Thailand is set to welcome over 1,000 delegates from more than 60
countries at the 2022 Global Summit of Women, taking place from 23 to 25
June in Bangkok.
The event, which had originally been scheduled for 2020, is set to be
the country's first large-scale international convention to be held
face-to-face after two years. Besides shining a spotlight on Thailand’s
recovering MICE industry, the 2022 Global Summit of Women will also be
notable for its “carbon neutral” format.
and activities at the summit will be monitored for their carbon
footprint, and emissions from energy use, participants' travel,
catering, and waste management will be offset with the purchase of
carbon credits from The Project to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions in
Thailand. In addition, the Summit will also showcase community products
from provinces across the country to promote local enterprises.
“With its values of gender equality, diversity and inclusiveness, the
summit not only mirrors our national aspirations as set out under
Thailand’s 12th National Economic and Social Development Plan but also
reflects the resilience and economic contribution of our MICE industry,"
said Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau's (TCEB) senior vice
president Nichapa Yoswee.
The event is just as diverse as it is inclusive, added Irene
Natividad, president of the Global Summit of Women. She said: "Male and
female senior executives of MNCs are expected from countries as diverse
as South Africa, Vietnam, France, Spain, Mexico, Germany, and
With more than 1,000 participants, the summit is expected to generate
an income of 80 million baht (US$2.3 million), according to Nichapa.
She added that Thailand's MICE industry, despite the pandemic's impact,
generated an income of over 33.2 billion baht and created over 46,000
jobs last year.
Slated for the calendar so far in 2022 are 24 TCEB-supported
international events, including the APEC Economic Leaders’ Meeting from
18 to 19 November in Bangkok.
1 July, overseas travellers no longer need to apply for the Thailand
Pass or buy insurance for their visits to the country, although proof of
vaccination is still needed. The easing of travel requirements has
given MICE organisers the freedom to plan larger in-person gatherings as
long as relevant Covid-19 safety measures are in place.