ACA’s First Association Forum Announced at IMEX Frankfurt 2023

On Tuesday 23 May, upon participating IMEX Frankfurt, the founding members of the Asia Convention Alliance (ACA) held a press conference, announcing an upcoming inaugural Asia Convention Alliance Association Forum (ACAAF), slated to debut in Bangkok, Thailand this November.  


Dubbed ACAAF#1, the inaugural forum expects to welcome approximately 100 delegates from the region’s established associations as well as international delegates from around the globe. Thailand Convention Bureau (TCEB)’s Conventions Director Nooch Homrossukhon said, “We are proud to announce that ACAAF#1 will take place on 11 November at Queen Sirikit National Convention Center (QSNCC) in Bangkok. Each destination will bring their associations to Bangkok in conjunction with 62nd annual ICCA Congress (12-15 November). The forum will address how the association advances in the region and how convention bureaus like us can partner with associations in staging their events in respective destinations.


Also representing ACAAF#1’s host country at the press conference, Thailand Incentive and Convention Association (TICA)’s President Sumate Sudasna added, “We are expecting to welcome 25 associations and 4 speakers during the forum and this will be timely with Thailand hosting the ICCA congress which welcomes a huge presence of other destinations as well.”

 Panelists also include Malaysia Convention & Exhibition Bureau (MyCEB) Convention & Exhibition Director Noor Azlan Abu Bakar, Seoul Tourism Organization (STO) who was represented by Seoul Metropolitan Government’s Director General - Tourism & Sports Bureau Division Younghwan Kim, and Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) Deputy Executive Director Rosa Liu. The press conference also introduced to members of the press the ICCA Congress 2023’s co-host Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA), represented by Deputy Director-General of Culture, Sports, and Tourism Dept. Sing Limpirat and ACAAF#1’s venue sponsor QSNCC Assistant Director of Sales Nut Santayanon.

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