Bangkok. The Thailand Convention & Exhibition Bureau (TCEB) continues with “Believe in Thailand” campaign to assure confidence and readiness of Thailand in hosting international conference, and provides maximum support for hosting of “Publish Asia 2011” international conference to be held in Thailand during April 27-29, 2011 at Shangri La Hotel, Bangkok by the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA). More than 400 top management and reporters in Asia will participate in the conference, which is a significant vote of confidence for the readiness of Thailand in hosting large-scale events, and therefore a step towards making the World Expo 2020 in Thailand a reality.
“Publish Asia 2011” is the most significant conference on printing and newspaper in the Asia-Pacific. The conference is arranged by the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA). The participants include CEOs, COOs, Editor-in-Chief, executives and reporters from South-East Asia, North Asia, South Asia, Europe and America. This is the 11th edition, which will be held under the theme: “Driving future-proof media growth.”
Mr. Akapol Sorasuchart, the President of Thailand Convention & Exhibition Bureau (TCEB), said, “The support we have provided for the hosting of ‘Publish Asia 2011’ is under the ‘Believe in Thailand’ campaign initiated last year. TCEB’s support for Publish Asia 2011 includes Asian Media Golf and Asia Media Awards Gala Dinner, which will take place at Shangri La Hotel. 400-500 top management and reporters from Asia are expected to participate in the event. It is therefore also a great opportunity for Thailand to prove its readiness to host the World Expo 2020, which we are currently working to bid for.”
Mr. Pichai Chuensuksawadi, Chairman of WAN-IFRA Asia Pacific Committee said, “Publish Asia was first held as Newspaper Asia in Singapore in 2001. The name was changed to Publish Asia for the second edition in 2002 which was held in Bangkok and Bangkok hosted it again in 2005. Other ASEAN capitals such as Singapore, Malaysia and the Philippines have also hosted this conference Thailand was supposed to host Publish Asia 2009 but Thailand’s situation during that time forced us to move the conference to Chennai, India. Again last year the conference was scheduled to be held in Bangkok, but the conference was moved, once again, to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.”