Calling travel & tourism enthusiasts! Join us at the next Chiang Mai Connect by NTCC networking event on Thursday 3rd May.
- Connect with 100+ professionals from the travel & tourism eco-system and beyond-wide-ranging industries in the North - linking business groups from the international and local chambers of commerce, to the Federation of Thai Industries
- Stay updated on the top trending topics from the tourism scene - from Smart tourism, Chiang Mai as a MICE city, creative tourism, community-based tourism,and conservation/green tourism
- Win a chance to pitch your business at the event!
Come connect on 3rd May, 17.00 hrs onwards at ART Mai? Gallery Hotel, Nimmanhemin Soi 3.
Introducing the Chiang Mai Connect speakers: "Tourism Ecosystem"
David made a life-changing decision with his move to Asia in 1988. With 30+ years in Thailand's tourism and hospitality scene, he spearheaded Diethelm Events, the event division of Diethelm Travel Group. Nicknamed 'King of Events', David is known for his out-of-the-box way of event curation and passion for the MICE industry having served in TICA's (Thailand Incentive Convention Association) as Board Member and Co-Chairman of the Marketing Committee. David currently is the CEO of PIGS - Premier Incoming Group Services; a state-of-the-art destination management company. Join us and David on a fruitful session on the future of Thailand's MICE industry.
Parichat joined Booking.com back in 2007 as the first Thai employee based out of Singapore. Later on, she pioneered the launch of Booking.com's Bangkok and Chiang Mai offices. Representing a data-driven traveltech company, Parichat will share with you trending insights for the hospitality sector and how Chiang Mai accommodation owners can leverage on digital travel trends. Before joining Booking.com, Parichat spent 3 years with the Accor group in the Sofitel and Novotel brands, gaining experience in both sales and operational roles. Although she’s frequently on the road for work, she enjoys traveling, cooking and joining running events during her free time.
Lauren is a 'responsible tourism' enthusiast; leading GROUND, a tourism start-up (spin-off company fromYAANVA Ventures Group of Khiri Travel) with community-development goals at heart. GROUND curates transformative journeys for youth groups; everything from leadership development, cross-cultural learning in alignment with sustainable development of local communities in Thailand and Southeast Asia. She is a well-seasoned tourism professional having worked for boutique and known tour operators, youth hostels in Eastern Europe. Explore how educational travel can plant seeds of sustainable impact from her experiences at our event!
Jeanette represents Elephant Parade, a Dutch social enterprise based in Chiang Mai running the world’s largest art exhibition of decorated elephant statues. In collaboration with artists and celebs around the world, Elephant Parade creates unique designs where elephant replicas are exhibited world-wide to raise awareness for the need of elephant conservation. 20% of Elephant Parade net profits are donated to elephant welfare and conservation projects. Join us for a fruitful session on how social enterprises can work hand-in-hand with the tourism sector to support conservation.
16.30 Registration 17.00 Tourism talk starts
- "Tourism & the Creative Industry" by Artist Chalit Nakpawan - "Thailand as a MICE destination" by David Barrett - "Social entreprises & conservation tourism" by Jeanette Woelinga, Elephant Parade - "Digital Tourism Trends in Chiang Mai" by Parichat Haehnen, Booking.com - "Responsible tourism via transformational journeys" by Lauren Groves, GROUND
19.00 Opening by hosts 19.15 Business connecting games 19.45 Networking cocktail 20.30 Lucky draw 21.30 Event ends
Date: Thursday 3 May Time (Registration): 16.30 hrs onwards Time (Talk): 17.00 - 19.00 hrs Time (Networking): 18.30 - 21.30 hrs Price: 550 baht - for members of partner organizations (see logos above) 700 baht - for non-members 800 baht - for ALL walk-ins *Prices are inclusive of sumptuous food and drinks Book your tickets: HERE Location: ART Mai? Gallery Hotel (map) Parking: Close by - to be confirmed
For more information please contact, Khun Kan Boonlua: Tel: 02-650-9613 (Ext. 180)/ Kan@francothaicc.com