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Joint Chambers Chiang Mai Connect by NTCC: Travel & Tourism Eco-system Meet-up & Networking

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Joint Chambers Chiang Mai Connect by NTCC:
Travel & Tourism Eco-system Meet-up & Networking
Book online here for special rates!
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

     - Stay updated on the top trending topics from the tourism scene - from Smart   
Chiang Mai as a MICE citycreative tourismcommunity-based
, 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 Barrett

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 Haehnen
Regional Manager - Thailand, Indochina, Myanmar

Parichat joined back in 2007 as the first Thai employee based out of Singapore. Later on, she pioneered the launch of'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, 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 Groves
General Manager


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!
Jeannette Woelinga
Sales Manager Thailand

Elephant Parade

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. 
Event agenda

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,
           - "Responsible tourism via transformational journeys" by Lauren Groves,

19.00 Opening by hosts
19.15 Business connecting games
19.45 Networking cocktail
20.30 Lucky draw
21.30 Event ends
Event details

Date: Thursday 3 May
Time (Registration): 16.30 hrs onwards
Time (Talk): 17.00 - 19.00 
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: 
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)/


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