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Open Chiang Mai MICE venue by mid-2012

posted Jun 23, 2011, 7:02 PM by Dong Travel   [ updated Jun 23, 2011, 7:54 PM by Mickey Dong Hoang Thinh ]
Chiang Mai's long-deferred convention and exhibition center (TTG Asia e-Daily, April 11) will finally open in July next year, according to Thailand's Ministry of Tourism and Sports.

Construction delays have hampered the launch of the state-funded MICE facility, which will comprise a 10,000m2 exhibition space and a 3,000-seat convention hall.

The Ministry's permanet-secretary, Sombat Kuruphan, said construction of the buildings would be completed by December 16, followed by about six months of interior design and landscaping work.

The MICE center centre will occupy a 52.16-hectare plot in Chiang Mai, and will comprise 55,076m2 of indoor and 364,549m2 of outdoor space.

The ministry intends to contract a professional venue management company to run the venue.

So far, NCC Management and Development and IMPACT Exhibition Management have expressed their intention to bid for the contract. NCC manages four MICE venues in Thailand, while IMPACT owns and manages one.

Source: TTGAsia