Thailand Meeting, Incentive, Convention, Exhibition
When it comes to business meetings, conferences, and events, few locations are as ideal as Thailand. Dynamic, efficient and situated at the crossroads of Asia, Thailand has been recognised as Asia’s top MICE destination, offering an endless choice of destinations combined with world-class facilities and global standards of service.
Whether you’re a first-timer or an experienced organiser, IHG® makes planning your next meeting easier than ever. The experienced and dedicated staff at each of our hotels and resorts will help you organise each detail so you can focus on making this meeting your best.
IHG® is one of the pioneers of modern MICE events in Thailand, with its hotels providing first-rate service and facilities. In recognition of IHG’s® high standards in planning and creating events, the Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau recently awarded the Thailand MICE Venue Standard (TMVS) certificate to the Crowne Plaza Bangkok Lumpini Park.
Motivate or reward your employees with an incentive trip to one of Thailand’s many vibrant destinations. IHG® recognises the importance of a work-play balance and offers venues that can provide for team-building activities, theme parties and bonding sessions that highlight fun and leisure as much as work. Our vast network of hotels across the country provides unique and unforgettable experiences that can effectively strengthen company ties and loyalty, and create more workplace enthusiasm for the next business period.
Planning a conference can be a complex process requiring the care and organisation of many different elements. IHG’s® comprehensive range of conference venues and services, exceptional facilities and diligent staff ensure the smooth running and efficient production of every conference, be it a week-long event or a half-day undertaking.
IHG® has also collaborated with a variety of professionals to add more depth to your conference experience in Thailand. In particular, IHG® has brought together a group of Culinary Ambassadors to curate special menus that add a bit more flavour to your MICE experience. Select restaurants at InterContinental, Crowne Plaza and Holiday Inn hotels and resorts now offer a selection of dishes prepared by some of country’s most respected chefs including Thai chef Ian Kittichai, British chef Theo Randall (doing Italian cuisine) and Japanese chef Takagi Kazuo.
Bangkok is home to world-class venues that can host events of a massive scale, including the vast IMPACT, an integrated venue offering more than 140,000 square metres of floor space, and the Bangkok International Trade & Exhibition Center (BITEC) which has several large-scale, multi-purpose event halls and comprehensive exhibition services. Within downtown Bangkok, the Queen Sirikit National Convention Center, is a strategically located venue with cutting-edge facilities, while the Royal Paragon Hall, a modern venue situated atop the Siam Paragon one of Bangkok’s most popular shopping centers, is ideal for smaller conventions. IHG® hotels are conveniently located and can easily arrange for transportation to venues.
Detailed planning is critical when putting together a corporate event or gathering. A stress-free execution, the ideal venue and efficient cost management are also vital steps to success. Here is a quick guide on how to organise the perfect event:
When delineating budget for any event, remember that the venue fee is only one part of your expenditure. Allot budget for equipment rental (if necessary), refreshments, transportation and accommodation. It is important to streamline your event objectives and prioritise requirements. Negotiate your way by being flexible on dates, the need to hire entertainment and other miscellaneous extras.
Successful meetings and events always require plenty of preparation time, especially if you plan on holding it in an unfamiliar setting or a foreign country. Set up a checklist of what you need to do three months, one month, a week in advance and on the day itself. Ensure that the staff at your chosen venue is aware of your requirements well in advance.
In selecting a venue, you'll want to factor in the size and capacity of a space, and its technical capabilities. You will also need to consider where most of your attendees are coming from, the convenience of travelling to your chosen location and possible accommodation.
Choose a venue that can produce a menu and provide food with the least amount of inconvenience. Check with the venue if you will need to pay a fee if you decide to go with a preferred outside caterer.
Crowne Plaza MICE Awards
Crowne Plaza Bangkok Lumpini Park was awarded a TMVS (Thailand MICE Venue Standard) certificate by Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau. The certificate recognizes that the hotel has meeting rooms and venues that have passed TCEB assessments and criteria including physical aspects, technological aspects, and service aspects. The award leverages highest quality MICE venues in Thailand in achieving ASEAN Standards towards entering the ASEAN Community.