News this week: IMPACT Exhibition Management, the management company of Bangkok’s IMPACT Arena, Exhibition and Convention Center, reported an increase of 30% in international events held at the venue during this year. A total of 35 international events were held this year, with each attracting more than 1,000 participants.

The largest trade show held at IMPACT this year was the food and beverage show THAIFEX, which reportedly attracted 50,000 visitors. Other large-scale exhibitions held in 2013 also include LED Expo ThailandASEAN (Bangkok) China Import-Export Commodities Fair, and the co-located POWER-GEN Asia and Renewable Energy World Asia.

Loy Joon How, general manager of IMPACT Exhibition Management, said, “Last year already showed an increase in the number of international events, but in 2013 we have seen unprecedented growth through international MICE events held at IMPACT gaining 100 million baht (US$3.2 million) of the company’s total revenue in this sector.”

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