Laguna Phuket will host Thailand’s 1st Domestic MICE Mart (DMM) organised by Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau (TCEB), a public organization tasked with promoting and developing MICE businesses and events in Thailand, on Friday 1st August 2014.
The campaign aims to promote and enhance the MICE industry development in Thailand by rolling out monthly tradeshows in Thailand’s targeted five MICE cities; Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Khon Kaen, Pattaya, and Phuket, over a period of five consecutive months which started in late March 2014 in Bangkok.
Leading MICE venue in each city has been selected to host a full-day tradeshow where sellers and buyers in Thailand’s domestic MICE industry will meet. Laguna Phuket is the chosen host venue for the tradeshow in Phuket, the last city in the campaign’s very first edition.
As one of the country’s economic hubs, Phuket has everything necessary for outstanding business events including over 600 hotels in all budget ranges; an efficient international airport that welcomes direct flights from all over the globe; and a dazzling array of venues, activities, and attractions to ensure fun and fulfilling exhibitions, conventions, and team-building functions.*
*info from TCEB’s website
Phuket has become one of Thailand’s most celebrated MICE cities, and Laguna Phuket was selected the host venue for its outstanding portfolio in MICE capacity over the past years including the recent China’s 2012 Amway and 2013 NuSkin large-scale meetings.
With a collection of deluxe hotels and villa properties, an expansive central functions venue, corporate team building facility, dedicated tours company and other attractions including an 18-hole resort golf course, five luxury award-winning spas and boutique shopping, Laguna Phuket is a MICE destination like no other.
“We are very proud to be the selected host venue for this exciting MICE mart,” said Ms. Prapa Hemmin, Laguna Phuket’s Director of Sales-MICE & Corporate Events.
“MICE business in Thailand has seen a steady pick up; thanks to TCEB for its strong partnership and global connections that keeps Thailand abreast of the industry’s interest and selection.”
Set on 1,000 acres of lush tropical beachfront parkland on the northwest coast of the paradise Thai island, just 30 minutes from Phuket International Airport, Laguna Phuket is renowned as Asia’s first and leading destination resort.
Its hotels offer a variety of MICE facilities, while the central Latitude venue is capable of hosting a wide variety of meetings and incentive programmes, conferences, gala dinners and other events in a spectacular waterside setting.
Latitude, a 1,000 square metre marquee-style structure, is a fully air-conditioned stand-alone facility capable of accommodating up to 1,000 guests theatre style, 800 for cocktails, and 600 for a banquet.