Fri, December 03, 2021


MICE events get the green signal

The Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) approved the Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau’s (TCEB) proposal to relax certain rules and allow meetings, incentives, conventions and exhibitions (MICE) events to go ahead from October to December in a bid to boost the economy.

The Public Health Ministry has drawn up guidelines for more than 1,000 MICE events to be organised.

TCEB Director Chiruit Isarangkun Na Ayuthaya said on Wednesday that TCEB and the MOPH, along with 23 MICE network organisations have received approval from the CCSA to organise MICE events under lifted Covid-19 measures. The approval is expected to stimulate the economy nationwide and create an indirect benefit in the revitalisation of business travels and tourism as well.

Chiruit said that the events are to be organised under the supervision of the Provincial Communicable Disease Committee and the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration. The event organisers are required to conduct a self-assessment through the Thai Stop Covid Plus platform and the event venues must meet SHA+ and TMVS Plus 2HY standards only.

He also said that the proposal to organise MICE events that the CCSA has approved is divided into three phases. The first phase will take place in November, which will allow meetings to be held with less than 500 attendees and the exhibitions, events and festivals can be organised with not more than 1,000 people attending each round with the density control threshold of 4 square metres per person. The second phase in December will allow up to 1,000 attendees for every type of events, while the third phase in January will allow all activities to be fully organised with 1-metre social distance.

“The easing measures will allow more than 1,000 MICE events to be organised. As for now, from October to December, there are 54 fairs to be exhibited, 32 fairs in the capital areas and 22 fairs in other provinces,” said Chiruit.

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Published : October 21, 2021