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TCEB ramps up MICE efforts in Greater Mekong Sub-region

Four economic corridor projects to enhance trade and investment with neighbouring countries

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TCEB's senior vice president - business, Nichapa Yoswee.

BANGKOK - In line with the Thai Government's economic policy to strengthen Thailand's position as a regional hub, the Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau (TCEB) is implementing four economic corridor projects, co-hosting and supporting conferences as a platform to enhance trade and investment with the neighbouring countries in the Greater Mekong Sub-region (GMS).

The projects are to help realise Thailand's economic corridors in various regions that are linked with the GMS countries and the CLMV (Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam) bloc, as well as to strengthen linkage with China's One Belt One Road initiative.

The four conferences are: International Conference on Luang Prabang-Indochina-Mawlamyine Economic Corridor (LIMEC); Cambodia-Vietnam-Thailand Economic Corridor Cooperation Conference (CVTEC); the GMS Logistic Forum; and the GMS Thailand e-Commerce Economic Corridor (GTEC).

TCEB's senior vice president - business, Nichapa Yoswee, said the four GMS economic corridor projects reflect TCEB's role as a co-creator of business opportunities. It is also in line with the Thai government's policy to strengthen economic ties with neighbouring countries.

Furthermore, the projects meet the objective of the government's policy to promote regional cities as a destination, added Mrs Nichapa.

"TCEB has a policy to use conference and trade show as a tool to drive economic growth and generate economic impacts. So far four conferences have been held in regional provinces located in the economic corridors that connect with GMS countries," she said.

"Co-hosted and supported financially by TCEB, the conferences have gathered entrepreneurs from Thailand, CLMV and GMS to form networks and join table-top sessions for business exchange. The total value of business exchange between 2018 and 2019 is now standing at 307 million baht (US$10 million)."

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