to the local economy through its pre-and post-conference activities.  It is expected that the conference will generate up to 500 million baht in revenue to the country. Local entrepreneurs from different sectors which will be benefited from this event include hotels, restaurants, tourism and entertainment attractions, airlines, car rental, retail stores, and many more. The event also helps to boost the recognition of Thailand as a leading destination for large-scale conferences in the region,” said Mr. Chiruit.

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For further information, please contact: Corporate Communications Department
Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau (Public Organization)

Ms. Kwanchanok Otton                                Tel: + 662 694 6096                           Email: kwanchanok_o@remove-this.tceb.or.th
Mr. Issara Rotchanakuson                            Tel: + 662 694 6181                           Email: issara_r@remove-this.tceb.or.th